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Verbal Analogies Practice Test

Updated on September 5, 2013

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

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Verbal Analogies - Set 2

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Verbal Analogies - Set 3

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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 !

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      ashley 3 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!!!!

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      saheli 3 years ago

      Awessom!Enough to improve my analogical skills.

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      tassu 3 years ago

      Nice questions, I enjoy this quiz

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      Jp 3 years ago

      thanks a lot for the test.

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      dimple 4 years ago

      good to improve our analogy skills

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      atesttakerr 4 years ago

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

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      ^_^ 4 years ago

      that was fun. Thanks!!

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      shruti 4 years ago

      niceeeeeee quiz

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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.

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      angela romano 4 years ago

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

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      tyty 4 years ago

      good, great.....

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      i like this quiz it ca help me in my...

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      leiming 4 years ago

      ,, im very livable in answering those questions at the top ,,\

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      guinevere jayne 4 years ago


      thank you for this question and answers i learned many things

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      ubaid 4 years ago

      i like this quiz

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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..

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      julie 4 years ago

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

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      uzma 4 years ago

      so easy

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      samiullah bhutto 4 years ago

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

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      Ganesh 4 years ago

      Very Useful

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      Lorraine 5 years ago

      Very helpful.I think I'll practice more.

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      myrna 5 years ago

      thanks because i can learn more about analogy

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      nylcejo 5 years ago

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

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      be 5 years ago

      it can help

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      baby yoyo 5 years ago

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

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      k. Deepthi rao 5 years ago

      it is very useful for our upcoming ISEET exam

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      Rhej 5 years ago

      very helpful!!

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      armand 5 years ago

      Great words.,,

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      danny c 5 years ago

      great wonderful learning experience....

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      God's Given 5 years ago

      enjoy!! very helpful

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      Matuli 5 years ago

      very nice , some more questions would be welcome !

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      Maria-Lee 5 years ago

      very nice!

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      samarth 5 years ago

      Nice and like to do more of them

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      kareen 5 years ago

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

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      Vidhur Racharla 5 years ago

      thank q, it is helpful.

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      clai_clai 5 years ago

      easy questions

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      botete 5 years ago

      more test ..!!! cool

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      jenroe 5 years ago

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

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      yssa 5 years ago

      i have so much time answering this tests...

      can you give more? tnx..

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      novelyn calacat 5 years ago

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

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      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 :) :) :) :)

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      lala 5 years ago

      tnx for this quizzes now i know what is anology

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      mika_11 5 years ago

      now i know more about anology thanks

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      Pranab 5 years ago

      Thanks for the enigmatic questions...

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      Casseye is now Level 6 in FrontierVille! 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      David Precillas 5 years ago

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

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      J007 5 years ago

      Good ones

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      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!!!

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      ryan17 5 years ago

      thank you, i learn a lot..

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      doods 5 years ago

      nice one, can you give more

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      cha. 5 years ago

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

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      Kenji Faye Anayan 5 years ago

      I Love to answer all given questions

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      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

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      basha 5 years ago

      composer=song: & building=? OPTION: A) material b) architect

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      prince raihan 5 years ago

      this are really helpful

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      ryan 5 years ago

      FUN!!! the quizzes are good.

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      jake rojas 5 years ago

      please put additional analogy. thanks

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      Taking A Exam Soon 5 years ago

      contact me at if anyone can tell me more quizzes online

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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

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      faith 5 years ago

      great quizzes..:)

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      elfranzhappy 5 years ago from Philippines

      it's fun!

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      hadia 5 years ago

      very nice !

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      chetan k sheshadri 5 years ago

      tooo gud for starters

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      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

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      sep 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      julia 5 years ago

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

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      chloe 5 years ago

      Make more! :)

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      Amir 6 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

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      Jose Cristito Inting 6 years ago

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

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      Paul 6 years ago

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

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      carlo salmorin 6 years ago

      dis is niCe and fun..

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

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      Jay Dee 6 years ago

      it would help me in our lesson.

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      ida 6 years ago

      Preparation for the PAAPTB

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      nazis 6 years ago

      good training 4 a weak brain

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      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.

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      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. =)

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      julie maezar 6 years ago

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

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      ron 6 years ago

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

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      raj 6 years ago

      yess its quite interesting and tricky

      enjoyd welll

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      jinks 6 years ago

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

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      bhingre 6 years ago

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

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      Ran ran 6 years ago

      helps a lot....


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      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..

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      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.

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      ana 6 years ago

      good questions!

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      Sana 6 years ago

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

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      hoodedzippy 7 years ago

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

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      achai 7 years ago

      hi.. can i have more tests please?

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      veena 7 years ago

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

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      SP 7 years ago

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

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      Adithi 7 years ago

      I love thease analogies!

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      Rakesh kumar Prabhat 7 years ago

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

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      as 7 years ago

      give more difficult problem...

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      JS 7 years ago

      hubpage keep it up.....

      keep giving difficult questions

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      kumarkanchan 7 years ago

      it was littile tough & hhighly thinkable

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      sudeep kumar roy 7 years ago

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

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      Abhijit 7 years ago

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

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      john 7 years ago

      nice puzzled quizes///

      thanks a lot buddies

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      Abhi 7 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

      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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