The following is an explanation for QUESTION 16 from our Free Wonderlic Practice Test. The strategy listed below is just one of many from our best-selling e-book, The Wonderlic Personnel Test Study Guide, which has helped thousands of people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.
16. __?__ is to FIRE as SETTLE is to ARGUMENT.
Analogies on the Wonderlic
Analogies tend to scare test takers. We encourage you to not fear these problems on the Wonderlic.
Even if you have always hated analogies, or if you have never seen one until now, we have an approach that helps demystify how to answer these questions.
Turn analogies into relationship sentences
Completing an analogy is all about establishing a relationship with the completed group of words and then finding the word that copies that relationship in the other group.
__?__ is to FIRE as SETTLE is to ARGUMENT.
1. Create a sentence that describes the relationship of the two completed words.
We have SETTLE and ARGUMENT. A sentence that describes the relationship of these two words would be "You SETTLE an ARGUMENT to end the ARGUMENT".
2. Apply the same relationship sentence to the second group.
If we apply that same sentence to the other group we get "You [BLANK] a FIRE to end the FIRE. The word that best completes that sentence is EXTINGUISH.
Now You Try!
Let's try another one using the strategy outlined above. You've got this! ;)
MOUSE is to CAT as __?__ is to POLICE.
A MOUSE gets chased by a CAT.
A [BLANK] gets chased by POLICE.
The word that best completes our relationship sentence is CRIMINAL.
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