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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 5

Week 4: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 4

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. BEAK : CHICKADEE :: STITCHING : ______

  • THREAD
  • RIP
  • BASEBALL

2. RAT : RODENT :: RANCH : ______

  • CATTLE
  • FARM
  • BARN

3. WOOLLY : LAMB :: ROUGH : ______

  • SANDPAPER
  • GOAT
  • COARSE
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 4

1. BEAK : CHICKADEE :: STITCHING : BASEBALL



The best answer is BASEBALL. A BEAK is part of a CHICKADEE. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also be part of the other. STITCHING is part of a BASEBALL.

2. RAT : RODENT :: RANCH : FARM



The best answer is FARM. RAT is one item that fits into the category of RODENT. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. A RANCH is a type of FARM.

3. WOOLLY : LAMB :: ROUGH : SANDPAPER



The best answer is SANDPAPER. WOOLLY is one word that describes a LAMB. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. ROUGH is one way to describe SANDPAPER.
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