SAT Vocabulary 3 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Scapegoat n.
    • A. 

      One who bears the blame for others

    • B. 

      A variation of the mountain goat

    • C. 

      A special escape route

    • D. 

      A Broadway play

  • 2. 
    Peremptory adj.
    • A. 

      The cost per unit

    • B. 

      Scientific term for procrastination

    • C. 

      Not allowing refusal or delay; imperative

    • D. 

      Severe weather warning

  • 3. 
    Atelier n.
    • A. 

      The horns on top of a deer's head

    • B. 

      An artist’s or designer’s workshop

    • C. 

      A severe liar

    • D. 

      An eating disorder

  • 4. 
    Axiom n.
    • A. 

      Scientific term for a galaxy

    • B. 

      The name of the Green Knight's ax

    • C. 

      A universal truth; an established rule

    • D. 

      A planetarium

  • 5. 
    Dulcet adj.
    • A. 

      A Roman coin

    • B. 

      Melodious; pleasing to the ear

    • C. 

      A chunk of soil; clump of dirt

    • D. 

      A boring person

  • 6. 
    Usurp v.
    • A. 

      Your favorite flavor of syrup

    • B. 

      Unpredictable behavior

    • C. 

      To take over; to seize power

    • D. 

      An electronic source

  • 7. 
    Patronizing adj.
    • A. 

      Treating with condescension; acting superior

    • B. 

      Displaying patriotism to your country

    • C. 

      Person who lacks patriotism

    • D. 

      To show patience

  • 8. 
    Iniquity n.
    • A. 

      An antique chair

    • B. 

      Evil or wicked act

    • C. 

      An indoor swimming pool

    • D. 

      To create equality

  • 9. 
    Archaic adj.
    • A. 

      No longer current or applicable; antiquated

    • B. 

      A hopping arcade

    • C. 

      A game from the 80s

    • D. 

      Chaos in the world

  • 10. 
    Vacillate v.
    • A. 

      An oscillating fan

    • B. 

      The act of vacuuming

    • C. 

      To waver; to sway indecisively

    • D. 

      To cancel a subscription

  • 11. 
    Perspicacious adj.
    • A. 

      To act silly

    • B. 

      Keen; mentally sharp

    • C. 

      Expressing care to one another

    • D. 

      To sweat profusely

  • 12. 
    Abstemious adj.
    • A. 

      The stem of a flower

    • B. 

      An abdominal exercise

    • C. 

      Using or consuming sparingly

    • D. 

      To behave immaturely

  • 13. 
    Talisman n.
    • A. 

      A magic charm or superstitious object for protection or luck

    • B. 

      The tail of a donkey

    • C. 

      A really tall man

    • D. 

      Technical term for an ax

  • 14. 
    Expurgate v.
    • A. 

      An award winning artist

    • B. 

      To remove vulgar or objectionable material

    • C. 

      To expedite a transaction

    • D. 

      The iron bars on a metal gate

  • 15. 
    Pellucid adj.
    • A. 

      A heartburn medicine

    • B. 

      To hallucinate

    • C. 

      Transparent or clear

    • D. 

      A type of grant for school

  • 16. 
    When an obscene photo appeared in the school yearbook, the administration immediately sought a  _______________ to take the blame for the ______________.
    • A. 

      Scapegoat; iniquity

    • B. 

      Talisman; iniquity

    • C. 

      Scapegoat; expurgate

    • D. 

      Patronize; vacillated

  • 17. 
    Angry students and parents blamed Dora, the yearbook editor, for not being  ______________________ enough to have spotted the photo before the yearbook was sent to the printer.
    • A. 

      Archaic

    • B. 

      Perspicacious

    • C. 

      Axiom

    • D. 

      Talisman

  • 18. 
    Now, the school must collect the yearbooks and return them to the printer to _________________ the photograph.
    • A. 

      Enlarge

    • B. 

      Expurgate

    • C. 

      Patronize

    • D. 

      Usurp

  • 19. 
    Dora, a junior, ___________________ over whether she would sign up for the yearbook staff again next year.  
    • A. 

      Vacillated

    • B. 

      Scapegoated

    • C. 

      Pellucid

    • D. 

      Patronized

  • 20. 
    Bob carried a rabbit’s foot around the office as though it were some kind of __________________ that would protect him from any evil spirits hiding around the office.
    • A. 

      Usurp

    • B. 

      Peremptory

    • C. 

      Talisman

    • D. 

      Iniquity

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