Logical Reasoning - Analogies - Discussion

A good way to figure out the relationship in a given question is to make up a sentence that describes the relationship between the first two words. Then, try to use the same sentence to find out which of the answer choices completes the same relationship with the third word.

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Marathon is to race as hibernation is to

[A]. winter
[B]. bear
[C]. dream
[D]. sleep

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A marathon is a long race and hibernation is a lengthy period of sleep. The answer is not choice a or b because even though a bear and winter are related to hibernation, neither completes the analogy. (Choice c) is incorrect because sleep and dream are not synonymous.

Shivaraj G said: (Oct 10, 2013)  
Marathon means its the longest distance so hibernation means its time to sleep in a winter.

Random Viewer said: (Dec 4, 2013)  
Yes, a marathon is a long race, so the only logical choice would be "sleep" because hibernation is just a long sleep time.

Pankaj said: (Sep 1, 2014)  
Yes, a marathon is a long race, so the only logical choice would be "sleep" because hibernation is just a long sleep time.

Bharat Pathak said: (Jun 19, 2015)  
Yes marathon is a long race so hibernation is a long sleep.

Mangal Das Lima said: (Oct 21, 2015)  
Can any body answer me why winter and bear is not the answer?

Vishi Kalra said: (Jan 11, 2017)  
Hibernation means?

Rosan said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
A marathon is a long race and hibernation is a lengthy period of sleep. The answer is not choice a or b because even though a bear and winter are related to hibernation, neither completes the analogy. (Choice c) is incorrect because sleep and dream are not synonymous.

Crizy said: (Mar 16, 2017)  
Bears are not the only creatures to hibernate, and hibernating means to sleep for a long period of time, not especially in winter.

Mannu said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
Yes, the right answer is sleep.

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