English I - Roots #6 Test

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  • 1. 

    Match the word to the definition. Proclaim

    • A.

      To cry out; to announce officially

    • B.

      Consisting of; formed of various kinds

    • C.

      Half circle

    • D.

      False idea or perception

    Correct Answer
    A. To cry out; to announce officially
    Explanation
    The word "proclaim" means to cry out or announce something officially. It is used when someone wants to make a public declaration or announcement in a clear and authoritative manner. This word is often associated with making a statement or proclaiming something with confidence and certainty. It is different from simply stating or saying something casually, as it carries a sense of formality and importance.

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  • 2. 

    Match the word to the definition. Semicircle

    • A.

      To cry out; to announce officially

    • B.

      Consisting of; formed of various kinds

    • C.

      Half circle

    • D.

      False idea or perception

    Correct Answer
    C. Half circle
    Explanation
    A semicircle is a term used to describe a shape that is formed by cutting a full circle in half. It is a geometric figure that resembles a half circle.

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  • 3. 

    Match the word to the definition. Miscellaneous

    • A.

      To cry out; to announce officially

    • B.

      Consisting of; formed of various kinds

    • C.

      Half circle

    • D.

      False idea or perception

    Correct Answer
    B. Consisting of; formed of various kinds
    Explanation
    The word "miscellaneous" means consisting of or formed of various kinds. It refers to a collection or group of different types or categories. In this context, the word is being matched with its definition, which accurately describes its meaning. The other options do not align with the definition of "miscellaneous" and can be eliminated. Therefore, the correct answer is "consisting of; formed of various kinds."

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  • 4. 

    Match the word to the definition. Elevate

    • A.

      The act of extorting; misuse of authority

    • B.

      Present in all places and times

    • C.

      Competent in many things; many sided

    • D.

      To lift; to raise

    Correct Answer
    D. To lift; to raise
    Explanation
    The word "elevate" means to lift or raise something. This can be interpreted as physically lifting an object or raising it to a higher position. In a metaphorical sense, it can also mean to raise someone's status or position. Therefore, out of the given options, "to lift; to raise" is the most appropriate definition for the word "elevate".

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  • 5. 

    Match the word to the definition. Illusion

    • A.

      To cry out; to announce officially

    • B.

      Consisting of; formed of various kinds

    • C.

      Half circle

    • D.

      False idea or perception

    Correct Answer
    D. False idea or perception
    Explanation
    The word "illusion" refers to a false idea or perception. It is often used to describe something that appears real or true but is actually deceptive or misleading. Illusions can be created through optical tricks, magic tricks, or even in our own minds. They can make us believe in something that is not real or distort our perception of reality. Illusions can be powerful and can have a significant impact on how we perceive and interpret the world around us.

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  • 6. 

    Match the word to the definition. Versatile

    • A.

      The act of extorting; misuse of authority

    • B.

      Present in all places and times

    • C.

      Competent in many things; many sided

    • D.

      To lift; to raise

    Correct Answer
    C. Competent in many things; many sided
    Explanation
    The word "versatile" means being competent in many things and having many sides. This means that someone who is versatile is skilled in a variety of areas and can adapt to different situations or roles. They are not limited to one specific skill or expertise, but rather have a range of abilities.

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  • 7. 

    Match the word to the definition. Omnipresence

    • A.

      The act of extorting; misuse of authority

    • B.

      Present in all places and times

    • C.

      Competent in many things; many sided

    • D.

      To lift; to raise

    Correct Answer
    B. Present in all places and times
    Explanation
    The word "omnipresence" refers to being present in all places and times. This means that something or someone with omnipresence is able to exist or be found everywhere and at all times simultaneously.

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  • 8. 

    Match the word to the definition. Extortion

    • A.

      The act of extorting; misuse of authority

    • B.

      Present in all places and times

    • C.

      Competent in many things; many sided

    • D.

      To lift; to raise

    Correct Answer
    A. The act of extorting; misuse of authority
    Explanation
    Extortion refers to the act of extorting, which involves obtaining something, usually money, through force, threats, or abuse of power. It specifically involves the misuse of authority, where someone in a position of power or influence coerces or blackmails others into giving them what they want. This can occur in various contexts and is not limited to a specific time or place.

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  • 9. 

    Match the word to the definition. Restrict

    • A.

      To keep within certain limits

    • B.

      Typical of; resulting from old age

    • C.

      Funeral director

    • D.

      To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another

    Correct Answer
    A. To keep within certain limits
    Explanation
    The word "restrict" means to keep something within certain limits. This implies that there are limitations or boundaries placed on something, preventing it from exceeding a certain extent or level.

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  • 10. 

    Match the word to the definition. Senile

    • A.

      To keep within certain limits

    • B.

      Typical of; resulting from old age

    • C.

      Funeral director

    • D.

      To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another

    Correct Answer
    B. Typical of; resulting from old age
    Explanation
    The word "senile" means typical of or resulting from old age. It refers to the physical and mental deterioration that is often associated with advancing age.

