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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Word Meanings Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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.'

Question 2 2. Which of the prefixes listed means opposite?

Question 3 3. The root that means govern is _____.

Question 4 4. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 5 5. The suffix that means more is _____.

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Question 6 6. A glossary is found:

Question 7 7. The root that means heat is _____.

Question 8 8. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 9 9. A synonym of robust is:

Question 10 10. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a reference tool to build your vocabulary?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the main thing you can find in a thesaurus?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. 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 15 15.

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.'

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not found in a dictionary?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 19 19.

'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.'

Question 20 20. What does ''liberty'' mean?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Word Meanings Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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