What Word Completes the Analogy?

(What is an analogy?)

PLANET : MARS :: fabric : denim

  1. flexible
  2. denim
  3. suit

The best answer is denim. The relationship between the first pair of words, planet and Mars, 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. Denim is a type of fabric.

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