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Skill Builders: Word Analogy Questions, Week 8

Week 8: Word analogies to sharpen students' thinking skills and prepare them for standardized tests.
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Word Analogy

Week 8

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. MIRROR : SHINY :: BULLDOZER : ______

  • EQUIPMENT
  • SHOVEL
  • POWERFUL

2. PLANET : MARS :: FABRIC : ______

  • FLEXIBLE
  • DENIM
  • SUIT

3. STAMP-COLLECTING : HOBBY :: SPANISH : ______

  • LANGUAGE
  • FRENCH
  • WORK
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Word Analogy Answers

Week 8

1. MIRROR : SHINY :: BULLDOZER : POWERFUL



The best answer is POWERFUL. SHINY is one word that describes a MIRROR. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one word must also describe the other. POWERFUL is one way to describe a BULLDOZER.

2. PLANET : MARS :: FABRIC : DENIM



The best answer is DENIM. MARS is one item that fits into the category of a PLANET. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. DENIM is a FABRIC.

3. STAMP-COLLECTING : HOBBY :: SPANISH : LANGUAGE



The best answer is LANGUAGE. STAMP-COLLECTING is one item that fits into the category of a HOBBY. Therefore, in the second pair of words, one item must also fit into the category of the other. SPANISH is a LANGUAGE.
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