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Miller Analogies Test: MAT Practice Questions #1

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test normally used for graduate school admissions. The test is composed entirely of analogies. The practice questions listed here are similar to the ones you will encounter on the real MAT test, and so it will help you get used to the way the MAT poses questions.

As you take the test, it's a good idea to circle questions you guessed on — after all, if you get them right, it may just be luck. Review questions you guessed on as carefully as you review questions you got wrong. After taking the test, review your mistakes and guesses as best you can so you learn as much as possible from the experience. Good luck!

Click here to view the answers to these practice questions as a printable pdf.

  1. COMPUTER : SINGER :: _____________ : SING

    • (A)compute

    • (B)song

    • (C)printer

    • (D)musician

  2. AIR : _____________:: HORMONES : ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

    • (A)esophagus

    • (B)trachea

    • (C)oxygen

    • (D)glands

  3. FOUL : _____________:: SPORT : SOCIAL

    • (A)party

    • (B)game

    • (C)stigma

    • (D)referee

  4. (6, 8) : 10 :: (7, 24) : _____________

    • (A)2

    • (B)17

    • (C)13

    • (D)25

  5. NEWSPAPER : _____________:: NEWS : SYNONYMS

    • (A)headline

    • (B)author

    • (C)thesaurus

    • (D)words

  6. CLEAN : _____________:: HAPPY : JUBILANT

    • (A)sparkling

    • (B)dirty

    • (C)sad

    • (D)emotion

  7. MATHIEU : ROUSSEAU :: ALBERTO : _____________

    • (A)Smith

    • (B)Mikhail

    • (C)Peter

    • (D)Martinez

  8. CARPENTER : MUSICIAN :: PROTRACTOR : _____________

    • (A)tool

    • (B)metronome

    • (C)wood

    • (D)album

  9. DROPPING : HIT :: FLIES : _____________

    • (A)hay

    • (B)swat

    • (C)baseball

    • (D)drooping

  10. BOARD : DIRECTORS :: _____________ : STAIRS

    • (A)airplane

    • (B)movie

    • (C)flight

    • (D)screening

  11. _____________: TRACE :: CLAY : SCULPT

    • (A)Stencils

    • (B)Crayons

    • (C)Paint

    • (D)Statue

  12. RIFLE : CARTRIDGE :: SLING : _____________

    • (A)bullet

    • (B)stone

    • (C)cast

    • (D)weapon

  13. AFFECTATION : ANATHEMA :: SINCERITY : _____________

    • (A)asthma

    • (B)effected

    • (C)genuine

    • (D)treasure

  14. PRETTY : BEAUTIFUL :: UGLY : _____________

    • (A)gorgeous

    • (B)average

    • (C)duckling

    • (D)hideous

  15. YELLOW : GREEN :: _____________ : CALLOW

    • (A)red

    • (B)blue

    • (C)chicken

    • (D)broccoli

  16. VOLUNTEER : PLEDGE :: SOUP KITCHEN : _____________

    • (A)fraternity

    • (B)allegiance

    • (C)church

    • (D)chef

  17. EGOTISTIC : NARCISSISTIC :: BENEVOLENCE : _____________

    • (A)altruism

    • (B)selfish

    • (C)malevolence

    • (D)sarcastic

  18. (–4, –7) : (7, –4) :: (–6, 8) : _____________

    • (A)(6, 8)

    • (B)(–8, -6)

    • (C)(–6, 8)

    • (D)(–8, 6)

  19. _____________ : RESIDENCY :: JUDGE : PHYSICIAN

    • (A)Intern

    • (B)Judge

    • (C)Stewardship

    • (D)Clerkship

  20. _____________ : PERCUSSION :: EUPHONIUM : TIMPANI

    • (A)Saxophone

    • (B)Brass

    • (C)Steel

    • (D)Triangle

  21. LEDERHOSEN : KIMONO :: GERMAN : _____________

    • (A)Chinese

    • (B)Mexican

    • (C)Japanese

    • (D)Russian

  22. TRUNK : BOOT :: HUMOR : _____________

    • (A)humour

    • (B)elephant

    • (C)foot

    • (D)comedy

  23. DOG : _____________ :: HAUNCH : LEG

    • (A)cat

    • (B)paw

    • (C)withers

    • (D)canine

  24. _____________: SYCOPHANT:: CLANDESTINE : INSINCERE

    • (A)Barber

    • (B)Grocer

    • (C)Secretary

    • (D)Spy

  25. DETAILING : CLEANLINESS :: SERVICING : _____________

    • (A)filthiness

    • (B)functionality

    • (C)details

    • (D)shininess

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