Cold Mountain Chap 1 Post Test

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  • 1. 

     a stick  used to  put a charge in a muzzle loading gun is

    • A.

      Gun rod

    • B.

      Ramrod

    • C.

      Muzzle loader

    • D.

      Loader stick

    Correct Answer
    B. Ramrod
    Explanation
    A ramrod is a stick used to put a charge in a muzzle loading gun. It is inserted into the muzzle to push the charge (powder and projectile) down the barrel and into the firing chamber. The ramrod ensures that the charge is properly seated and compressed, allowing for efficient and accurate firing of the gun. Therefore, "ramrod" is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    To remove from customary enviroment

    • A.

      Enpart

    • B.

      Cleave

    • C.

      Divorce

    • D.

      Estrange

    Correct Answer
    D. Estrange
    Explanation
    The word "estrange" means to remove or distance oneself from a customary environment or relationship. It implies a sense of alienation or separation from something or someone that was once familiar or close. This word accurately captures the idea of removing oneself from a customary environment, making it the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    The writing point of a pen

    • A.

      Penpoint

    • B.

      Nib

    • C.

      Niblet

    • D.

      Nipper

    Correct Answer
    B. Nib
    Explanation
    A pen's writing point is commonly referred to as a "nib." The nib is the part of the pen that comes into contact with the paper and releases ink, allowing for writing or drawing. It is a small, pointed metal tip that is typically made of materials such as steel or gold. The term "niblet" does not accurately describe the writing point of a pen, and "nipper" is not a commonly used term for this component. Therefore, the correct answer is "nib."

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  • 4. 

    A photograph from the mid 1800s using silver plate and mercury

    • A.

      Photoplate

    • B.

      Silver photo

    • C.

      Mercury photo

    • D.

      Daguereotype

    Correct Answer
    D. Daguereotype
    Explanation
    A daguerreotype is a photograph produced on a silver plate using mercury. This process was popular in the mid-1800s and involved exposing the plate to light and then developing it with mercury vapor. The resulting image would be a unique, detailed, and mirror-like representation of the subject. Therefore, the given correct answer, "daguereotype," accurately describes a photograph from the mid-1800s using silver plate and mercury.

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  • 5. 

    Horrible in fierceness or savagery

    • A.

      Lurid

    • B.

      Lucid

    • C.

      Lucrative

    • D.

      Lucre

    Correct Answer
    A. Lurid
    Explanation
    The word "lurid" means horrible in fierceness or savagery. It is often used to describe something that is shocking, gruesome, or sensational in a disturbing way. This word is commonly used to describe vivid and intense colors, especially those that are unpleasant or gaudy. It can also be used to describe events, stories, or descriptions that are sensationalized and evoke a sense of horror or disgust.

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  • 6. 

    The act of correcting a wrong doing

    • A.

      Revenge

    • B.

      Retribution

    • C.

      Redistribute

    • D.

      Reconcilliation

    Correct Answer
    B. Retribution
    Explanation
    Retribution refers to the act of punishing someone as a form of retribution for a wrongdoing or harm caused. It involves seeking justice or revenge for a perceived injustice or harm. This term implies a sense of vengeance or payback for the wrong committed, rather than focusing on reconciliation or redistribution. It is a form of punishment that aims to restore balance or satisfy a desire for retaliation.

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  • 7. 

    The vertical triangular wall between sloping edges of a roof

    • A.

      Gandle

    • B.

      Gandalf

    • C.

      Gable

    • D.

      Roof side

    Correct Answer
    C. Gable
    Explanation
    A gable is the vertical triangular wall that is formed between the sloping edges of a roof. It is a common architectural feature in many houses and buildings. The gable provides structural support to the roof and also adds aesthetic appeal to the overall design. It is often used to create a distinctive and visually pleasing look to the exterior of a building.

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  • 8. 

    Balance between parts

    • A.

      Evened

    • B.

      Symposium

    • C.

      Symmetry

    • D.

      Mirrored

    Correct Answer
    C. Symmetry
    Explanation
    The word "symmetry" is the best fit for the given words "balance between parts", "evened", "Symposium", and "mirrored". Symmetry refers to a balanced arrangement of parts that are equal in size, shape, and position. It is often associated with the concept of mirror reflection, where one side is a mirror image of the other. Therefore, "symmetry" is the correct answer that encompasses the idea of balance, equal distribution, and mirroring.

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  • 9. 

    To burn with a hot liquid

    • A.

      Scarred

    • B.

      Scold

    • C.

      Scorn

    • D.

      Scald

    Correct Answer
    D. Scald
    Explanation
    Scald means to burn with a hot liquid. This word specifically refers to a burn caused by a hot liquid, such as boiling water or steam. It is different from other options like scarred, scold, and scorn, which do not involve burning with a hot liquid.

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  • 10. 

    Marginal consciousness

    • A.

      Awakening

    • B.

      Stoppored

    • C.

      Stupor

    • D.

      Stunned

    Correct Answer
    C. Stupor
    Explanation
    Stupor refers to a state of near-unconsciousness or lack of responsiveness. It is characterized by a significantly reduced level of awareness and a diminished ability to think, speak, or move. In this context, the term "marginal consciousness" could be understood as a state of consciousness that is barely present or on the edge of being conscious. Therefore, stupor is the most fitting answer as it aligns with the concept of marginal consciousness and is synonymous with being in a state of impaired consciousness or mental dullness.

