English Vocabulary Trivia Quiz

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English Vocabulary Trivia Quiz

Dear Students, This test has been written for students who are planning to develop their vocabulary. It covers some of the main vocabulary areas that you will need for, or come across in English. To help you develop your vocabulary more effectively, you should use a good monolingual English dictionary. This should clearly explain what the words mean, show you how they are pronounced, show you their various forms where relevant (e. G. , what the noun form of an adjective is), tell you which words or phrases they collocate with, and give sample sentences to show you how the words are used.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the best function for the following words: Moreover
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

  • 2. 
    Choose the best function for the following words: therefore
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

  • 3. 
    Choose the best function for the following words: correspondingly
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

  • 4. 
    Choose the best function for the following words: Thus
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

  • 5. 
    Choose the best function for the following words: likewise
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Conclusion

  • 6. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate      swell      switch      vary)  It can take time to …………… to living in a different country.
  • 7. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate  swell      switch      vary) I chose drama as an extra-curricular activity, but …………… to photography a few weeks later.
  • 8. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate swell      switch      vary) The amount of tax you pay on a car …………… according to the amount of carbon dioxide it emits
  • 9. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate swell      switch      vary) The tokens can be …………… for food in the student canteen.
  • 10. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate swell      switch      vary) Economic crises often …………… into social unrest.
  • 11. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adjust      alter      deteriorate      exchange      fade      reduce      renovate swell      switch      vary) Businesses in the city center were offered funding so they could …………… their premises. 
  • 12. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adapt      cut      decline      disappear      expand      improve      promote      relax      replace      transform) Email has largely …………… the traditional letter as a means of written business communication.
  • 13. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adapt      cut      decline      disappear      expand      improve      promote      relax      replace      transform) The symptoms of illnesses like measles aren’t usually serious, and …………… within a few days.
  • 14. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adapt      cut      decline      disappear      expand      improve      promote      relax      replace      transform) A college course can help you to find a job or get …………… at work.
  • 15. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adapt      cut      decline      disappear      expand      promote      relax      replace      transform) Some people think that the government should …………… the rules regarding building on protected land.
  • 16. 
    Complete these sentences with the correct form of one of the verbs between brackets. Both sentences in each sentence pair should use the same verb. In some cases, the meaning of the verb may change slightly. (adapt      cut      decline      disappear      expand      promote      relax      replace      transform) Because so many people are out of work, living standards are …………… rapidly.
  • 17. 
    Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has the same or a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the words or phrases in bold, and any other words that are necessary. You can borrow my dictionary if you return it before you go home.  providing that You can borrow my dictionary ................... it before you go home.
  • 18. 
    Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has the same or a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the words or phrases in bold, and any other words that are necessary. You can’t go to university if you don’t get good exam grades at school.  unless You can’t go to university ………………………. good exam grades at school.
  • 19. 
    Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has the same or a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the words or phrases in bold, and any other words that are necessary. Students can use the common room in the evening if they tidy up any mess they make.  on condition that Students can use the common room in the evening ………………………. up any mess they make.
  • 20. 
    Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has the same or a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the words or phrases in bold, and any other words that are necessary. Computer programming is complicated, even if you read a lot of books about it.  however many Computer programming is complicated, ………………………. read about it.
  • 21. 
    Complete the second sentence in each pair so that it has the same or a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the words or phrases in bold, and any other words that are necessary. Crime is a problem, even if you live in a small town or in the countryside.  wherever Crime is a problem, ………………………. live.
  • 22. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          aboard / abroad More and more people go ............. for their holiday.
  • 23. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          aboard / abroad In 2002, she became the first woman to travel ............ the space shuttle Discovery.
  • 24. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          action / activity We decided to take immediate …………… when we realised there was a problem. 
  • 25. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          advice / advise Can you ………….. me on the best course of action to take? 
  • 26. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          affect / effect Diverting the course of the river will have a major ………….. on the local ecosystem. 
  • 27. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          beside / besides The company’s main office is …………… the railway station.
  • 28. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          canal / channel A …………… system joined the two main rivers, which made transporting goods much quicker.
  • 29. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          lay / lie If you’re suffering from dehydration, you should drink plenty of water and sit or …………… down for a while.
  • 30. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          loose / lose The surface is mainly composed of …………… soil and small stones.
  • 31. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          make / cause The noise from traffic outside the school can …………… it hard to hear what the teacher is saying. 
  • 32. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          make / cause Hurricanes …………… widespread damage in urban areas.
  • 33. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          priceless/worthless ………….. paintings by artists like Van Gogh and Rembrandt should not be in the hands of private collectors.
  • 34. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          priceless / worthless As inflation spiralled out of control, paper money suddenly became almost…………….
  • 35. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          raise / rise As prices ……………, demand usually drops.
  • 36. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          raise / rise In response to the oil crisis, most airlines had to …………… their fares.
  • 37. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word.          remember / remind Language teachers often ………….. their students that the best way to remember new words is to use them as much as possible.
  • 38. 
    Read the sentence carefully, and decide if the definition in italics of the words in bold is correct or incorrect. I’m worried that a lack of suitable qualifications will hinder my search for a job. Help someone or something, or make something easier.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Read the sentence carefully, and decide if the definition in italics of the words in bold is correct or incorrect. When you address a meeting, it is important to speak clearly, confidently and at a good pace.  Write a letter to someone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Read the sentence carefully, and decide if the definition in italics of the words in bold is correct or incorrect. It can be very difficult for immigrants to integrate into local society, especially if there are marked cultural differences. Meet people or make useful contacts.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Read the sentence carefully, and decide if the definition in italics of the words in bold is correct or incorrect. Shops know that they can attract more customers if they have a large array of colourful products on display by or near the main entrance.   A large group of people or things.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Complete the following sentence with the appropriate word or phrase. Although the inventor had a patent for his new product, other companies rapidly began copying and selling it, and he was forced to take legal action against them. An award or prize.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. The two machines ............. considerably. One has an electric motor, the other runs on oil.
    • A. 

      Differ

    • B. 

      Differentiate

    • C. 

      Differential

  • 44. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. Many people cannot ..........................between lemon juice and lime juice.
    • A. 

      Differ

    • B. 

      Differentiate

    • C. 

      Differential

  • 45. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. The management must not...........................between male and female applicants.
    • A. 

      Differ

    • B. 

      Differentiate

    • C. 

      Discriminate

  • 46. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. The new model of car is very .......................to the old one.
    • A. 

      Same

    • B. 

      Similar

    • C. 

      Common

  • 47. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. Her political opinions are ...............................to mine.
    • A. 

      Same

    • B. 

      Exactly

    • C. 

      Identical

  • 48. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. My friends and I enjoy doing many of the same things. In that respect, we have a lot ...................
    • A. 

      In similar

    • B. 

      In particular

    • C. 

      In common

  • 49. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. There seems to be a large ................ between the number of people employed in service industries, and those employed in the primary sector.
    • A. 

      Discriminate

    • B. 

      Discretion

    • C. 

      Discrepancy

  • 50. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. The nation’s economy is largely based on its industry,.................. a few hundred years ago it was an agrarian country.
    • A. 

      While

    • B. 

      Whereas

    • C. 

      Whereby

  • 51. 
    Complete these sentences with the most appropriate word or phrase from A, B or C. British and Australian people share the same language, but in other respects they are as different as...............................
    • A. 

      Cats and dogs

    • B. 

      Chalk and cheese

    • C. 

      Salt and pepper