These questions assess your ability to identify the relationship between words and to then apply this verbal analogy. For example, you may be given a group of words and asked to identify the relationship between the words in this group. You can then select the word from the answer option which best fits with the group.
1)capital, arch, column
In the example above, capital, arch, column are all architectural features which can be found on buildings. Answer A is obviously the only word in the answer group which shares these characteristics.
These types of question appear in nearly all levels of verbal ability tests.
Sample Word Relationship Questions
1) medicine is to illness as law is to -------
2) square is to cube as circle is to -------
3) king is to throne as judge is to -------
4) nib is to pen as lens is to -------
5) settlement is to injury as pension is to -------
Instruction: Identify the relationship between the word pair in the question. Circle the answer where the word pair shown has the most similar relationship.
6) levee : flood
|dam : lake||armour : helmet||helmet : injury||water : tide|
7) color : spectrum
|verse : rhyme||tone : scale||noise : waves||waves : sound|
8) extort : obtain
|purify : strain||steal : borrow||explode : ignite||pilfer : steal|
9) heel : foot
|beam : ship||hand : palm||stern : boat||cruiser : vessel|
10) slight : hurt
|lag : tardiness||sound : noise||time : lateness||blind : light|
Instruction: Identify the relationship between the word group
in the question.
Circle the answer which fits best with the group.
11) barber, florist, draper
12) alps, pennines, pyrenees
13) throw, volley, sling
14) pine, fir, cypress
15) wool, silk, leather
To answer these questions you need to understand the meaning of the words in the question and establish what exactly the relationship is between them. You should then look at the answer options and decide which answer is the most appropriate. These questions test your reasoning ability as well as your vocabulary.
You may also be interested in:
Where can I get sample verbal ability questions?
Where can I get sample spelling questions?
Where can I get sample word meaning questions?
Where can I get sample word relationship questions?
Where can I get sample verbal comprehension questions?
Where can I get sample verbal critical reasoning questions?
Where can I get verbal reasoning example questions?
Where can I get a verbal reasoning comprehension exercise?