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NYSTCE CQST: Vocabulary Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A glossary is found:

Question 2 2. Why are oxymorons important in writing?

Question 3 3. A likely context for the use of the word acquit would be _____.

Question 4 4. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 5 5. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of an euphemism?

Question 7 7. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word or words in quotes. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. Which of following examples can Synonym be applied to?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 9 9. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Which of the following Shakespearean lines does NOT employ a euphemism?

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Question 11 11. Why do people use euphemisms?

Question 12 12.

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 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.

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

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences uses the correct version of the your/you're homophones?

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Question 16 16. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 17 17.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 19 19. A word's connotation is _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a reference tool to build your vocabulary?

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Question 21 21. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 22 22. Which is an antonym for fire?

Question 23 23.

Which of the following types of context clues in this sentence tells the reader what the word aggressive may mean?

Paul's aggressive play made his opponents fear him on the football field.

Question 24 24. Why would expanding one's reading help a person to learn vocabulary in context?

Question 25 25. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 27 27. An oxymoron is a figure of speech where:

Question 28 28. Which is a synonym for soft?

Question 29 29. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word in quotes. 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?

Question 30 30. Which word does not fit in with these synonyms?

NYSTCE CQST: Vocabulary Chapter Exam Instructions

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