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Learning Through Context Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 2 2. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 3 3. 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?

Use this material to answer question #4

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

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

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Question 6 6. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 7 7. If you just found out that the Internet isn't working and you have to do research online for a project but you say, 'That's just great.' you're using...

Question 8 8.

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 9 9. 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 10 10. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word. 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?

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Question 11 11. If performing outside research and you decide to include an interesting fact in your writing, what type of context might you need to provide?

Question 12 12. Why is it important to understand the context in which a pun is said?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes context?

Question 14 14.

'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 15 15. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

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Question 16 16. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

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

Question 18 18. When broken down, the word 'context' literally means ___________.

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Paul's 'aggressive' play made his opponents fear him on the football field. Which of the following types of context clues tells the reader what the word aggressive may mean.

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Question 21 21. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences is an example of an antonym context clue for the word nervous?

Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 24 24.

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 25 25. Which of the following would not be considered providing context for a literary quote?

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Question 26 26. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 27 27. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the underlined word. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. Which of following examples can Synonym be applied to?

Question 28 28. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

Question 29 29. What is denotation?

Question 30 30. Context helps us ____________.

Learning Through Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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