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Cumulative Vocabulary Test - U.S. History, Spring 2010

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Final vocab test, covering words from Episodes 10-12 from the Century Videos (the blue sheets). Not open notes/book. You are not allowed to use flashcards or any other aid/help.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an appropriate synonym for the word adversary?
    • A. 

      Opponent

    • B. 

      Friend

    • C. 

      Associate

    • D. 

      Companion

  • 2. 
    What is an appropriate synonym for the word apex?
    • A. 

      Height

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Top

    • D. 

      Structure

  • 3. 
    What is an example of desecration?
    • A. 

      Destroying evidence

    • B. 

      Building an offensive statue

    • C. 

      Burning a flag

    • D. 

      Killing rodents

  • 4. 
    What does it mean to be elusive?
    • A. 

      Open

    • B. 

      Gregarious

    • C. 

      Opulent

    • D. 

      Secretive

  • 5. 
    "The streets were placarded with propaganda." What does placarded mean?
    • A. 

      Bombarded

    • B. 

      Postered

    • C. 

      Decorated

    • D. 

      Outspoken

  • 6. 
    Hanoi Hannah kept insisting that the Americans stop their _____________ behavior.
  • 7. 
    One who needs to seek rest and shelter, will head for this...
    • A. 

      Vengeance

    • B. 

      Sanctuary

    • C. 

      Solitude

    • D. 

      Fortitude

  • 8. 
    The May 4th killings at Kent State, 1970, epitomized the destructive divide in United States at the time. Epitomize most nearly means:
    • A. 

      Muddy

    • B. 

      Make secret

    • C. 

      Offer

    • D. 

      Highlight

  • 9. 
    Define: VOCIFEROUS
    • A. 

      Shackled

    • B. 

      Harnessed

    • C. 

      Unrestrained

    • D. 

      Gregarious

  • 10. 
    Define: EFFETE
    • A. 

      Incapable

    • B. 

      Possible

    • C. 

      Arduous

    • D. 

      Heinous

  • 11. 
    Define: OBDURATE
    • A. 

      Happy

    • B. 

      Inglorious

    • C. 

      Stubborn

    • D. 

      Easy going

  • 12. 
    Define: METAPHOR
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Direct idea

    • C. 

      Stolen property

    • D. 

      Fictitious account

  • 13. 
    Define: BELLICOSE
    • A. 

      Patriotism

    • B. 

      Peace protesters

    • C. 

      Willingness to fight

    • D. 

      Counter-culture

  • 14. 
    Define: IMPUDENT
    • A. 

      Childish

    • B. 

      Hard-working

    • C. 

      Friendly

    • D. 

      Insolent

  • 15. 
    Define: ELUSIVE
    • A. 

      Unearthed

    • B. 

      Free

    • C. 

      Secretive

    • D. 

      Implode

  • 16. 
    Which one is not a synonym of: ARMADA
    • A. 

      Flotilla

    • B. 

      Navy

    • C. 

      Squadron

    • D. 

      Faction

  • 17. 
    Which one is not a synonym of: DORMANT
    • A. 

      Latent

    • B. 

      Sleeping

    • C. 

      Active

    • D. 

      Inert

  • 18. 
    Which one is not a synonym of: LITERACY
    • A. 

      Learning

    • B. 

      Ignorance

    • C. 

      Scholarship

    • D. 

      Schooling

  • 19. 
    Which one is not a synonym of: MIRE
    • A. 

      High speed

    • B. 

      Slough

    • C. 

      Swamp

    • D. 

      Pickle

  • 20. 
    Define: QUAGMIRE
    • A. 

      Easy

    • B. 

      Problem

    • C. 

      In-the-bag

    • D. 

      Complete

  • 21. 
    What is an example of: QUARANTINE
    • A. 

      Mall

    • B. 

      Hospital

    • C. 

      Classroom

    • D. 

      Single prison cell

  • 22. 
    What is the best example of: CREDENTIALS
    • A. 

      Photograph

    • B. 

      Bill

    • C. 

      Passport

    • D. 

      Pay stub

  • 23. 
    What is the best example of: IDEALISM
    • A. 

      Placarding

    • B. 

      Rhetoric

    • C. 

      Shouting

    • D. 

      Dreaming

  • 24. 
    What is the best example of: REDRESS
    • A. 

      Restoring equality

    • B. 

      Providing hope

    • C. 

      Fixing a problem

    • D. 

      Approaching poverty

  • 25. 
    What is the best example of: TOTALITARIAN
    • A. 

      Churchill

    • B. 

      Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Stalin

    • D. 

      Rudd