Test Your Knowledge About Context Clues

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Use your knowledge of context clue to find the meaning of the underlined words in the passage.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    By looking for clues, you know that excerpt means...

    • A.

      A module or dissection

    • B.

      A passage or part

    • C.

      File or document

    Correct Answer
    B. A passage or part
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a passage or part". This can be inferred by analyzing the given options. "Module or dissection" does not align with the definition of excerpt. "File or document" also does not accurately describe an excerpt. However, "a passage or part" fits the definition of an excerpt, which refers to a small section or portion taken from a larger text.

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  • 2. 

    The best definition of the word merge is...

    • A.

      To combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, or work

    • B.

      To combine, blend, or unite so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of

    • C.

      To remove or sever from association, service, togetherness etc.

    Correct Answer
    A. To combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, or work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, or work." This definition of merge implies bringing together separate entities or elements to form a cohesive whole. It suggests the act of combining different parts into one unified entity, whether it be a business, organization, or work project.

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  • 3. 

    The word aptly could also be used correctly in which of the following sentences?

    • A.

      The book was aptly titled the Autobiography of a Thief.

    • B.

      Diane was aptly prepared for the test so she failed.

    • C.

      I will aptly the medicine to your injury.

    Correct Answer
    A. The book was aptly titled the Autobiography of a Thief.
    Explanation
    The word "aptly" means appropriately or fittingly. In the given sentence, "The book was aptly titled the Autobiography of a Thief," the word "aptly" is used correctly because it suggests that the title of the book is suitable or fitting for the content, which is about a thief's life story.

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  • 4. 

    Which is the context clue that let you know what the word cordoned means?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Description

    • C.

      Compare and contrast

    Correct Answer
    B. Description
    Explanation
    The context clue that lets you know what the word "cordoned" means is "description". By providing a description of the word, the context clue helps the reader understand the meaning of "cordoned".

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  • 5. 

    The author said Jewish and communist, and knowing that the Nazis did not like either group, lets use know that degenerate means disliked or considered bad.  Which type of context clue is this?

    • A.

      Restatement

    • B.

      Example

    • C.

      Definition

    Correct Answer
    B. Example
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Example." In the given sentence, the author uses the example of the Nazis' dislike for Jewish and communist groups to help us understand the meaning of the word "degenerate." By mentioning these two groups, the author is providing an example of the kind of people the Nazis considered bad or disliked. This example helps us infer that "degenerate" means disliked or considered bad.

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  • 6. 

    The fact that eye-witnesses are still around, helps us understand that recount means

    • A.

      Tell their story

    • B.

      Recite the passages

    • C.

      Observe the events

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell their story
    Explanation
    The presence of eye-witnesses implies that they are able to recount or tell their story of what they witnessed. Recounting involves narrating or describing an event or experience, which aligns with the act of eye-witnesses sharing their version of events. This explanation is supported by the context and meaning of the word "recount."

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  • 7. 

    Esteem in another word for which other word?

    • A.

      Terriable

    • B.

      Valueless

    • C.

      Treasured

    Correct Answer
    C. Treasured
    Explanation
    Esteem is another word for treasured because both words convey a sense of high regard, value, and appreciation. When something is treasured, it is highly esteemed and held in high regard. The word "terrible" means something completely different, referring to something extremely bad or of poor quality. Similarly, "valueless" means lacking in worth or importance, which is the opposite of being treasured. Therefore, treasured is the correct answer as it is synonymous with esteem.

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  • 8. 

    Knowing that the prefix re- means again or back, helps us know that reunify means

    • A.

      To unify after being divided

    • B.

      To bring back to understanding

    • C.

      To return to the original

    Correct Answer
    A. To unify after being divided
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the prefix "re-" means again or back. Therefore, when we combine it with "unify," it suggests that "reunify" means to unify again or bring together after being divided.

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  • 9. 

    Understanding the suffix -tion helps us know that reunification means

    • A.

      Unlike _____________

    • B.

      Similar to _____________

    • C.

      State of being _____________

    Correct Answer
    C. State of being _____________
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "state of being." This is because the suffix -tion is commonly used to form nouns that indicate a state or condition. Therefore, when we see the word "reunification," we can understand that it refers to the state or condition of being reunified.

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  • 10. 

    Understanding that the public has positive feelings toward the events, helps you understand that embracing means

    • A.

      Hugging

    • B.

      Feeling different

    • C.

      Happy about

    Correct Answer
    C. Happy about
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "happy about". Understanding that the public has positive feelings toward the events suggests that they are happy about them. This implies that embracing, in this context, means to accept or support these events with a positive attitude.

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  • 11. 

    If you are engaged, according the to the context of the passage, you are

    • A.

      In love with

    • B.

      Involved or interested

    • C.

      Preparing to get married

    Correct Answer
    B. Involved or interested
    Explanation
    According to the context of the passage, being engaged means being involved or interested in a romantic relationship. It does not necessarily imply being in love or preparing to get married, as engagement can also be a commitment to a long-term partnership without immediate plans for marriage. Therefore, the correct answer is "involved or interested."

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  • 12. 

    Understanding the whole article and what the Nazis did to books, helps us understand that charred means

    • A.

      Ugly and wrinkled

    • B.

      Smooth and new

    • C.

      Burned or scorched

    Correct Answer
    C. Burned or scorched
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "burned or scorched". This can be inferred from the statement that understanding what the Nazis did to books helps us understand that "charred" means burned or scorched. The word "charred" typically refers to something that has been damaged or blackened by fire or heat. Therefore, it can be concluded that the correct answer is burned or scorched.

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  • 13. 

    We know that tangible means real, touchable or understandable because of which type of context clue?

    • A.

      Restatement

    • B.

      Cause and effect

    • C.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    A. Restatement
    Explanation
    Restatement is the correct type of context clue in this question. Restatement refers to when the meaning of a word or phrase is repeated or rephrased in a different way to clarify its meaning. In this case, the word "real, touchable or understandable" restates the meaning of tangible, helping us understand its definition.

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  • 14. 

    Understanding the clue words from the text lets us know that taboo means

    • A.

      Popular and treasured

    • B.

      Banned or not allowed

    • C.

      Frustrated and angry

    Correct Answer
    B. Banned or not allowed
    Explanation
    The clue words "taboo" and "banned or not allowed" indicate that the correct answer is "banned or not allowed." Taboo refers to something that is prohibited or forbidden in a particular society or culture, suggesting that it is not allowed. This aligns with the meaning of "banned or not allowed," making it the correct answer choice.

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