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Originally published in 1952 by the reputable Ernest Hemmingway, The Old Man and the Sea is a lateral fiction with a lot of insights. Have you read the book and well understood the vocabulary used? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A small light sailing boat

    • A.

      Furled

    • B.

      Gaunt

    • C.

      Skiff

    • D.

      Gaff

    Correct Answer
    C. Skiff
    Explanation
    A skiff is a type of small light sailing boat, which fits the description given in the question. The other options, furled, gaunt, and gaff, do not correspond to a type of boat.

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  • 2. 

    Wrapped or rolled close to or around something

    • A.

      Furled

    • B.

      Benevolent

    • C.

      Iridescent

    • D.

      Filaments

    Correct Answer
    A. Furled
  • 3. 

    A handled hook for holding or lifting

    • A.

      Bonito

    • B.

      Gaunt

    • C.

      Skiff

    • D.

      Gaff

    Correct Answer
    D. Gaff
    Explanation
    A gaff is a handled hook used for holding or lifting objects. In this context, the other options (bonito, gaunt, skiff) do not fit the definition of a handled hook. Therefore, the correct answer is gaff.

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  • 4. 

    Suggestive of good will;kind

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Benevolent

    • C.

      Albacore

    • D.

      Iridescent

    Correct Answer
    B. Benevolent
    Explanation
    The word "benevolent" is the correct answer because it means suggestive of good will and kindness. It fits the description provided in the question and is a suitable synonym for "resolution", "albacore", and "iridescent".

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  • 5. 

    Excessively thin or angular;lean

    • A.

      Gaunt

    • B.

      Skiff

    • C.

      Ineffectual

    • D.

      Benevolent

    Correct Answer
    A. Gaunt
    Explanation
    Gaunt is the correct answer because it means excessively thin or angular, often due to illness or suffering. It is used to describe someone who appears emaciated or haggard. This fits the description given in the question of being excessively thin or angular. The other options, such as skiff, ineffectual, and benevolent, do not match the given definition.

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  • 6. 

    The act of being determined; the act of dealing with a situation confidently; having courage

    • A.

      Albacore

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Benevolent

    • D.

      Gaunt

    Correct Answer
    B. Resolution
    Explanation
    Resolution refers to the act of being determined and dealing with a situation confidently, showing courage. This can involve making a firm decision or commitment to achieve a particular goal or overcome a challenge. It requires a strong mindset and the ability to persevere in the face of obstacles. The word "resolution" can also refer to a formal decision or statement made by a group or organization.

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  • 7. 

    Medium sized tunas between smaller mackerals and the larger tunas

    • A.

      Albacore

    • B.

      Skiff

    • C.

      Bonito

    • D.

      Gaff

    Correct Answer
    C. Bonito
    Explanation
    Bonito is the correct answer because it is a medium-sized fish that falls between smaller mackerels and larger tunas in terms of size. Albacore is a type of tuna, not a fish that fits the given description. A skiff is a type of small boat, not a fish. A gaff is a fishing tool, not a fish. Therefore, bonito is the only option that matches the given description.

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  • 8. 

    Luminescence; caused by the absorption of radiation and continuing for a time after that absorption

    • A.

      Furled

    • B.

      Benevolent

    • C.

      Iridescent

    • D.

      Phosphorescence

    Correct Answer
    D. Phosphorescence
    Explanation
    Phosphorescence is the correct answer because it is a type of luminescence that occurs when a material absorbs radiation and continues to emit light for a period of time after the absorption. It is different from fluorescence, which only emits light while the radiation is being absorbed. Phosphorescent materials store energy from the absorbed radiation and release it slowly over time, resulting in a prolonged emission of light.

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  • 9. 

    Large ocean going tuna with long pectoral fins that is the source of most canned tuna

    • A.

      Bonito

    • B.

      Albacore

    • C.

      Gaunt

    • D.

      Skiff

    Correct Answer
    B. Albacore
    Explanation
    Albacore is the correct answer because it is a large ocean-going tuna with long pectoral fins that is commonly used as the source of most canned tuna. Bonito is also a type of tuna, but it is not specifically known for being the main source of canned tuna. Gaunt and skiff are unrelated to tuna and do not fit the description given.

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  • 10. 

    Hopelessly; despondently

    • A.

      Gaunt

    • B.

      Desperately

    • C.

      Albacore

    • D.

      Skiff

    Correct Answer
    B. Desperately
    Explanation
    The word "desperately" is the correct answer because it is a synonym for both "hopelessly" and "despondently". It conveys a sense of extreme urgency or despair. The other options, "gaunt", "albacore", and "skiff", do not have the same meaning or association with hopelessness and despair.

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  • 11. 

    Having or exhibiting a play of colors producing a rainbow effect

    • A.

      Iridescent

    • B.

      Bonito

    • C.

      Phosphorescence

    • D.

