Double Analogy

A double word analogy is an analogy that contains two sets of words. This is different from a single word analogy where you have just one word to pair with another word. In a double word analogy, there are two sets of words that show the same relationship.

In Double Analogy type of questions, two words are given on both the left and right side of the sign of double colon (: :). On both the sides, one of the two words is left out marked as A and B or I and II. The question is followed by four alternatives from which we have to required to find out the correct pair of words which will make an appropriate analogical relationship between the two words to the left of the sign of double colon and the same relationship between the two words to the right of the sign of double colon (: :).

Example : Find out the correct pair of words which will make an appropriate analogical relation between the two words to the left of the sign (: :) and the relationship between the two words to the right of the sign (: :).

  1. I : Bird : : Shedding : II

 

I. (1) Calling  (2) Flying  (3) Migrating  (4) Mounting
II. (A) Barn  (B) Dog  (C) Hay  (D) Farm

a) 2A

b) 2C

c) 4D

d) 4A

Solution :  4D

Birds used to moult themselves for shed its feathers. Similarly Farms will undergo shedding of leaves to start a fresh growth

2. Explosion : I : : Locust : II 

 

I. (1) Bomb  (2) Ruin  (3) Debris  (4) Smoke
II. (A) Crop  (B) Holocaust  (C) Pest  (D) Field

 

a) 4A

b) 2C

c) 1A

d) 3B 

Solution : 3B

When action is performed by the First, then the Second will be the result.

3. I : Prune : : Hair : II 

 

I. (A) Beard (B) Lawn (C) Wool (D) Shrub
II. (P) Shave (Q) Mow (R) Trim (S) Shear

a) AP

b) BQ

c) CS

d) DR

Solution : DR

Second is the act of cutting off the unnecessary parts of the first.

4. Summit : Apex : : I : II 

I. (A) Beautiful (B) Picture (C) Attractive (D) Enchanting
II. (P) Comfortable (Q) Pretty (R) Healthy (S) Brave

a) BP

b) CP

c) DS

d) AQ

Solution : AQ 

The words in each pair are synonyms.