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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 34

Week 34: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 34

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. BEAGLE : DOG :: TANGO : ______

  • SPANISH
  • WALTZ
  • DANCE

2. CRUST : PIZZA :: ENGINE : ______

  • CAR
  • METAL
  • GAS

3. LIGHT : DARK :: OLD : ______

  • AGED
  • YOUNG
  • BRIGHT
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 34

1. BEAGLE : DOG :: TANGO : DANCE



The best answer is DANCE. BEAGLE is one item that fits into the category DOG. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must fit into the category of the other. TANGO is a type of DANCE.

2. CRUST : PIZZA :: ENGINE : CAR



The best answer is CAR. CRUST is part of a PIZZA. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must be part of the other. An ENGINE is part of a CAR.

3. LIGHT : DARK :: OLD : YOUNG



The best answer is YOUNG. LIGHT and DARK are antonyms – words with opposite meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must be antonyms. YOUNG is an antonym for OLD.
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