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Analogies #1

Can you fill the blanks in these analogies?
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First submittedFebruary 26, 2012
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This is to This
As...
Sheqel is to Israel
Yen is to Japan
Koala is to Eucalyptus
Giant Panda is to Bamboo
Kit is to Fox
Joey is to Kangaroo
Eiffel Tower is to Paris
Space Needle is to Seattle
Dr. Evil is to Austin Powers
Professor Moriarty is to
Sherlock Holmes
Bruce Wayne is to Batman
Peter Parker is to Spiderman
Saddam Hussein is to Iraq
Muammar Gaddafi is to Libya
Achilles is to Greece
Hector is to Troy
Romeo is to Montague
Juliet is to Capulet
Cents are to Dollar
Pence are to Pound
This is to This
As...
Las Vegas is to U.S.
Macau is to China
8 is to Octagon
5 is to Pentagon
Sol is to Sun
Terra is to Earth
Kicked is to Bucket
Bought is to Farm
Hoover is to Vacuum
Xerox is to Copier
Lake is to England
Loch is to Scotland
Tolstoy is to War
Dostoyevsky is to Crime
Genesis is to Old
Matthew is to New
Goomba is to Mushroom
Koopa is to Turtle
Friday is to Good
Wednesday is to Ash
73 Comments
+10
Level 37
Feb 16, 2012
This was an interesting one QM, well done!
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Level 45
Jun 16, 2014
Totally!
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Level 20
Feb 16, 2012
that was hard...
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2016
that was easy
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Level 78
Jun 26, 2019
for you
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2021
which goes without saying. But you felt the need to say it anyway.
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Level 77
May 15, 2024
Please get over yourself
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Level 79
Mar 21, 2021
well 7 other people thought it was a good thing to say so maybe he did need to say it
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2021
No need to be a snob
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Level 26
Mar 25, 2021
Look at me I'm so smart
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Level 89
Mar 28, 2021
There's no need for you guys to be whining either.
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Level 78
Mar 21, 2021
that was 18/20 hard and 2/20 easy
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Level 77
Feb 16, 2012
Great Quiz, let's see more of these
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Level 63
Feb 26, 2012
This one was awesome.
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Level 20
Oct 24, 2012
Wow, I should have known pentagon.. that was bad.
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Level 36
Sep 4, 2014
Don't worry. I typed hexagon a few times before realizing what the hell I was doing.
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Level 59
Sep 4, 2014
You should also accept 'tierra' for 'terra'. Tierra is earth in spanish just as sol is sun.
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Level 89
Sep 4, 2014
I agree, I tried Tierra and mundo thinking you were going for the Spanish-English analogy.
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Level 35
Sep 4, 2014
Mundo was all I could come up with ... dang
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2014
Tierra will work now.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2020
And then you should also accept Jord.
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2014
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Level 83
Sep 4, 2014
Really good one, QM!
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Level 55
Sep 4, 2014
For the China's Las Vegas one, Thank you CGP Grey on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piEayQ0T-qA
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2014
If you ever go there the similarities are inescapable.
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Level 87
Dec 19, 2020
The main similarity being, in both places you almost never hear anyone speaking Portuguese.
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2021
You can find some great Portuguese-inspired bakeries in the Chinese one, though.
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Level 44
Sep 5, 2014
It's the only one I missed. I had no idea!
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2014
Same here! Loved the kicked:bucket and bought:farm one.
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Level 33
Sep 5, 2014
I tried Sam Toucan, but to no avail. :(
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2014
Sorry, don't understand "bought, farm" could someone enlighten me? Thank you.
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Level 57
Sep 6, 2014
Bought the farm & kicked the bucket are both slang expressions for DIED.
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Level 76
Aug 20, 2016
In Britain, we say 'bought a bullet' - I never heard 'bought a farm' before. Good quiz though, thanks.
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2016
I thought it was "bite the bullet"?
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Level 68
Dec 16, 2018
I heard of kicking the bucket so I was trying to think of expression with bought, that meant the same thing, but couldnt think of any. Never heard of it before.

