Choosing Vivid Verbs (II)

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Verb Quizzes & Trivia

These questions are about finding suitable alternatives to verbs of seeing ('see' or 'look') and verbs of walking.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      In the distance, I ___________________ green hills.
    • A. 

      Observed

    • B. 

      Saw

    • C. 

      Made out

  • 2. 
    I was _____________ the light.
    • A. 

      Perceived in

    • B. 

      Reflected by

    • C. 

      Dazzled by

  • 3. 
    ______________________, I emerged from the theater into the afternoon sun.
    • A. 

      Gawping

    • B. 

      Bleary-eyed

    • C. 

      Spying

  • 4. 
    She _______________ in contempt.
    • A. 

      Flashed her eyes

    • B. 

      Gazed

    • C. 

      Gave a look

  • 5. 
    Upset, the toddler _____________ and started to cry.
    • A. 

      Peered

    • B. 

      Grimaced

    • C. 

      Contemplated

  • 6. 
    The crime scene investigator ___________________ the site.
    • A. 

      Observed

    • B. 

      Looked at

    • C. 

      Scrutinized

  • 7. 
    I ______________ the candle.
    • A. 

      Eyed

    • B. 

      Viewed

    • C. 

      Gazed into

  • 8. 
    Hungrily, he ____________ the cake.
    • A. 

      Eyed

    • B. 

      Witnessed

    • C. 

      Did a double take at

  • 9. 
    In the corner, I _________________ a rat.
    • A. 

      Glimpsed

    • B. 

      Caught sight of

    • C. 

      Saw

  • 10. 
    It was disgusting.  I ________________ .
    • A. 

      Averted my eyes.

    • B. 

      Dropped my eyes.

    • C. 

      Scrutinized.

  • 11. 
    She _____________ the diary.
    • A. 

      Read

    • B. 

      Spied

    • C. 

      Examined.

  • 12. 
    The man, not wishing to wake anyone up, _______________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Limped

    • B. 

      Strolled

    • C. 

      Crept

  • 13. 
    The security guard spent his evening ____________ around the grounds.
    • A. 

      Rambling

    • B. 

      Patrolling

    • C. 

      Running

  • 14. 
    Last weekend, my friends and I spent a weekend ___________ around Yellowstone Park.
    • A. 

      Sauntering

    • B. 

      Hiking

    • C. 

      Strolling

  • 15. 
    The man tripped over his untied shoelaces, causing him to __________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Stroll

    • B. 

      Amble

    • C. 

      Stumble

  • 16. 
    Whistling casually, the man ______________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Staggered

    • B. 

      Shuffled

    • C. 

      Sauntered

  • 17. 
    The students spent the morning _______________ around the museum.
    • A. 

      Strolling

    • B. 

      Wondering

    • C. 

      Traipsing

  • 18. 
    The man ______________________ shyly into the room.
    • A. 

      Stumbled

    • B. 

      Strolled

    • C. 

      Shuffled

  • 19. 
    The angry man ______________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Rushed

    • B. 

      Crept

    • C. 

      Waltzed

  • 20. 
    "I can't believe I'm late again!" thought the man as he ________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Limped

    • B. 

      Flew

    • C. 

      Sauntered

  • 21. 
    Holding his leg in pain, the man ____________________ into the room.
    • A. 

      Shuffled

    • B. 

      Limped

    • C. 

      Bounded