English Scarlet Letter Vocab Ch. 1-4

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English Scarlet Letter Vocab Ch. 1-4 - Quiz

Vocab Quiz from the Scarlet Letter with words from first to fourth chapter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Place or state of political or social perfection

    • A.

      Congenial

    • B.

      Utopia

    • C.

      Sepulchers

    • D.

      Allot

    Correct Answer
    B. Utopia
    Explanation
    Utopia refers to a place or state of political or social perfection. It is often used to describe an ideal society where everything is perfect and everyone lives in harmony. This term was coined by Sir Thomas More in his book "Utopia" published in 1516, where he described an imaginary island with an ideal society. Utopia has since become synonymous with a perfect, idealistic world, although it is often seen as unattainable in reality.

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  • 2. 

    To divide or distribute in shares

    • A.

      Allot

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Utopia

    • D.

      Sepulchers

    Correct Answer
    A. Allot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "allot". This word means to divide or distribute something in shares. It implies the act of allocating or assigning portions of something to different individuals or groups.

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  • 3. 

    Burial vaults

    • A.

      Allot

    • B.

      Utopia

    • C.

      Congenial

    • D.

      Sepulchers

    Correct Answer
    D. Sepulchers
  • 4. 

    Pleasant, friendly

    • A.

      Sepulchers

    • B.

      Utopia

    • C.

      Congenial

    • D.

      Allot

    Correct Answer
    C. Congenial
    Explanation
    The word "congenial" means pleasant or friendly, which aligns with the given words "pleasant" and "friendly". The other words in the list do not have the same meaning. "Sepulchers" refers to burial places, "utopia" refers to an ideal society, and "allot" means to distribute or assign. Therefore, "congenial" is the correct answer that best fits with the given words.

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  • 5. 

    Unquestionably

    • A.

      Indubitably

    • B.

      Behoof

    • C.

      Abashed

    • D.

      Iniquity

    Correct Answer
    A. Indubitably
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "indubitably". This word means without a doubt or unquestionably. It is used to emphasize the certainty or truth of something.

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  • 6. 

    Fame for something evil

    • A.

      Iniquity

    • B.

      Gentility

    • C.

      Evanescent

    • D.

      Infamy

    Correct Answer
    D. Infamy
    Explanation
    Infamy refers to a state of being well-known for something evil or disgraceful. It is often associated with a negative reputation or notoriety. In the given options, "infamy" is the only word that fits the description of being famous for something evil. "Iniquity" refers to wickedness or immorality, "gentility" refers to refined or polite behavior, and "evanescent" means something that is fleeting or short-lived. Therefore, "infamy" is the correct answer as it aligns with the concept of being famous for something evil.

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  • 7. 

    Advantage

    • A.

      Behoof

    • B.

      Mien

    • C.

      Remonstrance

    • D.

      Abashed

    Correct Answer
    A. Behoof
    Explanation
    The word "behoof" means advantage or benefit. It is used to describe something that is helpful or advantageous in a particular situation. This word is often used in formal or literary contexts to convey the idea of something being beneficial or advantageous to someone or something. It can also be used to suggest that something is done for the sake of someone's benefit or advantage.

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  • 8. 

    Embarrassed

    • A.

      Gentility

    • B.

      Abashed

    • C.

      Iniquity

    • D.

      Remonstrance

    Correct Answer
    B. Abashed
    Explanation
    Abashed is the correct answer because it means to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or disconcerted. It is synonymous with embarrassed, fitting the context of the question. Gentility refers to refined or polite behavior, iniquity means wickedness or immorality, and remonstrance refers to a protest or complaint. Therefore, abashed is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 9. 

    The upper class

    • A.

      Mien

    • B.

      Etymologist

    • C.

      Abashed

    • D.

      Gentility

    Correct Answer
    D. Gentility
    Explanation
    The word "gentility" refers to the quality of being refined, polite, and well-mannered, typically associated with the upper class. It suggests a certain level of sophistication and elegance in one's behavior and appearance. The other words in the list do not specifically convey this meaning. "Mien" refers to a person's appearance or demeanor, "etymologist" refers to someone who studies the history and origin of words, and "abashed" means to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Therefore, "gentility" is the correct answer as it best aligns with the theme of the other words in the list.

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  • 10. 

    Tending to vanish, like vapor

    • A.

      Abashed

    • B.

      Behoof

    • C.

      Indubitably

    • D.

      Evanescent

    Correct Answer
    D. Evanescent
    Explanation
    Evanescent means tending to vanish, like vapor. This word describes something that is fleeting, transient, or short-lived. It suggests that whatever is being described is temporary, disappearing or fading away quickly.

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  • 11. 

    Wickedness

    • A.

      Mien

    • B.

      Indubitably

    • C.

      Iniquity

    • D.

      Remonstrance

    Correct Answer
    C. Iniquity
    Explanation
    Iniquity means immoral or unfair behavior. It is often associated with wickedness or evil actions. The word "iniquity" implies a deliberate choice to engage in wrongful acts, showing a lack of moral principles. This term is commonly used to describe actions that are considered sinful or morally wrong. Therefore, "iniquity" is the most suitable word among the given options to convey the concept of wickedness or immoral behavior.

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  • 12. 

    Appearance; aspect

    • A.

      Mien

    • B.

      Remonstrance

    • C.

      Etymologist

    • D.

      Behoof

    Correct Answer
    A. Mien
    Explanation
    Mien refers to a person's appearance or demeanor, specifically their facial expression or overall manner. It is a word used to describe the way someone presents themselves or carries themselves, often indicating their attitude or personality. This word is commonly used to discuss someone's overall appearance or the impression they give off to others.

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  • 13. 

    Objection

    • A.

      Behoof

    • B.

      Scourged

    • C.

