SAT Vocabulary Exam Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Select 5 words from the list and write a short paragraph using the sentences. Do not write 5 separate sentences.  You will want to select words that you can easily connect to each other in a short story.  All of the words are on the board so that you can make sure that you can spell them correctly.   

  • 2. 

    Is the following word used correctly in this sentence? The picnic was obese.  

    • A.

      Thumbs up

    • B.

      Thumbs down

    Correct Answer
    B. Thumbs down
    Explanation
    The word "obese" is not used correctly in the sentence. "Obese" is an adjective that describes a person who is extremely overweight, not an event or activity like a picnic. Therefore, the sentence should be revised to use a more appropriate adjective to describe the picnic.

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  • 3. 

    Is the following word used correctly in this sentence? It's tough being at the bottom of the hierarchy as a freshman.

    • A.

      Thumbs up

    • B.

      Thumbs down

    Correct Answer
    A. Thumbs up
    Explanation
    The word "freshman" is used correctly in this sentence. A freshman refers to a first-year student in college or high school. In the given sentence, it is used to describe someone who is at the bottom of the hierarchy, indicating that they are new to the institution and have less experience compared to others. Therefore, the word "freshman" is appropriately used in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Is the following vocabulary word used correctly in this sentence?The teacher's explanation of the Civil War was intrepid,

    • A.

      Thumbs up

    • B.

      Thumbs down

    Correct Answer
    B. Thumbs down
    Explanation
    The word "intrepid" means fearless or brave, which does not make sense in the context of the sentence. The teacher's explanation of the Civil War should not be described as fearless or brave.

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  • 5. 

    Is the following word used correctly in this sentence?The constant rain was a conundrum for the soccer tournament. 

    • A.

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    • B.

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    Correct Answer
    A. Thumbs up
    Explanation
    The word "conundrum" is used correctly in the sentence. A conundrum refers to a difficult or confusing problem or situation, and in this case, the constant rain is causing difficulties or confusion for the soccer tournament. Therefore, the word conundrum accurately describes the impact of the rain on the tournament.

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  • 6. 

    Please fill in the blank below:My friend is _________________ and is so much fun at a party. 

    Correct Answer
    gregarious
    Explanation
    Gregarious means sociable and enjoying the company of others. Therefore, the correct answer "gregarious" suggests that the friend is outgoing and lively, making them enjoyable to be around at a party.

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  • 7. 

    The Navy Seals is an _________________ military group.

    Correct Answer
    elite
    Explanation
    The Navy Seals is an "elite" military group because they are highly skilled, trained, and specialized in carrying out difficult and dangerous missions. They undergo rigorous selection and intense training to become part of this exclusive group. The term "elite" signifies their exceptional abilities, expertise, and the high level of professionalism they possess. They are considered among the best and most capable military units in the world.

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  • 8. 

    Please fill out the blank below:Our students come from many ethnic backgrounds; therefore, our district is very ____________.

    Correct Answer
    diverse
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "diverse". The word "diverse" is used to describe a situation or group of people that includes many different types or things. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the district has a wide range of students from various ethnic backgrounds, indicating a rich cultural mix and diversity within the student population.

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  • 9. 

    Please fill in the blank below:Ms. Evans chose four student papers as _________________ examples of a well-written essay.

    Correct Answer
    exemplar
    Explanation
    Ms. Evans chose four student papers as exemplar examples of a well-written essay. The word "exemplar" means a perfect or typical example of something. In this context, Ms. Evans selected these four papers as examples that demonstrate what a well-written essay should look like. These papers likely display strong writing skills, clear organization, and effective use of language, making them ideal representations of a high-quality essay.

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  • 10. 

    The thunderstorm turned the whole evening into a muddy __________________

    • A.

      Fiasco

    • B.

      Intrepid

    • C.

      Kindle

    • D.

      Bolster

    Correct Answer
    A. Fiasco
    Explanation
    The word "fiasco" is the correct answer because it means a complete failure or disaster. In the given sentence, the thunderstorm has caused chaos and turned the evening into a messy and unsuccessful event.

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  • 11. 

    A good synonym for intrepid is

    • A.

      Sociable

    • B.

      Fearless

    • C.

      Listless

    • D.

      Widespread

    Correct Answer
    B. Fearless
    Explanation
    Intrepid means to be brave, courageous, and willing to take risks. Fearless is a synonym that aligns with these qualities. It implies a lack of fear or hesitation in the face of danger or challenges. Therefore, fearless is a suitable synonym for intrepid.

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  • 12. 

    The coach ____________ the team's spirits even though they were losing the game.

    • A.

      Gregarious

    • B.

      Elited

    • C.

      Widespread

    • D.

      Bolstered

    Correct Answer
    D. Bolstered
    Explanation
    The word "bolstered" means to support or strengthen. In the given sentence, the coach is doing something to uplift or improve the team's spirits despite the fact that they are losing the game. Therefore, "bolstered" is the correct answer as it aligns with the context of the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    Chocolate is my ____________ whenever I try to lose weight,  I just can't win against chocolate.

    • A.

      Elite

    • B.

      Manifest

    • C.

      Kindle

    • D.

      Nemesis

    Correct Answer
    D. Nemesis
    Explanation
    The word "nemesis" in this context means a formidable opponent or a constant source of trouble. The sentence suggests that whenever the person tries to lose weight, chocolate becomes their nemesis, meaning that they struggle to resist it and it hinders their progress.

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  • 14. 

    If you want to get good grades in school, you can't be l________________ about your studies. 

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      Obese

    • C.

      Widespread

    • D.

      Lackadaisical

    Correct Answer
    D. Lackadaisical
    Explanation
    To achieve good grades in school, one cannot be lackadaisical about their studies. Being lackadaisical means being careless, lazy, or not putting in enough effort. Therefore, if someone is not focused or dedicated to their studies, they are unlikely to perform well academically.

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  • 15. 

    I finally had such a great history teacher that she _______________ an interest and I love to read history now.

    • A.

      Kindled

    • B.

      Intrepid

    • C.

      Abstracted

    • D.

      Pandemicked

    Correct Answer
    A. Kindled
    Explanation
    The word "kindled" means to ignite or spark something, in this case, an interest. The sentence suggests that the history teacher was so great that she sparked or ignited the speaker's interest in history, leading them to love reading about it now.

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  • 16. 

    The school community ____________________ great support for the soccer team when they played in the tournament.

    • A.

      Nemesised

    • B.

      Manifested

    • C.

      Lackadaisical

    • D.

      Elited

    Correct Answer
    B. Manifested
    Explanation
    The word "manifested" is the correct answer because it means to display or show something clearly. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the school community displayed or showed great support for the soccer team during the tournament.

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  • 17. 

    Sometimes algebra is ___________________ to me; I just don't understand it.bstra

    • A.

      Elite

    • B.

      Abstract

    • C.

      Gregarious

    • D.

      Intrepid

    Correct Answer
    B. Abstract
    Explanation
    The word "abstract" is the correct answer because it means something that is difficult to understand or grasp. In the context of the sentence, the speaker is saying that algebra is often difficult for them to comprehend, suggesting that it feels abstract or hard to grasp.

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  • 18. 

    Even though algebra is very difficult, I will be ___________________ when I take my test today.

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      Nemesis

    • C.

      Intrepid

    • D.

      Diverse

    Correct Answer
    C. Intrepid
    Explanation
    The word "intrepid" means fearless or brave. In the given sentence, the speaker acknowledges that algebra is difficult, but despite this, they will approach their test with bravery and fearlessness. Therefore, "intrepid" is the correct answer.

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