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Question 1 1. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.
Question 2 2. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?
Question 3 3. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.
Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?
Question 5 5. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.
Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?
'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'
In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?
'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'
Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?
'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?
'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'
The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?
'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'
Question 11 11. Much of English's technical vocabulary comes from which language?
Question 12 12. Which of these describes the concept of turning language learning into a game?
Question 13 13. Which of these words do you think does not share a root with the others?
Question 14 14. Which of these languages is NOT a major source of English vocabulary?
Question 15 15. Which of these would NOT be a source for higher level vocabulary?
Question 16 16. To 'cut one's losses' means to _____.
Question 17 17. What does 'on the same page' mean in business?
Question 18 18. Once you've learned some common business vocabulary and expressions, what's the next step to correctly using them?
Question 19 19. Which of the following is not a common business document?
Question 20 20. Which of the following is a good way to practice common business vocabulary?
Question 21 21. What is denotation?
Question 22 22. Which is the best definition for the connotation of a word?
Question 23 23. 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?
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.