10th Grade Vocabulary The House On Mango Street

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  • 1. 

    Linoleum-

    • A.

      A specific type of flooring

    • B.

      Cocky; conceited

    • C.

      Extremely small

    • D.

      Part of a body

    Correct Answer
    A. A specific type of flooring
    Explanation
    Linoleum is a specific type of flooring material that is commonly used in homes and commercial buildings. It is made from natural materials such as linseed oil, wood flour, and cork dust, and is known for its durability and easy maintenance. Linoleum is often chosen for its affordability, as well as its wide range of colors and patterns available.

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  • 2. 

    A fleck is 

    • A.

      An attitude

    • B.

      A streak or spot

    • C.

      A walk

    • D.

      To descend

    Correct Answer
    B. A streak or spot
    Explanation
    A fleck refers to a small streak or spot. It is often used to describe a tiny mark or speck on a surface. This could be a result of paint splatter, dirt, or any other substance that leaves a small, noticeable mark. The word "fleck" implies a small and distinct mark, rather than a larger or more diffuse area.

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  • 3. 

    The definition of brim is...

    • A.

      A person of great courage and self discipline

    • B.

      Verge; upper surface

    • C.

      An appendage; a branch of a tree or an active member or agent

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Verge; upper surface
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "verge; upper surface." The definition of brim refers to the edge or border of something, often the upper edge of a container or vessel. It can also be used to describe the upper surface of something, such as the brim of a hat.

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  • 4. 

    Sassy...

    • A.

      Distrusting

    • B.

      Liveliness

    • C.

      Never-ending; ceaseless

    • D.

      Lively

    Correct Answer
    D. Lively
    Explanation
    The word "lively" best fits the given description because it implies a sense of energy, enthusiasm, and activity. It suggests a vibrant and dynamic nature, which aligns with the word "sassy" mentioned in the question. The other options do not capture the same level of liveliness and may not accurately describe the given word.

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  • 5. 

    To walk with a proud gait is a...

    • A.

      Spartan

    • B.

      Strut

    • C.

      Fleck

    • D.

      Limb

    Correct Answer
    B. Strut
    Explanation
    A strut is a confident and proud way of walking. It is often associated with a sense of self-assurance and dominance. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "strut".

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  • 6. 

    An irresistible impulse to perform an act

    • A.

      Linoleum

    • B.

      Compulsion

    • C.

      Fleck

    • D.

      Sassy

    Correct Answer
    B. Compulsion
    Explanation
    Compulsion refers to an irresistible impulse to perform an act. It implies a strong and uncontrollable urge or desire to do something. In this context, the other options such as linoleum, fleck, and sassy do not relate to the given definition. Therefore, the correct answer is compulsion.

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  • 7. 

    To protrude out is to 

    • A.

      Strut

    • B.

      Anemic

    • C.

      Jut

    • D.

      Brim

    Correct Answer
    C. Jut
    Explanation
    To jut means to extend or stick out, often in a sharp or abrupt manner. This explanation fits with the given question, as "protrude out" has a similar meaning to "jut out." Therefore, the correct answer is "jut."

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  • 8. 

    A flammable liquid...

    • A.

      Descend

    • B.

      Strut

    • C.

      Naphtha

    • D.

      Jut

    Correct Answer
    C. Naphtha
    Explanation
    Naphtha is a correct answer because it is a type of flammable liquid. Naphtha is a hydrocarbon mixture that is commonly used as a solvent or fuel. It is highly volatile and can easily catch fire, making it a flammable substance. Therefore, out of the given options, naphtha is the most appropriate answer for a flammable liquid.

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  • 9. 

    To walk heavily...

    • A.

      Strut

    • B.

      Totter

    • C.

      Trudge

    • D.

      Naphtha

    Correct Answer
    C. Trudge
    Explanation
    Trudge is the correct answer because it means to walk heavily and with effort, often due to exhaustion or difficult terrain. This word accurately describes the action of walking heavily, which is the meaning given in the question. Strut means to walk with a proud, confident stride, totter means to walk unsteadily or with difficulty, and naphtha is a type of flammable liquid and does not relate to walking.

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  • 10. 

    To walk unevenly; to stumble

    • A.

      Totter

    • B.

      Trudge

    • C.

      Strut

    • D.

      Chandelier

    Correct Answer
    A. Totter
    Explanation
    The word "totter" means to walk unevenly or stumble. It is the most suitable option among the given words as "trudge" means to walk heavily or with effort, "strut" means to walk in a proud or confident way, and "chandelier" is a noun that refers to a decorative light fixture. Therefore, "totter" is the correct answer that best fits the given definition.

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  • 11. 

    Chandelier...

    • A.

      A laxadaysical gait

    • B.

      A light fixture that hangs from the ceiling

    • C.

      To protrude out

    • D.

      Arrogance; cocky

    Correct Answer
    B. A light fixture that hangs from the ceiling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A light fixture that hangs from the ceiling." This is because a chandelier is a decorative light fixture that is suspended from the ceiling and typically has multiple branches or arms with lights attached to them. It is commonly used to add elegance and style to a room or space.

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  • 12. 

    Scarcely...

    • A.

      Barely

    • B.

      Hardly

    • C.

      Nearly

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "scarcely" can be used interchangeably with "barely," "hardly," and "nearly." All of these words convey the idea of something being done or happening in a very limited or minimal way. Therefore, all of the options provided are correct synonyms for "scarcely."

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  • 13. 

    To move in a downward motion is to...

    • A.

      Ascend

    • B.

      Totter

    • C.

      Descend

    • D.

      Fleck

    Correct Answer
    C. Descend
    Explanation
    To move in a downward motion is to descend.

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  • 14. 

    Bildungsroman

    • A.

      A novel from a specific period of time

    • B.

      A novel of less than 100 pages

    • C.

      Novel that shows a character maturing over time

    • D.

      A novel that depicts an older persons journey from adulthood to childhood

    Correct Answer
    C. Novel that shows a character maturing over time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bildungsroman: A novel that shows a character maturing over time." A Bildungsroman is a genre of novel that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist, typically from childhood to adulthood. It explores the character's development, experiences, and lessons learned as they navigate through life and mature emotionally and intellectually. This genre often emphasizes the protagonist's coming-of-age journey and their self-discovery.

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