Life Events Vocabulary Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Kreyes
K
Kreyes
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 4 | Total Attempts: 35,190
Questions: 9 | Attempts: 3,247

SettingsSettingsSettings
Life Events Vocabulary Quiz - Quiz

Quiz on basic vocabulary for describing biographies, life events, and life stages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My father stopped working last year and is now enjoying a long vacation. After 30 years of employment, he ________________.

    • A.

      Got promoted

    • B.

      Got divorced

    • C.

      Retired

    • D.

      Pensioner

    • E.

      Got fired

    Correct Answer
    C. Retired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "retired." The sentence states that the person's father stopped working last year and is now enjoying a long vacation. This implies that he voluntarily left his job and is no longer employed, which aligns with the definition of retirement.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    The boyfriend and girlfriend sealed their committment by _____________________________.

    • A.

      Getting divorced

    • B.

      Getting engaged

    • C.

      Breaking up

    • D.

      Moving

    • E.

      Emmigrating

    Correct Answer
    B. Getting engaged
    Explanation
    The correct answer is getting engaged. This means that the boyfriend and girlfriend solidified their commitment to each other by deciding to get married.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Another word for a young child or baby.

    • A.

      Toddler

    • B.

      Pensioner

    • C.

      Spinster

    • D.

      Bachelor

    • E.

      Infant

    Correct Answer
    E. Infant
    Explanation
    The word "infant" is synonymous with "young child" or "baby." It refers to a child in the early stages of development, typically from birth to around two years old. The other options, such as "toddler," "pensioner," "spinster," and "bachelor," do not accurately represent a young child or baby. A toddler is a slightly older child who has started walking, while "pensioner," "spinster," and "bachelor" refer to adults. Therefore, "infant" is the most suitable alternative for a young child or baby.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    A man whose wife has died.

    • A.

      Widow

    • B.

      Pensioner

    • C.

      Bachelor

    • D.

      Orphan

    • E.

      Widower

    Correct Answer
    E. Widower
    Explanation
    A widower is a man whose wife has died. This term specifically refers to a man who has lost his spouse and is now living without a wife. The other options, such as pensioner, bachelor, and orphan, do not accurately describe the situation of a man whose wife has passed away. Therefore, the correct answer is widower.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Ceremony at which people get married.

    • A.

      Graduation

    • B.

      Wedding

    • C.

      Engagement

    • D.

      Bridal shower

    • E.

      Honeymoon

    Correct Answer
    B. Wedding
    Explanation
    A wedding is a ceremony at which people get married. It is a formal event where two individuals publicly declare their commitment to each other and exchange vows. This event typically involves family and friends gathering to witness the union and celebrate the couple's love and commitment. Other options listed, such as graduation, engagement, bridal shower, and honeymoon, do not involve the act of getting married and are not related to the context of the question.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Employees can get sacked, or _______________, if they steal from the workplace.

    • A.

      Fired

    • B.

      Unemployed

    • C.

      Promoted

    • D.

      Graduated

    • E.

      Retired

    Correct Answer
    A. Fired
    Explanation
    If employees steal from the workplace, they can face the consequence of being fired. Being fired means that they are being terminated from their job and are no longer employed by the company. This is a disciplinary action taken by the employer to address the misconduct and maintain the integrity of the workplace.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    My grandmother became a __________ 10 years ago when my grandfather died.

    • A.

      Pensioner

    • B.

      Widower

    • C.

      Spinster

    • D.

      Widow

    • E.

      Old maid

    Correct Answer
    D. Widow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "widow". A widow is a woman whose spouse has died, and in this case, the person's grandmother became a widow when her grandfather died. The term "pensioner" refers to someone who receives a pension, which is not related to the context of the sentence. "Widower" is a term used for a man whose spouse has died, not applicable in this case. "Spinster" and "old maid" refer to unmarried women, which is not relevant to the given information.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    In California, many people have _________________ from Latin America and Asia to start new lives.

    • A.

      Immigrated

    • B.

      Emigrated

    • C.

      Citizens

    • D.

      Bought houses

    • E.

      Had grandchildren

    Correct Answer
    B. Emigrated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "emigrated." This is because the sentence states that many people have "emigrated from Latin America and Asia to start new lives." Emigrating refers to leaving one's home country to settle in another country. Therefore, it is the most appropriate word to describe people moving from Latin America and Asia to California to begin a new life.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    My cousin is a _________________. He never got married.

    • A.

      Toddler

    • B.

      Orphan

    • C.

      Bachelor

    • D.

      Spinster

    • E.

      Relative

    Correct Answer
    C. Bachelor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bachelor" because the term refers to an unmarried man, which aligns with the fact that the cousin mentioned in the statement never got married. The other options, such as "toddler," "orphan," "spinster," and "relative," do not accurately describe the cousin's marital status.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2022
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Sep 02, 2007
    Quiz Created by
    Kreyes
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.