"A Christmas Carol" Vocabulary Quiz - Stave 2

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"A Christmas Carol" Vocabulary Quiz - Stave 2 - Quiz

Multiple choice quiz with vocabulary words from "A Christmas Carol" Stave 2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Refusing to change one's mind

    • A.

      Adamant

    • B.

      Jovial

    • C.

      Apprehensive

    • D.

      Baleful

    Correct Answer
    A. Adamant
    Explanation
    The word "adamant" means refusing to change one's mind or stubbornly sticking to one's opinion or decision. This explanation aligns with the given correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Friendliness

    • A.

      Opulence

    • B.

      Mirth

    • C.

      Credulity

    • D.

      Affability

    Correct Answer
    D. Affability
    Explanation
    Affability refers to the quality of being friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. It suggests a warm and pleasant demeanor, making others feel comfortable and at ease in one's presence. This trait is often associated with being kind, considerate, and accommodating towards others. It is the most suitable word to describe the quality of being friendly, which is the opposite of being hostile or unfriendly.

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  • 3. 

    An insult

    • A.

      Heresy

    • B.

      Affront

    • C.

      Moor

    • D.

      Petrification

    Correct Answer
    B. Affront
    Explanation
    An affront refers to an action or statement that is disrespectful or offensive, usually causing someone to feel insulted or offended. It is a direct challenge to one's dignity or honor. In this context, the correct answer suggests that "an insult" is synonymous with an affront.

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  • 4. 

    Extremely angry, indignant

    • A.

      Artful

    • B.

      Aromatic

    • C.

      Apoplectic

    • D.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    C. Apoplectic
    Explanation
    Apoplectic means extremely angry or indignant. This word is often used to describe someone who is so furious that they are on the verge of having a stroke. It implies a level of intense anger and outrage that is beyond normal or reasonable. Therefore, apoplectic is the correct answer to the given question.

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  • 5. 

    Nervous

    • A.

      Genial

    • B.

      Baleful

    • C.

      Odious

    • D.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    D. Apprehensive
    Explanation
    The word "nervous" is synonymous with "apprehensive," meaning feeling anxious or worried about something. Therefore, "apprehensive" is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Having a pleasant smell

    • A.

      Jovial

    • B.

      Aromatic

    • C.

      Contagious

    • D.

      Blither

    Correct Answer
    B. Aromatic
    Explanation
    The word "aromatic" means having a pleasant smell. Out of the given options, jovial means cheerful and friendly, contagious means easily spreadable, and blither means to talk foolishly. None of these options relate to having a pleasant smell. Therefore, the correct answer is aromatic.

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  • 7. 

    Tricky, sly, crafty

    • A.

      Blithe

    • B.

      Intricate

    • C.

      Artful

    • D.

      Congenial

    Correct Answer
    C. Artful
    Explanation
    The word "artful" means clever or cunning, which aligns with the given words "tricky, sly, crafty." This word implies someone who is skilled at deceiving or manipulating others. "Blithe" means carefree or cheerful, which does not fit the context. "Intricate" means complex or detailed, which is not the same as being cunning or crafty. "Congenial" means friendly or pleasant, which is not synonymous with being sly or tricky. Therefore, "artful" is the best choice that accurately describes the given words.

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  • 8. 

    A trick, something used to deceive

    • A.

      Furze

    • B.

      Artifice

    • C.

      Heresy

    • D.

      Moor

    Correct Answer
    B. Artifice
    Explanation
    Artifice refers to a trick or a clever strategy used to deceive or manipulate others. It is often employed to achieve a specific goal or gain an advantage in a situation. This word implies a level of cunning and ingenuity in the way someone deceives others. The other options, furze, heresy, and moor, do not carry the same meaning and are unrelated to the concept of trickery or deception.

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  • 9. 

    Threatening harm, menacing

    • A.

      Baleful

    • B.

      Blithe

    • C.

      Plaintive

    • D.

      Congenial

    Correct Answer
    A. Baleful
    Explanation
    Baleful means threatening harm or menacing. This word is often used to describe someone or something that is ominous, evil, or harmful. It suggests a sense of danger or foreboding. The other options, blithe, plaintive, and congenial, do not convey the same meaning of threatening harm or being menacing.

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  • 10. 

    Talk hypocritically, phony talk

    • A.

      Declension

    • B.

      Cant

    • C.

      Mirth

    • D.

      Moor

    Correct Answer
    B. Cant
  • 11. 

    A worsening of something

    • A.

      Penitence

    • B.

      Opulence

    • C.

      Degradation

    • D.

      Desolation

    Correct Answer
    C. Degradation
    Explanation
    Degradation refers to the process of deteriorating or declining in quality, value, or condition. It implies a worsening or decline in something, which aligns with the given phrase "a worsening of something." Therefore, degradation is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    To dress, decorate

    • A.

      Bedight

    • B.

      Prostrate

    • C.

      Gainsay

    • D.

      Pommel

    Correct Answer
    A. Bedight
    Explanation
    Bedight means to dress or decorate. It is a verb that describes the action of adorning or embellishing something, typically with decorative items or clothing. In this context, bedight can be understood as the act of dressing oneself or decorating something in a visually appealing or ornate manner.

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  • 13. 

    Red cooking apples

    • A.

      Daws

    • B.

      Aspirations

    • C.

      Cants

    • D.

      Biffins

    Correct Answer
    D. Biffins
  • 14. 

