8th Grade Vocabulary Test 1

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8th Grade Vocabulary Test 1 - Quiz

The English vocabulary is very wide and not everyone knows everything. Some people say a person’s vocabulary clearly depicts how smart they are on a given subject. How wide is your English vocabulary? Test your vocabulary skills in the English language by answering the multiple-choice questions below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The mysteries of the universe are an enigma to man.

    • A.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    • B.

      Full of pores or tiny holes

    • C.

      Against nature, reason, or common sense

    • D.

      A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person

    Correct Answer
    D. A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person
    Explanation
    The phrase "The mysteries of the universe are an enigma to man" suggests that man is unable to fully understand or comprehend the mysteries of the universe. This aligns with the definition of "a baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person" as the answer. The word "enigma" implies something that is difficult to understand or solve, which further supports the choice of the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    He renounces his claim to the money.

    • A.

      To give up entirely

    • B.

      To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault

    • C.

      Giving freely; generous

    • D.

      An absence of a system of government and law

    Correct Answer
    A. To give up entirely
    Explanation
    The phrase "He renounces his claim to the money" means that he willingly and completely gives up his right or ownership to the money. This explanation aligns with the given definition "To give up entirely" as it implies a complete abandonment or surrender of his claim.

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  • 3. 

    The victims of the house fire would've had a bad Christmas without the help of bountiful friends.

    • A.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    • B.

      Against nature, reason, or common sense

    • C.

      Giving freely; generous

    • D.

      To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault

    Correct Answer
    C. Giving freely; generous
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Giving freely; generous." This is because the statement mentions that the victims of the house fire would have had a bad Christmas without the help of bountiful friends. This implies that the friends were generous and gave freely to help the victims, showing kindness and generosity.

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  • 4. 

    He forfeited his life by his careless driving.

    • A.

      To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault

    • B.

      To give up entirely

    • C.

      To recline or lean in a lazy manner

    • D.

      Giving freely; generous

    Correct Answer
    A. To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault
    Explanation
    The phrase "forfeited his life" suggests that the person lost or had to give up their life as a result of their careless driving. This implies that the person's actions or faults led to the loss of their life. Therefore, the correct answer is "To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault."

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  • 5. 

    It would be preposterous to shovel snow with a teaspoon.

    • A.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    • B.

      Against nature, reason, or common sense

    • C.

      A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person

    • D.

      An absence of a system of government and law

    Correct Answer
    B. Against nature, reason, or common sense
    Explanation
    The phrase "preposterous to shovel snow with a teaspoon" implies that using a teaspoon to shovel snow is illogical and impractical. Therefore, the correct answer "Against nature, reason, or common sense" accurately captures the meaning of the phrase. It suggests that the action described is absurd and goes against what is natural, reasonable, or commonly accepted.

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  • 6. 

    My dog's favorite thing to do during the day is to loll on the sofa.

    • A.

      Giving freely; generous

    • B.

      Making or having a harsh sound

    • C.

      Full of pores or tiny holes

    • D.

      To recline or lean in a lazy manner

    Correct Answer
    D. To recline or lean in a lazy manner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To recline or lean in a lazy manner." This is because the sentence states that the dog's favorite thing to do during the day is to loll on the sofa, which implies that the dog enjoys relaxing and being lazy on the sofa.

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  • 7. 

    After its defeat in war, the country was in a state of anarchy.

    • A.

      To lose or have to give up by one's own act or fault

    • B.

      An absence of a system of government and law

    • C.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    • D.

      A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person

    Correct Answer
    B. An absence of a system of government and law
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "An absence of a system of government and law." This is because the sentence states that after the country's defeat in war, it was in a state of anarchy. Anarchy refers to a situation where there is a lack of government or a breakdown of law and order. Therefore, the country being in a state of anarchy implies that there was an absence of a system of government and law.

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  • 8. 

    He is a connoisseur of antique furniture.

    • A.

      A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person

    • B.

      To recline or lean in a lazy manner

    • C.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    • D.

      Giving freely; generous

    Correct Answer
    C. An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things." This is because a connoisseur is someone who has a deep knowledge and appreciation for a particular subject, in this case, antique furniture. They are considered experts in judging the quality, authenticity, and value of art and tasteful items.

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  • 9. 

    The soil retains its desirable porous structure.

    • A.

      An absence of a system of government and law

    • B.

      Against nature, reason, or common sense

    • C.

      Making or having a harsh sound

    • D.

      Full of pores or tiny holes

    Correct Answer
    D. Full of pores or tiny holes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Full of pores or tiny holes". This answer is supported by the phrase "The soil retains its desirable porous structure." The word "porous" refers to the presence of tiny holes or pores in the soil, which allows it to retain water and air. Therefore, the soil being "full of pores or tiny holes" is the most fitting explanation for the given statement.

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  • 10. 

    The strident voice sounded harsher than ever.

    • A.

      A baffling or puzzling problem, situation, or person

    • B.

      Making or having a harsh sound

    • C.

      Against nature, reason, or common sense

    • D.

      An expert in matters dealing with judging art and tasteful things

    Correct Answer
    B. Making or having a harsh sound
    Explanation
    The phrase "strident voice" suggests that the voice is loud, harsh, and unpleasant to the ear. The word "harsher" in the sentence further emphasizes this point. Therefore, the correct answer, "making or having a harsh sound," accurately describes the quality of the voice in the given context.

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