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Understanding Meaning of Words & Phrases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. Which of the answers will help you to understand the meaning of the word ''cantankerous'' in the following example: Tony was feeling cantankerous that day. When he was dropped off at school, this problem continued. He behaved in an uncooperative manner all day.

Question 3 3. Applying what you know about U.S. history when you read a historical novel is an example of using _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 5 5. Identify the likely definition of the word ''welter'', given the following statements: Her locker was a welter of items. Trying to find something in it was like searching for a needle in a haystack. What a mess!

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Question 6 6.

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

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 9 9.

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 10 10. A word's connotation is _____.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Choose which of the answers is the likely meaning of the word ''fomenting'' in the following: Although their political party normally would have suppressed and discouraged rebellion, this time it played a large role in fomenting a revolution.

Question 13 13. Hyper is to energetic as organic is to _____.

Question 14 14. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

Question 15 15.

'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 16 16. Which of the following would be helpful to understanding the meaning of ''stagnant'' in the following statements: Her career had become stagnant, like a car sitting at a stop light indefinitely. She had hoped that her work would be active and ever-changing, but over time, it came to a stand-still.

Question 17 17. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a statement with an antonym that would help us understand the meaning of the word ''frantic''?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20.

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

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 22 22. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

Question 23 23. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 24 24. What is denotation?

Use this material to answer question #25

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

Understanding Meaning of Words & Phrases Chapter Exam Instructions

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