Verbal Analogies Practice Test

Verbal analogies are generally of the following form:

  • Clock is to time as thermometer is to:

a. temperature

b. degrees

c. weather

d. centigrade

The analogy question test the ability to see a relationship between two words or symbols and to apply this relationship to another set of words or symbols.

It is essentially a test of the ability to detect the exact nature of relationship. Many people, rather than examining the relationship, tend to use word association in their answer. One way to determine the best answer to an analogy question is to think of a word or phrase that links the first two words.

Let us look at the example above :

A clock measures time; a thermometer measures temperature; hence temperature is the correct alternative.

Verbal analogy questions usually appears in all levels of verbal ability, the important thing to remember is there is often more than one possible answer but you are looking for the word which best complete the analogy.

Below is a set of Verbal Analogy Practice test. Feel free to try it . . . Good Luck !

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For each item choose the word that completes the analogy.

Verbal Analogies - Set 1

Verbal Analogies - Set 2

Verbal Analogies - Set 3

Verbal Analogies - Set 4

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Please let me know how you go - - - drop me a line or two in the comments box.. Thank you ! 119 comments

ashley 2 years ago

it was a great help to review the things we once learned and at the same time forgotten.

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dha 3 years ago

thanks for this it!!!!

saheli 3 years ago

Awessom!Enough to improve my analogical skills.

tassu 3 years ago

Nice questions, I enjoy this quiz

Jp 3 years ago

thanks a lot for the test.

dimple 3 years ago

good to improve our analogy skills

atesttakerr 3 years ago

very helpful in all ways. was a challenge and an experience.

^_^ 3 years ago

that was fun. Thanks!!

shruti 3 years ago

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Anonymous 4 years ago

What is this type of analogy?:

Clear Thinking: Sunshine::Confusion: Fog

Plz tell what type of analogy is this.

angela romano 4 years ago

Nice ! It will help me a lot. Thanks! :)

tyty 4 years ago

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guinevere jayne 4 years ago


thank you for this question and answers i learned many things

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Samuel Adarkwa 4 years ago

it is the foundation of knowledge.Amazing.

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dangerose 4 years ago

this type of quiz is very challengeable..

julie 4 years ago

thanks for putting this quiz, i learn more about analogy.. i enjoy this quiz..

uzma 4 years ago

so easy

samiullah bhutto 4 years ago

very interesting test i am very happy................

Ganesh 4 years ago

Very Useful

Lorraine 4 years ago

Very helpful.I think I'll practice more.

myrna 4 years ago

thanks because i can learn more about analogy

nylcejo 4 years ago

the activity was great.. i hope there will be more samples.. thank you!

be 4 years ago

it can help

baby yoyo 4 years ago

Very nice quizzes, I learned more with this. It will help me a lot to my exam.

k. Deepthi rao 4 years ago

it is very useful for our upcoming ISEET exam

Rhej 4 years ago

very helpful!!

armand 4 years ago

Great words.,,

danny c 4 years ago

great wonderful learning experience....

God's Given 4 years ago

enjoy!! very helpful

Matuli 4 years ago

very nice , some more questions would be welcome !

Maria-Lee 4 years ago

very nice!

samarth 4 years ago

Nice and like to do more of them

kareen 4 years ago

awesome.!i want some set of tests..much more likely in a civil service examination test

Vidhur Racharla 4 years ago

thank q, it is helpful.

clai_clai 4 years ago

easy questions

botete 5 years ago

more test ..!!! cool

jenroe 5 years ago

i take your quiz as my review for my periodical test tnxa lot.....

yssa 5 years ago

i have so much time answering this tests...

can you give more? tnx..

novelyn calacat 5 years ago

...,,,'tnk u for the quiz it is a nice practice for me.,now i know what analogy is..,,;-) 5 years ago

me and my friends took the analogy quiz we really enjoy the quiz its make our minds alert and we gain lot of vocabulary

THANK YOU :) :) :) :)

lala 5 years ago

tnx for this quizzes now i know what is anology

mika_11 5 years ago

now i know more about anology thanks

Pranab 5 years ago

Thanks for the enigmatic questions...

Casseye is now Level 6 in FrontierVille! 5 years ago

Thank you for the quizzes..i enjoy and learn.

cupcake101 5 years ago

This is a great website. I am a taking the OLSAT in December and this is a great help!!! I love them! Although, I made mistakes, I will always learn from them.

David Precillas 5 years ago

I want some more!. It's really brainstorming.

J007 5 years ago

Good ones

i love edzel! 5 years ago

golly! so easy!!! i got perfect in all set!! good job fo me.!

