Logical Reasoning - Analogies

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.
1. 

MONK : DEVOTION

A. maniac : pacifism
B. explorer : contentment
C. visionary : complacency
D. rover : wanderlust
E. philistine : culture

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Devotion is characteristic of a monk; wanderlust is characteristic of a rover.

2. 

SLAPSTICK : LAUGHTER

A. fallacy : dismay
B. genre : mystery
C. satire : anger
D. mimicry : tears
E. horror : fear

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Slapstick results in laughter; horror results in fear.

3. 

VERVE : ENTHUSIASM

A. loyalty : duplicity
B. devotion : reverence
C. intensity : color
D. eminence : anonymity
E. generosity : elation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Verve and enthusiasm are synonyms; devotion and reverence are synonyms.

4. 

SPY : CLANDESTINE

A. accountant : meticulous
B. furrier : rambunctious
C. lawyer : ironic
D. shepherd : garrulous
E. astronaut : opulent

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A spy acts in a clandestine manner; an accountant acts in a meticulous manner.

5. 

COBBLER : SHOE

A. jockey : horse
B. contractor : building
C. mason : stone
D. cowboy : boot
E. potter : paint

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A cobbler makes and repairs shoes; a contractor builds and repairs buildings.