"A Christmas Carol" Vocabulary Quiz - Stave 4

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"A Christmas Carol" Vocabulary Quiz - Stave 4 - Quiz

Multiple choice vocabulary quiz with words from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens,


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Greediness  

    • A.

      Benevolence

    • B.

      Abundance

    • C.

      Avarice

    • D.

      Dominion

    Correct Answer
    C. Avarice
    Explanation
    Avarice refers to an excessive and insatiable desire for wealth or material gain. It is often associated with selfishness and a lack of consideration for others. In contrast, benevolence refers to kindness and generosity, abundance refers to a large quantity or plenty of something, and dominion refers to control or authority. Avarice is the most fitting term in relation to greediness, as it captures the negative connotation and extreme desire for wealth.

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  • 2. 

    Hatred  

    • A.

      Excrescence

    • B.

      Offal

    • C.

      Avarice

    • D.

      Detestation

    Correct Answer
    D. Detestation
    Explanation
    Detestation refers to a strong feeling of dislike or hatred towards someone or something. It is the most appropriate word in the given list that aligns with the concept of hatred. Excrescence refers to an abnormal growth or outgrowth, offal refers to waste or garbage, and avarice refers to greed. Therefore, detestation is the correct answer that best represents the meaning of hatred.

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  • 3. 

    Caused to pour out  

    • A.

      Recoiled

    • B.

      Reconciled

    • C.

      Disgorged

    • D.

      Remonstrated

    Correct Answer
    C. Disgorged
    Explanation
    The word "disgorged" means to pour out or empty something, often forcefully. This is the only option that matches the meaning given in the question. "Recoiled" means to draw back in fear or disgust, "reconciled" means to restore friendly relations, and "remonstrated" means to protest or complain.

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  • 4. 

    The territory of a government  

    • A.

      Dominion

    • B.

      Offal

    • C.

      Avarice

    • D.

      Vestige

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominion
    Explanation
    Dominion refers to the territory or land controlled by a government. It implies the authority and control that a government has over a particular region or area.

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  • 5. 

    An unattractive feature of a person  

    • A.

      Offal

    • B.

      excrescence

    • C.

      Parapet

    • D.

      Grog

    Correct Answer
    B. excrescence
    Explanation
    An excrescence refers to an abnormal growth or outgrowth, particularly on the body. In the context of the question, an excrescence can be considered an unattractive feature of a person. It implies that this particular feature is undesirable and may negatively affect the person's appearance.

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  • 6. 

    Not neat, sloppy, smelly  

    • A.

      Tumultuous

    • B.

      Inexorable

    • C.

      Frousy

    • D.

      Infamous

    Correct Answer
    C. Frousy
    Explanation
    The word "frousy" means untidy, messy, or unkempt. It is a suitable description for someone or something that is not neat, sloppy, and smelly. Therefore, "frousy" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Grim, merciless  

    • A.

      Unseemly

    • B.

      Inexorable

    • C.

      Latent

    • D.

      Jocund

    Correct Answer
    B. Inexorable
    Explanation
    The word "inexorable" means relentless or unstoppable. It suggests that something cannot be persuaded, stopped, or changed. This aligns with the given words "grim" and "merciless," which both convey a sense of severity and harshness. Therefore, "inexorable" is the best fit among the given options to describe the given words.

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  • 8. 

    Wicked, disgraceful  

    • A.

      Latent

    • B.

      Infamous

    • C.

      Tumultuous

    • D.

      Retentive

    Correct Answer
    B. Infamous
    Explanation
    The given words "wicked" and "disgraceful" both have negative connotations, suggesting something morally wrong or shameful. The word "infamous" also carries a negative meaning, indicating a person or thing that is well-known for being bad or evil. Therefore, "infamous" is the correct answer as it aligns with the negative tone of the given words.

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  • 9. 

    To intervene on behalf of another  

    • A.

      Pommel

    • B.

      Reproach

    • C.

      Intercede

    • D.

      Bedight

    Correct Answer
    C. Intercede
    Explanation
    Intercede means to intervene on behalf of another. It implies stepping in and taking action to help or support someone else in a difficult or challenging situation. It suggests acting as a mediator or advocate to resolve a conflict or issue.

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  • 10. 

    Waste, garbage  

    • A.

      Vestige

    • B.

      Negus

    • C.

      Offal

    • D.

      Cupola

    Correct Answer
    C. Offal
    Explanation
    Offal refers to the waste or garbage from a butchered animal, such as the organs or entrails that are typically discarded. This term specifically relates to the question's mention of waste and garbage. Vestige, negus, and cupola do not have the same association with waste or garbage, making offal the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Sprang back in horror or fear  

    • A.

      Reconciled

    • B.

      Recoiled

    • C.

      Disgorged

    • D.

      Plundered

    Correct Answer
    B. Recoiled
    Explanation
    The phrase "sprang back in horror or fear" suggests a sudden and instinctive reaction to a frightening or shocking situation. The word that best fits this description is "recoiled," which means to jerk back or flinch in fear or disgust. The other options, "reconciled," "disgorged," and "plundered," do not convey the same sense of fear or horror in response to a situation.

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  • 12. 

    Became friends again  

    • A.

      Recoiled

    • B.

      Reconciled

    • C.

      Remonstrated

    • D.

      Disgorged

    Correct Answer
    B. Reconciled
    Explanation
    The word "reconciled" means to restore a friendly relationship or to make peace with someone. This suggests that the individuals who were previously not on good terms have resolved their differences and become friends again. The other options - "recoiled," "remonstrated," and "disgorged" - do not convey the idea of repairing a friendship or relationship.

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  • 13. 

    Not proper or appropriate  

    • A.

      Jovial

    • B.

      Profound

    • C.

      Unseemly

    • D.

      Recumbent

    Correct Answer
    C. Unseemly
    Explanation
    The word "unseemly" means not proper or appropriate. It suggests that something is not suitable or fitting in a particular situation. Therefore, out of the given options, "unseemly" is the correct answer that best matches the meaning described.

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