Vocabulary Quiz: MCQ Exam Trivia!

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Beth
B
Beth
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 538
Questions: 23 | Attempts: 538

SettingsSettingsSettings
Vocabulary Quiz: MCQ Exam Trivia! - Quiz


Have you ever sought to enhance your vocabulary? A vocabulary is a unique group of words that someone knows. Not everybody has the same level of vocabulary. But it can always be enhanced with consistent practice. When you have a decent knowledge of the language and broader vocabulary, it can help you with reading comprehension, and it is essential to developing your communication skills. For how much this quiz can help you, there are no words.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What vocab word means to support a theory/statement with evidence? 

    • A.

      Surmise

    • B.

      Gruesome

    • C.

      Corroborate

    • D.

      Endeavor

    • E.

      Grimace

    Correct Answer
    C. Corroborate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is corroborate. Corroborate means to support a theory or statement with evidence.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which word means "a complete, descriptive list of all the items"

    • A.

      Electrify

    • B.

      Endeavor

    • C.

      Gingerly

    • D.

      Inventory

    Correct Answer
    D. Inventory
    Explanation
    The word "inventory" refers to a complete, descriptive list of all the items. It is commonly used in business to refer to the stock of goods or materials that a company has on hand.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Pick the best definition of "surmise."

    • A.

      To guess without any evidence or proof

    • B.

      To guess based on evidence, but not proof

    • C.

      To guess based on conclusive, 100% proof

    • D.

      To judge

    Correct Answer
    A. To guess without any evidence or proof
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to guess without any evidence or proof." Surmise means to form an opinion or make a guess without having any concrete evidence or proof to support it. It is a speculative assumption made based on intuition or limited information rather than conclusive proof.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Which is the BEST definition of "cursory"?

    • A.

      To try, but not very hard

    • B.

      To try hard

    • C.

      To do so quickly you don't do it well

    • D.

      To do it quickly and well

    Correct Answer
    C. To do so quickly you don't do it well
    Explanation
    The word "cursory" means to do something quickly without paying much attention or doing it thoroughly. This aligns with the given answer choice "to do so quickly you don't do it well". It suggests that when something is done in a cursory manner, it is done hastily and without giving it proper attention or effort.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    This photo best describes what vocab word?

    Correct Answer
    clad
    Explanation
    The photo is likely to depict someone wearing or dressed in a particular type of clothing, which aligns with the meaning of the word "clad."

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Which is the BEST definition of "endeavor"? 

    • A.

      To try, but not very hard

    • B.

      To try hard

    • C.

      To do so quickly you don't do it well

    • D.

      Devour

    Correct Answer
    B. To try hard
    Explanation
    The term "endeavor" refers to making a sincere and determined effort towards achieving a goal or completing a task. It implies putting in a significant amount of effort and dedication rather than just making a casual attempt.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    This is a picture of what vocab word?

    Correct Answer
    grimace
    Explanation
    The picture shows a facial expression that indicates pain, disgust, or disapproval. This expression is commonly known as a grimace.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    This is a picture of what vocab word?

    Correct Answer
    abrasion
  • 9. 

    Gingerly means:

    • A.

      Quickly, but not very well

    • B.

      Disgusting or horrifying

    • C.

      Something gross  

    • D.

      Carefully

    Correct Answer
    D. Carefully
    Explanation
    Gingerly means to do something with extreme caution and care, being gentle and delicate in one's actions. It implies being mindful of potential risks or fragility and taking steps to avoid causing harm or damage. It is the opposite of doing something quickly or carelessly.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Which vocabulary word fits this picture?

    Correct Answer
    electrify
    Explanation
    The word "electrify" means to give a sudden shock or excitement to someone or something. In the context of the picture, it is likely that the image depicts something related to electricity or a sudden surge of energy. Therefore, "electrify" is the most suitable vocabulary word to describe the picture.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    To dry fruit, you need to first ________ it by removing the water. 

    Correct Answer
    dehydrate
    Explanation
    To dry fruit, you need to first dehydrate it by removing the water. Dehydration is the process of removing moisture from the fruit, which helps in preserving it and extending its shelf life. By dehydrating the fruit, the water content is reduced, making it less susceptible to spoilage and bacterial growth. This process also concentrates the flavors of the fruit, resulting in a more intense and concentrated taste.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Wait until you hear this! I have shocking news that will absolutely _______ you.

