Context Clues Summative - Form B

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Context Clues Summative - Form B - Quiz

This is a second form of our 8th grade reading summative assessment on context clues.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I took the tome off the shelf and opened it to page 94. Then I began to read. What does tome probably mean?

    • A.

      Some food

    • B.

      A bad dream

    • C.

      A cardigan

    • D.

      A book

    Correct Answer
    D. A book
    Explanation
    The word "tome" is often used to refer to a large, scholarly book. In the given context, the person takes the tome off the shelf and begins to read it, indicating that the word "tome" most likely means a book.

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  • 2. 

    Hurricanes and tornadoes are treacherous. Only a very foolish person would go out during that kind of weather.What does treacherous probably mean?

    • A.

      Exciting

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Delirious

    • D.

      Safe

    Correct Answer
    B. Dangerous
    Explanation
    Treacherous probably means dangerous in this context. The statement suggests that hurricanes and tornadoes are dangerous, and only a foolish person would go out during that kind of weather. Therefore, treacherous likely refers to something that poses a risk or is hazardous.

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  • 3. 

    Many ships have vanished during hurricanes. No survivors from the lost ships have ever been found. What does vanished probably mean?

    • A.

      Arrived

    • B.

      Departed

    • C.

      Returned

    • D.

      Disappeared

    Correct Answer
    D. Disappeared
    Explanation
    The word "vanished" implies that the ships have disappeared or gone missing without a trace. This is supported by the fact that no survivors have ever been found from the lost ships. Therefore, "disappeared" is the most likely meaning of the word "vanished" in this context.

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  • 4. 

    I'm really hungry! That apple didn't appease my hunger. I want a sandwich now. What does appease probably mean?

    • A.

      Frustrate

    • B.

      Increase

    • C.

      Satisfy

    • D.

      Confuse

    Correct Answer
    C. Satisfy
    Explanation
    The word "appease" is used in the context of hunger and wanting a sandwich, suggesting that it means to satisfy.

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  • 5. 

    The dispute between the lawyer and his client will probably never be resolved.What does dispute probably mean?

    • A.

      Theory, rule

    • B.

      Argument, debate

    • C.

      Agreement

    • D.

      A type of medicine

    Correct Answer
    B. Argument, debate
    Explanation
    The word "dispute" refers to a disagreement or conflict between two parties. In this context, it is stated that the dispute between the lawyer and his client will probably never be resolved. This implies that there is an ongoing argument or debate between them that is unlikely to reach a resolution. Therefore, the correct answer is "argument, debate".

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  • 6. 

    This virus has really sapped my energy. I get tired just walking across the room. I hope to get better soon because I need to return to work.What does sapped probably mean?

    • A.

      Give, increase

    • B.

      Make obvious

    • C.

      Take away, drain

    • D.

      Enhance

    Correct Answer
    C. Take away, drain
    Explanation
    The word "sapped" is used in the context of feeling tired and lacking energy. This suggests that it means to take away or drain energy.

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  • 7. 

    The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people.What does abhorrent probably mean?

    • A.

      Fun, lively

    • B.

      Horrible, repugnant

    • C.

      Delicious, tasty

    • D.

      Sweet, sugary

    Correct Answer
    B. Horrible, repugnant
    Explanation
    Abhorrent means causing disgust or hatred. The statement "The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people" implies that the idea of consuming a rat is repugnant and horrible to most individuals.

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