Vocabulary Size Test

60 Questions
Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

This test estimates the number of English word family meanings you know. • There are 60 questions in this test • Look at the word and an example of the word in use • Choose the meaning that most closely matches the word • You can not go back and change your answer

Sample Question

SEE: They saw it.

Cut

Waited for

Looked at

Tarted

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  • 1. 
    SEE: They saw it.
    • A. 

      Cut

    • B. 

      Waited for

    • C. 

      Looked at

    • D. 

      Started

  • 2. 
    TIME: They have a lot of time.
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Hours

    • D. 

      Friend

  • 3. 
    PERIOD: It was a difficult period.
    • A. 

      Question

    • B. 

      Time

    • C. 

      Thing to do

    • D. 

      Book

  • 4. 
    FIGURE: Is this the right figure?
    • A. 

      Answer

    • B. 

      Place

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Number

  • 5. 
    POOR: We are poor.
    • A. 

      Have no money

    • B. 

      Feel happy

    • C. 

      Are very interested

    • D. 

      Do not like to work hard

  • 6. 
    DRIVE: He drives fast.
    • A. 

      Swims

    • B. 

      Learns

    • C. 

      Throws balls

    • D. 

      Uses a car

  • 7. 
    JUMP: She tried to jump.
    • A. 

      Lie on top of the water

    • B. 

      Get off the ground suddenly

    • C. 

      Stop the car at the edge of the road

    • D. 

      Move very fast

  • 8. 
    SHOE: Where is your shoe?
    • A. 

      The person who looks after you

    • B. 

      The thing you keep your money in

    • C. 

      The thing you use for writing

    • D. 

      The thing you wear on your foot

  • 9. 
    STANDARD: Her standards are very high.
    • A. 

      The bits at the back under her shoes

    • B. 

      The marks she gets in school

    • C. 

      The money she asks for

    • D. 

      The levels she reaches in everything

  • 10. 
    BASIS: This was used as the basis.
    • A. 

      Answer

    • B. 

      Place to take a rest

    • C. 

      Next step

    • D. 

      Main part

  • 11. 
    MAINTAIN: Can they maintain it?
    • A. 

      Keep it as it is

    • B. 

      Make it larger

    • C. 

      Get a better one than it

    • D. 

      Get it

  • 12. 
    STONE: He sat on a stone.
    • A. 

      Hard thing

    • B. 

      Kind of chair

    • C. 

      Soft thing on the floor

    • D. 

      part of a tree

  • 13. 
    UPSET: I am upset.
    • A. 

      Tired

    • B. 

      Famous

    • C. 

      Rich

    • D. 

      Unhappy

  • 14. 
    DRAWER: The drawer was empty.
    • A. 

      Sliding box

    • B. 

      Place where cars are kept

    • C. 

      Cupboard to keep things cold

    • D. 

      Animal house

  • 15. 
    PATIENCE: He has no patience.
    • A. 

      Will not wait happily

    • B. 

      Has no free time

    • C. 

      Has no faith

    • D. 

      Does not know what is fair

  • 16. 
    NIL: His mark for that question was nil.
    • A. 

      Very bad

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      Very good

    • D. 

      In the middle

  • 17. 
    PUB: They went to the pub.
    • A. 

      Place where people drink and talk

    • B. 

      Place that looks after money

    • C. 

      large building with many shops

    • D. 

      Building for swimming

  • 18. 
    CIRCLE: Make a circle.
    • A. 

      Rough picture

    • B. 

      Space with nothing in it

    • C. 

      Round shape

    • D. 

      large hole

  • 19. 
    MICROPHONE: Please use the microphone.
    • A. 

      Machine for making food hot

    • B. 

      Machine that makes sounds louder

    • C. 

      Machine that makes things look bigger

    • D. 

      Small telephone that can be carried around

  • 20. 
    PRO: He's a pro.
    • A. 

      Someone who is employed to find out important secrets

    • B. 

      A stupid person

    • C. 

      Someone who writes for a newspaper

    • D. 

      Someone who is paid for playing sport etc.

  • 21. 
    SOLDIER: He is a soldier.
    • A. 

      Person in a business

    • B. 

