Oh, we know that you love analogies. In fact, the world is filled with them! "The burger I ate for lunch was as big as a house!" or perhaps you'd say, "I was so tired last night that I slept like a baby." An analogy is a comparison of two things for the sake of clarifying. Some are an equal comparison, while others like "the fish I almost caught was so big it could have been a shark," eh, not so much.
This quiz is filled with analogies, from the easy, "A cat is to kitten as a lion is to _____" and others are considerably harder, "The Nile is to Egypt as the Danube is to _____." That's right, not only do you need to be an expert with your analogies, but it helps to have a vast outlook on the world.
It helps to know how your home functions, "A hose is to the lawn as a charger is to _____." It also wouldn't hurt to know your sciences, "Fossils are to Paleontologist as Insect is to _____." Ah, you know it. The science is on the tip of your tongue.
So, if you miss taking the SAT's in high school, or you are about to and need a little extra practice with your analogies this quiz is perfect for a knowledgeable world-traveler like yourself.
Do you get it? Cat is to Kitten as Lion is to Cub. That's the basic framework of an analogy!
Happy : Jovial : : Accessible : Approachable. This is a simple synonym analogy, where each set of words means the same thing.
A keyboard is to a computer as a leg is to a chair. This is an example of part to whole analogies.
Excited : Calm : : Defiant : Obedient. This is a great example of an antonym analogy.
A hose can feed a lawn. Similarly, a charger can feed a computer.
Someone who is heroic is also courageous. Likewise, someone who is derelict is also destitute.
When it comes to a car, the action is driving it. When it comes to knowledge, the action is obtaining it.
Just as an artist would use a paintbrush, a judge would need to use discernment. Discernment is similar to detection.
Did you get confused? This is a numerical analogy. 1 is multiplied by 3 to become 3. 5 is multiplied by 3 to become 15.
When you tell someone something, you are also communicating to them. When you abet something or someone, you are also accommodating them.
Did you know that this is a geographical analogy? The analogy deals with states' proximity to one another.
Bread : Butter : : Peanut Butter : Jelly. We thought that you might need an easy one right about now.
Big : Small : : Loquacious : Terse. Did you know that loquacious means talkative and terse means not talkative?
When you dump something, you're basically discarding it. When you aerate something, you're also oxygenating it.
Big : Large : : Sumptuous : Delicious. These two pairs of words mean the same thing.
When someone is greedy, they're also avaricious. Similarly, when someone is composed, they're also serene.
Hunger and fullness are opposites. Similarly, when someone is outgoing, it's the opposite of being diffident.
Obese : Fat : : Slender : Lithe. Did you know that lithe is a fancy way of saying slender?
This is another example of an antonym analogy. To be benevolent is the opposite of being miserly.
Here we have another geography analogy. The Danube River runs through Germany.
This is a good example of a measurement analogy. Better revisit the metric system!
In this analogy, all four of these words are related to one another. All four of them are synonyms!
Spicy is the opposite of bland, and clumsy is the opposite of agile. Get the picture?
To have guile is also to have cunning. Similarly, to be gullible is also to be credulous or unsuspicious.
Brave : Fearless : : Kind : Benevolent. All four of these are virtues to embrace.
A pumpkin is naturally orange. Similarly, an implication is also an accusation.
A paleontologist is someone that studies fossils. An entomologist is someone that studies insects.
Many lions make up a pride. Similarly, multiple juveniles make up a pack of adolescents!
The word "raze" means to destroy. Losing is the opposite of finding, and razing is the opposite of building.
Devastation is a more drastic form of disappointment. To be furious or irate is more drastic than being just mad.
Grass is green and sponges are porous. This is an object to characteristic analogy.
Credulous, confident, trustful, and artless are all synonyms. All of these are descriptions for things that are natural and simple.
When you hypothesize, you brainstorm or cogitate. When you designate, you name or select.
When you release something, you discharge it. Also, when you hold something, you detain it.
When you're disinterested in something, you're certainly not keen. Also, when something is normal, it's definitely not idiosyncratic.