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  • 1. 

    What does the word "ponder" mean?  What context clue helps you figure out its meaning?

  • 2. 

    Sandra ducked to avoid being hit by the ball. The meaning of the word "ducked" is:

    • A.

      To act like a bird

    • B.

      To bend down quickly

    Correct Answer
    B. To bend down quickly
    Explanation
    The word "ducked" in this context refers to the action of bending down quickly. Sandra moved her body downwards in order to avoid being hit by the ball, demonstrating a rapid downward movement.

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  • 3. 

    The reader knows what the word "diligent" means by

    • A.

      A. Looking it up in a dictionary

    • B.

      B. reading the previous sentence

    • C.

      C. readint the contrasting words that follow it

    • D.

      D. figuring out unclear words in the sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. C. readint the contrasting words that follow it
    Explanation
    The reader knows what the word "diligent" means by reading the contrasting words that follow it. This suggests that the meaning of "diligent" can be inferred from the words that are used to contrast it.

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  • 4. 

    What are "condiments"?

    • A.

      A. food toppings that improve flavor

    • B.

      B. apartment buldings that you own

    • C.

      C. nice things to say

    • D.

      D. types of vegetables

    Correct Answer
    A. A. food toppings that improve flavor
    Explanation
    Condiments are food toppings that enhance the taste and flavor of a dish. They are usually added in small amounts to complement the main food item. Examples of condiments include ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, soy sauce, and various spices. These additions can add a tangy, sweet, spicy, or savory element to a meal, making it more enjoyable and flavorful. Therefore, option A accurately describes what condiments are.

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  • 5. 

    The word "intricate" means

    • A.

      A. exciting

    • B.

      B. funny

    • C.

      C. complex

    • D.

      D. friendly

    Correct Answer
    C. C. complex
    Explanation
    The word "intricate" means complex. It refers to something that is detailed, complicated, or difficult to understand or solve. It suggests that there are many interconnected parts or elements that require careful examination or analysis.

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  • 6. 

    Which word from the passage helps you understand the meaning of the word "perturbed"?

    • A.

      A. different

    • B.

      B. bothered

    • C.

      C. brother

    • D.

      D. support

    Correct Answer
    B. B. bothered
    Explanation
    The word "perturbed" means to be bothered or disturbed. Therefore, the word "bothered" helps us understand the meaning of "perturbed".

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  • 7. 

    She entered a very perilous job. she might put her life at risk.

    • A.

      Adventurous

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Tiring

    Correct Answer
    B. Dangerous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dangerous" because the statement mentions that the job is perilous and might put her life at risk. This implies that the job is not just adventurous or tiring, but also poses a significant danger.

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  • 8. 

    Teacher Rhea wants to gauge her students performance by giving them series of activities.

    • A.

      Measure

    • B.

      Reward

    • C.

      Energize

    Correct Answer
    A. Measure
    Explanation
    Teacher Rhea wants to assess her students' performance by giving them a series of activities. By measuring their performance, she can determine how well they have understood the concepts and identify areas where they may need additional support. This allows her to track their progress and make informed decisions about their learning. The other options, reward and energize, do not align with the goal of assessing performance but rather focus on different aspects such as motivation or engagement.

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  • 9. 

    The people thank the Mayor for the magnanimous dinner all of them went home full and satisfied.

    • A.

      Bountiful

    • B.

      Delicious

    • C.

      Free

    Correct Answer
    A. Bountiful
    Explanation
    The word "bountiful" means plentiful or abundant. In the given sentence, the people are thanking the Mayor for a dinner that was generous and abundant in quantity. This implies that there was plenty of food available for everyone, and they were able to eat to their satisfaction. Therefore, "bountiful" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the nature of the dinner.

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  • 10. 

    My friends consider Harold to be a food connoisseur. They know that he is very much knowledgeable in things related to food.

    • A.

      Cook

    • B.

      Expert

    • C.

      Admirer

    • D.

      Lover

    Correct Answer
    B. Expert
    Explanation
    Harold is considered an expert in food by his friends because they know that he is highly knowledgeable in things related to food. This suggests that he has a deep understanding and expertise in this area, making the answer "expert" the most suitable choice.

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  • 11. 

    They say that he can identify and pinpoint the distinct flavors and tastes of each of the ingredients found in the food he samples.

    • A.

      Similar

    • B.

      Artificial

    • C.

      Combined

    • D.

