Context Clues Test: Quiz!

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Could you identify context clues in a novel you are reading? Would you be able to pass this quiz? Context clues are signals that an author provides to the reader concerning unfamiliar words. These are the words and sentences that encompass a word and support it to explain what it means. Context clues are the best way to learn new words and incite successful communication. This quiz will help you to understand how context clues can help you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Using context clues, I know the best meaning of petrified is:

    • A.

      Scared

    • B.

      Turned to stone

    • C.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    A. Scared
    Explanation
    The word "petrified" is used in the context of understanding its meaning. By using the surrounding words and phrases, such as "using context clues" and "the best meaning," it implies that the word is being defined. Out of the given options, "scared" is the most appropriate meaning as it aligns with the idea of being frightened or terrified, which is commonly associated with the word "petrified."

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  • 2. 

    The definition of consuming means:

    • A.

      Upset by

    • B.

      Filled with

    • C.

      Eating

    Correct Answer
    B. Filled with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "filled with" because consuming refers to the act of taking in or using something, typically in large quantities. When we consume something, we are filling ourselves with it, whether it is food, drink, or any other substance.

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  • 3. 

    According to the text, anonymous means unknown using the context clue of:

    • A.

      Restatement

    • B.

      Comparison/contrast

    • C.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    A. Restatement
    Explanation
    Restatement is the correct answer because the word "anonymous" is defined as "unknown" in the text. Restatement means expressing the same idea or concept using different words or phrases. In this case, the author restates the meaning of anonymous by using the word "unknown" as a synonym. Therefore, the context clue used here is restatement.

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  • 4. 

    Visualize means:

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Have a vision

    • C.

      Materialize

    Correct Answer
    A. See
    Explanation
    Visualize means to form a mental image or picture of something in one's mind. It involves using one's imagination or memory to create a visual representation of an object, concept, or situation. This mental imagery allows individuals to "see" or perceive something in their mind's eye, even if it is not physically present. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "see."

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  • 5. 

    Perilous means:

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Safe

    Correct Answer
    B. Dangerous
    Explanation
    Perilous means dangerous. It refers to a situation or action that involves a high degree of risk or potential harm. It implies that there is a significant chance of danger or harm occurring in that particular situation.

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  • 6. 

    Clutched means to hold tightly, which context clue let you know that?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Compare and contrast

    • C.

      Description

    Correct Answer
    C. Description
    Explanation
    The context clue that let you know the meaning of "clutched" is the description of holding tightly. The word "clutched" implies a physical action of tightly gripping something, which is described in the definition. Therefore, the correct answer is description.

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  • 7. 

    Prodigious means:

    • A.

      Abnormal

    • B.

      Ugly

    • C.

      Danger

    Correct Answer
    A. Abnormal
    Explanation
    The word "prodigious" means something that is extraordinary, exceptional, or remarkably large in size or extent. It is often used to describe something that is impressive or beyond what is considered normal or average. Therefore, the correct answer is "abnormal" as it best captures the meaning of prodigious.

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  • 8. 

    Contrivance means:

    • A.

      Made up or invented

    • B.

      Contrived

    • C.

      Unreal

    Correct Answer
    A. Made up or invented
    Explanation
    The word "contrivance" refers to something that is made up or invented. It implies that the thing in question is not natural or genuine, but rather a product of deliberate design or manipulation. This suggests that it is not a spontaneous or authentic occurrence, but rather a contrived or artificial one.

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  • 9. 

    Dematerialized means:

    • A.

      Disappeared

    • B.

      Become immaterial

    • C.

      Material or fabric

    Correct Answer
    A. Disappeared
    Explanation
    The term "dematerialized" refers to something that has disappeared or no longer exists in a physical form. It implies that the object or substance has become immaterial, lacking any tangible presence. Therefore, the correct answer is "disappeared."

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  • 10. 

    The word furiously is used to show:

    • A.

      How scared she is

    • B.

      How mad she is

    • C.

      How ugly she is

    Correct Answer
    A. How scared she is
    Explanation
    The word "furiously" is used to describe someone's intense anger or rage. However, in this context, it suggests that the person is scared rather than mad or ugly. The word "furiously" indicates that the person is extremely frightened or panicked, emphasizing the intensity of their fear.

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  • 11. 

    Prior means:

    • A.

      After

    • B.

      Later

    • C.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    C. Before
    Explanation
    Prior means before. It refers to something that occurs or exists earlier in time or order.

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