(Set 6) Use Context To Determine Word Meaning

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(Set 6) Use Context To Determine Word Meaning - Quiz


Choose the word with the meaning most similar to the underlined word.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • Arnold couldn’t take his arbingully in public after it tried to bite a dog.

    • A.

      Robot

    • B.

      Friend

    • C.

      Pet

    • D.

      Ghost

    Correct Answer
    C. Pet
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that Arnold couldn't take his "arbingully" in public after it tried to bite a dog. From this sentence, it can be inferred that an "arbingully" is an animal that Arnold owns and considers as his own. The word "pet" fits this description, as it refers to an animal that is kept for companionship or enjoyment.

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  • 2. 

    • We would have approached him if he hadn’t had a gregon hooked to his belt.

    • A.

      Partner

    • B.

      Camera

    • C.

      Bottle

    • D.

      Weapon

    Correct Answer
    D. Weapon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Weapon" because the sentence suggests that the person mentioned has a weapon (a gregon) hooked to his belt, which would make approaching him potentially dangerous or risky.

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  • 3. 

    • Typock is hard to find this time of year, especially around here; it’s amazing that we could get it at all.

    • A.

      Fruit

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Fear

    Correct Answer
    A. Fruit
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Typock is not easily available during this time of year, particularly in the given location. Despite this, it is surprising that they were able to obtain it at all. This implies that Typock is a type of fruit that is rare or difficult to find, making it a suitable explanation for the correct answer being "Fruit".

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  • 4. 

    • When the pandus finally passed, we went outside and assessed the damage.

    • A.

      Clouds

    • B.

      Storm

    • C.

      Team

    • D.

      Time

    Correct Answer
    B. Storm
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that after the pandus passed, the speaker went outside to assess the damage. This suggests that something destructive or damaging must have occurred. Out of the given options, "Storm" is the most fitting choice as storms are known to cause damage and destruction.

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  • 5. 

    - From line 65: “Having wolves in Yellowstone is not a luxury but a right.  We should not have to pay for clean air or water, nor should we believe that they are somehow a luxury.  Similarly, we have a right to a full complement of wildlife on our public land.   As it is used in line 65, the word complement most nearly means:

    • A.

      Flattering remark

    • B.

      Equal cost

    • C.

      Selection

    • D.

      Safe number

    Correct Answer
    C. Selection
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "complement" refers to a full or complete set of wildlife. The author argues that just like clean air or water, having a full range of wildlife is not a luxury but a right. Therefore, the word "selection" best captures the meaning of "complement" in this sentence, as it implies a diverse and complete collection of wildlife.

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  • 6. 

    - From line 58: “Yet now the idea of walking even the shortest distance exhausted me, and my plan (which I’d never expected him to agree to) seemed to demand impossible stamina—though less than it would have taken to shake my head no.”   As it is used in the passage, the word stamina most nearly means:

    • A.

      Strength

    • B.

      Silence

    • C.

      Boldness

    • D.

      Quickness

    Correct Answer
    A. Strength
    Explanation
    The word "stamina" is used in the passage to describe the physical and mental energy required to complete a task. The narrator mentions that their plan would demand "impossible stamina," indicating that it would require a great amount of strength and endurance. Therefore, in the context of the passage, "stamina" most nearly means strength.

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  • 7. 

    - From line 53: “Long stumped vigorously for Roosevelt in the campaign, and after the latter’s election there was a brief period when it seemed that the two were going to make an unusually effective combination.”   As it is used in line 53, the word stumped most nearly means:

    • A.

      Cleared

    • B.

      Baffled

    • C.

      Campaigned

    • D.

      Trimmed

    Correct Answer
    C. Campaigned
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "stumped" means campaigned. The sentence states that Long campaigned vigorously for Roosevelt during the campaign. This suggests that Long actively supported and promoted Roosevelt's candidacy.

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  • 8. 

    - From line 71: “Through certain drawings, we can place the artist at a particular church on a particular day . . . . an ink-wash shadow fixes the time: 8 a.m.   As it is used in line 71, the word fixes most nearly means:

    • A.

      Establishes

    • B.

      Corrects

    • C.

      Repairs

    • D.