      Student

    • C. 

      person who uses metal

    • D. 

      Person in the army

  • 22. 
    RESTORE: It has been restored.
    • A. 

      Said again

    • B. 

      Given to a different person

    • C. 

      Given a lower price

    • D. 

      Made like new again

  • 23. 
    JUG: He was holding a jug.
    • A. 

      A container for pouring liquids

    • B. 

      an informal discussion

    • C. 

      A soft cap

    • D. 

      A weapon that explodes

  • 24. 
    SCRUB: He is scrubbing it.
    • A. 

      Cutting shallow lines into it

    • B. 

      repairing it

    • C. 

      Rubbing it hard to clean it

    • D. 

      Drawing simple pictures of it

  • 25. 
    DINOSAUR: The children were pretending to be dinosaurs.
    • A. 

      Robbers who work at sea

    • B. 

      Very small creatures with human form but with wings

    • C. 

      large creatures with wings that breathe fire

    • D. 

      Animals that lived a long time ago

  • 26. 
    STRAP: He broke the strap.
    • A. 

      Promise

    • B. 

      Top cover

    • C. 

      Shallow dish for food

    • D. 

      Strip of material for holding things together

  • 27. 
    PAVE: It was paved.
    • A. 

      Prevented from going through

    • B. 

      Divided

    • C. 

      Given gold edges

    • D. 

      Covered with a hard surface

  • 28. 
    DASH: They dashed over it.
    • A. 

      Moved quickly

    • B. 

      Moved slowly

    • C. 

      Fought

    • D. 

      Looked quickly

  • 29. 
    ROVE: He couldn't stop roving.
    • A. 

      Getting drunk

    • B. 

      Traveling around

    • C. 

      Making a musical sound through closed lips

    • D. 

      Working hard

  • 30. 
    LONESOME: He felt lonesome.
    • A. 

      Ungrateful

    • B. 

      Very tired

    • C. 

      Lonely

    • D. 

      Full of energy

  • 31. 
    COMPOUND: They made a new compound.
    • A. 

      Agreement

    • B. 

      Thing made of two or more parts

    • C. 

      Group of people forming a business

    • D. 

      Guess based on past experience

  • 32. 
    LATTER: I agree with the latter.
    • A. 

      Man from the church

    • B. 

      Reason given

    • C. 

      Last one

    • D. 

      Answer

  • 33. 
    CANDID: Please be candid.
    • A. 

      Be careful

    • B. 

      Show sympathy

    • C. 

      Show fairness to both sides

    • D. 

      Say what you really think

  • 34. 
    TUMMY: Look at my tummy.
    • A. 

      Cloth to cover the head

    • B. 

      Stomach

    • C. 

      small furry animal

    • D. 

      Thumb

  • 35. 
    QUIZ: We made a quiz.
    • A. 

      Thing to hold arrows

    • B. 

      Serious mistake

    • C. 

      Set of questions

    • D. 

      Box for birds to make nests in

  • 36. 
    INPUT: We need more input.
    • A. 

      Information, power, etc. put into something

    • B. 

      Workers

    • C. 

      Artificial filling for a hole in wood

    • D. 

      Money

  • 37. 
    CRAB: Do you like crabs?
    • A. 

      Sea creatures that walk sideways

    • B. 

      very thin small cakes

    • C. 

      tight, hard collars

    • D. 

      large black insects that sing at night

  • 38. 
    VOCABULARY: You will need more vocabulary.
    • A. 

      Words

    • B. 

      skill

    • C. 

      money

    • D. 

      Guns

  • 39. 
    REMEDY: We found a good remedy.
    • A. 

      Way to fix a problem

    • B. 

      Place to eat in public

    • C. 

      Way to prepare food

    • D. 

      Rule about numbers

  • 40. 
    ALLEGE: They alleged it.
    • A. 

      Claimed it without proof

    • B. 

      Stole the ideas for it from someone else

    • C. 

      Provided facts to prove it

    • D. 

      Argued against the facts that supported it

  • 41. 
    DEFICIT: The company had a large deficit.    
    • A. 

      Spent a lot more money than it earned

    • B. 

