8th Grade - 2nd Quarter - Vocabulary Test

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8th Grade - 2nd Quarter - Vocabulary Test

8th Grade - 2nd Quarter - Vocabulary TestforBook 5 ov Wordly Wise


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The word legible MOST NEARLY means:
    • A. 

      Very famous

    • B. 

      Easy to read

    • C. 

      Qualified to participate

    • D. 

      to make or enact laws

  • 2. 
    The word preliminary can mean any of the following:**more than one may/should be chosen**
    • A. 

      Something that precedes or is introductory

    • B. 

      A minor match prior the main event

    • C. 

      Something that comes first in order to prepare for

    • D. 

      A game that is played before the main part of a competition to decide which players or teams will be allowed to continue playing

    • E. 

      Something that is necessary to an end or to the carrying out of a function

  • 3. 
    The word stupor means noisy movement in a city.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The word illlustrious MOST NEARLY means ________________________.   money related, easy to ready, damage, law, very famous
  • 5. 
    The word succinct MOST NEARLY means:
    • A. 

      Easy to read/fresh

    • B. 

      Daze/slow

    • C. 

      Polite/formal

    • D. 

      Concise/short

  • 6. 
    The coach became quite ___________________ and spit at an umpire after being thrown out of the game,
    • A. 

      Illustrious

    • B. 

      Belligerent

    • C. 

      Doggerel

    • D. 

      Succinct

  • 7. 
    Which sentence uses the word flippant INCORRECTLY?
    • A. 

      Her parents considered her flippant attitude disrespectful.

    • B. 

      I underestimated your flippancy during gymnastic practice.

    • C. 

      His continued flippancy in class is disturbing the other children

    • D. 

      His flippant comment that the poor save on taxes offended many people.

    • E. 

      She made a flippant and tasteless remark about people in famine-stricken countries being spared the problem of overeating.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would not be considered a cockade?(more than one may/should be chosen)
    • A. 

      A ribbon

    • B. 

      A star

    • C. 

      An ornament

    • D. 

      A decoration

    • E. 

      A buckle

    • F. 

      A hat

  • 9. 
    It was truly amazing that she escaped from the wreckage ________________________.
    • A. 

      Recurrence

    • B. 

      Inured

    • C. 

      Unscathed

    • D. 

      Semblance

    • E. 

      Cockade

  • 10. 
    Castigate means to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which sentence uses the word plausible INCORRECTLY?
    • A. 

      She plausibly argued that she was innocent.

    • B. 

      Any of those things could plausibly happen.

    • C. 

      I thought her explanation was completely plausible.

    • D. 

      He gave an implausible excuse for showing up late for work.

    • E. 

      Although her story was implausible, I didn't believe her.

  • 12. 
    Doggerel means marked by stubborn determination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The following poem is an example of what?Sir Thopas was a doughty swain, White was his face as paindemain, His lippes red as rose. His rode is like scarlet in grain, And I you tell in good certain He had a seemly nose
    • A. 

      A castigation

    • B. 

      A doggerel

    • C. 

      A flippant remark

    • D. 

      A parable

  • 14. 
    Which sentence uses the word clarity INCORRECTLY?
    • A. 

      She remembered what happened that day with surprising clarity.

    • B. 

      The clarity of the photographs was amazing.

    • C. 

      The Duchess's clarity was greatly admired by all.

    • D. 

      The liquid was cloudy at first but soon recovered its clarity.

  • 15. 
    "The committee lacked clarity of purpose" means...
    • A. 

      They did not have a clearly stated reason for meeting

    • B. 

      The reason for their existence was not to help people who are poor, sick, etc.

    • C. 

      The aim or goal of the committee was to provide support for the helpless

  • 16. 
    Select all the words that would be a synonym for scourge.
    • A. 

      Whip

    • B. 

      Devastate

    • C. 

      Great affliction

    • D. 

      Beneficial

    • E. 

      Bountiful

    • F. 

      Encouragement

  • 17. 
    The queen ________________________ him back to the palace.
    • A. 

      Summoned

    • B. 

      Scourged

    • C. 

      Castigated

    • D. 

      Alluded

  • 18. 
    Select the sentence that uses the word compensate INCORRECTLY.
    • A. 

      She was not compensated for the damage done to her car.

    • B. 

      The price of the item has been reduced to compensate for a defect.

    • C. 

      He plans to compensate the money he owes him as soon as he is able.

    • D. 

      His enthusiasm compensates for his lack of skill.

  • 19. 
    Select the sentences that use the word oblique CORRECTLY. (more than one may/should be chosen)
    • A. 

      Triangles that do not have an angle that measures 90° are called oblique triangles.

    • B. 

      The oblique muscles can be exercised through crunches or sit-ups

    • C. 

      She responded to the reporter's question with an oblique reply which dodged the question.

    • D. 

      She obliqued that he had heard rumors but wasn't willing to gossip.

    • E. 

      Her coach told her to oblique her muscles more often.

    • F. 

      She suggested obliquely that he wasn't telling the truth.

  • 20. 
    She tried to project some ______________________ of confidence even though public speaking terrified her
    • A. 

      Bustle

    • B. 

      Semblance

    • C. 

      Illustrious

    • D. 

      Alternate

  • 21. 
    The word timorous means expressing or suggesting adventurousness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Will stays home from work whenever he feels the least _________________________.
    • A. 

      Indisposed

    • B. 

      Infallible

    • C. 

      Unscathed

    • D. 

      Concise

  • 23. 
    A habitat in which the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean is called an _____________________.
  • 24. 
    An estuary is a _______________ in which the _______________ meets the _______________ .
    • A. 

      Habitat / salt water of a river / fresh water of a lake

    • B. 

      Gathering / father of the bride / father of the groom

    • C. 

      Habitat / fresh water of a river / salt water of the ocean

    • D. 

      Gathering / mother of the groom / mother of the bride

  • 25. 
    The word alternate MOST NEARLY means:
    • A. 

      Substitute

    • B. 

      Divide

    • C. 

      Preassemble

    • D. 

      Increase

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