Definition And Example Clues

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Definition Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Many states charge a levy—a tax—on items such as groceries and clothing. Definition or Example
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Example

  • 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

  • 4. 
    Angela thought the red and orange metallic wallpaper was gaudy, or showy in a tasteless way. Definition or Example?
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Example

  • 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      Somber and withdrawn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

  • 6. 
    Miles is very facetious; for example, he's always telling jokes and making fun of himself. Definition or Example?
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Example

  • 7. 
    The police should be notified—or informed—when a car accident takes place. Context clue?
    • A. 

      Car accident

    • B. 

      Informed

    • C. 

      Police

  • 8. 
    The police should be notified—or informed—when a car accident takes place. Definition or Example?
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Example

  • 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

  • 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