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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 22

Week 22: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 22

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. WINTER : SEASON :: HAMBURGER : ______

  • CHEESE
  • SANDWICH
  • BREAKFAST

2. JEANS : PANTS :: ______ : SCULPTURE

  • CLAY
  • STATUE
  • SLACKS

3. SECURE : RISKY :: ______ : DESCEND

  • FOLLOW
  • DROP
  • RISE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 22

1. WINTER : SEASON :: HAMBURGER : SANDWICH



The best answer is SANDWICH. WINTER is one item that fits into the category SEASON. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. HAMBURGER is a type of SANDWICH.

2. JEANS : PANTS :: STATUE : SCULPTURE



The best answer is STATUE. JEANS is one item that fits into the category PANTS. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. STATUE is a type of SCULPTURE.

3. SECURE : RISKY :: RISE : DESCEND



The best answer is RISE. SECURE and RISKY are antonyms – words that have opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. RISE is an antonym for DESCEND.
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