      Abashed

    • D.

      Remonstrance

    Correct Answer
    D. Remonstrance
    Explanation
    The word "remonstrance" refers to the act of expressing protest or objection. It is likely the correct answer because the other words in the list do not have the same meaning or connotation. "Objection" is a noun that refers to expressing disagreement or disapproval. "Behoof" is a noun that means benefit or advantage. "Scourged" is a verb that means to whip or punish severely. "Abashed" is an adjective that means embarrassed or ashamed. Therefore, "remonstrance" is the most appropriate word in the list to convey the idea of expressing objection or protest.

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  • 14. 

    One who studies word derivations

    • A.

      Etymologist

    • B.

      Abashed

    • C.

      Iniquity

    • D.

      Mien

    Correct Answer
    A. Etymologist
    Explanation
    An etymologist is someone who studies word derivations. They are interested in tracing the origins and historical development of words, understanding how they have evolved and changed over time. By examining the roots, prefixes, and suffixes of words, etymologists can uncover their original meanings and connections to other languages. This helps in understanding the rich history and interconnectedness of different languages and cultures.

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  • 15. 

    To put an end to or lessen

    • A.

      Expound

    • B.

      Lurid

    • C.

      Abate

    • D.

      Sojourn

    Correct Answer
    C. Abate
    Explanation
    Abate means to put an end to or lessen something. It implies a reduction or decrease in intensity, amount, or degree. This word is often used to describe the process of diminishing or alleviating something, such as pain, noise, or a problem. It indicates a state of becoming less severe or intense.

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  • 16. 

    A temporary stay

    • A.

      Sojourn

    • B.

      Fervor

    • C.

      Sagacity

    • D.

      Abate

    Correct Answer
    A. Sojourn
    Explanation
    A sojourn refers to a temporary stay or visit in a place. It implies a brief period of time spent in a location, usually for a specific purpose or to experience something new. The word "sojourn" suggests a temporary nature, indicating that the stay is not permanent or long-lasting. Therefore, out of the given options, "sojourn" is the most fitting term to describe a temporary stay.

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  • 17. 

    To explain in detail

    • A.

      Obstinacy

    • B.

      Fervor

    • C.

      Expound

    • D.

      Lurid

    Correct Answer
    C. Expound
    Explanation
    The word "expound" means to explain or present in detail. It suggests a thorough and comprehensive explanation of a topic or idea. In the context of the given words, "expound" is the best fit as it aligns with the requirement to provide a detailed explanation. "Obstinacy" refers to stubbornness or refusal to change one's opinion, "fervor" means intense passion or enthusiasm, and "lurid" describes something vividly shocking or sensational. Therefore, "expound" is the correct answer as it specifically relates to providing a detailed explanation.

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  • 18. 

    Shrewdness

    • A.

      Lurid

    • B.

      Abate

    • C.

      Sagacity

    • D.

      Fervor

    Correct Answer
    C. Sagacity
    Explanation
    Sagacity refers to having keen mental discernment and good judgment. It implies the ability to make wise decisions and understand complex situations. Out of the given words, shrewdness, lurid, abate, and fervor do not convey the same meaning as sagacity. Shrewdness refers to being astute or clever, lurid means vividly shocking or sensational, abate means to reduce or lessen, and fervor refers to intense passion or enthusiasm. Therefore, sagacity is the correct answer as it aligns with the meaning of having wisdom and good judgment.

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  • 19. 

    Stubbornness

    • A.

      Obstinacy

    • B.

      Lurid

    • C.

      Abate

    • D.

      Sojourn

    Correct Answer
    A. Obstinacy
    Explanation
    Obstinacy is the correct answer because it is synonymous with stubbornness. It refers to the unwillingness to change one's opinion or behavior, despite being persuaded or reasoned with. The other options do not have the same meaning as stubbornness. "Lurid" means sensational or shocking, "abate" means to reduce or diminish, and "sojourn" means a temporary stay or visit.

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  • 20. 

    Intensity; passion

    • A.

      Lurid

    • B.

      Fervor

    • C.

      Abate

    • D.

      Expound

    Correct Answer
    B. Fervor
    Explanation
    Fervor refers to intense and passionate enthusiasm or excitement. It suggests a strong and deep emotional intensity towards something. The word "intensity" in the question provides a clue that the correct answer is likely to be a synonym for intensity. "Passion" is also a synonym for intensity and fits the context. Therefore, fervor is the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Gruesome; sensational

    • A.

      Expound

    • B.

      Abate

    • C.

      Lurid

    • D.

      Hey ;)

    Correct Answer
    C. Lurid
    Explanation
    The word "lurid" means shocking or sensational in a way that is often disturbing or unpleasant. "Gruesome" is a synonym for "lurid," as both words describe something that is shocking or horrifying. Therefore, "lurid" is the correct answer because it is the word that is most similar in meaning to "gruesome" in the given options.

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  • 22. 

    Willing to yeild; agreeable

    • A.

      Paramour

    • B.

      Peremptory

    • C.

      Amenable

    • D.

      Sagamores

    Correct Answer
    C. Amenable
    Explanation
    The word "amenable" means willing to yield or agreeable. Out of the given options, "paramour" refers to a lover, "peremptory" means insisting on immediate attention or obedience, and "sagamores" are Native American chiefs. None of these options convey the meaning of being willing to yield or agreeable. Therefore, the correct answer is "amenable."

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  • 23. 

    Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal

    • A.

      Amenable

    • B.

      Paramour

    • C.

      Peremptory

    • D.

      Alchemy

    Correct Answer
    C. Peremptory
    Explanation
    Peremptory means leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal. It implies a commanding or authoritative tone, where there is no room for negotiation or hesitation. It suggests a decisive and final action or demand that must be obeyed without question.

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