Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 19

Week 19: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Updated on: September 25, 2003

Word Analogy

Week 19

Directions: The analogies below are word problems that consist of two word pairs. Look at the first pair and decide how the two words relate to each other. Then select one of the words below so the second pair of words has the same relationship.

1. WILD : UNTAMED :: ______ : CLUE

  • HINT
  • ANSWER
  • PROBLEM

2. SANDY : BEACH :: ______ : CHEETAH

  • FAST
  • LION
  • ANIMAL

3. POETRY : LITERATURE :: SOCCER : ______

  • GOAL
  • SPORT
  • PLAY
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 19

1. WILD : UNTAMED :: HINT : CLUE



The best answer is HINT. WILD and UNTAMED are synonyms – words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. HINT is a synonym for CLUE.

2. SANDY : BEACH :: FAST : CHEETAH



The best answer is FAST. SANDY is one word that describes BEACH. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. FAST is one way to describe a CHEETAH.

3. POETRY : LITERATURE :: SOCCER : SPORT



The best answer is SPORT. POETRY is one item that fits into the category LITERATURE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. SOCCER is a type of SPORT.
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