What Word Completes the Analogy?

(What is an analogy?)

CHRYSANTHEMUM : FLOWER :: barrette : hairclip

  1. barrette
  2. hair
  3. fashion

The best answer is barrette. The relationship between the first pair of words, chrysanthemum and flower, is that of item to category—one word names something that falls into the category, or group, named by the other word. Therefore, the second pair of words must also have an item-to-category relationship. A barrette is a type of hairclip.

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