NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

Question 3 3. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

Question 4 4.

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

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Question 6 6. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 7 7. hyper is to energetic as organic is to....

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

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

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Question 11 11.

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

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 12 12.

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 13 13. A word's connotation is...

Question 14 14.

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

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Writing: Context & Meaning Chapter Exam Instructions

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