NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is syntax? Choose the BEST definition.

Question 2 2. A glossary is found:

Question 3 3. Name the correct number of morphemes in the following sentence: 'Take me to my village to die, surrounded by friends.'

Question 4 4. The root that means govern is _____.

Question 5 5.

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.'

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a reference tool to build your vocabulary?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following is the main thing you can find in a thesaurus?

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Question 11 11. The suffix that means more is _____.

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

Question 13 13. What situation does the term morpheme exclusively apply to?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 15 15. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 16 16. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Use this material to answer question #17

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

Question 18 18. What type of morpheme is the suffix 'less' in the word 'thoughtless'?

Question 19 19. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which of the prefixes listed means opposite?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is not found in a dictionary?

Question 23 23.

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 24 24.

'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 25 25. What does ''liberty'' mean?

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Question 26 26.

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

Question 28 28. A synonym of robust is:

Question 29 29. Which of the following is the smallest unit of written language?

Question 30 30. What is denotation?

NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings Chapter Exam Instructions

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