SSAT Instructor Terri shows you how to recognize some common analogy relationships that will help you solve analogies on the SSAT.

The SSAT is an important part of the application process. Naturally, students want to score their best. Many of my students ask me how to prepare better for the SSAT, particularly on the analogies, which are challenging.

Let’s start with some common analogy relationships that will help you to do your best on the SSAT and answer the difficult analogy questions. This analogy tests your knowledge of part-to-whole relationships.

Chapter is to book as:

f. note is to letter
g. scene is to play
h. story is to novel
i. writer is to director
j. reader is to audience

Now, remember the whole key is to make a sentence to test the relationship between the stem words. Apply that to the answer choices so you can eliminate incorrect answers.

Let’s see how that works.

So, a chapter is a division of a book. Let’s try that on the answer choices. The note is a division of a letter; that’s not right. The scene is a division of a play; that is true. A scene is a part of a play, a division of a play. The story is a division of a novel, no. A writer is a division of a director, no, and a reader is a division of an audience. That’s not true.

So the only one that works is g. So, the chapter is to book as the scene is to play.

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