      Different

    Correct Answer
    D. Different
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person in question has the ability to recognize and distinguish the unique flavors and tastes of individual ingredients in the food he samples. This implies that the person can identify the various components that make up a dish and can differentiate between them. Therefore, the word "different" accurately describes this ability.

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  • 12. 

    There was a time they made him try an exotic dish from India to see if its taste will prove to be too unfamiliar to him.

    • A.

      Unusual

    • B.

      Common

    • C.

      Delicious

    • D.

      Creative

    Correct Answer
    A. Unusual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unusual" because the sentence states that the person was made to try an exotic dish from India. Exotic dishes are typically uncommon or unfamiliar, so it can be inferred that the taste of the dish would be unusual to the person.

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  • 13. 

    The flavorful and sweet aroma of the dish permeated the air.  It was immediately smelled by those who entered the room.

    • A.

      Attached

    • B.

      Detached

    • C.

      Killed

    • D.

      Filled

    Correct Answer
    D. Filled
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a dish with a flavorful and sweet aroma that spread through the air. The word "filled" is the correct answer because it accurately conveys the idea that the aroma filled the room and could be smelled by anyone who entered. The other options do not fit the context of the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Harold was specially enthralled and fascinated by its unique taste as soon as it touched his lips.

    • A.

      Disgusted

    • B.

      Charmed

    • C.

      Shocked

    • D.

      Confused

    Correct Answer
    B. Charmed
    Explanation
    Harold's reaction to the taste suggests that he was captivated and enchanted by it. The use of the words "enthralled" and "fascinated" further emphasize his positive response. Therefore, the most appropriate word to describe his reaction would be "charmed."

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  • 15. 

    He would have praised this delightful dish thoroughly if only he weren’t so flabbergasted by it that he remained still for almost a minute.

    • A.

      Unaffected

    • B.

      Disturbed

    • C.

      Amazed

    • D.

      Sickened

    Correct Answer
    C. Amazed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "amazed". The sentence states that the person was so flabbergasted by the dish that they remained still for almost a minute. This suggests that they were in awe or astonishment, which aligns with the meaning of "amazed". The other options, "unaffected", "disturbed", and "sickened", do not fit the context of the sentence.

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  • 16. 

    Nobody can beat his self-esteem when it comes to food preparation and cooking.  His bravado and daring nature is at full blast whenever he lets us taste his prepared dishes.

    • A.

      Confidence

    • B.

      Insecurity

    • C.

      Influence

    • D.

      Charm

    Correct Answer
    A. Confidence
    Explanation
    The given passage describes someone who is extremely confident in their abilities and takes pride in their cooking skills. This person's self-esteem is unbeatable when it comes to food preparation and cooking, and they boldly share their dishes with others. The word "confidence" accurately captures this person's strong belief in their own abilities and their willingness to showcase their skills.

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  • 17. 

    Harold appreciates the praises he gets from the dishes he prepares but he prefers receiving honest critique in order for him to improve his craft.

    • A.

      Achievement

    • B.

      Admiration

    • C.

      Payment

    • D.

      Evaluation

    Correct Answer
    D. Evaluation
    Explanation
    Harold values receiving honest critique because it helps him improve his craft. While he appreciates the praises he gets, he understands that constructive feedback is essential for growth and development. Therefore, he prefers evaluation over admiration, payment, or achievement as it allows him to assess his skills and make necessary improvements.

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  • 18. 

    Though he prefers to maintain the original recipes as much as possible, he is willing to alter them a little to improve its taste.

    • A.

      Adjust

    • B.

      Retain

    • C.

      Substitute

    • D.

      Exchange

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjust
    Explanation
    The word "adjust" best fits the given sentence because it implies making small changes or modifications to the original recipes in order to enhance the taste. The sentence states that the person prefers to maintain the original recipes but is open to altering them slightly, which aligns with the meaning of "adjust." The other options, "retain," "substitute," and "exchange," do not accurately convey the idea of making small changes while keeping the original recipes intact.

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  • 19. 

    One thing is for sure, no matter what the occasion is, you can count on Harold to provide a wide array of delightful dishes.  He will always create a wonderful assortment of food that will amaze others.

    • A.

      Suggestion

    • B.

      Improvement

    • C.

      Limitation

    • D.

      Selection

    Correct Answer
    D. Selection
    Explanation
    Harold's ability to provide a wide array of delightful dishes indicates that he has a diverse selection of food options. This means that he can cater to different tastes and preferences, ensuring that there is something for everyone. Harold's selection of dishes is not limited or restricted, allowing him to create a wonderful assortment of food that will impress others.

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