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Tests your ability to pick up on context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Many states charge a levy—a tax—on items such as groceries and clothing. Context clue?

    • A.

      Many states

    • B.

      A tax

    • C.

      Groceries and clothing

    Correct Answer
    B. A tax
    Explanation
    The given context clue suggests that the correct answer is "a tax." The statement mentions that "many states charge a levy—a tax—on items such as groceries and clothing." This indicates that the levy mentioned is actually a tax, and the specific items mentioned are subject to this tax. Therefore, the correct answer is "a tax."

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  • 2. 

    Many states charge a levy—a tax—on items such as groceries and clothing. Definition or Example

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    A. Definition
    Explanation
    The given answer "Definition" is correct because the question is asking for the type or category of the given statement. In this case, the statement is explaining the meaning of the term "levy" by stating that it is a tax charged by many states on items like groceries and clothing. Therefore, the answer "Definition" accurately describes the nature of the given statement.

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  • 3. 

    Angela thought the red and orange metallic wallpaper was gaudy, or showy in a tasteless way. Context clue?

    • A.

      Red and orange

    • B.

      Metallic wallpaper

    • C.

      Showy in a tasteless way

    Correct Answer
    C. Showy in a tasteless way
    Explanation
    The context clue in this sentence is the phrase "gaudy, or showy in a tasteless way." This indicates that the red and orange metallic wallpaper is being described negatively, suggesting that it is overly flashy or ostentatious in a manner that lacks sophistication or style.

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  • 4. 

    Angela thought the red and orange metallic wallpaper was gaudy, or showy in a tasteless way. Definition or Example?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    A. Definition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "definition" because the question is asking whether the statement about the red and orange metallic wallpaper being "gaudy" is providing a definition or an example. In this case, the statement is defining what "gaudy" means by describing the wallpaper as showy in a tasteless way.

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  • 5. 

    Miles is very facetious; for example, he's always telling jokes and making fun of himself. What does facetious mean?

    • A.

      Humorous and light-hearted

    • B.

      Somber and withdrawn

    • C.

      Dark and bleak

    Correct Answer
    A. Humorous and light-hearted
    Explanation
    Facetious means to be humorous and light-hearted. The given example of Miles always telling jokes and making fun of himself supports this definition. This suggests that Miles has a playful and joking nature, making him humorous and light-hearted.

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  • 6. 

    Miles is very facetious; for example, he's always telling jokes and making fun of himself. Definition or Example?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    B. Example
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Example" because the statement describes Miles as someone who is facetious by providing specific actions he takes, such as telling jokes and making fun of himself. This demonstrates an example of facetious behavior rather than providing a definition of the term.

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  • 7. 

    The police should be notified—or informed—when a car accident takes place. Context clue?

    • A.

      Car accident

    • B.

      Informed

    • C.

      Police

    Correct Answer
    B. Informed
    Explanation
    When a car accident occurs, it is important to notify or inform the police. This is because the police need to be aware of the situation in order to provide assistance, ensure the safety of those involved, and document the incident for insurance purposes. By notifying the police, they can take appropriate actions such as directing traffic, conducting an investigation, or issuing citations if necessary. Therefore, it is crucial to inform the police when a car accident takes place.

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  • 8. 

    The police should be notified—or informed—when a car accident takes place. Definition or Example?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    A. Definition
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is "definition". The question is asking whether the statement provided is a definition or an example. The statement "The police should be notified when a car accident takes place" is providing a general rule or explanation of what should be done in the event of a car accident. It is not providing a specific instance or example of a car accident. Therefore, the statement is a definition rather than an example.

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  • 9. 

    Over time, the boy became a knave because he was always doing things such as lying, cheating and stealing from others. What does knave mean?

    • A.

      A close confidant

    • B.

      A deceitful person

    • C.

      A considerate individual

    Correct Answer
    B. A deceitful person
    Explanation
    The word "knave" refers to a deceitful person. This is evident from the given explanation which states that the boy became a knave because of his actions of lying, cheating, and stealing. These actions are typically associated with deceitful individuals who manipulate and deceive others for personal gain. Therefore, the correct answer is "a deceitful person".

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  • 10. 

    Over time, the boy became a knave because he was always doing things such as lying, cheating and stealing from others. Definition or Example?

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Example

    Correct Answer
    B. Example
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "example." This is because the statement provided describes specific actions that the boy engaged in, such as lying, cheating, and stealing. It provides an illustration or instance of how someone can become a knave by engaging in such behaviors. Therefore, it serves as an example rather than a definition, which would provide a general explanation of what a knave is.

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