Using Synonyms, Antonyms & Analogies to Improve Understanding


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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.

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

2. 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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to assist you in learning about how to use synonyms, antonyms, and analogies. They will challenge students to answer questions about these three literary concepts by using examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to do well on the quiz/worksheet should familiarize themselves with this information:

  • Using context clues to understand the meaning of words
  • Identifying synonyms and antonyms in a sentence
  • Understanding the relationships of analogies

Skills Practiced

The assessments will give students the opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the associated lesson on using synonyms, antonyms, and analogies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding understanding analogies and their relationships
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using context clues to define words

Additional Learning

Learn more about this concept by viewing the accompanying lesson, Using Synonyms, Antonyms & Analogies to Improve Understanding. It will help you achieve these goals and objectives:

  • Describe how to use context clues to understand unfamiliar words
  • Define synonyms, antonyms, and analogies
  • Identify the characteristics of these literary terms
  • Understand the relationship between analogies