Understanding Word Meaning Across Subject Areas


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Which of the following terms refers to the opposite of a word?

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1. As discussed in the lesson, the word set has both an everyday and a subject-specific meaning in which of the following disciplines?

2. Which best describes the word roots of 'morphology'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some words take on different meanings depending on where they're used. This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of how you can determine a word's meaning from a combination of factors, asking you to identify words that may change meaning as well as how you can figure out what those words mean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following topics:

  • The meaning of the word roots of morphology
  • Another word for a word's opposite
  • Strategies for identifying the meaning of subject-specific vocabulary
  • The discipline in which 'set' has a subject-specific meaning
  • A word with different meanings in everyday and subject-specific use

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding particular words and their meanings in different subjects
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on word meanings in different subjects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to determine a word's meaning

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of how word meanings may change, review the lesson titled Understanding Word Meaning Across Subject Areas. This lesson discusses the following:

  • Why identifying subject-specific vocabulary is a useful skill
  • Resources for discovering a word's meaning
  • How to use a thesaurus or dictionary to check a word's meaning