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Analogies

Here are some analogy puzzles involving plants:


	The roots are to a plant as a cellar is to a _________.

	The stem is to a flower as a pole is to a ________.

	Green is to leaf as ______ is to sky.


ANSWERS: house, flag, blue.

Here are a few food analogies:


	Banana is to split as strawberry is to _________.

	Lemon is to juice as carrot is to _________.

	Prunes are to plums as raisons are to _________.

ANSWERS: shortcake, cake, grapes

An analogy is a comparison between word pairs that have the same relationship. The best analogy puzzles are those which have only one good answer. Of course, there are often many reasonable answers to an analogy. Consider this example:


	South America is to Brazil as North America is to _________.


POSSIBLE ANSWERS: Mexico, Canada, United States

If we turn this analogy around, then there is only one possible answer:


	Brazil is to South America as Mexico is to _____________.

ANSWER: North America

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