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anonimous 5 years ago

lovely questions!!!

ryan17 5 years ago

thank you, i learn a lot..

doods 5 years ago

nice one, can you give more

cha. 5 years ago

thank you for this i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenji Faye Anayan 5 years ago

I Love to answer all given questions

genevive 5 years ago

I enjoyed the quiz for analogy but i am also looking for a quiz which tackle about paired-analogy. hope you can have it next time tnx

basha 5 years ago

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prince raihan 5 years ago

this are really helpful

ryan 5 years ago

FUN!!! the quizzes are good.

jake rojas 5 years ago

please put additional analogy. thanks

Taking An exam Soon 5 years ago

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Taking A Exam Soon 5 years ago

they were good but pretty easy. can anyone tell me where i can get free tests and answers online for an eigth grader? taking a test in two days

faith 5 years ago

great quizzes..:)

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elfranzhappy 5 years ago from Philippines

it's fun!

hadia 5 years ago

very nice !

chetan k sheshadri 5 years ago

tooo gud for starters

Jaya Marie Bermudez 5 years ago

this verbal analogy helps meh to improve my vocabulary.. thanks for your help because of this i have more ideas nah.. salamat

sep 5 years ago

I enjoy this quiz, I hope more quiz to be uploaded as soon as possible

Moira Monina 5 years ago

These quizzes were really great! I hope you make more, and I hope I get perfect in all of them!

This really helped out 7th grade class.

julia 5 years ago

thank you for the quiz. i like it very much.

chloe 5 years ago

Make more! :)

Amir 5 years ago

Hy , I am sitting in an occipational prepatory test in two days , can anyone tell me where I can find the Verbal analogue test and answers so I can practice and prepare for the exam, I have tried many websites but couldn't find the free examples , If anyone know any free web site please let me know at

Jose Cristito Inting 5 years ago

tnx for the anologies it helped me a lot and i enjoyed solving them

Paul 5 years ago

Thanks for this verbal analogies it really help me a lot and I have enjoy solving them...

carlo salmorin 6 years ago

dis is niCe and fun..

i'vE learned so much.. helps me a lot too...

Jay Dee 6 years ago

it would help me in our lesson.

ida 6 years ago

Preparation for the PAAPTB

nazis 6 years ago

good training 4 a weak brain

Jc 6 years ago

Thank you very much! I'd Enjoy the quizzes,It's really fun. I know it would help me in the entrance exam.

john 6 years ago

this is a help to all people who doesn't know how to give a correct reasoning in terms of verbal. =)

julie maezar 6 years ago

this is truly more helpful to master verbal analogy..i hope you can post some more..thank you..

ron 6 years ago

thnks for posting,its nce to exercise our mind ,god bless,

raj 6 years ago

yess its quite interesting and tricky

enjoyd welll

jinks 6 years ago

tanx guys up there for posting this. it hepls my students in applying entrance examinations.

bhingre 6 years ago

i love the quizzes its really fun, i want some more...

Ran ran 6 years ago

helps a lot....


Jonah Sylvia Reyes 6 years ago

It tests my skills at figuring out the meanings of words and the kind of relationship that exist between them!

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Nice81 6 years ago

This is fun maybe you can upload more tests and examples. It really helps a lot..

metuml11 6 years ago

hey thanks so much for putting this online- I've been studying for the Air Force officer qualifying exam and analogies are one portion- I just needed practice and this was great! Keep them coming.

ana 6 years ago

good questions!

Sana 6 years ago

Thanx for the help it helped me in My SAT preparation :D

hoodedzippy 6 years ago

fun! this is great, thanks for sharing. much better doing this at work than reading up on tmz.

achai 6 years ago

hi.. can i have more tests please?

veena 6 years ago

excellent!!! great way to feel smarter...Thanks

SP 6 years ago

These analogies are cool - they help people get smarter...

Adithi 6 years ago

I love thease analogies!

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verbal analogy is viry nice topice. iam solve the 3 question set,then a gote approx 80% number

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it was littile tough & hhighly thinkable

sudeep kumar roy 6 years ago

This type of quises are quiet interesting as it will provide much information regarding the verbal analogy and quiet fun . Enjoy it....

Abhijit 6 years ago

Like solving questions???????????

john 6 years ago

nice puzzled quizes///

thanks a lot buddies

Abhi 6 years ago

nice questions..........

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The Good Cook 7 years ago

These quizzes were fun!

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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

The verbal analogies test was a major part of the MENSA test. The connections got increasingly obscure. I did not do well on it. Thanks for the practice sites!

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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

Quizzes like these are real tricky, good for developing one's reasoning.

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MM Del Rosario 7 years ago from NSW, Australia Author

Hi Godslittlechild,

I am glad you enjoy the quiz as much I enjoy putting them together....more to come back...


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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

I love quizzes! This was fun, thank you!

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