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Basic Semantics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which pair are synonyms?

Question 2 2. Which pair are antonyms?

Question 3 3. Which is a synonym for soft?

Question 4 4. Which word does not fit in with these synonyms?

Use this material to answer question #5

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 5 5. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

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Question 6 6. What is denotation?

Question 7 7. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?

Question 8 8. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 9 9. The suffix that means more is _____.

Question 10 10. What does ''liberty'' mean?

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Question 11 11. Which of the prefixes listed means opposite?

Question 12 12. The root that means heat is _____.

Question 13 13. A glossary is found:

Question 14 14. A synonym of robust is:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not found in a dictionary?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the main thing you can find in a thesaurus?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is an example of an antonym context clue for the word nervous?

Question 18 18. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word or words in quotes. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. Which of following examples can Synonym be applied to?

Question 19 19. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word in quotes. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. To which of the following examples can direct definition be applied?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is correct?

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Question 21 21.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 22 22.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 23 23.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 24 24. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 25 25. What does semantics determine?

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Question 26 26. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

Question 27 27. Semantics means:

Question 28 28. Which word or term describes the subtle differences in meaning or shades of meaning we associate with words?

Question 29 29. Which is an antonym for fire?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Basic Semantics Chapter Exam Instructions

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