Maniac Magee Vocabulary Chapters 1-11

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This is a vocabulary quiz on Maniac Magee chapters 1-11.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An optical illusion cause by light reflection is a

    Explanation
    A mirage is an optical illusion caused by the bending of light rays due to temperature variations in the air. This bending creates a false image of distant objects, such as water or land, which appear to be shimmering or floating in the distance. Mirages are commonly observed in deserts or on hot roads, where the temperature gradient between the ground and the air is significant. The correct answer, mirage, accurately describes this phenomenon.

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    Seeing something that is not there is a

    Explanation
    A hallucination refers to perceiving something that is not actually present in reality. It can involve seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or feeling things that do not exist. In this case, the question states "Seeing something that is not there," which perfectly aligns with the definition of a hallucination. Therefore, the correct answer is hallucination.

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    A person who helps others in need is a

    Explanation
    A person who helps others in need is called a samaritan. The term "samaritan" is derived from the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, who showed kindness and compassion towards a stranger in need. This term has since become synonymous with someone who selflessly assists others, often strangers, without expecting anything in return. A samaritan embodies the values of empathy, kindness, and altruism, making a positive impact on the lives of those they help.

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    A wild uproar or loud noise is

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    Pandemonium is the correct answer because it refers to a state of wild uproar or chaos, often characterized by loud and noisy confusion. It accurately describes a situation where there is a lot of commotion and noise, suggesting a disorderly and chaotic environment.

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    To walk with heavy footsteps is to

    Explanation
    To walk with heavy footsteps is commonly referred to as "lumber." This term is used to describe a slow, heavy, and clumsy way of walking. It implies that the person is moving with significant effort or burden, often making loud and thudding sounds with their footsteps. "Lumber" can also suggest a lack of grace or agility in one's movements.

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    Someone who is hard to please and fussy is

    Explanation
    The term "finicky" is used to describe someone who is extremely particular and difficult to please. This person may have very specific preferences and high standards, making it challenging for others to satisfy their needs or desires. They may be overly concerned with small details and may become easily dissatisfied if things do not meet their expectations.

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