Context Clues Book Quiz Questions

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Context Clues Book Quiz Questions

Determine the meaning of a word using the clues provided in the sentence.


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  • 1. 
    We could tell by the rotten smell, that something putrid was in our trash can. In this sentence, the word putrid means
    • A. 

      Alive

    • B. 

      Rotten

    • C. 

      Ample

    • D. 

      Appealing

  • 2. 
    We should be careful not to ostracize those who are different from us. It is much better for all if we are welcoming to everyone. In this sentence, the word ostracize means
    • A. 

      Embrace

    • B. 

      Include

    • C. 

      Welcome

    • D. 

      Exclude

  • 3. 
    The man who lives next door spoke brusquely to the young children, unlike his wife who is always polite. In this sentence, the word brusquely means
    • A. 

      Courteously

    • B. 

      Kindly

    • C. 

      Calmly

    • D. 

      Impolitely

  • 4. 
    Kayla indulges her daughter in many ways - buying her everything she asks for, taking her everywhere she wants to go, and letting her do whatever she wants. In this sentence, the word indulges means
    • A. 

      Hurts

    • B. 

      Punishes

    • C. 

      Takes away

    • D. 

      Spoils

  • 5. 
    Although finding a penny is said to bring you luck, walking under a ladder can be inauspicious. In this sentence, the word inauspicious means
    • A. 

      Revolting

    • B. 

      Exhausting

    • C. 

      Unlucky

    • D. 

      Exploring

  • 6. 
    No repairs were needed for the old car because it was in impeccable condition. In this sentence, the word impeccable means
    • A. 

      Horrible

    • B. 

      Bad

    • C. 

      Perfect

    • D. 

      Imperfect

  • 7. 
    After being ill and unable to eat for three days, Beverly had a voracious appetite. In this sentence, the word voracious means
    • A. 

      Small

    • B. 

      Satisfied

    • C. 

      Big

    • D. 

      Quenched

  • 8. 
    The children in the science class worked together as a team. The great synergy that was created made the project a huge success. In this sentence, the word synergy means
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Teamwork

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Chaos

  • 9. 
    Debilitating illnesses include Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. In this sentence, the word debilitating means
    • A. 

      Strengthening

    • B. 

      Weakening

    • C. 

      Improving

    • D. 

      Energizing

  • 10. 
    The worshippers congregated, or gathered, for the church service. In this sentence, the word congregated means
    • A. 

      Went away

    • B. 

      Dispersed

    • C. 

      Gathered

    • D. 

      Left

  • 11. 
    Projectiles include those items that are shot forward such as a cannon shell, bullet, or rocket. In this sentence, the word projectiles means
    • A. 

      Things put down

    • B. 

      Things shot forward

    • C. 

      Things broken

    • D. 

      Things hurt

  • 12. 
    We almost collided with the bus, but it moved just in time for us to miss it. In this sentence, the word collided means
    • A. 

      Drove around

    • B. 

      Conflicted

    • C. 

      Ran

    • D. 

      Crashed into

  • 13. 
    Brandon gave no intimation of the surprise party he was planning. His sister had no idea that all her friends had gathered for her birthday. In this sentence, the word intimation means
    • A. 

      Hint

    • B. 

      Oppose

    • C. 

      Oppress

    • D. 

      Dampen

  • 14. 
    Honesty is the best policy because being fraudulent can get you in big trouble with your parents. In this sentence, the word fraudulent means
    • A. 

      Focused

    • B. 

      Pure

    • C. 

      Dishonest

    • D. 

      Sassy

  • 15. 
    John was meticulous in his work as an artist. He took great pains to be detailed, precise, and thorough with all of his paintings. In this sentence, the word meticulous means
    • A. 

      Sloppy

    • B. 

      Careful

    • C. 

      Messy

    • D. 

      Casual

  • 16. 
    I felt sorry for the poor pathetic dog after he was dropped off along the road in the rain. In this sentence, the word pathetic means
    • A. 

      Happy

    • B. 

      Cheerful

    • C. 

      Sad

    • D. 

      Joyful

  • 17. 
    Mr. Pope's decision to make our lunches shorter will incense, or anger, a lot of people in our department. In this sentence, the word incense means
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Survive

    • C. 

      Excite

    • D. 

      Loyal

  • 18. 
    I know that Jeff is smart, so I was confused when he did such a vacuous thing as to jump off the roof of our house. In this sentence, the word vacuous means
    • A. 

      Annoying

    • B. 

      Cowardly

    • C. 

      Stupid

    • D. 

      Outstanding

  • 19. 
    Kara was an astute learner and did very well her music theory classes. Her sister, Mary, found music theory difficult and felt foolish being in the class. In this sentence, the word astute means
    • A. 

      Sharp

    • B. 

      Foolish

    • C. 

      Dull

    • D. 

      Unwise

  • 20. 
    The omnipotent superhero always won his battles, unlike his weak opponents. In this sentence, the word omnipotent means
    • A. 

      Powerless

    • B. 

      Weak

    • C. 

      All powerful

    • D. 

      Small

  • 21. 
    In the play, the actor was spirited but the other actor was almost inanimate. In this sentence, the word inanimate means
    • A. 

      Animate

    • B. 

      Spirited

    • C. 

      Spiritless

    • D. 

      Full of life

  • 22. 
    A lass, such as my little sister, likes to play with dolls and have tea parties. In this sentence, the word lass means
    • A. 

      Young boy

    • B. 

      Young girl

    • C. 

      Small dog

    • D. 

      Old lady

  • 23. 
    My younger sister can be an irritating nuisance when I am doing my homework. In this sentence, the word nuisance means
    • A. 

      Annoyance

    • B. 

      Delight

    • C. 

      Pleasure

    • D. 

      Help

  • 24. 
    After hearing the beautiful orchestra play, other bands sound completely cacophonous. In this sentence, the word cacophonous means
    • A. 

      Harmonious

    • B. 

      Sweet sounding

    • C. 

      Harsh or unmusical

    • D. 

      Musical

  • 25. 
    The magnanimous crowd stood up for what they believed, but the others were too afraid. In this sentence, the word magnanimous means
    • A. 

      Brief

    • B. 

      Instant

    • C. 

      Heroic

    • D. 

      Identical

  • 26. 
    Bobby had a mishap when he fell out of the tree, but the accident didn't hurt him too badly. In this sentence, the word mishap means
    • A. 

      Branch

    • B. 

      Accident

    • C. 

      Event

    • D. 

      Confession