AP Quiz Passage 1,2,3 The Great Gatsby

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  • 1. 

    Acute

    • A.

      Sharp

    • B.

      Cocky

    • C.

      Foul smell

    • D.

      To swell

    Correct Answer
    A. Sharp
    Explanation
    The word "sharp" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given options that can be associated with the word "acute." "Sharp" can mean having a fine edge or point, which aligns with the idea of something being acute or having a sharp angle. The other options, such as "cocky," "foul smell," and "to swell," do not have any direct connection to the word "acute."

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  • 2. 

    Savours

    • A.

      Cynical

    • B.

      Rough around the edges

    • C.

      To taste or enjoy completely

    • D.

      Turbulent

    Correct Answer
    C. To taste or enjoy completely
    Explanation
    The word "savours" means to taste or enjoy something completely. This explanation is supported by the fact that the other options - "cynical," "rough around the edges," and "turbulent" - do not convey the same meaning as "to taste or enjoy completely." Therefore, "to taste or enjoy completely" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Reproach

    • A.

      Discredit

    • B.

      Disapproval

    • C.

      Disgrace

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the given options - discredit, disapproval, disgrace - can be considered as forms of reproach. Reproach refers to expressing disapproval, disappointment, or criticism towards someone's actions or behavior. Discrediting someone means undermining their credibility or reputation, which can be seen as a form of reproach. Disapproval is a direct expression of disliking or disagreeing with someone's actions, which is also a way of reproaching them. Lastly, disgrace refers to a state of dishonor or shame, which can be seen as a severe form of reproach. Therefore, all of the options can be considered as different manifestations of reproach.

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  • 4. 

    Full of wishful yearning or longing, often with sadness

    • A.

      Pungent

    • B.

      Wistfully

    • C.

      Scarcely

    • D.

      Leverage

    Correct Answer
    B. Wistfully
    Explanation
    "Wistfully" is the correct answer because it best fits the description provided in the question. The word "wistfully" means to be full of wishful yearning or longing, often with sadness. This aligns perfectly with the given definition, making it the most suitable choice out of the options provided.

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  • 5. 

    Cocky; having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those views

    • A.

      Gruff

    • B.

      Deft

    • C.

      Supercilious

    • D.

      Ballooned

    Correct Answer
    C. Supercilious
    Explanation
    The word "supercilious" means having or showing arrogant superiority and disdain towards others. This aligns with the definition of "cocky" provided in the question, which also refers to someone displaying arrogant superiority. Therefore, "supercilious" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of "cocky" in the given context.

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  • 6. 

    Sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell

    • A.

      Momentum

    • B.

      Pungent

    • C.

      Vista

    • D.

      Acute

    Correct Answer
    B. Pungent
    Explanation
    Pungent means having a strong, sharp, and often unpleasant smell or taste. It is a word that describes something that can sharply affect the organs of taste or smell. Therefore, pungent is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    Having traits, tastes, or habits traditionally considered feminine

    • A.

      Acute

    • B.

      Compulsion

    • C.

      Effeminate

    • D.

      Reproach

    Correct Answer
    C. Effeminate
    Explanation
    Effeminate means having traits, tastes, or habits traditionally considered feminine. It describes someone, typically a man, who displays behaviors or characteristics that are associated with femininity. This can include being sensitive, delicate, or having interests that are typically associated with women. The word "effeminate" is often used to describe someone who does not conform to traditional masculine stereotypes.

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  • 8. 

    The following word(s) are definitions for scarcely...

    • A.

      Barley

    • B.

      Hardly

    • C.

      Seldom

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "scarcely" is synonymous with "hardly," "seldom," and "barley." All of these words convey the meaning of something being in short supply or occurring rarely. Therefore, all of the options provided accurately define the word "scarcely."

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  • 9. 

    A synonym for gruff is 

    • A.

      Rough

    • B.

      Happy

    • C.

      Scorned

    • D.

      Skeptical

    Correct Answer
    A. Rough
    Explanation
    A synonym for gruff is "rough" because both words describe a harsh or abrasive manner or voice. Gruff and rough convey a similar meaning of being brusque, curt, or lacking in gentleness or refinement. They can be used interchangeably to describe someone's tone or demeanor that is abrupt, blunt, or unfriendly.

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  • 10. 

    The action of a lever; power

    • A.

      Fractiousness

    • B.

      Deft

    • C.

      Leverage

    • D.

      Ballooned

    Correct Answer
    C. Leverage
    Explanation
    Leverage refers to the action of using a lever to gain power or advantage. It allows one to exert more force or control over a situation by utilizing a tool or mechanism. In this context, leverage is the most suitable term as it directly relates to the action of a lever and the concept of power. The other options, such as fractiousness, deft, and ballooned, do not have any connection to the given statement.

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  • 11. 

    Ballooned

    • A.

      Vista

    • B.

      To swell

    • C.

      Irrecoverable

    • D.

      To float or rise

    Correct Answer
    B. To swell
    Explanation
    The word "ballooned" means to swell. This suggests that something has expanded or increased in size, similar to how a balloon inflates.

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  • 12. 

    Vista

    • A.

      A taste or smell

    • B.

      A distant view through or along an avenue

    • C.

      Sharp

    • D.

