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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 30

Week 30: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 30

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. GUITARIST : BAND :: PILOT : ______

  • TEAM
  • STAFF
  • CREW

2. DIAMOND : GEMSTONE :: ______ : VEHICLE

  • JEWEL
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • TRUCK

3. SHED : HUT :: STOP : ______

  • QUIT
  • GO
  • RUN
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 30

1. GUITARIST : BAND :: PILOT : CREW



The best answer is CREW. A GUITARIST is part of a BAND. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A PILOT is part of a CREW.

2. DIAMOND : GEMSTONE :: TRUCK : VEHICLE



The best answer is TRUCK. A DIAMOND is one item that fits into the category GEMSTONE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. A TRUCK is one type of VEHICLE.

3. SHED : HUT :: STOP : QUIT



The best answer is QUIT. SHED and HUT are synonyms – words with similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be synonyms. QUIT is a synonym for STOP.
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