Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 24

Week 24: 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 24

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 have the same relationship.

1. ANTARCTICA : COLD :: _____ : SWEET

  • BROCCOLI
  • FROZEN
  • CAKE

2. SHARP : KNIFE :: ______ : CITY

  • GREEN
  • NOISY
  • TOWN

3. SAXOPHONE : INSTRUMENT :: ______ : MAMMAL

  • TRUMPET
  • MONKEY
  • LIZARD
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 24

1. ANTARCTICA : COLD :: CAKE : SWEET



The best answer is CAKE. COLD is one word that describes ANTARCTICA. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. SWEET is one way to describe CAKE.

2. SHARP : KNIFE :: NOISY : CITY



The best answer is NOISY. SHARP is one word that describes a KNIFE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. NOISY is one way to describe a CITY.

3. SAXOPHONE : INSTRUMENT :: MONKEY : MAMMAL



The best answer is MONKEY. SAXOPHONE is one item that fits into the category INSTRUMENT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. A MONKEY is a type of MAMMAL.
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