GRE Analogies: Focused Practice: Sports 01

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These analogies are based on the TestMagic Vocab Flashcards, Set Sports 01.

 

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1. B  BASEBALL : DIAMOND ::
A diamond is the location where baseball takes place.
 

basketball : ruby

boxing : ring
A ring is the location where baseball takes place.

soccer ball : bowling ball
This is a weak relationship.

court : tennis
The order of this pair is reversed.

judge : lawyer
This is a weak relationship.

2. C BASEBALL : GLOVE ::
The function of a glove is to amplify a certain ability that is necessary in baseball.
 

cold : scarf
The function of a scarf is to reduce cold.

golf : cup
First of all, the word here is golf, not golf ball. So, our bridge sentence would be a cup is a part of the game of golf.

swimming : flippers
The function of flippers is to amplify a certain ability that is necessary in swimming.

basketball : net

dog : cat
This is a weak relationship.

3. A TORCH : FLAME ::
By definition, a torch has a flame.
 

symphony : music
By definition, a symphony has music.

needle : thread
A needle is a tool that needs thread to perform its function.

bottle : liquid
The function of a bottle is to hold liquid.

candle : light
The function of a candle to provide light.

east : west
This is a weak relationship.

4. B TROPHY : ACHIEVEMENT ::
A trophy is a symbol of achievement.
 

attention : success
This is a weak relationship.

coin : value
A coin is a symbol of value.

gift : holiday
This is a weak relationship.

introduction : conclusion
This is a weak relationship.

heat : burn

5. D MEDAL : RECOGNITION ::
The function of a medal is to show recognition.
 

ribbon : failure
This is a weak relationship.

sew : shirt
This is a weak relationship.

time : watch

wedding : commitment
The wedding of a medal is to show commitment.

excellence : quality

6. A CROSSBOW : WEAPON ::
A crossbow is a type of weapon.
 

hearing : sense
Hearing is a type of sense.

firearm : revolver
A revolver is a type of firearm. The direction is wrong--we must preserve the same direction.

triangle : rectangle

envelope : letter

racquet : tennis

7. D AIM : STRIKE ::
 

hit : kick

automobile : tire

fire : wood

ponder : respond

prepare : destroy

8. E BULL'S-EYE : ARCHER :: 
The highest goal of an archer is to achieve a bull's-eye.
 

bat : pitcher

exercise : athlete

tightrope : acrobat

target : arrow

knock-out : boxer 
The highest goal of a boxer is to achieve a knock-out.

9. C QUIVER : ARROWS ::
A cartridge contains bullets.
 

bullets :cartridge
A cartridge contains bullets. The order here is wrong.

knife : blade

canteen : water
A canteen contains water.

target : game
This is a weak relationship.

pitcher : baseball

10. E ARCHER : ARROWS ::
An archer is skilled in shooting arrows.
 acrobat : mat
This is a weak relationship.

gymnast : flexibility

balls : juggler

musician : painter
This is a weak relationship.

sharpshooter : bullets
A sharpshooter is skilled in shooting bullets.