# Choosing The Correct Analogy

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• 1.

### Seven:nine ::bus:_________________________

• A.

School

• B.

Passengers

• C.

Train

C. Train
Explanation
The analogy here is that "Seven" is related to "nine" as "bus" is related to "train". In both cases, the first term is a smaller or lesser version of the second term. "Seven" is smaller than "nine" in terms of numerical value, and "bus" is smaller or lesser than "train" in terms of size or capacity. Therefore, the correct answer is "train".

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• 2.

### A wing is to a bird as a fin is to a _____________________

• A.

Eagle

• B.

Fish

• C.

Boat

B. Fish
Explanation
A wing is a characteristic feature of a bird that helps it to fly. Similarly, a fin is a characteristic feature of a fish that helps it to swim. Both wings and fins are appendages that aid in movement through their respective mediums, air and water. Therefore, the correct answer is fish.

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• 3.

### Firm is to hard as stocky ins to _______________________.

• A.

Soft

• B.

Sweet

• C.

Sturdy

C. Sturdy
Explanation
The relationship between "firm" and "hard" is that of similarity or synonymy, as they both mean something that is solid and not easily compressed. Similarly, the relationship between "stocky" and "sturdy" is one of similarity or synonymy, as they both describe something that is strong and robust in build. Therefore, the correct answer is "sturdy".

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• 4.

### Seattle: city :: Columiba : _______________________

• A.

River

• B.

Lake

• C.

Sea

A. River
Explanation
Seattle is a city located in Washington state, known for its proximity to bodies of water such as the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Similarly, Columbia can refer to the Columbia River, which is a significant river in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Therefore, the relationship between Seattle and city is the same as the relationship between Columbia and river.

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• 5.

### Rain: reign :: paws : ________________

pause
Explanation
The relationship between "rain" and "reign" is that they are homophones, meaning they sound the same but have different meanings. Similarly, "paws" and "pause" are homophones, as they sound the same but have different meanings. Therefore, "pause" is the correct answer.

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• 6.

### Ship:fleet:: star: _________________________.

• A.

Moon

• B.

Universe

• C.

Constellation

C. Constellation
Explanation
The analogy presented here is a relationship between ship and fleet, which implies that a fleet is a group or collection of ships. Similarly, the relationship between star and constellation suggests that a constellation is a group or collection of stars. Therefore, the correct answer is constellation.

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• 7.

### Dreary is like dismal, and creek is like __________________.

• A.

Bright

• B.

Brook

• C.

Creak

B. Brook
Explanation
Dreary and dismal both convey a sense of sadness or gloom. Similarly, a creek is a small, narrow stream of water that often has a peaceful and gentle flow. Therefore, the word "brook" is the most appropriate choice to complete the analogy as it shares a similar meaning and connotation with "creek".

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• 8.

### Venus : plant :: __________________:___________________

• A.

Pediatrician : doctor

• B.

Mars : Saturn

• C.

Spaceship: astronaut

A. Pediatrician : doctor
Explanation
The analogy in the question is based on the relationship between two related terms. In this case, the term "venus" is related to "plant" because Venus is a planet and plants are commonly found on planets. Similarly, the term "pediatrician" is related to "doctor" because a pediatrician is a specialized doctor who treats children. Therefore, the correct answer is "pediatrician : doctor" as it follows the same pattern of relationship as "venus : plant".

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• 9.

### Right : write :: rays : ____________________________.

raise
Explanation
The relationship between "right" and "write" is that they are homophones, meaning they sound the same but have different meanings. Similarly, "rays" is a homophone of "raise," which makes "raise" the correct answer.

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• 10.

### Title : story :: ____________________:_________________

• A.

Editorial : opinion

• B.

Tale : legend

• C.

Explanation
The relationship between the words in the given answer is that a headline is a part of an article, just as a story is a part of a tale and an editorial is a part of an opinion. In each pair, the first word is a subset or component of the second word. Therefore, the analogy between "headline" and "article" is parallel to the analogy between "story" and "tale" and "editorial" and "opinion".

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• 11.

### Complicated : simple :: feast : ______________

• A.

Meal

• B.

Famine

• C.

Difficult

B. Famine
Explanation
The relationship between "complicated" and "simple" is that of opposites or antonyms. Similarly, the relationship between "feast" and "famine" is also that of opposites. A feast is a large and abundant meal, while famine refers to a scarcity or lack of food. Both pairs of words represent contrasting concepts, making "famine" the correct answer.

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• 12.

### Hero : villian :: friend : ____________.

• A.

Pal

• B.

Foe

• C.

Heroine

B. Foe
Explanation
The relationship between hero and villain is that of opposition or conflict. Similarly, the relationship between friend and foe is also one of opposition or conflict. While a friend is someone who supports and helps, a foe is someone who opposes and creates conflict. Therefore, the correct answer is foe.

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• 13.

### Segment : line :: ___________:_____________

• A.

Minus: less

• B.

Straight : curved

• C.

Angle : triangle

C. Angle : triangle
Explanation
In this analogy, the relationship between "segment" and "line" is that a segment is a part or a section of a line. Similarly, the relationship between "angle" and "triangle" is that an angle is a part or a section of a triangle. Both "segment" and "angle" represent a smaller component of the larger whole, which is "line" and "triangle" respectively. Therefore, the analogy "angle : triangle" is the correct answer.

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