Dictionary Work/Skills Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you find words in a dictionary?

    • A.

      Look at the front words

    • B.

      Look at the guide words

    • C.

      Look at the back words

    Correct Answer
    B. Look at the guide words
    Explanation
    To find words in a dictionary, one can look at the guide words. Guide words are usually located at the top of each page and they provide a range of words that can be found on that page. By checking the guide words, it becomes easier to navigate through the dictionary and locate the desired word more efficiently.

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  • 2. 

    This is how the words are listed in a dictionary

    • A.

      Entry words

    • B.

      Guide words

    • C.

      Alphabetical order

    Correct Answer
    C. Alphabetical order
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "alphabetical order" because the question is asking for an explanation of how the words are listed in a dictionary. In a dictionary, words are arranged in alphabetical order, meaning they are organized according to the order of the letters in the alphabet. This allows for easy reference and lookup of words in the dictionary.

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  • 3. 

    A short  pronunciation key appears at the beginning of the dictionary. It lists symbols for all the basic sounds that words have.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a short pronunciation key does not appear at the beginning of the dictionary.

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  • 4. 

    A _______________________ is commonly referred to as an accent mark. it helps pronounce words correctly.

    Correct Answer
    diacritical mark
    Explanation
    A diacritical mark is commonly referred to as an accent mark because it helps pronounce words correctly. Diacritical marks are symbols or signs added to letters to indicate a specific pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. These marks can change the sound, stress, or tone of a letter or word, helping to clarify its pronunciation.

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  • 5. 

    Words that are listed and difined are called_______________

    Correct Answer
    entry words
    Explanation
    Words that are listed and defined are commonly referred to as "entry words". These words are typically found in dictionaries or glossaries, where they are alphabetically organized and accompanied by their definitions. Entry words serve as the main points of reference for individuals seeking to understand the meaning and usage of specific terms.

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  • 6. 

    The first and last entry word on a page in the dictionary is called____________________

    Correct Answer
    guide words
    Explanation
    The first and last entry words on a page in the dictionary are referred to as guide words. These guide words help users quickly locate the word they are looking for by providing the alphabetical range of words on that page. The first guide word indicates the first word on the page, while the last guide word indicates the last word on the page. This organization system makes it easier for users to navigate through the dictionary and find the desired word efficiently.

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  • 7. 

    What is a dictionary?

  • 8. 

    What is a dictionary used for?

  • 9. 

    How do you use a dictionary? Be specific and use vocab terms.

  • 10. 

    What id the difference between a shorts pronunciation key and a pronunciation key?

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