Analogies #2

Can you fill the blanks in these analogies?
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Last updated: December 21, 2020
First submittedDecember 9, 2012
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This is to This
As...
Bow is to Arrow
Gun is to Bullet
Mao is to China
Pol Pot is to Cambodia
CIA is to United States
Mossad is to Israel
Clinton is to Gore
Reagan is to Bush
Elvis is to Rock & Roll
Michael Jackson is to Pop
Beyoncé is to
Destiny's Child
Diana Ross is to the
Supremes
Mafia is to Italy
Yakuza is to Japan
Peso is to Mexico
Ruble is to Russia
Maid of Honor is to
Best Man
Flower Girl is to
Ring Bearer
Schwinn is to Bicycle
Harley is to Motorcycle
This is to This
As...
Dentist is to Teeth
Podiatrist is to Feet
Roald Amundsen is to
the South Pole
Edmund Hillary is to
Mount Everest
Electron is to Nucleus
Earth is to Sun
Taxi is to New York City
Gondola is to Venice
Insomnia is to Sleep
Amnesia is to Memory
Gato is to Cat
Toro is to Bull
Herakles is to Greek legend
Samson is to the Bible
Left Bank is to Seine
West Bank is to Jordan
7 is Heptathlon
10 is to Decathlon
Empty is to Full
Pessimist is to Optimist
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Level 7
May 16, 2012
Hard, but a very good idea!
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2014
Also accept Dementia and Alzheimers for the memory question? These also both reference memory loss.
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Level 74
Sep 22, 2014
They're both illnesses where memory loss is a symptom, but they don't mean memory loss. Amnesia means memory loss, so is the more correct answer.
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Level 73
Sep 22, 2014
Tripped me up too
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Level 42
Sep 22, 2014
I'll agree, insomnia is both a symptom (often a side effect of several medications) and a disorder. Senility/dementia should be acceptable as they can also be both a symptom and a side effect.
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Level 45
Sep 23, 2014
I tried Alzheimer's too. This question is kind of ambiguous. Good quiz though!
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2016
I tried Alzheimer's, dementia, and forgetfulness, all of which seemed to fit even after seeing the answer. Insomnia is difficulty falling or staying asleep, amnesia is partial or total loss of memory...yeah, okay. But just because I couldn't remember the correct answer doesn't mean I have amnesia. I agree with nycbarb, there could be a better analogy.
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Level 69
Oct 31, 2017
Yeah, likewise I tried all those answers listed above with no joy. I do think it could be rewritten or at least those could be accepted as type ins.
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Level 72
Oct 28, 2019
Alzheimer's/dementia are illnesses of the brain that affect memory, mood, behavior, even motor function and language, because the entire brain gradually breaks down (apologies if this doesn't sound very scientific). Amnesia is often caused by a blow to the head and results only in a temporary memory loss, while all other functions of the brain remain intact. It is entirely reversible, - as is insomnia - whereas brain illnesses are not. That's why amnesia is the correct answer.
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Level 79
Dec 20, 2020
I dunno, I thought the clue was perfect and unambiguous. I immediately thought of amnesia, and only of amnesia.

If I am unable to sleep when I normally should, I have insomnia.

If I am unable to remember when I normally should, I have amnesia. I may have other afflictions, which may or may not affect my memory, but saying that "I can't remember" doesn't automatically mean I have dementia or alzheimers. It DOES automatically mean, however, that I have amnesia.

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Level 79
Dec 20, 2020
In other words, dementia and Alzheimer's cause memory loss. But amnesia is memory loss, just as insomnia is an inability to sleep.
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Level 59
Sep 22, 2014
First perfect score in awhile. Either the test was easy or I'm getting smarter.