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  • 11. 

    Unsettled in mind or opinion

    • A.

      Tentative

    • B.

      Tenacious

    • C.

      Tendered

    • D.

      Tentish

    Correct Answer
    A. Tentative
    Explanation
    The word "tentative" means uncertain or hesitant, which aligns with the definition of being unsettled in mind or opinion. It implies that someone is not fully confident or decisive about something. The other options - tenacious, tendered, and tentish - do not convey the same meaning and are unrelated to being uncertain or hesitant. Therefore, "tentative" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Pretty,handsome,good-looking

    • A.

      Combover

    • B.

      Comely

    • C.

      Concsious

    • D.

      Concubine

    Correct Answer
    B. Comely
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "comely" because it means attractive or pleasing in appearance, which is synonymous with the words "pretty," "handsome," and "good-looking."

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  • 13. 

    Capable of arousing enthusiasm

    • A.

      Roustabout

    • B.

      Rambunctious

    • C.

      Ramble

    • D.

      Rousing

    Correct Answer
    D. Rousing
    Explanation
    The word "rousing" means capable of arousing enthusiasm. Out of the given options, "roustabout," "rambunctious," and "ramble" do not have the same meaning as "capable of arousing enthusiasm." Therefore, the correct answer is "rousing."

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  • 14. 

    Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different items

    • A.

      Sundry

    • B.

      Sunday

    • C.

      Sumptuous

    • D.

      Sumpry

    Correct Answer
    A. Sundry
    Explanation
    The word "sundry" means a collection or mixture of various different things. It is often used to describe a haphazard assortment of items that are unrelated or of different types. In this context, "sundry" is the correct answer as it best describes the meaning provided in the explanation.

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  • 15. 

    Relating to characteristics of traders or trade

    • A.

      Storage

    • B.

      Mercantile

    • C.

      Merchantism

    • D.

      Mercandable

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercantile
    Explanation
    The term "mercantile" relates to characteristics of traders or trade. It is commonly used to describe activities or practices related to commerce, such as buying, selling, and trading goods. The word "mercantile" can also refer to the commercial or business aspects of a particular industry or sector. In this context, it signifies a focus on trade and commercial activities.

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  • 16. 

    To seperate or cut with a sharp tool

    • A.

      Estrange

    • B.

      Diversion

    • C.

      Divideable

    • D.

      Cleave

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleave
    Explanation
    Cleave means to separate or cut with a sharp tool. It is the appropriate word that accurately describes the action of separating or cutting something using a sharp tool. "Estrange" means to alienate or distance oneself from someone, "diversion" means a distraction or alternative route, and "divideable" means capable of being divided. These words do not convey the same meaning as "cleave" in the context of cutting or separating with a sharp tool.

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  • 17. 

    Stubborn or unyielding

    • A.

      Stoppage

    • B.

      Persistent

    • C.

      Precipice

    • D.

      Precognitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Persistent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is persistent. This word refers to someone or something that continues to exist or endure despite obstacles or difficulties. It suggests a strong determination and unwillingness to give up. In the context of the given options, "persistent" is the best fit as it aligns with the meaning of "stubborn or unyielding".

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  • 18. 

    A minor short term fight

    • A.

      Battle

    • B.

      Embattled

    • C.

      Skirmish

    • D.

      Squirmish

    Correct Answer
    C. Skirmish
    Explanation
    A skirmish refers to a minor short-term fight or battle. It is usually a small-scale conflict involving a small number of participants. This term is commonly used to describe a brief and often unplanned clash between opposing forces. Unlike a full-scale battle, a skirmish does not typically have significant strategic or long-term implications. It is characterized by its limited scope and duration.

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  • 19. 

    A steep mountain cliff

    • A.

      Cleave

    • B.

      Sundry

    • C.

      Skirmish

    • D.

      Precipice

    Correct Answer
    D. Precipice
    Explanation
    A precipice refers to a steep mountain cliff, which is a sheer drop or a vertical face. It is a dangerous and challenging terrain that requires caution and skill to navigate. In this context, the word "precipice" accurately describes a steep mountain cliff, making it the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Pale and sickly

    • A.

      Yellowed

    • B.

      Wen

    • C.

      Wan

    • D.

      Won

    Correct Answer
    C. Wan
    Explanation
    The word "wan" means pale and sickly, which matches the description given in the question. "Yellowed" does not have the same meaning as "pale and sickly," and "wen" and "won" are unrelated words that do not fit the context. Therefore, "wan" is the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Clothing of a distinctive style for a particular occasion

    • A.

      Ottire

    • B.

      Attractives

    • C.

      Occasionals

    • D.

      Attire

    Correct Answer
    D. Attire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "attire." Attire refers to clothing that is of a distinctive style and suitable for a particular occasion. It implies dressing appropriately and can be seen as a form of self-expression.

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  • 22. 

    Healthy strong stable

    • A.

      Strout

    • B.

      Strom

    • C.

      Stout

    • D.

      Sprout

    Correct Answer
    C. Stout

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