Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 12

Week 12: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 12

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. SPORT : SNOWBOARDING :: ______ : PUDDING

  • VANILLA
  • MILK
  • DESSERT

2. QUILT : WARM :: ______ : FAST

  • SPRINTER
  • SPEEDY
  • TURTLE

3. STEREO : EXPENSIVE :: PORCUPINE : ______

  • ANIMAL
  • SPINY
  • HEDGEHOG
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 12

1. SPORT : SNOWBOARDING :: DESSERT : PUDDING



The best answer is DESSERT. SNOWBOARDING is one item that fits into the category of a SPORT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. PUDDING is a DESSERT

2. QUILT : WARM :: SPRINTER : FAST



The best answer is SPRINTER. WARM is one word that describes a QUILT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. FAST is one way to describe a SPRINTER.

3. STEREO : EXPENSIVE :: PORCUPINE : SPINY



The best answer is SPINY. EXPENSIVE is one word that describes a STEREO. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. SPINY is one way to describe a PORCUPINE.
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