Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 13

Week 13: 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 13

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. BASKETBALL : ROUND :: PENNY : ______

  • COPPER
  • CENT
  • CURRENCY

2. HIGHWAY : ROAD :: HYMN : ______

  • FREEWAY
  • SUNG
  • SONG

3. SCHOOL : CLASSROOM :: ORCHESTRA : ______

  • MUSIC
  • INSTRUMENT
  • TICKET
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 13

1. BASKETBALL : ROUND :: PENNY : COPPER



The best answer is COPPER. ROUND is one word that describes BASKETBALL. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. COPPER is one way to describe PENNY.

2. HIGHWAY : ROAD :: HYMN : SONG



The best answer is SONG. A HIGHWAY is one item that fits into the category ROAD. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. A HYMN fits the category SONG.

3. SCHOOL : CLASSROOM :: ORCHESTRA : INSTRUMENT



The best answer is INSTRUMENT. A CLASSROOM is part of a SCHOOL. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. An INSTRUMENT is part of an ORCHESTRA.
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