      Went down a lot in value

    • C. 

      Had a plan for its spending that used a lot of money

    • D. 

      Had a lot of money in the bank

  • 42. 
    WEEP: He wept.
    • A. 

      Finished his course

    • B. 

      cried

    • C. 

      Died

    • D. 

      Worried

  • 43. 
    NUN: We saw a nun.
    • A. 

      Long thin creature that lives in the earth

    • B. 

      terrible accident

    • C. 

      Woman following a strict religious life

    • D. 

      Unexplained bright light in the sky

  • 44. 
    HAUNT: The house is haunted.
    • A. 

      Full of ornaments

    • B. 

      Rented

    • C. 

      Empty

    • D. 

      Full of ghosts

  • 45. 
    COMPOST: We need some compost.                  
    • A. 

      Strong support

    • B. 

      Help to feel better

    • C. 

      Hard stuff made of stones and sand stuck together

    • D. 

      Rotted plant material

  • 46. 
    CUBE: I need one more cube.
    • A. 

      Sharp thing used for joining things

    • B. 

      solid square block

    • C. 

      Tall cup with no saucer

    • D. 

      Piece of stiff paper folded in half

  • 47. 
    MINIATURE: It is a miniature.
    • A. 

      A very small thing of its kind

    • B. 

      an instrument to look at small objects

    • C. 

      a very small living creature

    • D. 

      a small line to join letters in handwriting

  • 48. 
    PEEL: Shall I peel it?
    • A. 

      Let it sit in water for a long time

    • B. 

      Take the skin off it

    • C. 

      Make it white

    • D. 

      Cut it into thin pieces

  • 49. 
    FRACTURE: They found a fracture.
    • A. 

      Break

    • B. 

      Small piece

    • C. 

      Short coat

    • D. 

      Rare jewel

  • 50. 
    BACTERIUM: They didn't find a single bacterium.
    • A. 

      Small living thing causing disease

    • B. 

      Plant with red or orange flowers

    • C. 

      Animal that carries water on its back

    • D. 

      Thing that has been stolen and sold to a shop

  • 51. 
    DEVIOUS: Your plans are devious.
    • A. 

      Tricky

    • B. 

      Well-developed

    • C. 

      Not well thought out

    • D. 

      More expensive than necessary

  • 52. 
    PREMIER: The premier spoke for an hour.
    • A. 

      Person who works in a law court

    • B. 

      University teacher

    • C. 

      Adventurer

    • D. 

      Head of the government

  • 53. 
    BUTLER: They have a butler.
    • A. 

      Man servant

    • B. 

      Machine for cutting up trees

    • C. 

      private teacher

    • D. 

      cool dark room under the house

  • 54. 
    ACCESSORY: They gave us some accessories.
    • A. 

      Papers allowing us to enter a country

    • B. 

      official orders

    • C. 

      ideas to choose between

    • D. 

      Extra pieces

  • 55. 
    THRESHOLD: They raised the threshold.
    • A. 

      Flag

    • B. 

      Point or line where something changes

    • C. 

      Roof inside a building

    • D. 

      Cost of borrowing money

  • 56. 
    THESIS: She has completed her thesis.
    • A. 

      Long written report of study carried out for a university degree

    • B. 

      talk given by a judge at the end of a trial

    • C. 

      first year of employment after becoming a teacher

    • D. 

      extended course of hospital treatment

  • 57. 
    STRANGLE: He strangled her.
    • A. 

      Killed her by pressing her throat

    • B. 

      gave her all the things she wanted

    • C. 

      Took her away by force

    • D. 

      admired her greatly

  • 58. 
    CAVALIER: He treated her in a cavalier manner.
    • A. 

      Without care

    • B. 

      politely

    • C. 

      Awkwardly

    • D. 

      As a brother would

  • 59. 
    MALIGN: His malign influence is still felt.
    • A. 

      Evil

    • B. 

      Good

    • C. 

      Very important

    • D. 

      Secret

  • 60. 
    VEER: The car veered.
    • A. 

      Went suddenly in another direction

    • B. 

      Moved shakily

    • C. 

      Made a very loud noise

    • D. 

      Slid sideways without the wheels turning