Vocabulary
Context Clues
Miscellaneous
Prefixes & Suffixes
Literary Techniques (Figurative Language)
100

The root trans (ex., transport, transient, translucent) means...

across

100

The garbage truck made quite a loud racket when emptying the dumpster.

Based on the sentence above, what is most likely the meaning of the word racket?

a. a type of bat you use to hit a ball

b. a clattering noise

c. a fraudulent scheme

d. having an active social life

b. a clattering noise

100


Which of the following best describes the caption of the photograph?

This canyon in Arizona is a popular place for tourists and adventure-seekers. People love to admire the view and take photographs. It took millions of years for the canyon to form. As water flowed over the land, it eroded the rock away little by little. Today, the result is a canyon that is thousands of feet deep.

a. It tells a story about a canyon.

b. It encourages people to visit the canyon.

c. It describes a visit to a canyon.

d. It gives information on a canyon.

d. It gives information on a canyon.

100

Read the sentence: We had to preheat the oven before baking the cookies.

Which of the following words use the prefix pre- in the same way as preheat?

a. preach

b. preyed

c. preview

d. preened

c. preview

100

Which literary technique is used in the line below?

Go and gather the green leaves on the grass.

alliteration

200

Which two words are synonyms of ordinary?

One of Mario's toy cars is very rare, while the other one is ordinary.

a. regular

b. easy

c. popular

d. common

e. interesting

a. regular and d. common

200

The laborers voted to go on strike in order to get better working conditions.

What is the meaning of strike as it is used in the sentence above?

a. hit forcibly with one's hand or other implement

b. occur suddenly and have harmful or damaging effects

c. a sudden attack, usually by the military

d. a refusal to work organized by employees as a form of protest

d. a refusal to work organized by employees as a form of protest

200

It's going to rain tomorrow, ___ I will pack my umbrella.

Which two conjunctions could go in the blank to make the sentence make sense?

a. so

b. because

c. and

d. therefore

a. so and d. therefore

200

Read the sentence: We found a sizeable collection of shells at the beach.

Which word does not use the suffix -able in the same way as sizable?

a. lovable

b. tolerable

c. capable

d. table

d. table

200

What type of figurative language is used in the line below?

The alligator's teeth are white daggers.

metaphor

300

In which sentence is the italicized word used correctly?

a. My new shirt has for large buttons.

b. The rusted hinges make this door creek.

c. This is the main street in our town.

d. She tied a cloth belt around her waste.

c. This is the main street in our town.

300

He was able to handle the challenge by staying calm.

Which of the following is the best definition of handle as it is used in the sentence above?

a. feel or manipulate with the hands 

b. manage (a situation or problem)

c. the part by which a thing is held, like a doorknob

d. a name or nickname used in a game

b. manage (a situation or problem)

300

Which shows the correct syllable division for the word operation?

a. o/per/a/tion

b. op/er/a/tion

c. op/e/ra/tion

d. op/er/at/ion

b. op/er/a/tion

300

Find the prefix that will change the word like to mean "not like."

a. un-

b. dis-

c. non-

d. re-

b. dis-

300

What literary technique is used in the line below?

She danced lightly, like a fluttering butterfly.

simile

400

The latin root dict means to speak or say. Name three words containing this root.

Possible answers: dictate, dictation, dictated, diction, predict, contradict, verdict, dictionary

400

The rain was just a minor inconvenience, so we didn't get too upset.

Which of the following is the best definition of minor as it is used in the sentence above?

a. lesser in importance or significance

b. someone who works in a mine

c. a person under the age of 18

d. something that belongs to someone

a. lesser in importance or significance

400

What does the phrase "heart of" mean in the sentence below?

Located in the heart of Paris, was one of the world's tallest landmarks.

a. streets of

b. edge of

c. center of

d. city of

c. center of

400

Which suffix will turn the word educate into a noun?

a. -able

b. -ing

c. -tion

d. -ous

c. -tion

400
Which sentence shows an example of a simile?


a. The sky grew ominous with angry, dark clouds.

b. The stars shine bright like diamonds in the night.

c. The sun peeked through the clouds.

d. The sun smiled upon the misty morning field.

b. The stars shine bright like diamonds in the night.

500

Read the dictionary entry:

   Definition of terrific

   1: unusually fine

   2: extraordinary

   3: exciting or fit to excite fear or awe 

     : very bad, frightful

Which definition matches the way terrific is used in the following sentence:

A terrific thunderstorm tore through town last night.

Definition 3: exciting or fit to excite fear or awe 

                 : very bad, frightful

500

The factory will manufacture new tractors and other farm machines.

In this sentence, manufacture means -

a. order

b. choose

c. trade

d. build

d. build

500

Which words from this list are synonyms?

   colony : a group of people who move to settle in another land but who still remain citizens of their country

   landowner : a person who owns property

   settlement : a village of persons in a new country

   territory : the land or waters belonging to or under the rule of government

   trading post : a place where the exchange of goods takes place

colony and settlement

500

Which suffix will turn the word love into a word that can go in the blank to make the sentence make sense?

It was ______ weather, so we went to the park.

a. -able

b. -ing

c. -ly

d. -ed

c. -ly

500

Which sentence shows an example of personification?

a. The moon is a black pearl in the sea of night.

b. The sunrise greeted me with its warmth.

c. The moon glows like a big white dinnerplate in the night sky.

d. Your star shines bright inside you.

b. The sunrise greeted me in the morning.

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