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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 31

Week 31: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 31

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. GREEN : SPINACH :: ______ : SKUNK

  • LEAF
  • SMELLY
  • GARBAGE

2. MEXICO : COUNTRY :: JAZZ : ______

  • DANCE
  • SONG
  • MUSIC

3. BLUE : COLOR :: SNEAKER : ______

  • BOOT
  • TOE
  • SHOE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 31

1. GREEN : SPINACH :: SMELLY : SKUNK



The best answer is SMELLY. GREEN is one word that describes SPINACH. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. SMELLY is one way to describe a SKUNK.

2. MEXICO : COUNTRY :: JAZZ : MUSIC



The best answer is MUSIC. MEXICO is one item that fits into the category COUNTRY. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. JAZZ is a type of MUSIC.

3. BLUE : COLOR :: SNEAKER : SHOE



The best answer is SHOE. BLUE is one item that fits into the category COLOR. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. A SNEAKER is type of a SHOE.
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