Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 28

Week 28: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 28

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. WEDDING : JOYOUS :: GOLD : ______

  • BLUE
  • BANK
  • VALUABLE

2. CROSSWORD : PUZZLE :: SILK : ______

  • SOFT
  • CLOTHING
  • FABRIC

3. PEEL : BANANA :: ______ : TURTLE

  • TORTOISE
  • SHELL
  • GREEN
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 28

1. WEDDING : JOYOUS :: GOLD : VALUABLE



The best answer is VALUABLE. JOYOUS is one word that describes a WEDDING. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. VALUABLE is a way to describe GOLD.

2. CROSSWORD : PUZZLE :: SILK : FABRIC



The best answer is FABRIC. CROSSWORD is one item that fits into the category PUZZLE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. SILK is a type of FABRIC.

3. PEEL : BANANA :: SHELL : TURTLE



The best answer is SHELL. The PEEL is part of a BANANA. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. The SHELL is part of a TURTLE.
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