Analogy "can YOU figure this out?"

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By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit

A) astronaut:capsule
B) Perfectionist:frustration
C) Consumer:impulse
D) opportunist:advantage
E) Director:stage

The answer is D and I dont know why. I thought that an asylum was a place to shelter a refugee so i picked (A) but the answer was (D)

By Casablanca (Casablanca) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit

well think of it this way.
a refugee is most likely to go to an asylum because hes seeking calm, quiet peace. Those are basically the characteristics of a refugee.
An oppurtunist in one looking for an advantage, so that he can have the upper hand.
It makes sense, i think?

By 400blows (400blows) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:08 pm: Edit

Create a sentence that links the two words together. I would say:

A REFUGEE is one who seeks ASYLUM

The only answer to fit that structure is D


By Aquaholic (Aquaholic) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit

yes, 400's got it... if you know the definition of both words, you can formulate that first sentence before you even look at the possible choices, that's what I did. Always try to make the sentence linking the words BEFORE you look at the answer choices, that way you don't let them influence the connection you make between the two original words.

By Ishouldflee (Ishouldflee) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 12:33 pm: Edit

i remember that one. its from the march SAT right?

By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit

it was also a question for an Sat prep program, or at leasst the comparative analogy is....

By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 07:20 pm: Edit

It was from a 1994 SAT

By Mhawk177 (Mhawk177) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 09:08 pm: Edit

A refugee takes assylum, an opportunist takes an advantage. something along those lines, however I said it in my head though, I knew the answer.

By Wackicracka (Wackicracka) on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 09:09 pm: Edit

Geez, lol, I would go with E...

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 03:42 pm: Edit

What was the difficulty of the question, on the 1-5 scale? That one seemed pretty easy to me at least, no offense Tired Student...sometimes I get things and other times I don't!:)

By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 05:49 pm: Edit

I think it was a 5 so it was hard for most people

By Cherrybarry (Cherrybarry) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:43 pm: Edit

asylum can have many definitions and in this one, it doesn't mean a place of refuge, but more in a political sense (ie. political asylum).

By Vermicelli (Vermicelli) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 05:49 pm: Edit

thank goodness analogies are not in the new SAT

By Mparking (Mparking) on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 03:26 pm: Edit

Oh come on. Analogies are fun!

Yes, I'm an SAT nerd.

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