Chapter 3 Words In Context Quiz

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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

    Correct Answer
    C. Examples, synonyms, antonyms, general sense
    Explanation
    The four types of context clues that have been studied are examples, synonyms, antonyms, and general sense. Examples provide specific instances to help understand the meaning of a word. Synonyms are words with similar meanings that can provide clues about the word in question. Antonyms are words with opposite meanings that can also provide context. General sense refers to using overall understanding and context of a passage or sentence to infer the meaning of a word.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Words and phrases that mean the same or almost the same as a word
    Explanation
    A synonym refers to words and phrases that have similar or nearly identical meanings as a given word. Synonyms can be used interchangeably with the word they are associated with, providing alternative options for expressing the same idea or concept.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A word or phrase that means the opposite of a word
    Explanation
    An antonym is a word or phrase that has the opposite meaning of another word. It is used to express a contrasting or contradictory idea.

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  • 4. 

    Antonyms are often signaled by words such as:

    Correct Answer
    unlike, but, however, instead of, in contrast, on the other hand
    Explanation
    Antonyms are often signaled by words such as "unlike," "but," "however," "instead of," "in contrast," and "on the other hand." These words indicate a shift or opposition in meaning, highlighting a difference or alternative perspective between two ideas or concepts. They serve as cues for the reader to recognize the presence of contrasting or contradictory information in the text.

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  • 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?

    Correct Answer
    general sense
    Explanation
    When the context clue of a new word does not provide any examples, synonyms, or antonyms, you can use your general sense or overall understanding of the context to figure out the meaning of the unknown word. By considering the surrounding information and the overall message being conveyed, you can make an educated guess about the meaning of the word.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Antonym
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "but" indicates a contrast between the students' preference for a lenient teacher and the potential for learning more from a strict teacher. Therefore, the context clue that would help figure out the meaning of the underlined word is an antonym, as it provides the opposite meaning of the word "lenient".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Example
    Explanation
    When signal words like including, such as, and for instance are used, they typically indicate the presence of an example. An example is a specific instance or case that helps to illustrate or clarify a concept or idea. In this context, the signal words are used to introduce specific examples that support or provide evidence for the information being discussed. Therefore, the correct answer is "example".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Truth
    Explanation
    The antonym of the word "truth" is "lie" or "falsehood." In this context, the sentence states that the idea that certain people can communicate with the dead is not true or accurate. It implies that those who claim to be speaking with the dead are not telling the truth and are making up the messages.

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