TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Vocabulary & Comprehension Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

Question 2 2. Why is it important to understand the context in which a pun is said?

Question 3 3. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

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.

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.'

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Question 6 6. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 7 7. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 8 8. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 9 9.

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 10 10.

'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.'

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Vocabulary & Comprehension Development Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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