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Explore popular questions from Verbal Analogy for SSC. This collection covers Verbal Analogy previous year SSC questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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Touch : Feel :: Greet : ?

A

Smile

Acknowledge

C

Success

D

Manners

Explanation

A Touch has Feeling effect. Similarly, Greet is Acknowledged.

Q 2.

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House : Room : : World : ?

A

Land

B

Sun

C

Air

Nation

Explanation

Room is a part of the house. Similarly, nation is a part of the world.

Q 3.

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Carbon : Diamond : : Corundum : ?

A

Garnet

Ruby

C

Pukhraj

D

Pearl

Explanation

Diamond is a transparent precious stone of pure carbon. Similarly, corundum is equivalent to Ruby.

Q 4.

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Smoke : Pollution : : War : ?

A

Victory

B

Peace

C

Treaty

Destruction

Explanation

Smoke leads to pollution. Similarly, War leads to destruction.

Q 5.

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Ink : Pen : : Blood : ?

A

Accident

B

Doctor

Vein

D

Donation

Explanation

Pen is filled with ink. Similarly, vein is filled with blood.

Q 6.

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Good : Bad : : Roof : ?

A

Walls

B

Pillars

Floor

D

Window

Explanation

The second term is antonym of the first term. Hence, Roof : Floor.

Q 7.

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Lion : Den : : Rabbit : ?

A

Hole

B

Pit

Burrow

D

Trench

Explanation

The habitat (living place) of lion is called Den. Similarly, the living place of rabbit is burrow.

Q 8.

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Novelty : Oldness : : Newness : ?

A

Model

Antiquity

C

Discovery

D

Culture

Explanation

Novelty means the quality of being new, different or strange. Oldness shows just the opposite meaning of novelty.
Antiquity means the ancient past, an object from ancient times.

Q 9.

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Detective : Informer : : Reporter : ?

Source

B

Editorial

C

News

D

Essay

Explanation

Detective collects vital information with the help of informer. Similarly, Reporter collects news from source.

Q 10.

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Genuine : Authentic : : Mirage : ?

Illusion

B

Image

C

Hideout

D

Reflection

Explanation

Genuine news real, not artificial, sincere, honest etc.
Authentic means known to be true or genuine.
Thus, Genuine and Authentic are synonymous to each other.
Mirage is an illusion caused by hot air conditions.

Q 11.

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Thunder : Rain : : ? : Night

A

Day

Dusk

C

Dark

D

Evening

Explanation

Thunder is immediately followed by rain. Similarly, dusk is followed by night.

Q 12.

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Botany : Plants : : Entomology : ?

A

Birds

B

Plants

Insects

D

Snakes

Explanation

Scientific study of plants is called Botany. Similarly, scientific study of insects is called Entomology.

Q 13.

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Parliament : Great Britain : Congress : ?

A

Japan

B

India

USA

D

Netherlands

Explanation

The legislative house (Parliament) of Great Britain is called Parliament. Similarly, the Parliament of USA is called Congress.

Q 14.

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Flow : River : : Stagnant : ?

Pool

B

Rain

C

Stream

D

Canal

Explanation

The water in river flows. The water in pool remains stagnant.

Q 15.

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Psychology: Mind :: Ornithology : ?

A

Sanskrit

B

Coin

C

Mammal

Bird

Explanation

Psychology is the study of mind, mental condition. Similarly, the scientific study of birds is called ornithology.

Q 16.

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Suggestion : Demand :: Take : ?

A

Give

Snatch

C

Gain

D

Gift

Explanation

'Demand' is of greater intensity than suggestion. Similarly, Snatch is of greater intensity than Take.

Q 17.

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Maximum : Excess :: Sly : ?

A

Pleasant

Conservative

C

Haphazard

D

Permanent

Explanation

Maximum and Excess are synonymous to each other. Similarly, Sly and Conservative are synonymous to each other.

Q 18.

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Mother : Child : : Cloud : ?

A

Shine

B

Water

Rain

D

Weather

Explanation

Mother gives birth to child. Similarly, cloud causes rain.

Q 19.

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Mountain : Hill : : Tree : ?

A

Forest

Shrub

C

Leaf

D

Ground

Explanation

Mountain and hill are similar things. Similarly, tree and shrub are of same type.

Q 20.

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Book : Publisher : : Film : ?

A

Writer

B

Editor

Director

D

Producer

Explanation

Book is published by Publisher. Similarly, film is directed by director.

Q 21.

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Menu : Food : : Catalogue : ?

Books

B

Library

C

Newspaper

D

Rack

Explanation

The list of food items is called menu. Similarly, the list of books is called catalogue.

Q 22.

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Framework : House : : Skeleton : ?

A

Ribs

B

Skull

Body

D

Grace

Explanation

House rests on framework. Similarly, body is built on skeleton.

Q 23.

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January : November : : Sunday : ?

A

Tuesday

B

Monday

Friday

D

Saturday

Explanation

January is the first month of a year and November is the second last month of a year. Similarly, Sunday is the first day of a week and Friday is the second last day of a week.

Q 24.

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Taste : Tongue : : Walk : ?

A

Pavement

B

Crutch

Legs

D

Walking stick

Explanation

Tongue is used to taste something. Similarly, leg is used to walk.

Q 25.

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Chimney : Smoke : : ___ : ___

Gun : Bullet

B

House : Roof

C

Clay : Ceramic

D

Tea : Kettle

Explanation

Smoke is emitted through chimney. Similarly, bullet is fired from gun.