General Awareness: Analogies Quiz

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This is quiz for analogies created on Aug-19-2011


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Odometer is to mileage as compass is to

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Hiking

    • C.

      Needle

    • D.

      Direction

    Correct Answer
    D. Direction
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is comparing the relationship between an odometer and mileage to the relationship between a compass and direction. An odometer measures the distance traveled by a vehicle, just as mileage represents the total distance covered. Similarly, a compass is a tool used to determine the direction, just as direction represents the way or path to follow. Therefore, the correct answer is "direction."

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  • 2. 

    Marathon is to race as hibernation is to

    • A.

      Winter

    • B.

      Bear

    • C.

      Dream

    • D.

      Sleep

    Correct Answer
    D. Sleep
    Explanation
    Marathon is a type of race that involves running for a long distance. Similarly, hibernation is a state of inactivity and sleep that certain animals enter during the winter season. Therefore, the correct answer is "sleep" as hibernation is to sleep.

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  • 3. 

    Window is to pane as book is to

    • A.

      Novel

    • B.

      Glass

    • C.

      Cover

    • D.

      Page

    Correct Answer
    D. Page
    Explanation
    The analogy between "window" and "pane" suggests that a "pane" is a part of a "window." Similarly, a "page" is a part of a "book," making it the most appropriate choice among the options provided. A "novel" is a type of book, but not all books are novels. "Glass" and "cover" are not directly related to the analogy. Therefore, "page" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Cup is to coffee as bowl is to

    • A.

      Dish

    • B.

      Soup

    • C.

      Spoon

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    B. Soup
    Explanation
    The analogy here is that a cup is used to hold coffee, just as a bowl is used to hold soup. Therefore, the correct answer is "soup".

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  • 5. 

    Yard is to inch as quart is to

    • A.

      Gallon

    • B.

      Ounce

    • C.

      Milk

    • D.

      Liquid

    Correct Answer
    B. Ounce
    Explanation
    A yard is a unit of length, and an inch is a smaller unit of length within the yard. Similarly, a quart is a unit of volume, and an ounce is a smaller unit of volume within the quart. Therefore, the relationship between yard and inch is the same as the relationship between quart and ounce, making "ounce" the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Elated is to despondent as enlightened is to

    • A.

      Aware

    • B.

      Ignorant

    • C.

      Miserable

    • D.

      Tolerant

    Correct Answer
    C. Miserable
    Explanation
    The word "elated" means extremely happy or joyful, while "despondent" means extremely sad or depressed. Similarly, the word "enlightened" means having knowledge or understanding, so the word that would be the opposite of enlightened is "miserable," which means extremely unhappy or wretched.

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  • 7. 

    Optimist is to cheerful as pessimist is to

    • A.

      Gloomy

    • B.

      Mean

    • C.

      Petty

    • D.

      Helpful

    Correct Answer
    A. Gloomy
    Explanation
    The relationship between "optimist" and "cheerful" is that an optimist is someone who generally has a positive outlook and is cheerful. Therefore, the opposite relationship would be that a pessimist is someone who generally has a negative outlook, which is associated with being gloomy.

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  • 8. 

    Reptile is to lizard as flower is to

    • A.

      Petal

    • B.

      Stem

    • C.

      Daisy

    • D.

      Alligator

    Correct Answer
    C. Daisy
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is based on the relationship between a reptile and a lizard. A lizard is a specific type of reptile. Similarly, a flower is a general term, and a daisy is a specific type of flower. Therefore, the correct answer is daisy.

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  • 9. 

    Play is to actor as concert is to

    • A.

      Symphony

    • B.

      Musician

    • C.

      Piano

    • D.

      Percussion

    Correct Answer
    B. Musician
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is based on the relationship between "play" and "actor." In a play, an actor performs, so the term "play" is associated with the performer. Similarly, in a concert, a musician performs, so the correct answer is "musician." The other options, symphony, piano, and percussion, do not represent the performer in a concert setting.

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  • 10. 

    Sponge is to porous as rubber is to

    • A.

      Massive

    • B.

      Solid

    • C.

      Elastic

    • D.

      Inflexible

    Correct Answer
    C. Elastic
    Explanation
    Sponge is known for its porous nature, meaning it has small holes or spaces that allow liquids or air to pass through. Similarly, rubber is known for its elastic properties, meaning it can stretch and return to its original shape. Therefore, the analogy suggests that the characteristic of rubber that corresponds to the porosity of a sponge is its elasticity.

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  • 11. 

    Careful is to cautious as boastful is to

    • A.

