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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 3

Week 3: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 3

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. EXTINCT : DODO :: ______ : PALACE

  • ROYALTY
  • HUT
  • SPLENDID

2. HAMMER : TOOL :: GREEN : ______

  • YELLOW
  • FOREST
  • COLOR

3. WIDE : SOMBRERO :: ______ : SWEATSHIRT

  • LONG-SLEEVED
  • CLOTHING
  • TANK TOP
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 3

1. EXTINCT : DODO :: SPLENDID : PALACE



The best answer is SPLENDID. EXTINCT is one word that describes a DODO. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. SPLENDID is one way to describe a PALACE.

2. HAMMER : TOOL :: GREEN : COLOR



The best answer is COLOR. HAMMER is one item that fits into the category of TOOLS. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other.GREEN is a COLOR.

3. WIDE : SOMBRERO :: LONG-SLEEVED : SWEATSHIRT



The best answer is LONG-SLEEVED. WIDE is one word that describes a SOMBRERO. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. LONG-SLEEVED is one way to describe a SWEATSHIRT.
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