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sink:water as rest:???

werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Random question:

I was taking a personality test for a job (which is a whole other story) and got the following word pair question:

Sink:water
Rest: ???

Earth
Air
Faucet
Relax

What the deuce is the answer supposed to be? Unless I'm being completely thick absolutely none of those follow. Any ideas?

edit: Fixed the fourth option

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User
    edited March 2010
    werehippy wrote: »
    Random question:

    I was taking a personality test for a job (which is a whole other story) and got the following word pair question:

    Sink:water
    Rest: ???

    Earth
    Air
    Faucet
    Rest

    What the deuce is the answer supposed to be? Unless I'm being completely thick absolutely none of those follow. Any ideas?

    I'd say it'd be earth. I think they're trying to confuse you by making you think sink like kitchen sink rather than sink like a ship in water.

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  • EuphoriacEuphoriac Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    If I know personality tests; isn't there no right answer? Your choice determines your personality.

    I've no idea what answers determine what personality types either.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Air!
    A sink is filled with water, the rest is filled with air.

    I got 100% on word matching when I took the SATs (and they still had that exercise) so I must be right.

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  • LieberkuhnLieberkuhn __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    A sink contains water, and rest contains restfulness.

    My logic is flawless.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    eternalbl wrote: »
    werehippy wrote: »
    Random question:

    I was taking a personality test for a job (which is a whole other story) and got the following word pair question:

    Sink:water
    Rest: ???

    Earth
    Air
    Faucet
    Rest

    What the deuce is the answer supposed to be? Unless I'm being completely thick absolutely none of those follow. Any ideas?

    I'd say it'd be earth. I think they're trying to confuse you by making you think sink like kitchen sink rather than sink like a ship in water.

    I like your reasoning, which I had completely missed and I suppose it makes sense.

    I'm usually really great at word play and things like this (crushed the verbal section on the SATs, etc etc) but for whatever reason I just completely spaced on this one and it's driving me nuts.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Also fixed the last word choice. I'm so annoyed by this I'm wandering around the house ranting and spaced out when writing out the question.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I think you're all overthinking it. I see two ways to interpret it.

    Water causes something to sink, relaxing causes something to rest.

    A sink is filled by water, a rest is filled by relaxing

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Applying spacial geometry and the states of matter into an abstract word association problem is not over thinking.

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  • LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'd say earth or relax. Either [stuff does]:[on thing] or [thing sought]:[desired product]

    I think faucet is the answer serial killers give.

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  • LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hey, my first Double Post! Go me!

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Is there a write-in field for "what the hell is this shit?"

    One of the distant obscure definitions of "rest" is "a supporting device" which I guess could be a counter of some sort.

    So.. MAYBE it could be faucet.

    The sink holders the water. The rest holds the faucet.

    Fucked up question though.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Neither of those answers really fit the relation.

    However, something sinks in water, so, thusly, they'd rest on earth.

    You could argue air with that too, but of the two, earth is the more likely.

    Edit:
    If you want to get crazy and pedantic about it, rest could also be worked into that as an object -- rest on a rest. This is ultimately tricky. If you are able to (not online or #2 pencil scan test), circle all 4 and write why all 4 match it.

    Earth: objects can rest on the earth (sand/dirt/ground)
    Air: air is restful, and can be motionless (similar to buoyancy in water, the reason for sinking)
    Faucet: if the sink is an actual sink, the "rest" is in the faucet (this makes less sense overall)
    Rest: One could rest themselves on a rest (an object like a "back rest")

    Ambiguous SAT-like relations are ambiguous.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So what does it say about your personality if you don't fill that question out?

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  • badger2dbadger2d San FranciscoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So what does it say about your personality if you don't fill that question out?

    IMO that you're of normal intelligence and don't put up with nonsensical bullshit. It's a horrible question. There is no possible answer that doesn't require you to very charitably interpret the meanings.

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  • rfaliasrfalias Registered User
    edited March 2010
    A sink is to water like resting is to relaxing

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