Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 16

Week 16: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 16

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. CHAPTER : BOOK :: ______ : NATION

  • STATE
  • SCHOOL
  • KINGDOM

2. LAUGH : CRY :: ______ : DULL

  • HARD
  • SHARP
  • COLD

3. ROUND : PIE :: ______ : DIAMOND

  • GEM
  • BLUEBERRY
  • VALUABLE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 16

1. CHAPTER: BOOK :: STATE : NATION



The best answer is STATE. A CHAPTER is a part of a BOOK. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A STATE is a part of a NATION.

2. LAUGH: CRY :: SHARP : DULL



The best answer is SHARP. LAUGH and CRY are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. SHARP is an antonym for DULL.

3. ROUND : PIE :: VALUABLE : DIAMOND



The best answer is VALUABLE. ROUND is one word that describes a PIE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. VALUABLE is one word to describe a DIAMOND.
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