5th Grade: Vocabulary Test For Students!

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5th Grade: Vocabulary Test For Students! - Quiz

How many unusual 'b-words' do you know the meaning of? The more words you have in your armoury, the better equipped you are to write an interesting story, or keep your listeners listening as you speak!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Behemoth (noun)

    • A.

      Something that is very big or powerful

    • B.

      A species of moth

    • C.

      A Scottish word meaning 'To your health'

    • D.

      Something that is very small or weak

    Correct Answer
    A. Something that is very big or powerful
    Explanation
    The word "behemoth" is used to describe something that is very big or powerful. It is often used to refer to a person, animal, or object that is of immense size or strength. It can also be used metaphorically to describe something that is dominant or influential in a particular field or industry.

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  • 2. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Brickbat (noun)

    • A.

      A cricket bat made out of brick

    • B.

      A broken part of something hard which is used for throwing at someone or something

    • C.

      A species of bat

    • D.

      A special building made for housing bats

    Correct Answer
    B. A broken part of something hard which is used for throwing at someone or something
    Explanation
    A brickbat refers to a broken part of something hard that is used for throwing at someone or something. It is not a cricket bat made out of brick, a species of bat, or a special building made for housing bats.

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  • 3. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Bugbear (noun)

    • A.

      A species of bear

    • B.

      A species of insect

    • C.

      A source of obsessive or unfounded fear

    • D.

      A source of real fear

    Correct Answer
    C. A source of obsessive or unfounded fear
    Explanation
    Bugbear is a noun that refers to a source of obsessive or unfounded fear. It is not a species of bear or insect, nor does it refer to a source of real fear. The word bugbear is often used to describe something that causes anxiety or worry, but is not actually a significant threat.

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  • 4. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Bugaboo (noun)

    • A.

      A noise made by a baby

    • B.

      A noise made to scare someone

    • C.

      Something that causes laughter and merriment

    • D.

      Something that causes fear, trouble or annoyance

    Correct Answer
    D. Something that causes fear, trouble or annoyance
    Explanation
    The word "bugaboo" refers to something that causes fear, trouble, or annoyance. It is not related to a noise made by a baby, a noise made to scare someone, or something that causes laughter and merriment.

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  • 5. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Baedeker (noun)

    • A.

      A type of non-stick coating used in pots and pans

    • B.

      A type of German hand pistol

    • C.

      A guidebook for travellers

    • D.

      A special ladder for climbing on roofs

    Correct Answer
    C. A guidebook for travellers
    Explanation
    Baedeker is a noun that refers to a guidebook for travelers. It is named after Karl Baedeker, a German publisher who was known for his series of travel guidebooks. These guidebooks provide detailed information about various destinations, including maps, recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. They are widely used by tourists to plan their trips and navigate through unfamiliar places.

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  • 6. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Bombilate (verb)

    • A.

      To continuously bomb someone or something

    • B.

      To seriously hesitate

    • C.

      To make a bombing noise

    • D.

      To make a humming or buzzing noise

    Correct Answer
    D. To make a humming or buzzing noise
    Explanation
    The word "bombilate" is a verb that means to make a humming or buzzing noise. This can be inferred from the context of the other options, which do not accurately define the word. "To continuously bomb someone or something" and "to seriously hesitate" do not relate to the concept of making a noise. "To make a bombing noise" implies a loud explosive sound rather than a humming or buzzing noise. Therefore, the correct meaning of "bombilate" is to make a humming or buzzing noise.

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  • 7. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Bric-a-brac (noun)

    • A.

      It's a nonsense word and it doesn't mean anything

    • B.

      It's slang for 'bring her back'

    • C.

      Small, ornamental objects that are of great monetary value and interest

    • D.

      Small, ornamental objects that are of little monetary value but of great interest or sentimental value

    Correct Answer
    D. Small, ornamental objects that are of little monetary value but of great interest or sentimental value
    Explanation
    Bric-a-brac refers to small, ornamental objects that may not have much monetary value but hold significant interest or sentimental value. These items are often collected and displayed for their aesthetic appeal or personal significance.

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  • 8. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Boondock (noun)

    • A.

      A remote, rural area usually covered with a dense undergrowth of small trees and bushes

    • B.

      A special part of the dock where ships unload or load

    • C.

      A village

    • D.

      A species of duck

    Correct Answer
    A. A remote, rural area usually covered with a dense undergrowth of small trees and bushes
    Explanation
    The word "boondock" refers to a remote, rural area that is typically filled with thick vegetation consisting of small trees and bushes. It does not refer to a special part of a dock, a village, or a species of duck.

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  • 9. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Baleful (adjective)

    • A.

      A large mound of straw

    • B.

      Something causing or threatening to cause harm

    • C.

      Something causing laughter

    • D.

      Expressing annoyance

    Correct Answer
    B. Something causing or threatening to cause harm
    Explanation
    The word "baleful" is an adjective that means something causing or threatening to cause harm. This word is often used to describe something that is menacing, harmful, or evil in nature. It conveys the idea of danger or harm that can be inflicted by a particular thing or situation.

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  • 10. 

    Select the correct meaning of the given word. Brazen (adjective)

    • A.

      Showing or expressing boldness and an absolute lack of shame

    • B.

      A nicely braised piece of steak

    • C.

      A method of cooking meat

    • D.

      Showing stupidity and ignorance

    Correct Answer
    A. Showing or expressing boldness and an absolute lack of shame
    Explanation
    The correct meaning of the word "brazen" is showing or expressing boldness and an absolute lack of shame. This means that someone who is brazen is not afraid to do or say something bold or daring, even if it may be considered inappropriate or disrespectful. They have no shame or embarrassment about their actions or words.

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