      Hardens

    Correct Answer
    A. Establishes
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "fixes" means to establish or determine. The sentence is saying that an ink-wash shadow helps to establish or determine the time as 8 a.m. Therefore, "establishes" is the closest meaning to "fixes" in this context.

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  • 9. 

    1. When Jana noticed her daughter Kylie starring at herself and posing in every reflection that they passed, Jana worried that Kylie was growing a bit conceited.

    • A.

      Good-looking

    • B.

      Insecure

    • C.

      Over-weight

    • D.

      Self-centered

    Correct Answer
    D. Self-centered
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, Jana noticed her daughter Kylie constantly looking at herself and posing in every reflection. This behavior suggests that Kylie is more focused on herself and her appearance, rather than being concerned about others. This self-centered behavior indicates that Kylie may be growing conceited.

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  • 10. 

    1. Due to the scarcity of food in her territory, the mother lioness had to roam far from safe ground to find a meal for her child.

    • A.

      Shortage

    • B.

      Abundance

    • C.

      Fear

    • D.

      Rare

    Correct Answer
    A. Shortage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shortage". The explanation is that the sentence states that the mother lioness had to roam far to find a meal for her child because there was a scarcity of food in her territory. This implies that there was a shortage of food, meaning there was not enough food available for the lioness and her child.

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  • 11. 

    1. If you go to the party wearing your best smile, laugh good naturedly, and try your dance steps out (even if you aren’t the best dancer), you will attract attention with your amiable disposition.

    • A.

      Wild

    • B.

      Uncontrollable

    • C.

      Warm

    • D.

      Harsh

    Correct Answer
    C. Warm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "warm". The passage suggests that by wearing a smile, laughing, and trying to dance, even if not the best dancer, one will attract attention with their friendly and pleasant nature. This implies that the person is projecting a warm and approachable demeanor, which is likely to make others feel comfortable and drawn to them.

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  • 12. 

    1. Unlike his sister Cattie, who had a very calm and mellow disposition, John jumped on Sofas and ran through the house like an animal kingdom.

    • A.

      Friend

    • B.

      Throw away

    • C.

      Brother

    • D.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    D. Character
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes the contrasting personalities of Cattie and John. While Cattie is calm and mellow, John behaves in a wild and energetic manner, jumping on sofas and running through the house. This behavior indicates John's character or personality, making "character" the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    - From line 2: “Saturday was a quiet day after a whole week of wind.  I mean real wind that blows dirt into your eyes and hair between your teeth and roars in your ears after you’ve gone indoors.   As it is used in line 2, the word real most nearly means:

    • A.

      Factual

    • B.

      Positive

    • C.

      Established

    • D.

      Powerful

    Correct Answer
    D. Powerful
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "real" is used to emphasize the intensity or strength of the wind. The author describes the wind as being so strong that it blows dirt into their eyes and hair between their teeth, and roars in their ears even after they have gone indoors. Therefore, "real" in this context most nearly means powerful.

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  • 14. 

    - From line 46: “Chamberlain was able to detail the anatomy of the patch (on shrimp), but he could not pin down the function of this novel structure.   As it is used in line 46, the word novel most nearly means:

    • A.

      Unfamiliar

    • B.

      Book-like

    • C.

      Typical

    • D.

      Inadequate

    Correct Answer
    A. Unfamiliar
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "novel" is used to describe the structure of the patch on shrimp. The author mentions that Chamberlain was able to describe the anatomy of the patch, but was unable to determine its function. This suggests that the structure is unfamiliar or new, as Chamberlain was not able to provide a clear explanation for it. Therefore, the word "novel" most nearly means unfamiliar in this context.

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  • 15. 

    - From line 56: “The book was stubborn; well, I was stubborn too; that was part of it.  And I had no choice, realy, not if I wanted to get in.   As it is used in line 56, the phrase get in most nearly means:

    • A.

      Arrive at a physical location

    • B.

      Be chosen for a group membership

    • C.

      Truly understand the subject

    • D.

      Be friendly with someone

    Correct Answer
    C. Truly understand the subject
    Explanation
    In the given passage, the speaker mentions being stubborn and having no choice in order to "get in." This suggests that "get in" refers to gaining a deep understanding or comprehension of the subject. The phrase is not related to arriving at a physical location, being chosen for a group membership, or being friendly with someone.

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