Intermediate Vocabulary And Grammar Exam! Quiz

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Intermediate vocabulary and grammar exam quiz. If you want to perfect your understanding of the English language, you need to have a good understanding on how to use different figures of speech in a sentence. An understanding the meaning of different words is also of advantage. Test yourself and see if you know the perfect word to complete each of these sentences in a grammatically correct manner. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Fill in the blanks with one of the following words: cold, medicine, better, examine, fever, sure, appointment, sick, hurts, patients. I'm feeling a little _______. My throat _______, and I think I have a _______. I called the doctor to make an _______. He has many other  _______ today, but he said he would see me. I think it's just a _______, but I would like the doctor to ________ me to make ________ it's not anything serious. Maybe he'll give me some ________ to make me feel _________.

  • 2. 

    My brother was very________ when a thief broke into our house last night.

    • A.

      Delighted

    • B.

      Stubborn

    • C.

      Scared

    Correct Answer
    C. Scared
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "scared" because the sentence states that a thief broke into the house, which is a frightening and dangerous situation. It is natural for someone to feel scared in such circumstances.

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  • 3. 

    Krista has not seen her family for three years and so she feels very _______ at the moment.

    • A.

      Clumsy

    • B.

      Homesick

    • C.

      Currious

    Correct Answer
    B. Homesick
    Explanation
    The word "homesick" refers to a feeling of longing or nostalgia for one's home or family. In this context, Krista has not seen her family for three years, indicating a significant period of time spent away from home. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that she would feel "homesick" at the moment, as she is experiencing a strong desire to be back with her family.

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  • 4. 

     Adam is very _______. He is always breaking something.

    • A.

      Clumsy

    • B.

      Jealous

    • C.

      Mean

    Correct Answer
    A. Clumsy
    Explanation
    Adam is described as "always breaking something," which suggests that he lacks coordination or is accident-prone. The word "clumsy" accurately describes someone who often trips, drops things, or causes accidents due to their lack of physical dexterity. Therefore, "clumsy" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    We were all _______ when they announced that the President had died.

    • A.

      Guilty

    • B.

      Shocked

    • C.

      Bitter

    Correct Answer
    B. Shocked
    Explanation
    The word "shocked" is the correct answer because it accurately conveys the feeling of surprise and disbelief that everyone experienced when they heard the news of the President's death. This word indicates that the announcement caught them off guard and left them in a state of shock and astonishment.

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  • 6. 

    I was _______ that you didn't come to my party last weekend.

    • A.

      Eager

    • B.

      Restless

    • C.

      Disappointed

    Correct Answer
    C. Disappointed
    Explanation
    The speaker expresses a feeling of sadness or dissatisfaction because the person addressed did not attend their party. This emotion is commonly associated with feeling disappointed.

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  • 7. 

    After driving for ten hours the bus driver was _________ and needed a good sleep.

    • A.

      Grief-stricken

    • B.

      Energetic

    • C.

      Exhausted

    Correct Answer
    C. Exhausted
    Explanation
    After driving for ten hours, it is natural for the bus driver to feel tired and in need of sleep. The word "exhausted" accurately describes the state of extreme tiredness and fatigue that the driver would likely experience after such a long period of driving. This word choice effectively conveys the driver's need for rest and highlights the physical and mental strain that they have endured.

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  • 8. 

    Despite all the interviews, he could not obtain a job. He started to feel _______.

    • A.

      Grateful

    • B.

      Honoured

    • C.

      Rejected

    Correct Answer
    C. Rejected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rejected". This is because the sentence states that despite all the interviews, he could not obtain a job, indicating that he was unsuccessful in his job search. As a result, he started to feel rejected, likely experiencing disappointment and frustration.

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  • 9. 

    Initially, my mother is very _______ when she meets new people.

    • A.

      Spiteful

    • B.

      Hostile

    • C.

      Shy

    Correct Answer
    C. Shy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shy" because the sentence suggests that the person's mother is reserved or introverted when she encounters unfamiliar individuals. This implies that she may feel hesitant or uncomfortable in social situations, which aligns with the meaning of "shy."

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  • 10. 

    Don't panic! Our dog is very _______. It just wants to make friends.

    • A.

      Aggressive

    • B.

      Affectionate

    • C.

      Impressed

    Correct Answer
    B. Affectionate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "affectionate" because the sentence states that the dog is not aggressive and just wants to make friends. This implies that the dog is friendly and loving, which is synonymous with being affectionate.

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  • 11. 

    I feel _______. I want to help my friend but I don't know what to do for him.

    • A.

      Surprised

    • B.

      Frustrated

    • C.

      Peaceful

    Correct Answer
    B. Frustrated
    Explanation
    The individual states that they feel frustrated because they want to help their friend but do not know what to do for them. This indicates a sense of helplessness and uncertainty, which aligns with the feeling of frustration.

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  • 12. 

    I'm feeling a little  ________.

    Correct Answer
    sick
    Explanation
    The word "sick" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence "I'm feeling a little [blank]." In this context, "sick" is a common adjective used to describe a state of physical or mental illness. It indicates that the person is not feeling well or is experiencing symptoms of sickness.