      Intense

    Correct Answer
    B. A distant view through or along an avenue
    Explanation
    The term "vista" refers to a distant view that can be seen through or along an avenue. It is often used to describe a scenic or expansive view that stretches into the distance. This definition aligns with the given options, as the other choices do not pertain to the concept of a distant view. Therefore, the correct answer is "a distant view through or along an avenue."

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  • 13. 

    Fractiousness

    • A.

      Vain

    • B.

      Quarrelsome; irritable; tending to be troublesome

    • C.

      To reply; to use

    • D.

      Skeptical; unsure

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarrelsome; irritable; tending to be troublesome
    Explanation
    The word "fractiousness" means being quarrelsome, irritable, and tending to be troublesome. This suggests that someone who is fractious is easily agitated and prone to causing conflicts or disturbances.

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  • 14. 

    Momentum

    • A.

      The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity

    • B.

      Sharply affecting the organs by taste or smell

    • C.

      To reply

    • D.

      Skeptical; disbelieving

    Correct Answer
    A. The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity
    Explanation
    Momentum is defined as the quantity of motion possessed by a moving object. It is calculated by multiplying the mass of the object by its velocity. This means that an object with a larger mass or a higher velocity will have a greater momentum. Momentum is an important concept in physics as it helps us understand how objects move and interact with each other.

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  • 15. 

    A mental view of a succession of remembered or anticipated events; a pleasing view, especially one seen through a long, narrow opening.

    • A.

      Mar

    • B.

      Pungent

    • C.

      Vista

    • D.

      Wistful

    Correct Answer
    C. Vista
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vista." A vista refers to a mental view of a succession of remembered or anticipated events. It can also be a pleasing view, especially one seen through a long, narrow opening.

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  • 16. 

    Reiterate

    • A.

      To scream

    • B.

      To repeat again

    • C.

      Talks too much

    • D.

      Angry; upset

    Correct Answer
    B. To repeat again
    Explanation
    The word "reiterate" means to repeat something again. It does not mean to scream, talk too much, or be angry or upset. Instead, it specifically refers to the act of repeating something, emphasizing its repetition.

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  • 17. 

    Unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true

    • A.

      Scampered

    • B.

      Incredulously

    • C.

      Permeate

    • D.

      Gaudy

    Correct Answer
    B. Incredulously
    Explanation
    The word "incredulously" means being unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true. This suggests that the person is skeptical or doubtful about the truthfulness of something.

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  • 18. 

    Gaudy

    • A.

      Extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness

    • B.

      Shear

    • C.

      To run quickly

    • D.

      A hussy

    Correct Answer
    A. Extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness
    Explanation
    The word "gaudy" is defined as extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness. This means that it refers to something that is excessively flashy or showy, often lacking in good taste. It suggests that the object or person being described is overly ornate or ostentatious in a way that may not be appealing or stylish.

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  • 19. 

    Veranda

    • A.

      To seep into

    • B.

      Sharp

    • C.

      Usually roofed open gallery or porch attached to a building

    • D.

      Barely

    Correct Answer
    C. Usually roofed open gallery or porch attached to a building
    Explanation
    A veranda is typically a roofed open gallery or porch that is attached to a building. It provides a covered outdoor space where people can relax or socialize. The other options, "to seep into," "sharp," and "barely," do not accurately describe a veranda.

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  • 20. 

    Permeate 

    • A.

      To seep into; saturate

    • B.

      Evil; mean

    • C.

      To disrupt

    • D.

      Sharp

    Correct Answer
    A. To seep into; saturate
    Explanation
    Permeate means to seep into or saturate something. It implies the process of something gradually spreading or penetrating through a substance or space. It suggests a thorough and complete saturation rather than a disruptive or sharp action.

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  • 21. 

    Belligerent

    • A.

      Defective

    • B.

      Sharp

    • C.

      Hostile or aggressive

    • D.

      Cannot be tired

    Correct Answer
    C. Hostile or aggressive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hostile or aggressive". The word "belligerent" is used to describe someone who is hostile or aggressive in their behavior or attitude. It implies a readiness to fight or engage in conflict. The other options, such as "defective" and "sharp", do not accurately capture the meaning of "belligerent" in this context. Additionally, the statement "cannot be tired" is unrelated to the meaning of "belligerent".

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  • 22. 

    Cordial

    • A.

      Food or liqueur

    • B.

      Polite

    • C.

      Unecessary

    • D.

      Redundant

    Correct Answer
    A. Food or liqueur
    Explanation
    The word "cordial" can have two different meanings. It can refer to a type of food or liqueur that is sweet and flavored, usually consumed as a drink. Alternatively, it can also mean being polite or showing warm and friendly behavior towards others. Therefore, the correct answer is "food or liqueur" because it encompasses one of the meanings of the word "cordial".

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  • 23. 

    Conspiratorial 

    • A.

      Incongruous

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Of, relating, or suggestive of a conspiracy

    • D.

      Happy, excited of or relating to elation

    Correct Answer
    C. Of, relating, or suggestive of a conspiracy
    Explanation
    The word "conspiratorial" means that something is related to or suggestive of a conspiracy. It implies that there is a hidden plan or secret agreement between people. This word is used to describe situations or behaviors that seem secretive or involve plotting. It is not related to being happy or excited, as the word "elation" suggests. Therefore, the correct answer is "of, relating, or suggestive of a conspiracy."

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