Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 33

Week 33: 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 33

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. BRIGHT : SUN :: ______ : BOULDER

  • ROCK
  • HEAVY
  • DARK

2. SLEEVE : SHIRT :: LENS : ______

  • WINDOW
  • CAMERA
  • PICTURE

3. RURAL : URBAN :: WALK : ______

  • RUN
  • STROLL
  • MOVE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 33

1. BRIGHT : SUN :: HEAVY : BOULDER



The best answer is HEAVY. BRIGHT is one word that describes the SUN. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must describe the other. HEAVY is one way to describe a BOULDER.

2. SLEEVE : SHIRT :: LENS : CAMERA



The best answer is CAMERA. A SLEEVE is a part of a SHIRT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. A LENS is part of a CAMERA.

3. RURAL : URBAN :: WALK : RUN



The best answer is RUN. RURAL and URBAN are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. RUN is an antonym for WALK.
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