Trivia Quiz On HR Vocabulary!

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Do you have a high passion for human resource management and think that you can be the next big star when it comes to the field? The quiz below is designed to help you check out just how much you understand the vocabulary that is used in the field. Give it a shot and don’t forget to share your results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To give false appearance of, or assert as if true.Example Sentence: Shortly after her mom told her that she would have to go to the doctor's, Kim confessed that she was only ________ illness because she forgot to study for a midterm.

    • A.

      Reconcile

    • B.

      Feigning

    • C.

      Slake

    • D.

      Boilerplate

    Correct Answer
    B. Feigning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "feigning". In the given sentence, Kim confesses that she was only feigning illness because she forgot to study for a midterm. This means that she pretended to be sick in order to avoid going to the doctor's and to get out of studying for her midterm.

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  • 2. 

    Satisfy, quench, or to cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.Example Sentence:  "What an unspeakable luxury it was to _____ that thirst with the pure and limpid ice-water of the glacier!"

    • A.

      Hoke

    • B.

      Query

    • C.

      Reconcile

    • D.

      Slake

    Correct Answer
    D. Slake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "slake". In this context, "slake" means to satisfy or quench, particularly thirst. The sentence describes the luxury of satisfying or quenching one's thirst with the pure and limpid ice-water of the glacier.

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  • 3. 

    Occuring twice a year, or occuring every two years.Example Sentence: The report recommended that we begin conducting a more frequent annual safety review rather than our current ________ review.

    • A.

      Platable

    • B.

      Lexical

    • C.

      Biannual

    • D.

      Scratch

    Correct Answer
    C. Biannual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "biannual". The word "biannual" means occurring twice a year or every two years. In the given example sentence, it is suggested that conducting a more frequent safety review is recommended, implying that the current review is not frequent enough. Therefore, "biannual" fits perfectly as it indicates that the current review is not occurring twice a year, but rather less frequently.

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  • 4. 

    Syndicated material supplied especially to weekly newspapers in matrix or plate form, or  standardized text tightly, or packed ice snow.Example Sentence: Most of the real estate contract was legal ________.

    • A.

      Boilerplate

    • B.

      Lexical

    • C.

      Anecdote

    • D.

      Providence

    Correct Answer
    A. Boilerplate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "boilerplate." In the given sentence, it is mentioned that most of the real estate contract was legal. "Boilerplate" refers to standardized or generic text that is commonly used in legal documents. Therefore, it is the most suitable option to complete the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    As stated in the catalog, the university’s second-year language courses were designed to emphasize ______ skills.Example Definition: of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction.

    Correct Answer
    lexical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lexical" because it means relating to words or vocabulary, which aligns with the emphasis on language skills in the university's second-year language courses.

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  • 6. 

    "The food was bland and unimaginative, but at least the wine was _______."Example Definition: agreeable to the palate or taste.

    Correct Answer
    palatable
    Explanation
    The food was lacking in flavor and creativity, but the wine was enjoyable and pleasing to the taste.

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  • 7. 

    I have yet to _______ with my friend after our fight.Example Definition: to restore to friendship or harmony. b: settle, resolve.

    Correct Answer
    reconcile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "reconcile." This means to restore friendship or harmony, or to settle and resolve any conflicts or differences. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the speaker and their friend have not yet resolved their fight or made amends.

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  • 8. 

    We have to _________ our president into office.Example Definition: to induct into an office with suitable ceremonies.

    Correct Answer
    inaugurate
    Explanation
    The word "inaugurate" means to induct someone into an office with suitable ceremonies. In this context, the sentence is suggesting that we need to inaugurate our president into office, meaning we need to officially induct them into their position as president with the appropriate ceremonies and rituals.

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  • 9. 

    What word's definition means: to question?

    • A.

      Slake

    • B.

      Reconcile

    • C.

      Query

    • D.

      Lexical

    Correct Answer
    C. Query
    Explanation
    The word "query" means to question or inquire about something. It is often used when seeking information or clarification on a particular topic. "Slake" means to quench or satisfy, "reconcile" means to restore harmony or resolve differences, and "lexical" refers to relating to words or vocabulary. Therefore, the correct answer is "query" as it directly aligns with the definition provided.

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  • 10. 

    What word's definition means: A usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident?

    • A.

      Scratch

    • B.

      Lexical

    • C.

      Providence

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    D. Anecdote
    Explanation
    The word "anecdote" refers to a usually short narrative that tells an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident. It is a form of storytelling that aims to entertain or provide insight into a particular incident or event.

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  • 11. 

    What word's definition means: of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction?

    • A.

      Lexical

    • B.

      Hoke

    • C.

      Providence

    • D.

      Inaugurate

    Correct Answer
    A. Lexical
    Explanation
    The word "lexical" means of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction. It refers to the specific words and terms used in a language, rather than the rules and structure of the language itself.

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  • 12. 

    Sappy music and melodramatic acting combine to ______ up the movie's romance sequences.

    Correct Answer
    hoke
    Explanation
    The word "hoke" means to exaggerate or overdo something in a cheesy or corny manner. In this context, the sappy music and melodramatic acting are being described as exaggerated and overdone, which adds an artificial or forced quality to the romance sequences in the movie.

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  • 13. 

    The team made it to the championship despite the fact that they were not up to ______ for the last several games.

    Correct Answer
    scratch
    Explanation
    The team made it to the championship despite the fact that they were not up to scratch for the last several games. This means that the team did not perform well or meet the expected standard in their previous games. However, despite their poor performance, they still managed to reach the championship.

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  • 14. 

    You are helping me so much with all your _________.

    Correct Answer
    providence
    Explanation
    The word "providence" refers to the act of providing or preparing for future needs or events. In this context, the speaker is expressing gratitude for the assistance they are receiving, suggesting that the other person's actions are greatly benefiting them.

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