Context Clues
Context Clues
Context Clues
Idioms
Idioms
200

Because Prince Henry willingly abdicated from the throne, his younger brother Charles then became king.

a. lost in a battle            b. surrendered/gave up

    c. stole/took/captured        d. ate or consumed

B

200

Stanley was an avid storyteller and often embellishes the truth to add flavor and depth to his stories.

    a. makes easy to understand        b. keeps secret

    c. adds/exaggerates details            d. colors/paints

C

200

Because the thief was _______ he was able to get away from the crime scene without being caught.

A. furtive             B. versatile

C. loud                D. greedy    

A

200

You'd have to have a heart of stone to not feel happy when you see an adorable puppy or hear a tiny baby laugh. 

A. unemotional(without feelings)

B. become discouraged

C. kind and loving

D. brave

A

200

I could tell my sister's heart was broken after her best friends stopped talking to her.

A. to share all your thoughts and feelings

B. to mean something sincerely

C. to be very sad

D. to openly show your emotions

C

200

With so many credit card payments and student loans, Michelle has accrued a lot of debt.

    a. lost/forgotten                b. paid

    c. charged                    d. accumulated/received

D

200

Both Queen Kathrine and Queen Esmerelda have been feuding for years; they share a deep hatred for one another.

    a. fighting/arguing                b. hugging

    c. friends/companions            d. critical of

A

200

Training for the Olympics can be very ________ because practice consumes 20 hours of every day.

A. easy                   B. scarce

C. grueling              D. versatile

C

200

My sister told me to follow my heart, so I moved to New York City.

A.become discouraged

B. an older person who feels youthful

C. do what you love rather than what is expected

D. memorized

C

200

My aunt has the biggest heart as she volunteers in homeless shelters, fosters animals without a home, and donates money to people in need. 

A. to be very sad

B. brave

C. change your mind

D. giving and generous

D

200

At the rather large buffet, there was a myriad of food options to choose from.

    a. large amount/great number    b. minimal/small amount

    c. delicious                    d. nasty

A

200

 If Lucy chose the wrong answer, there would be dire consequences: two of her dogs would die.

    a. extreme/serious/urgent        b. non-important/easy

    c. sad/unhappy                d. tricky/clever/cunning

A

200

The students were ______ about meeting with the teacher on the first day of school because they had heard awful things about her.

A. Aptitude          B. conspicuous

C. grueling          D. apprehensive

D

200

My parents said they wouldn't buy me a play station for my birthday, but I hoped they would have a change of heart when they went shopping for my gift. 

A. a promise

B. brave

C. giving and generous

D. change their mind 

D

200

The woman battled with health ailments that come along with aging, but she always feels young at heart.

A. do what you love rather than what is expected

B. memorized

C. become discouraged

D. an older person who feels youthful

D

200

Because John was a subordinate to Kelly, his boss, he did as she asked without question.

    a. of a higher rank            b. under the water

    c. of a lower position            d. chef

C

200

Robin Hood would often pilfer great riches from kings, queens, and great lords. Most of his prizes would go to help the poor and hungry.

    a. win                    b. destroy/break

    c. steal                    d. lose/defeat

C

200

The woman's bright red dress and lipstick made her the most _______ person in the room at the black tie event. 

A. versatile           B. hidden

C. conspicuous      D. furtive

C

200

Even though I smiled and acted ok, I lived with a heavy heart for months after my dog passed away. 

A. to be very sad

B. openly show your emotions

C. to mean something sincerely

D. change your mind

A

200

Our teacher challenged us to learn all our country's states and their capitals. Anyone who knew them by heart would be invited to a pizza party.

A. memorized

B. an older person who feels youthful

C. unemotional

D. become discouraged

A

200

The sea fog was so heavy at night that the image of the lighthouse was obscured, to the dismay of oncoming boats.

    a. opened/withdrawn            b. seen

    c. unveiled/unmasked            d. hidden/blurred

D

200

Farmers were unable to grow crops because of a lack of rain, so food became scarce. 

A. drought                            B. hard to find

C. rotten                               D. easy to find

B

200

If you damage someone else's property you may be required to pay ________ for the damages.

A. credit            B. restitution

C. barricade       D. versatile 

B

200

Nicky is the smallest kid on the team, but he has a heart of a lion when faced with kids twice his size.

A. to be very sad

B. brave

C. giving and generous person

D. good and kind person

B

200

The politician had to be careful not to wear his heart on his sleeve because he did not want anyone to know his feelings.

A. to change your mind

B. to mean something sincerely

C. to be very sad

D. to openly show emotions 

D

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