Half right I guess ;)

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Level 85
Dec 19, 2020
@svitapeneela: 'Bite the bullet' is a common expression (in the US at least) but it doesn't imply dying - it refers to suffering through a painful or unpleasant situation.
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Level 44
Mar 21, 2021
I thought it was bite the dust
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2021
"Bought the farm" dates back to WW I, iirc, when, if a soldier was killed, the survivors' benefit paid by the government was often used to pay off the mortgage of the farm back home.
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Level 77
May 15, 2024
Thanks for that explanation, wolfcat95; I had never heard the expression either.
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Level 71
Sep 8, 2014
This was a bit different, and a lot of fun. Thanks QM
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Level 25
Nov 11, 2014
I can't be the only person who put horse for Troy... right?
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2015
I tried Helen to no avail.
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Level 30
Mar 3, 2015
AHHH man, I put ter and tet for the _____is to earth one because I thought you wanted only three letters because sol is to sun.
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Level 22
Oct 9, 2016
I was wondering why Canon wasn't working. Turns out it's in the wrong country.
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2016
I tried Lancing. Oops.
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Level 75
Oct 9, 2016
Nothing to do with this quiz, but I'm wondering why my point total dropped by three from yesterday. I don't usually pay attention to that, but I did yesterday. Does this happen to others?
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Level 85
Dec 19, 2020
Yes. When a quiz gets reset, you lose whatever points you earned from it.
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Level 60
Oct 10, 2016
Never heard of bought the farm either,will try it out on some friends.
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Level 46
Dec 16, 2019
Nice quiz.
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Level 30
Oct 14, 2020
Got it a one second left.
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2020
These are good overall, but this one is not an analogy: Tolstoy is to Dostoyevsky as War is to Crime. They are not the same relationship (famous Russion authors/Famous books)

It should be Tolstoy is to War as Dostoyevsky as is to Crime. (First words of their famous novels).

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Level ∞
Dec 20, 2020
I can see from the upvotes that people prefer your version better so I changed it to that.
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Level 84
Dec 22, 2020
Thanks. I used to teach analogies back when they were on the SAT. The rule of thumb - make a sentence, then use the same words to make a sentence with the other set. That's one way to discover the analogy. I've done about 9 of these so far - good stuff.
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Level 79
Dec 20, 2020
Tried Aeneas is to Troy, but was denied.
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2021
aeneas is, objectively, not the greatest hero of troy. achilles is known as greece's greatest hero, and hector fills that role in troy while aeneas fled the fighting to sail for italy
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Level 90
Dec 26, 2020
Koopa is to Turtle made me smile
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Level 78
Mar 21, 2021
If you accept tierra for terra because of Spanish, I'd recommend accepting mundo too because mundo also means earth. It's what I tried first lol.
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2021
No, mundo means world.
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Level 74
Mar 21, 2021
I really liked the ones which were a bit out of the box like "Romeo is to Montague", "Genesis is to Old" and most of all "Tolstoy is to War"
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2021
Very good quiz, though I hope you don't mind me saying so, a bit on the hard side for non-US residents. But great nonetheless! I hope this is constructive.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2021
Goombas are actually designed after chestnuts, not mushrooms! Great quiz otherwise :)
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Level 68
Mar 22, 2021
Had no idea who Professor Moriarty was, but I got the others.
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2021
I had no idea who Doctor Evil was, just that Moriarty was Sherlock Holmes. Different sides of the same pond 😊
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Level 67
May 25, 2021
Come on more respect for Mario smh
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2023
I'm intentionally being a little adversarial here, but you should accept Miles Morales as well as Peter Parker.
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Level 71
May 15, 2024
I think it could go either way. Others have been Batman, too, though not to the degree of Miles Morales (or let's say Wally West as the Flash). You could read the analogy as "X is the originating and iconic secret identity of Y" or you could read it as "X is the secret identity of Y", but both are valid readings, I think.
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Level 69
Apr 19, 2024
I like the Mario one between the two Bible ones
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Level 24
May 15, 2024
Non-US resident here, can someone explain me the last one - Friday is to Good as Wednesday is to Ash? I don't get what's that a reference to.
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Level 23
May 15, 2024
Good Friday and Ash Wednesday are religious days associated with Easter.
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Level 81
May 16, 2024
The Wednesday/Friday analogy has nothing to do with being a resident of the US or American. It's a Christian/Catholic thing. Ash Wednesday begins Lent, and Good Friday is (near) the end of it. It's especially observed throughout the Americas, the Philippines, and still in some parts of Europe, Australia and NZ.
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Level 60
May 15, 2024
Friday Wednesday one got me. I thought it was the black wednesday/ good friday. Both are related. Kind of working with very little information here and multiple possibilities are open.
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Level 84
May 16, 2024
Ranch should be accepted along with farm.
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Level 44
May 17, 2024
I only got the "bought the farm" one because of an achievement in Cookie Clicker titled "bought the farm"... (seriously I didn't encounter that expression outside of Cookie Clicker)