    Misery, loneliness  

    • A.

      Heresy

    • B.

      Desolation

    • C.

      Consolation

    • D.

      Surplus

    Correct Answer
    B. Desolation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "desolation." Misery and loneliness are both negative emotions that can lead to a feeling of emptiness or desolation. This word accurately captures the sense of sadness and isolation that is implied by the initial words. "Heresy" refers to religious beliefs that go against established doctrine, which is unrelated to the given words. "Consolation" refers to comfort or support, which is the opposite of the negative emotions mentioned. "Surplus" refers to an excess or abundance, which does not fit the context of the question.

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  • 15. 

    An urge  

    • A.

      Perversion

    • B.

      Compulsion

    • C.

      Consolation

    • D.

      Petrification

    Correct Answer
    B. Compulsion
    Explanation
    The given options are all related to different psychological states or actions. Perversion refers to abnormal sexual behavior, consolation refers to providing comfort or solace, and petrification refers to the process of turning into stone. Among these options, compulsion is the best fit for the concept of an urge. Compulsion refers to a strong, irresistible impulse to perform an action. Therefore, compulsion is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 16. 

    Shortened  

    • A.

      Sidled

    • B.

      Agitated

    • C.

      Elicited

    • D.

      Condensed

    Correct Answer
    D. Condensed
    Explanation
    The word "condensed" means to make something more concise or compact. It is the only word among the options that conveys this meaning. "Sidled" means to move in a cautious or sneaky way, "agitated" means to be disturbed or upset, and "elicited" means to draw out or evoke a reaction or response. None of these words have the same meaning as "condensed". Therefore, the correct answer is "condensed".

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  • 17. 

    Comfort  

    • A.

      Degradation

    • B.

      Desolation

    • C.

      Consolation

    • D.

      Perversion

    Correct Answer
    B. Desolation
    Explanation
    Desolation is the correct answer because it is the opposite of comfort. Comfort refers to a state of physical or emotional ease and satisfaction, while desolation refers to a state of complete emptiness, sadness, and loneliness. Therefore, desolation is the most fitting antonym for comfort in this context.

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  • 18. 

    Spread from one person to another  

    • A.

      Odious

    • B.

      Contagious

    • C.

      Execrable

    • D.

      Scanty

    Correct Answer
    B. Contagious
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contagious". This term refers to the ability of a disease or infection to spread from one person to another through direct or indirect contact. It suggests that the given word has the quality of being easily transmitted or passed on, often used to describe illnesses or diseases that can be easily caught or transmitted from person to person.

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  • 19. 

    Ready to believe, even if there isn't a reason to  

    • A.

      Credulity

    • B.

      Affability

    • C.

      Swarthy

    • D.

      Ubiquity

    Correct Answer
    A. Credulity
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because credulity refers to the willingness to believe something, even without sufficient evidence or reason. The phrase "Ready to believe, even if there isn't a reason to" directly aligns with the meaning of credulity.

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  • 20. 

    Black and grey birds  

    • A.

      Biffins

    • B.

      Daws

    • C.

      Brigands

    • D.

      Furze

    Correct Answer
    B. Daws
    Explanation
    Daws are black and grey birds, which matches the description given in the question. Biffins, brigands, and furze are not types of birds, so they can be eliminated as options. Therefore, the correct answer is daws.

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  • 21. 

    Decline  

    • A.

      Desolation

    • B.

      Perversion

    • C.

      Declension

    • D.

      Consolation

    Correct Answer
    D. Consolation
  • 22. 

    A worsening of something  

    • A.

      Consolation

    • B.

      Degradation

    • C.

      Condescension

    • D.

      Reclamation

    Correct Answer
    B. Degradation
    Explanation
    Degradation refers to the process of something becoming worse or lower in quality or value. It implies a decline or deterioration in the condition of something. Therefore, degradation is the correct answer as it aligns with the given definition of "a worsening of something." Consolation, condescension, and reclamation do not convey the same meaning of deterioration or decline.

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  • 23. 

    Misery, loneliness  

    • A.

      Consolation

    • B.

      Reclamation

    • C.

      Desolation

    • D.

      Resolution

    Correct Answer
    C. Desolation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "desolation." Misery and loneliness are both emotions that can lead to a feeling of desolation. Desolation refers to a state of complete emptiness, sadness, and isolation, which aligns with the negative emotions mentioned in the question. Consolation, reclamation, and resolution do not convey the same sense of emptiness and sadness as desolation does.

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  • 24. 

    Brought out, drew out from someone or something  

    • A.

      Sidled

    • B.

      Elicited

    • C.

      Protruded

    • D.

      Corroborated

    Correct Answer
    B. Elicited
    Explanation
    The word "elicited" means to draw out or bring forth a response or information from someone or something. It implies that someone has obtained a response or information through questioning, prompting, or other means. In the context of the question, "elicited" is the most appropriate choice as it accurately describes the action of bringing out or drawing out from someone or something.

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  • 25. 

    Very bad, wretched  

    • A.

      Execrable

    • B.

      Genial

    • C.

      Swarthy

    • D.

      Intricate

    Correct Answer
    A. Execrable
    Explanation
    The word "execrable" means very bad or wretched. It is used to describe something of extremely poor quality or morally repulsive. The other options, "genial", "swarthy", and "intricate", do not have the same negative connotation and therefore do not fit the meaning of "very bad" or "wretched".

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