Logical Reasoning - Analogies - Discussion

The words in the bottom row are related in the same way as the words in the top row. For each item, find the word that completes the bottom row of words.


candle lamp floodlight
hut cottage ?

[A]. tent
[B]. city
[C]. dwelling
[D]. house

Answer: Option D


Above the line, the relationship shows a progression of sources of light. The relationship below the line shows a progression of types of housing, from smallest to largest. (Choice a) is incorrect because a tent is smaller than a house. Choices b and c are wrong because they are not part of the progression.

Pauline said: (May 22, 2014)  
I differ on the choice for this question because:

Houses, ordinarily, do NOT have floodlights and therefore the inference is of a much larger scale. Therefore B is a more suitable option or floodlight should be replaced with something like "main light" or overhead light, etc.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Sindhuja said: (Jan 28, 2016)  
Yes option B is right flood lights are used in the street.

Sarah said: (Apr 24, 2016)  
Option B should be the answer. Floodlights are generally used in stadiums, streets. Not in the house.

Abbas Balti said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
The objects above the line are all type of lights. The objects below the line are all limited place where we living. I think option D is a correct answer.

Kunal said: (Oct 16, 2016)  
What is wrong in option [C]?

Suman Rathore said: (Oct 26, 2016)  
House is not the answer here.

Anil Kumar Rawte said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
I think the right answer is B.

Pranesh said: (Jul 25, 2017)  

1) Makes assumptions about the definition of a cottage. A cottage could be larger than a house and vice-versa. A city by definition is larger than both a house/cottage. 'Cottage' and 'house' are vague terms and should not be used here if this is the logical link the question wants to create.

2) A better logical assumption to make is the typical light source used in each dwelling. A candle fits in a hut. A lamp fits in a cottage and a floodlight fits in a city.

Nandhini said: (Sep 17, 2017)  
Even dwelling means house or residence. If it's house then why it's not dwelling? And one more thing, candle is used in hut, lamplight is used in cottage and the floodlight must ne used in city only. So the right option is Option B.

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