Hsc II English Quiz 02.19.10

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English Quizzes & Trivia

Match the correct answer with blanks. This is over vocabulary list 2, scope, and "why vocabulary matters". Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _______ of the most frequently used common words have multiple meanings.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      70&

    • C. 

      35%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 2. 
    A person with down syndrome has 47 _____________________ instead of 46.
    • A. 

      Red blood cells

    • B. 

      Fibro-optics

    • C. 

      Gene stems

    • D. 

      Chromosomes

  • 3. 
    Refute means....
    • A. 

      To fall directly down

    • B. 

      To prove to be false

    • C. 

      To give up

    • D. 

      To be loud and obnoxious

  • 4. 
    A constituent is a...
    • A. 

      Someone from Canada

    • B. 

      An escapee

    • C. 

      A citizen

    • D. 

      A bording country

  • 5. 
    Health experts believe that _______________________________ often serves as a gateway to heroin abuse.
    • A. 

      Tylenol

    • B. 

      Prescription medications

    • C. 

      Too much tv

    • D. 

      Alcohol

  • 6. 
    Vocabulary influences your reading comprehension by as much as __________.
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      60%

  • 7. 
    A confidant is...
    • A. 

      Someone you dont really hang out with

    • B. 

      A poerson who does good in school

    • C. 

      Someone who is conceited

    • D. 

      A person to whom secrets are told; a close trusted friend

  • 8. 
    Intrinsic means....
    • A. 

      Something that is hard to see

    • B. 

      Easily breakable; delicate

    • C. 

      Belonging to the nature of something; a trait you inherit

    • D. 

      A straight line

  • 9. 
    Eccentric means...
    • A. 

      Unusual in appearance or behavior, unconventional

    • B. 

      Having electicity running through it

    • C. 

      The exact center

    • D. 

      Someone who is clumsy and careless

  • 10. 
    The percentage of ________________ teenagers in the United States has grown tremendously since 1980.
    • A. 

      Drug-free

    • B. 

      Obese

    • C. 

      Drop-out

    • D. 

      Bilingual

  • 11. 
    Getting at least one hour of _____________________ a day goes a long way in helping teenagers maintain a healthy body weight.
    • A. 

      Video game playing

    • B. 

      Speech therapy

    • C. 

      Exercise

    • D. 

      Eating

  • 12. 
    Entrench means...
    • A. 

      To eat until you're extremely full

    • B. 

      To dig a hole

    • C. 

      To paint a dark color

    • D. 

      To surround or establish securely

  • 13. 
    Decrepit means...
    • A. 

      Acting happy when you're not

    • B. 

      Old and weak

    • C. 

      Funny

    • D. 

      To break something apart

  • 14. 
    Credible means...
    • A. 

      Worthy of belief, trustworthy, reliable

    • B. 

      Creating imaginary situations

    • C. 

      Someone who lies

    • D. 

      Creating trouble

  • 15. 
    Predecessor means...
    • A. 

      To be at the beginning

    • B. 

      To press and dryclean something

    • C. 

      The be at the end

    • D. 

      Forerunner; person before/under in ranking