    Correct Answer
    electrify
    Explanation
    The word "electrify" means to excite or thrill someone intensely. In this context, the speaker is claiming to have news that is so shocking and surprising that it will completely excite or thrill the listener. The word choice of "electrify" effectively conveys the strong impact and excitement that the news is expected to have.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    When we have a fire drill, we _______ a situation where there is a real fire, even though it is not real. 

    Correct Answer
    simulate
    Explanation
    During a fire drill, we imitate or recreate a scenario that resembles a real fire situation, even though it is not an actual fire. This allows us to practice and prepare for emergency situations, familiarize ourselves with evacuation procedures, and test the effectiveness of our emergency response plans. By simulating a fire, we can assess our readiness and ensure that everyone knows how to react and stay safe in the event of a real fire.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Mrs. Linda requires each teacher to make a complete ______ of all the items in each classroom.

    Correct Answer
    inventory
    Explanation
    Mrs. Linda wants each teacher to create a comprehensive list or record of all the items present in each classroom. This list is called an inventory. It helps in keeping track of the items, ensuring nothing is missing or misplaced, and allows for better organization and management of the classroom resources.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    If you give up or surrender after fighting hard, you _________. 

    Correct Answer
    succumb
    Explanation
    When you succumb, it means that you have given in or yielded to something, often after a struggle or resistance. In this context, if you give up or surrender after fighting hard, it implies that you have succumbed to the pressure or the situation, accepting defeat or submitting to a stronger force.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian all ______ from Ancient Latin. 

    Correct Answer
    derive
    Explanation
    The word "derive" means to come from or have its origin in something. In this context, the languages mentioned (Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian) all have their roots in Ancient Latin. They have evolved and developed over time from Latin, hence they "derive" from it.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    Which syllable carries the stress in the word "dehydrate"?

    • A.

      De

    • B.

      Hy

    • C.

      Drate

    Correct Answer
    B. Hy
    Explanation
    The syllable "hy" carries the stress in the word "dehydrate." This is because in English, when a word has more than one syllable, the stress is usually placed on one of the syllables. In this case, the stress falls on the second syllable, "hy."

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Which is true about the pronunciation of "succumb"?

    • A.

      The 2nd c is silent

    • B.

      The final b is silent

    • C.

      The final b is pronounced like a soft b

    Correct Answer
    C. The final b is pronounced like a soft b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the final b in "succumb" is pronounced like a soft b. This means that the b sound is not pronounced with a strong, forceful sound, but rather with a softer and more subtle sound.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Which is true about the pronunciation of "derive"?

    • A.

      It rhymes with leave or seethe

    • B.

      It rhymes with five or alive  

    Correct Answer
    B. It rhymes with five or alive  
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it rhymes with five or alive." This means that the pronunciation of "derive" is similar to words like "five" or "alive."

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Which syllable carries the stress in the word "inventory"?

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Ven

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Ry

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The syllable "in" carries the stress in the word "inventory" because it is pronounced with a higher pitch and more emphasis compared to the other syllables.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    Which is true about the pronunciation of "abrasion"?

    • A.

      The last syllable is prounced "shun"

    • B.

      The last syllable is pronounced "tion"

    • C.

      The last syllable is pronounced "see-on"  

    Correct Answer
    A. The last syllable is prounced "shun"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the last syllable is pronounced 'shun'." This is because the word "abrasion" follows the common pronunciation pattern for words ending in "-sion," where the "-sion" ending is pronounced as "-shun."

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Thomas picked up the dead bird _______ and threw it in the trash.

    Correct Answer
    gingerly
    Explanation
    Thomas picked up the dead bird gingerly and threw it in the trash. "Gingerly" means to handle something with great care and delicacy. In this context, it implies that Thomas handled the dead bird gently and cautiously, possibly to avoid making a mess or to show respect for the deceased animal.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    Which is true about the pronunciation of "grimace"? 

    • A.

      The last syllable rhymes with 'face'

    • B.

      The final c is pronounced like an "s"

    • C.

      The final c is pronounced like a "z"

    Correct Answer
    B. The final c is pronounced like an "s"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the final c in "grimace" is pronounced like an "s".

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Quiz Created by
    Beth
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.