Mini Assessment 5-context Clues

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Assessment on how to figure out word meanings through their use in actual text


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the following lines from a poem. Our planet turns endlessly in the silence of space, implacably calm while our struggle rages on. Which of the following could replace the word implacably?
    • A. 

      Easily

    • B. 

      Comfortingly

    • C. 

      Impossibly

    • D. 

      Usually

  • 2. 
    Read the following lines: On the promise of a better life for her children, she journeys toward a vague horizon. Which word means most nearly the opposite of vague?
    • A. 

      Secret

    • B. 

      Known

    • C. 

      Unspoiled

    • D. 

      Brave

  • 3. 
    Read the following lines: Turning away into the celestial nothingness of space, she steps slowly into the deep unknown. What does the word celestial mean?
    • A. 

      Violent

    • B. 

      Blissful

    • C. 

      Familiar

    • D. 

      Heavenly

  • 4. 
    Read this sentence: It is a term that was coined by the innovative American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). What does the word innovative mean?
    • A. 

      Groundbreaking

    • B. 

      Sophisticated

    • C. 

      Respected

    • D. 

      Traditional

  • 5. 
    Read this sentence: In this context, the word "organic" refers to being an integral element of a whole or to having the characteristics of an organism. Which word means the opposite of integral?
    • A. 

      Elusive

    • B. 

      Dependent

    • C. 

      Unnatural

    • D. 

      Unnecessary

  • 6. 
    Read this sentence: Wright's mentor, Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) held the modern belief that in architecture, "form follows function," but Wright carried that idea still further with his conviction that "form and function are one." What does the word conviction mean?
    • A. 

      Illusion

    • B. 

      Casual opinion

    • C. 

      Demand

    • D. 

      Strong belief

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