Vocabulary Tools Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Biting the bullet means to accept an unpleasant situation. Where did the phrase come from?

Question 2 2. Which of the following phrases would be an idiom?

Question 3 3. Letting the cat out of the bag means to _____.

Question 4 4. Idioms have figurative meanings. What does figurative mean?

Question 5 5. Since idioms can't be translated by knowing what each word in the phrase means, who would have the HARDEST time understanding idioms?

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Question 6 6.

My brother likes his pasta extra soft, but I like mine al dente.

What is the most likely meaning of al dente in this sentence?

Question 7 7. Which of these sentences helps you guess the meaning of the phrase terra firma?

Question 8 8.
  • Are you sure you weren't at the pet store today? I guess I saw your doppelganger.

Using context, what is the meaning of the word doppelganger?

Question 9 9. How can context help you determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word?

Question 10 10.

Use context to find the meaning of the word non sequitur in this sentence:

After he spent the afternoon explaining why people should not eat meat, Jason's request for a hamburger seemed like a non sequitur.

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Question 11 11. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?

Question 12 12.

In this sentence, what word should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

''She ain't going to the party.''

Question 13 13.

Which answer corrects the mistake in this sentence?

The smart boy ran quick to the large store down the narrow street.

Question 14 14.

What is wrong with this sentence?

Sharon wanted to go eat steak for dinner; furthermore, she decided to eat pasta instead.

Question 15 15. What suffix do most adverbs have?

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Question 16 16. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 17 17. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Question 18 18. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 19 19. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

Question 20 20. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

Vocabulary Tools Chapter Exam Instructions

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