      Arrogant

    • B.

      Humble

    • C.

      Joyful

    • D.

      Suspicious

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrogant
    Explanation
    The relationship between careful and cautious is that careful means being cautious or taking care in one's actions. Similarly, boastful means showing excessive pride or self-importance, so the word that has a similar relationship with boastful is arrogant. Arrogant means having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

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  • 12. 

    Pen is to poet as needle is to

    • A.

      Thread

    • B.

      Button

    • C.

      Sewing

    • D.

      Tailor

    Correct Answer
    D. Tailor
    Explanation
    A pen is a tool used by a poet to write, similarly, a needle is a tool used by a tailor for sewing. Both the pen and the needle are essential instruments for their respective professions. Therefore, the correct answer is "tailor".

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  • 13. 

    Secretly is to openly as silently is to

    • A.

      Scarcely

    • B.

      Impolitely

    • C.

      Noisily

    • D.

      Quietly

    Correct Answer
    C. Noisily
    Explanation
    The relationship between "secretly" and "openly" is that they are antonyms, meaning they are opposite in meaning. "Secretly" means to do something in a hidden or concealed manner, while "openly" means to do something in a transparent or obvious manner. Similarly, the relationship between "silently" and the correct answer "noisily" is that they are antonyms. "Silently" means to do something without making any sound, while "noisily" means to do something with a lot of noise or in a loud manner.

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  • 14. 

    Embarrassed is to humiliated as frightened is to

    • A.

      Terrified

    • B.

      Agitated

    • C.

      Courageous

    • D.

      Reckless

    Correct Answer
    A. Terrified
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is based on the relationship between the words "embarrassed" and "humiliated". These two words are synonyms, with "humiliated" being a stronger form of embarrassment. Similarly, "frightened" is a milder form of fear, and "terrified" is a stronger form of fear. Therefore, the correct answer is "terrified".

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  • 15. 

    Pride is to lion as shoal is to

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Student

    • C.

      Self-respect

    • D.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    D. Fish
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is based on the relationship between pride and a lion. Pride is a characteristic or a group of lions, so the correct answer would be an equivalent relationship. In this case, a shoal is a group of fish, making "fish" the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Artist is to painting as senator is to

    • A.

      Attorney

    • B.

      Law

    • C.

      Politician

    • D.

      Constituents

    Correct Answer
    B. Law
    Explanation
    The analogy here is that an artist is someone who creates paintings, while a senator is someone who creates laws. Both professions involve the act of creating something, whether it be a piece of artwork or a piece of legislation. Therefore, the correct answer is "law."

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  • 17. 

    Exercise is to gym as eating is to

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Dieting

    • C.

      Fitness

    • D.

      Restaurant

    Correct Answer
    D. Restaurant
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is comparing the relationship between exercise and the gym to the relationship between eating and a restaurant. Just as exercise is an activity that is commonly done at a gym, eating is an activity that is commonly done at a restaurant. Therefore, the correct answer is "restaurant".

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  • 18. 

    Candid is to indirect as honest is to

    • A.

      Frank

    • B.

      Wicked

    • C.

      Truthful

    • D.

      Untruthful

    Correct Answer
    D. Untruthful
    Explanation
    The relationship between "candid" and "indirect" is that they are antonyms, meaning they have opposite meanings. Similarly, the relationship between "honest" and "untruthful" is also that of antonyms. Therefore, "untruthful" is the correct answer as it is the opposite of "honest" just like "indirect" is the opposite of "candid".

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  • 19. 

    Guide is to direct as reduce is to

    • A.

      Decrease

    • B.

      Maintain

    • C.

      Increase

    • D.

      Preserve

    Correct Answer
    A. Decrease
    Explanation
    The relationship between "guide" and "direct" is that guide is a verb that means to direct or lead someone in a particular direction. Similarly, "reduce" is a verb that means to make something smaller or less in quantity or size. Therefore, the correct answer is "decrease" as it is the verb that relates to "reduce" in the same way "guide" relates to "direct".

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  • 20. 

    Oar is to rowboat as foot is to

    • A.

      Running

    • B.

      Sneaker

    • C.

      Skateboard

    • D.

      Jumping

    Correct Answer
    C. Skateboard
    Explanation
    The analogy here is that an oar is used to propel a rowboat, just as a foot is used to propel a skateboard. Both the oar and the foot provide the necessary force to move the respective objects forward. Running, jumping, and wearing sneakers are not directly related to the action of propelling a skateboard, so they are not the correct choices for the analogy.

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