Exercise: Verbal Analogy Test

This is the aptitude questions and answers section on 'Verbal Analogy' with solutions and detailed explanation. Verbal analogy tests assess the test-taker's ability to understand word meanings, comprehend word relationships and interpret written text.

Verbal Analogy Test : Question 1 :
Frugal : Parsimonious :: ?
Joy : Ecstasy
Poor : Misery
Love : Hate
Rich : Poor
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Explanation:
Frugal and parsimonious are synonyms of each other and bear the meaning ’being stingy’. Similarly, joy and ecstasy are related to happiness.
Verbal Analogy Test : Question 2 :
Automobile : Petrol :: ?
Fire : Fuel
Plane : Propeller
Diesel : Gas
Man : Food
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Explanation:
An automobile needs petrol to function. Similarly, man needs food in order to function.
Verbal Analogy Test : Question 3 :
Paw : Cat :: Hoof :
Dog
Lamb
Horse
Elephant
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Explanation:
The cat’s foot is called a paw. The horse’s foot is called a hoof.
Verbal Analogy Test : Question 4 :
Calf : Cow :: Puppy : ?
Cub
Kitten
Dog
Snake
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Explanation:
A calf’s parent is cow and puppy’s parent is dog.
Verbal Analogy Test : Question 5 :
Race : Fatigue :: Fast : ?
Hunger
Food
Laziness
Sleepy
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Explanation:
Running a race would result in fatigue. Similarly, fasting would result in hunger.