MAT Analogies Practice Test 1

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HANGER : AIRPLANCE ::

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hanger is the shed in which an airplane is kept; a stable is the shed in which a horse is kept.

VANE : WIND DIRECTION :;

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A vane or weathercock is an instrument which shows the wind direction. A vane is used for snowing the wind direction; a sundial is used for knowing time.

ANONYMOUS : NAME

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An anonymous letter has no name; a shapeless object has no form.

SYMPATHY : EMOTION ::

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Sympathy is an example of emotion; friendship is an example of relationship.

HABIT : CUSTOMARY ::

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A habit is a customary behaviour; a reflex is an involuntary behaviour.

THREAT : HOSTILITY ::

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A threat is given because of hostility (meaning enmity); a compliment is given because of admiration.

MAGNET : IRON ::

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An iron is attracted by a magnet; a plant is attracted by sunlight.

ARDENT : INTERESTED ::

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Being ardent (meaning passionate) is an intensified form of being interested; being incensed (meaning very angry) is an intensified form of being annoyed.

VOGUE : ACCEPTED

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What is in vogue is generally accepted; what is in disrepute is generally shunned (meaning avoided).

HYPERBOLE : LANGUAGE :

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Hyperbole means exaggeration in language; prodigality means excessive spending.

STUDIO : ARTIST ::

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A studio is where an artist works; a laboratory is where a chemist works. (Studio not always means a place where photographs are taken; it is the general name for an artist's workplace.

RIPPLE : TIDAL WAVE ::

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A tidal wave is an intensified form of a ripple; a hurricane is an intensified form of a breeze.

EDUCATIONAL : IGNORANCE

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Education dispels ignorance; medicine dispels disease.

BOW : VIOLIN ::

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The violinist uses a bow to produce sound from a violin; a drummer was a drumstick to produce sound from a drum. (a Drumstick are not attached as parts of a violin or a drum, but are external to them.

DUMBFOUND : ASTONISHMENT

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One is dumbfounded in astonishment; on is exasperated (meaning greatly imitated) in frustration (meaning grave disappointment).

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