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NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Meanings Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A root word is:

Question 2 2. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 3 3. Why is it important to learn about synonyms and antonyms?

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 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 pair are synonyms?

Question 7 7. Which of the prefixes listed means opposite?

Question 8 8. Studying roots, prefixes, and suffixes helps students:

Question 9 9. A word's connotation is _____.

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Which pair are antonyms?

Question 12 12. The suffix that means more is _____.

Question 13 13.

Identify the type of analogy being used here by recognizing the relationship between the two pairs of words.

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

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

Question 15 15. Which is a synonym for soft?

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Question 16 16. What is denotation?

Question 17 17. The root that means govern is _____.

Question 18 18. The root that means heat is _____.

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

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Question 21 21. Prefixes and suffixes are similar because both...

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. Hyper is to energetic as organic is to _____.

Question 24 24. Why would it help to use color coding when teaching structural analysis?

Question 25 25. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 27 27. Structural Analysis is:

Question 28 28. Which word does not fit in with these synonyms?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. What does ''liberty'' mean?

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Meanings Chapter Exam Instructions

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