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  • 13. 

    My throat ________, and I think I have a ________. 

    Correct Answer
    hurts
    fever
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the person's throat hurts and they think they have a fever. The word "hurts" accurately describes the feeling of pain or discomfort in the throat. Similarly, the word "fever" indicates a symptom of an elevated body temperature. Therefore, "hurts" and "fever" are the correct answers that complete the sentence appropriately.

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  • 14. 

    I called the doctor to make an  ________.

    Correct Answer
    appointment
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person called the doctor for a specific purpose, which is to make an appointment.

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  • 15. 

    He has many other  ________  today, but he said he would see me.

    Correct Answer
    patients
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person in question has many other patients to see today, but despite that, he has made a commitment to see the speaker.

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  • 16. 

    I think it's just a  ________ , but I would like the doctor to ________  me to make ________ it's not anything serious. 

    Correct Answer
    cold
    examine
    sure
    Explanation
    The person is experiencing symptoms that they believe are indicative of a cold. They want the doctor to examine them in order to confirm that it is just a cold and not something more serious. They want to be sure about their condition.

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  • 17. 

    Maybe he'll give me some  ________ to make me feel ________.

    Correct Answer
    medicine
    better
    Explanation
    The person is hoping that the other person will give them some medicine to make them feel better.

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  • 18. 

    I _________________ (see) three police cars this morning (it’s still morning). 

    • A.

      Saw

    • B.

      've seen

    • C.

      Seen

    • D.

      've been seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. 've seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've seen. This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about past actions or experiences that have a connection to the present. In this case, the speaker is referring to an action that happened earlier in the day (this morning) but is still connected to the present (it's still morning). Therefore, the correct form of the verb is 've seen, which is the contraction of have seen.

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  • 19. 

    I ___________________ (clean) all morning – I’m fed up!  

    • A.

      Cleaned

    • B.

      Cleaning

    • C.

      've cleaned

    • D.

      've been cleaning

    Correct Answer
    D. 've been cleaning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've been cleaning. This is because the sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The word "all morning" indicates that the cleaning started in the past and is still happening. Therefore, 've been cleaning is the correct form of the verb to use in this sentence.

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  • 20. 

    After he _________________ (arrive) home, he _________________ (unpack) and _________________ (go) to bed early.  

    • A.

      Arrived, unpacked, went

    • B.

      's arrived, unpacked, gone

    • C.

      's arrived, 's unpacked, 's gone

    • D.

      Has arrived, unpacked, went

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrived, unpacked, went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "arrived, unpacked, went". This is because the sentence is describing a sequence of actions that occurred in the past. "Arrived" is the past tense form of "arrive", "unpacked" is the past tense form of "unpack", and "went" is the past tense form of "go".

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  • 21. 

    He _________________ (be) a teacher before he _________________ (become) a musician. 

    • A.

      Been, become

    • B.

      Was, became

    • C.

      Has been, became

    • D.

      Was, has become

    Correct Answer
    B. Was, became
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was, became." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is describing a sequence of events. The first blank is filled with "was" to indicate that he was a teacher in the past. The second blank is filled with "became" to indicate the transition from being a teacher to becoming a musician.

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  • 22. 

    Iona is exhausted these days. She ___________________ (work) too hard recently. 

    • A.

      Worked

    • B.

      Has worked

    • C.

      Has working

    • D.

      Has been working

    Correct Answer
    D. Has been working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been working". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. In this case, Iona's exhaustion is a result of her continuous and ongoing hard work in recent days.

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  • 23. 

    I ___________________ (have) my dog for sixteen years.  

    • A.

      've had

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      've been having

    Correct Answer
    A. 've had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've had. This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing or has just recently finished. In this case, the speaker is talking about owning their dog for sixteen years, which is a duration of time that started in the past and is still continuing up until the present moment. Therefore, the contraction of "have" and "had" ('ve had) is the correct form to use in this sentence.

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  • 24. 

    The children _________________ (break) a window in the school last week.  

    • A.

      Broken

    • B.

      've broken

    • C.

      Broke

    • D.

      Break

    Correct Answer
    C. Broke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "broke" because it is the past tense form of the verb "break." The sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, so the past tense is appropriate.

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  • 25. 

    The students ___________________ (finish) their exams. They’re very happy.  

    • A.

      've finish

    • B.

      Finished

    • C.

      've finished

    • D.

      Finish

    Correct Answer
    C. 've finished
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've finished. This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is formed by using the auxiliary verb "have" followed by the past participle of the main verb. In this case, the main verb is "finish" and its past participle form is "finished". Therefore, the correct sentence is "The students have finished their exams."

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  • 26. 

    A: What’s wrong? B: I _________________ (break) a glass! 

    • A.

      Broken

    • B.

      Broke

    • C.

      've broke

    • D.

      've broken

    Correct Answer
    D. 've broken
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 've broken. In this conversation, person B is expressing that they have broken a glass. The contraction 've is short for have, and broken is the past participle form of the verb break. Therefore, the correct construction is 've broken.

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