Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 7

Week 7: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 7

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. HAIKU : POETRY :: ______ : REPTILE

  • CHAMELEON
  • SONNET
  • ANIMAL

2. THREATENING : GROWL :: ______ : RAINBOW

  • COLORFUL
  • OMINOUS
  • WEATHER

3. SPOTTED : LEOPARD :: ______ : TIGER

  • WEAK
  • UNIMPORTANT
  • STRIPED
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 7

1. HAIKU : POETRY :: CHAMELEON : REPTILE



The best answer is CHAMELEON. HAIKU is one item that fits into the category of POETRY. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. A CHAMELEON is a REPTILE.

2. THREATENING : GROWL :: COLORFUL : RAINBOW



The best answer is COLORFUL. THREATENING is one word that describes a GROWL. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. COLORFUL is one way to describe a RAINBOW.

3. SPOTTED : LEOPARD :: STRIPED : TIGER



The best answer is STRIPED. SPOTTED is one word that describes a LEOPARD. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. STRIPED is one way to describe a TIGER.
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