Analogies Practice – MAT format

Analogies Practice Questions

– Miller Analogies MAT Format practice questions.

The Miller Analogies exam has a slightly different format to other exams that include analogy questions, such as the Catholic High School exams.

Study Guide

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Practice Questions

1. Champion : Circumvent :: Advocate : (a. Prevent, b. Evade, c. Winner, d. Defeated)

2. Monte Carlo : Monaco :: Barcelona : (a. Spain, b. France, c. Las Vegas, d. India)

3. (a. Jive, b. Germany, c. Masque, d. Rumba) : Samba :: Europe : South America

4. Phelps : (a. Yamagutchi b. Daley c. Retton d. Ohno) :: Swimmer : Gymnast

5. Fictitious : Fabricated :: Genuine : (a. Wool, b. Authentic, c. Vamp, d. Destroy)

6. Elizabeth II : David Lloyd Johnson :: Queen : (a. King, b. Monarch, c. President, d. Viceroy)

7. (a. Scarf, b. Pajamas, c. Ascot, d. Formal) : Morning Dress :: Bow Tie : Full Dress

8. Bonaparte : France :: Romanov : (a. Germany, b. Austria, c. Russia, d. Italy)

9. Neil deGrasse Tyson : (a. Bill Nye, b. Margaret Mead, c. George Hamilton, d. Copernicus) :: Astrophysicist :Anthropologist

10. Poseidon : Triton :: Zeus : (a. Rhea, b. Lighting, c. Perseus, d. Olympus)

11. Kurtzwell : Singularity :: (a. Pascal, b. Kelvin, c. Sagan, d. Bacon) : Thermodynamics

12. 90 degrees : 180 degrees :: Right : (a. Straight, b. Acute, c. Reflex, d. 360)

13. I : V :: X : (a. D, b. L, c. M, d. XX)

14. Ray : Line :: Arc : (a. Circle, b. Segment, c. Box, d. Cube)

15. San : Pablo :: Los : (a. Cabos, b. Zetas, c. Angeles, d. Carlos)

Answer Key

1. B
Evade
Category: Vocabulary
Champion and Advocate are synonyms meaning to support or defend. Circumvent and Evade are also synonyms and mean
to avoid or find a way around. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

2. A

Spain
Category: General Knowledge
Type: Descriptive / General
Monte Carlo is a city located in Monaco and Barcelona is a city located in Spain. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

3. C

Masque
Category: General Knowledge
Type: Descriptive / General
Masque is a dance style indicative of Europe, and samba is a popular dance style originating in South America.
1:3 — 2:4

4. C
Retton
Category: General Knowledge
Type: Descriptive / General
Michael Phelps and Mary Lou Retton are American Olympians – Phelps in swimming and Retton in gymnastics 1:3 — 2:4

5. B
Authentic
Category: Vocabulary
Type: Similarity
Something fictitious has been fabricated. Something genuine is authentic. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

6. D
Viceroy
Category: General Knowledge
Type: Descriptive / General
Elizabeth II is the current Queen of the United Kingdom and the commonwealth realms. David Lloyd Johnson is Viceroy
and Governor General of Canada. This is a 1:3 — 2:4 analogy.

7. C

Ascot
Category: General Knowledge
Type: Descriptive / General
Morning dress and full dress are both formal dress codes in western fashion. A bow tie is considered appropriate neck wear
for a full dress occasion where as an ascot is appropriate for morning dress. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

8. C
Russia
Category: Humanities
Type: Descriptive / General
The House of Bonaparte were rulers in France, and the House of Romanov were rulers in Russia.

9. B
Margaret Mead
Category: Humanities
Type: Descriptive / General
Neil deGrasse Tyson is to Astrophysics as Margaret Mead is to Anthropology; Tyson is a well known Astrophysicist and Mead
is a well known Anthropologist.

10. C
Perseus
Category: Humanities
Type: Descriptive / General
In mythology – Triton was the son of Poseidon and Perseus was the son of Zeus.

11. B
Kelvin
Category: Natural Sciences
Type: Descriptive / General
Ray Kurtzwell is a scientist known for his theory on the technological singularity and Lord Kelvin was a famous scientist
credited with defining Thermodynamics.

12. A
Straight
Category: Mathematics
Type: Descriptive/General
A 90 degree angle is called a right angle. A 180 degree angle is called a straight angle. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

13. B
L
Category: Mathematics
Type: Descriptive/General
Roman Numerals: I = 1 V = 5 X = 10 L = 50. V is 5 times I as L is five times X. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

14. A
Circle
Category: Mathematics
Type: Part to Whole
A ray is part of a line, an arc is part of a circle.

15. C
Angeles
Category: Humanities
Type: Completion
San Pablo is a city in California, as is Los Angeles. This is a 1:2 — 3:4 analogy.

 

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Date Published: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Date Modified: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

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    October 30, 2018

    Analogy Practice Test Questions – Miller Analogies MAT Format

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