Chapter 3 Words In Context Quiz

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Chapter 3 Words In Context Quiz - Quiz

This quiz is designed to test your understanding of Chapter 3 of our text. This test will count as a grade and should be taken prior to our next class meeting.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four types of context clues we have studied?
    • A. 

      Examples, synonyms, italics, dictionary skills

    • B. 

      Synonyms, antonyms, general sense, sentence skills

    • C. 

      Examples, synonyms, antonyms, general sense

    • D. 

      Examples, general sense, common sense, familiarity

  • 2. 
    What is a synonym?
    • A. 

      Words and phrases that mean the opposite of a word

    • B. 

      Words and phrases that are unlike a word

    • C. 

      Words that challenge an unknown word

    • D. 

      Words and phrases that mean the same or almost the same as a word

  • 3. 
    What is an antonym?
    • A. 

      A word or phrase that means the opposite of a word

    • B. 

      A word or a phrase that means the same or similar to a word

    • C. 

      A word that matches a word

    • D. 

      A word that looks like another word

  • 4. 
    Antonyms are often signaled by words such as:
  • 5. 
    When the context clue of a new word contains no examples, synonyms, or antonyms, what can you use to figure out the unknown word?
  • 6. 
    Which context clue would you use to figure out the meaning of the underlined word?Students often prefer a lenient teacher to a strict one, but they may learn more from the strict teacher.
    • A. 

      General sense

    • B. 

      Synonym

    • C. 

      Antonym

    • D. 

      Example

  • 7. 
    What type of context clue often follows signal words like including, such as, and for instance?
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      General sense

    • C. 

      Synonym

    • D. 

      Antonym

  • 8. 
    What is the antonym of the italicized word in the sentence?The idea that certain people can communicate with the dead is an illusion.  The truth is that people who claim to be speaking with the dead are making up the "messages" as they go along.
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Truth

    • C. 

      Idea

    • D. 

      Messages

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