      Ineffectual

    Correct Answer
    A. Iridescent
    Explanation
    The word "iridescent" means having or exhibiting a play of colors producing a rainbow effect. This suggests that the object or surface described as iridescent reflects or refracts light in a way that creates a spectrum of colors, similar to the colors seen in a rainbow. The other options, bonito, phosphorescence, and ineffectual, do not relate to the concept of producing a rainbow effect with colors.

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  • 12. 

    Single threads or thin flexible objects or appendages

    • A.

      Furled

    • B.

      Ineffectual

    • C.

      Gaunt

    • D.

      Filaments

    Correct Answer
    D. Filaments
    Explanation
    The word "filaments" refers to single threads or thin flexible objects or appendages. In the given options, "furled," "ineffectual," and "gaunt" do not have the same meaning as "filaments." Therefore, the correct answer is "filaments."

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  • 13. 

    Not producing the proper or usual effect; futile

    • A.

      Filaments

    • B.

      Ineffectual

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Gaff

    Correct Answer
    B. Ineffectual
    Explanation
    The word "ineffectual" means not producing the proper or usual effect, or being futile. In the given options, "filaments," "resolution," and "gaff" do not convey the meaning of being ineffective or futile. Therefore, the correct answer is "ineffectual."

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  • 14. 

    The opposite of a skiff would be an ocean liner

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A skiff is a small, shallow boat typically used for fishing or recreational purposes. On the other hand, an ocean liner is a large, luxurious passenger ship that is designed for long-distance travel across the ocean. These two types of vessels are opposite in terms of size, capacity, and purpose. Therefore, the statement that the opposite of a skiff would be an ocean liner is true.

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  • 15. 

    The pieces of skittles(candy)looked______ spilled across the table

    • A.

      Phosphorescent

    • B.

      Iridescent

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Bonito

    Correct Answer
    B. Iridescent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "iridescent". The word "iridescent" means showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. Therefore, if the pieces of skittles(candy) looked iridescent, it means that they had a shiny, colorful appearance and seemed to change colors when viewed from different angles.

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  • 16. 

    You need a high sense of resolution to follow through on easy tasks

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement contradicts common logic. Easy tasks typically require less effort and resolution compared to difficult tasks. Therefore, a high sense of resolution is not necessary to follow through on easy tasks.

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  • 17. 

    When the president pardoned the man on death row he was showing that he was______________

    • A.

      Benevolent

    • B.

      Desperately

    • C.

      Albacore

    • D.

      Filaments

    Correct Answer
    A. Benevolent
    Explanation
    The word "benevolent" means kind and generous. In the given context, when the president pardoned the man on death row, it shows that he was kind and generous in his actions. He demonstrated compassion and mercy by granting the pardon, indicating a benevolent nature.

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  • 18. 

    The Black cat was very phosphorescent

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Black cat was very phosphorescent" is not true. Phosphorescence refers to the emission of light after exposure to radiation, and it is not a characteristic typically associated with black cats. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 19. 

    The fishermen only caught a _____________ not the larger Albacore

    • A.

      Gaff

    • B.

      Skiff

    • C.

      Bonito

    • D.

      Furled

    Correct Answer
    C. Bonito
    Explanation
    The word "Bonito" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence. The sentence states that the fishermen only caught a specific type of fish, indicating that they did not catch the larger Albacore. "Gaff," "skiff," and "furled" do not make sense in the context of the sentence and are not related to fishing or catching fish.

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  • 20. 

    A synonym for desperately is joyfully

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that "desperately" and "joyfully" are synonyms, which is incorrect. "Desperately" means to do something with a sense of urgency, while "joyfully" means to do something with happiness and pleasure. These two words have opposite meanings and cannot be considered synonyms. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 21. 

    A synonym for iridescent is gray

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that "iridescent" is a synonym for "gray." However, this is not correct. "Iridescent" refers to something that displays a play of colors, producing rainbow-like effects, while "gray" refers to a color that is a mixture of black and white. These two terms have different meanings and cannot be used interchangeably, making the answer "False."

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  • 22. 

    An antonym for furled is unfolded

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "furled" means to roll or fold something tightly, usually referring to a flag or sail. On the other hand, "unfolded" means to open or spread out something that was previously folded or rolled. Therefore, "unfolded" is the opposite or antonym of "furled."

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  • 23. 

    The sick man had become thin and__________

    • A.

      Furled

    • B.

      Gaunt

    • C.

      Iridescent

    • D.

      Resolution

    Correct Answer
    B. Gaunt
    Explanation
    The word "gaunt" means very thin, usually because of illness or suffering. In the given sentence, the sick man had become thin, indicating that he was suffering from some illness or hardship. Therefore, "gaunt" is the most appropriate word to describe his condition. "Furled" means rolled up tightly, "iridescent" means showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles, and "resolution" means determination or decision. None of these words convey the intended meaning of the sentence.

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