Analogy – Concept & Exampls

An analogy is a comparison between two objects, or systems of objects, that highlights respects in which they are thought to be similar. Have a look at some examples to understand Analogy problems.

1) CUP : LIP :: BIRD : ?
A.   BUSH                             B.   GRASS
C.   FOREST                          D.   BEAK
Answer : D
Explantion:  Cup is used to drink something with the help of lips indetail cup is some relation with lips. Similarly birds collects grass with the help of beak to make her nest. So Answer should be Beak.

2) Bank:Money :: Transport:?
                A. Road                   B. Traffic
                C. Speed                  D. Goods
Answer: D
Explanation:  A bank deals with trasaction of Money, similarly Transport deals with the Goods.

3. Peacock : India :: Bear : ?
A.            Australia              B.            America
C.            Russia                   D.            England
Answer: C
Explanation:  As Peacock is the national bird of India, similarly Bear is the national animal of Russia.

4.  Window is to pane as book is to
A.            novel                     B.            glass
C.            cover                     D.            page

Answer: Option D
Explanation: A window is made up of panes, and a book is made up of pages. The answer is not (choice a) because a novel is a type of book. The answer is not (choice b) because glass has no relationship to a book. (Choice c) is incorrect because a cover is only one part of a book; a book is not made up of covers.

5.  Pen is to poet as needle is to
A.            thread                  B.            button
C.            sewing                  D.            tailor

Answer: Option D
A pen is a tool used by a poet. A needle is a tool used by a tailor. The answer is not choice a, b, or c because none is a person and therefore cannot complete the analogy.

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