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  • 11. 

    Match the word to the definition. Mortician

    • A.

      To keep within certain limits

    • B.

      Typical of; resulting from old age

    • C.

      Funeral director

    • D.

      To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another

    Correct Answer
    C. Funeral director
    Explanation
    The word "mortician" refers to a funeral director. A mortician is someone who is responsible for organizing and managing funerals and the burial or cremation process. They handle tasks such as preparing the deceased for burial, arranging the funeral service, and providing support to the bereaved family. Therefore, the correct match for "mortician" in this question is "funeral director".

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  • 12. 

    Match the word to the definition. Transfer

    • A.

      To keep within certain limits

    • B.

      Typical of; resulting from old age

    • C.

      Funeral director

    • D.

      To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another

    Correct Answer
    D. To convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another
    Explanation
    The word "transfer" means to convey, carry, remove, or send from one person to another.

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  • 13. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. CLAM (CLAIM)

    • A.

      To cry out

    • B.

      All

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To turn

    Correct Answer
    A. To cry out
    Explanation
    The root "CLAM" in the word "CLAIM" means "to cry out". This suggests that the word "claim" involves making a loud or assertive statement or demand. The other options, "all", "death", and "to turn", do not align with the meaning of the root "CLAM" in this context.

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  • 14. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. OMN(I)

    • A.

      To cry out

    • B.

      All

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To turn

    Correct Answer
    B. All
    Explanation
    The root "OMN(I)" means "all". This can be inferred from the given options where "to cry out", "death", and "to turn" do not match the meaning of "OMN(I)". However, "all" aligns perfectly with the meaning of "OMN(I)". Therefore, the correct answer is "all".

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  • 15. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. MORT

    • A.

      To cry out

    • B.

      All

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To turn

    Correct Answer
    C. Death
    Explanation
    The root "MORT" is associated with the meaning of "death". This can be inferred from the fact that "MORT" is derived from the Latin word "mors" which means "death". Therefore, the correct match for "MORT" is "death".

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  • 16. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. VERT, VERS

    • A.

      To cry out

    • B.

      All

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To turn

    Correct Answer
    D. To turn
    Explanation
    The root "VERT, VERS" means "to turn." This can be inferred from the given options where "to cry out," "all," and "death" do not match the meaning of the root. However, "to turn" aligns with the meaning of "VERT, VERS."

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  • 17. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. FER

    • A.

      To bear; to carry

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To twist

    Correct Answer
    A. To bear; to carry
    Explanation
    The root "FER" means "to bear; to carry." This root is commonly used in words like "transfer," which means to move or carry something from one place to another, and "infer," which means to deduce or conclude based on evidence or reasoning. The meaning of "to bear; to carry" aligns with the concept of transferring or inferring something, making it the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. SEN

    • A.

      To bear; to carry

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      To twist

    Correct Answer
    B. Old
    Explanation
    The root "SEN" is matched with the meaning "old".

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  • 19. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. LEV

    • A.

      To bear; to carry

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      To twist

    Correct Answer
    C. To lift; light in weight
    Explanation
    The root "LEV" in this context means "to lift; light in weight." This is because the word "lev" can be associated with the action of lifting something, as well as with the concept of being light in weight.

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  • 20. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. TORQU, TORT

    • A.

      To bear; to carry

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      To twist

    Correct Answer
    D. To twist
    Explanation
    The root "TORQU, TORT" means "to twist". This can be inferred from the given options, where "to bear; to carry", "old", and "to lift; light in weight" do not match the meaning of "to twist". Therefore, the correct answer is "to twist".

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  • 21. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. STRING, STRICT (STRAIN)

    • A.

      To draw tight

    • B.

      To mix

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      Half; partly

    Correct Answer
    A. To draw tight
    Explanation
    The root "STRING, STRICT (STRAIN)" means "to draw tight." This root refers to the action of pulling or tightening something. It does not have any connection to the other meanings listed such as mixing, lifting, or being light in weight. Therefore, the correct answer is "to draw tight."

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  • 22. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. MISC

    • A.

      To draw tight

    • B.

      To mix

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      Half; partly

    Correct Answer
    B. To mix
    Explanation
    The root "MISC" can be matched with the meaning "to mix". This suggests that the root "MISC" is associated with the concept of blending or combining different elements together.

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  • 23. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. SEMI

    • A.

      To draw tight

    • B.

      To mix

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      Half; partly

    Correct Answer
    D. Half; partly
    Explanation
    The root SEMI means "half; partly." This means that when this root is used in a word, it indicates that something is divided or only partially present. It does not refer to drawing tight, mixing, or being light in weight.

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  • 24. 

    Match the following root to its meaning. LUD, LUS

    • A.

      To draw tight

    • B.

      To play; to mock

    • C.

      To lift; light in weight

    • D.

      Half; partly

    Correct Answer
    B. To play; to mock
    Explanation
    The root "LUD, LUS" means "to play; to mock."

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