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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 2

Week 2: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 2

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

1. FLUID : SOLID :: ______ : FREE

  • TRAPPED
  • COUPON
  • LIBERATED

2. KEYS : PIANO :: BLADE : ______

  • SHARP
  • KNIFE
  • HANDLE

3. TOGETHER : APART :: WEE : _____

  • HUGE
  • TINY
  • LEPRECHAUN
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 2

1. FLUID : SOLID :: TRAPPED : FREE



The best answer is TRAPPED. FLUID and SOLID are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. TRAPPED is an antonym for FREE.

2. KEYS : PIANO :: BLADE : KNIFE



The best answer is KNIFE. The KEYS are part of a PIANO. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also be part of the other. A BLADE is part of a KNIFE.

3. TOGETHER : APART :: WEE : HUGE



The best answer is HUGE. TOGETHER and APART are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be antonyms. HUGE is an antonym for WEE.
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Information for Students About Analogies