Can You Pass This General Context Clues Test?

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Can You Pass This General Context Clues Test? - Quiz

Context clues refer to a difficult or unfamiliar word within a sentence that can't be easily understood. It may appear within the same sentence or it may make sense in the next sentence. Take this quiz to test your reading skills and knowledge about identifying context clue that will help you infer which word is correct. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Samantha was the only one in her class to receive an award of __________. At the awards ceremony, the principal mentioned Samantha's academic achievements and her performance on the soccer team and in the chorus.

    • A.

      Distinction

    • B.

      Anguish

    • C.

      Compete

    • D.

      Wavers

    • E.

      Impulsive

    Correct Answer
    A. Distinction
    Explanation
    Samantha received an award of distinction because she was the only one in her class to receive it. The principal mentioned Samantha's academic achievements, her performance on the soccer team, and in the chorus, which indicates that she excelled in multiple areas. This suggests that Samantha stood out from her classmates and was recognized for her exceptional accomplishments.

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  • 2. 

    The rice was gone, so mom made some couscous to go along with the chicken. What is happening?

    • A.

      A family is shopping for dinner

    • B.

      Dinner is being cooked

    • C.

      They are playing a game about side dishes

    • D.

      Chicken ran away

    Correct Answer
    B. Dinner is being cooked
    Explanation
    The given sentence implies that the rice was finished or unavailable, so the mom decided to make couscous as an alternative to go along with the chicken. This suggests that dinner is being cooked, specifically the preparation of the main course and a side dish. The other options - shopping for dinner, playing a game about side dishes, and chicken running away - are not supported by the information given in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    The setting sun turns the sky a gorgeous shade of purple and pink. What time of day is it?

    • A.

      Morning

    • B.

      Afternoon

    • C.

      Evening

    • D.

      Night

    Correct Answer
    C. Evening
    Explanation
    The given description states that the setting sun turns the sky a gorgeous shade of purple and pink. This implies that the sun is in the process of setting, indicating that it is evening.

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  • 4. 

    The group knew that empty canteens could be a serious problem. Where is the group?

    • A.

       in the woods

    • B.

      In the movies

    • C.

      In a restaurant

    • D.

      In the bar

    Correct Answer
    A.  in the woods
    Explanation
    The group is in the woods because they are aware of the potential issue of empty canteens. This suggests that they are in a location where they would need canteens, such as a place without easy access to water sources. The woods are a plausible setting for this scenario, as it is a natural environment where people might go hiking, camping, or exploring, and where access to water may be limited.

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  • 5. 

    A hungry woman was agitated when her credit card would not work at the grocery store. What does agitated mean?

    • A.

       excited

    • B.

       sad

    • C.

       frustrated

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C.  frustrated
    Explanation
    The word "agitated" in this context means to be frustrated or irritated. The woman is feeling upset or annoyed because her credit card is not working at the grocery store. This is evident from the fact that she is described as being hungry, which suggests that she urgently needs to buy food but is unable to do so because of the credit card issue.

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  • 6. 

    When the pinata ruptured, the kids went crazy! What does ruptured mean?

    • A.

      Broke open

    • B.

      Candy filled

    • C.

      Closed

    • D.

      Abscond

    Correct Answer
    A. Broke open
    Explanation
    Ruptured means to break open or burst. In the context of the sentence, when the pinata ruptured, it means that it broke open, causing the kids to become excited or go crazy.

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  • 7. 

    When the alarm sounded, the kids quickly walked outside and waited in a line. Where are they?

    • A.

      At a park

    • B.

      At a school 

    • C.

      At home

    • D.

      At office 

    Correct Answer
    B. At a school 
    Explanation
    The kids quickly walking outside and waiting in a line when the alarm sounded suggests that they are most likely at a school. Schools often have fire drills or other emergency protocols where students are required to evacuate the building and line up outside in an orderly manner.

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  • 8. 

    Maggie did not want to apologize when she knew she was wrong. She is a stubborn girl. What does stubborn mean?

    • A.

      Nice

    • B.

      Mean

    • C.

      Doesn't give in easily 

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Doesn't give in easily 
    Explanation
    The word "stubborn" refers to someone who does not easily give in or change their mind, even when they know they are wrong. In this context, Maggie's refusal to apologize despite knowing she was wrong demonstrates her stubbornness.

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  • 9. 

    Many ships have vanished during hurricanes. No survivors from the lost ships have ever been found. What does vanished probably mean?

    • A.

      Departed

    • B.

      Arrived

    • C.

      Disappeared

    • D.

      Returned

    Correct Answer
    C. Disappeared
    Explanation
    The word "vanished" is used in the context of ships disappearing during hurricanes. Since no survivors have ever been found, it suggests that the ships have disappeared completely. Therefore, "disappeared" is the most fitting explanation for the word "vanished" in this context.

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  • 10. 

    By anticipating the robber's next move, the police were able to arrive at the bank before the next robbery happened. Now the robber is in jail. What does anticipating probably mean?

    • A.

      Strange, unusual

    • B.

      Thinking ahead, expecting

    • C.

      To understand the problem

    • D.

      Apathetic

    Correct Answer
    B. Thinking ahead, expecting
    Explanation
    Anticipating means thinking ahead and expecting something. In this context, it refers to the police being able to predict or foresee the robber's next move, allowing them to arrive at the bank before the next robbery occurred. This suggests that they were able to plan and prepare in advance based on their understanding of the situation.

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