What is a Thesaurus? - Definition, Use & History Video

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What is a thesaurus?

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1. Which of the following refers to words with similar meanings?

2. Which of the following refers to words with opposite meanings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of how to use a thesaurus. Topics you'll be assessed on include identifying the creator of the first thesaurus as well as knowing the terms for words with similar meanings and those with opposite meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining a thesaurus
  • Words with similar meanings
  • Opposite meaning words
  • Creator of the first thesaurus

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the thesaurus
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as words with similar meanings and words with opposite meanings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the creator of the first thesaurus as well as the purpose of a thesaurus

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called What is a Thesaurus? - Definition, Use & History to learn more about this reference work. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thesaurus
  • Differentiate between words with similar meanings and words with opposite meanings
  • Tell who created the first thesaurus
  • Relate two different types of thesauri
  • Know how to use a thesaurus
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