In this post, we start with an overview of "Picture/Verbal Analogies" question types. We also provide a sample question, accompanied by tips and strategies that every student can use to perform successfully on "Picture/Verbal Analogies" questions during the official CogAT® exam.
Picture/Verbal Analogies Questions: What To Expect?
In verbal analogies, students are given a pair of words that has a specific relationship, along with a third word. They must then choose the answer choice that is related to the third word in the same way that the provided word pair is related.Students’ ability to correctly uncover these relationships is key to answering these type of questions.
‘Picture Analogies’ questions measure a student’s ability to reason his or her way through non-language based scenarios.
In these types of analogies, K-2 students are provided with two pictures that form a pair, as well as a third picture. From the answer choices, the student must select the picture that goes with the third provided image.
How Many Analogies Questions Are On The Test?
The amount of picture/verbal analogies questions on the test depends on the age of the student and the test level, as shown by the table below.
|Level||Number of Questions||Grade Level
|Level 5/6||14||Kindergarten||5/6 Years|
|Level 7||16||1st Grade||7 Years|
|Level 8||18||2nd Grade||8 Years|
|Level 9||22||3rd Grade||9 Years|
|Level 10||24||4th Grade||10 Years|
|Level 11||24||5th Grade||11 Years|
|Level 12||24||6th Grade||12 Years|
|Level 13-18||24||7th-12th Grade||13-18 Years|
Picture/Verbal Analogies: Sample Question
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: A tennis racquet is used to hit a tennis ball. A baseball bat is used to hit a baseball.
Picture/Verbal Analogies:Tips and Strategies
Help your child become familiar with the questions on this challenging exam by downloading a free CogAT practice test.