(okay, the test was fairly easy)

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Level 40
Sep 22, 2014
Yakuza is to Japan as Mafioso is to Italy.
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Level 38
Jun 18, 2019
isn't it more like ヤクザ is to Japan as Mafioso is to Italy, since Yakuza is an Anglicism in the same way Mafia is? not really fair criticism.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2020
Yakuza is both the name of the organisation and the name of an individual within that organisation. Whereas mafia is the name of the organisation and mafioso is a member of that organisation. Your suggestion is a valid analogy, but no more or less than the one in the quiz.
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Level 53
Sep 22, 2014
I tried and tried for the Insomnia one but couldn't remember the answer.
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Level 55
Nov 25, 2016
(applause)
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2019
i was going to say this :)
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Level 58
Sep 23, 2014
Scratched my head for Gato is to Cat as _ is to Bull. Thought about cracking a joke here about "What do cats have to do with cake anyway?" Got it in the end, because of the answer to Schumacher (there is a team with that as the name). The one I was longest stuck with was "_ is to ring bearer". This ring bearer thing is a little more culture-specific than you might think. In Britain (and most other Christianity-based countries, I imagine) the best man bears the ring. I got it in the last seconds by imagining a little girl with a bouquet, and the phrase popped into my head.
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2020
Same in Australia, ring-bearer is the Best Man here too - makes it tough! The flowers girls are matched by page boys in wedding ceremonies here.
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Level 43
Sep 25, 2014
A very nice quiz! But why should be taxi more typical for New York than for the thousands and thousands other cities and towns where you can take one?
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Level 37
Nov 10, 2017
Because "taxi" is unique to NYC?
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
Why is taxi unique to NYC ? There are taxi's all over the world!
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Level 37
Sep 26, 2014
Maybe consider forgetfulness as well as amnesia?
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2015
Yes, the science one got me for a second. Tried solar system! So embarrassed.....
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2016
...I didn't read the question properly and tried "Frodo Baggins" for "ring bearer"...
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2016
I try frodo baggins for every quiz just in case. Never liked Tolkien so I don't get the references but his name is an answer in many quizzes.
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Level 76
Nov 24, 2016
Tried Kampuchea for Cambodia
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2019
I tried Khmer Republic first
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2020
No one tried កម្ពុជា?
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Level 61
Dec 5, 2016
Actually the electron does not exactly orbit around the nucleus, so the analogy with the Solar system is incorrect. While we are always able to locate the Earth when orbiting around the Sun, we can only identify a region where the electron is likely to be...
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Level 71
Jun 30, 2018
Are you related to Heisenberg?
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Level 81
Dec 17, 2018
He's not sure.
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Level 70
May 18, 2020
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay always agreed that they were very co-dependent when it came to the ascent of Everest and any quiz that depends on the idea of the first ascent of Everest should credit them jointly.
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Level 78
Dec 19, 2020
Well Amundsen didn't come alone either.
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Level 55
Dec 20, 2020
no but he was the leader of that expedition. Neither Hillary nor Tenzing was the leader of the Everest expedition.
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Level 80
Dec 19, 2020
My very religious indoctrination as a youngster failed me! The only one I missed was Samson.
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Level 73
Dec 19, 2020
Does it mean I have amnesia that I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember that amnesia was the generic word to describe loss of memory?
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Level 74
Dec 20, 2020
Ironically, I couldn't remember the word "amnesia" . . .
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2020
Heptathlon is spelled incorrectly.
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2020
Fixed
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Level 68
Dec 21, 2020
The Obama is to Biden one has two right answers now. He is either Obama's vice president, in which the answer of Bush is correct, or he is the successor to Obama's successor, in which case Clinton would be a correct answer (i.e., Clinton followed Bush, who followed Reagan).
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2020
Good point. Changed Obama:Biden to Clinton:Gore.
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Level 67
Dec 21, 2020
Shouldn't "Jesus" work for the Herakles question? Both were sons of gods.
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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Don't get how Samson compares to Herakles.. except for their physical strength, maybe, but their relationship — hence relevance — to the book seems quite different to me
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2020
Left bank/west bank - not at all analagous. The left bank is an integral part of Paris. The West Bank is independent of Jordan, you need to go through a border crossing to get from one to the other and I don't know anyone who thinks Jordan has any actual authority over what happens in the West Bank (and I live in Israel).
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Level ∞
Dec 23, 2020
The Left Bank is a bank of the River Seine. The West Bank is a bank of the River Jordan. That is the analogy. It has nothing to do with countries.
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