The Outsiders Chapters 1-2 Vocabulary

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The Outsiders Chapters 1-2 Vocabulary - Quiz


Read each question, and chose the best answer that relates to the definition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A large silk or cotton kerchief usually of bright colors that is often worn as a turban

    • A.

      Roguishly

    • B.

      Snarling

    • C.

      Madras

    • D.

      Plasma

    Correct Answer
    C. Madras
    Explanation
    Madras refers to a large silk or cotton kerchief that is often worn as a turban. It is usually brightly colored, adding a vibrant touch to one's attire.

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  • 2. 

    To plunge in liquid

    • A.

      Contemptuously

    • B.

      Shuddered

    • C.

      Glint

    • D.

      Soused

    Correct Answer
    D. Soused
    Explanation
    The word "soused" means to immerse or soak something in liquid, usually referring to alcohol. In this context, it suggests that the action of plunging into liquid is done in a contemptuous or disdainful manner. The other words in the question, such as "contemptuously" and "shuddered," further support this interpretation. Therefore, "soused" is the correct answer as it best fits the given context.

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  • 3. 

    Exposed and barren and often windswept staggering

    • A.

      Bleak

    • B.

      Hilt

    • C.

      Imporlingly

    • D.

      Bewilderment

    Correct Answer
    A. Bleak
    Explanation
    The word "bleak" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the given description of "exposed and barren and often windswept staggering." It conveys a sense of desolation, emptiness, and harshness, which aligns with the characteristics mentioned. The other options, such as "hilt," "imporlingly," and "bewilderment," do not fit the context or convey the same meaning as the given description.

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  • 4. 

    To glance off an object

    • A.

      Unceasingly

    • B.

      Glint

    • C.

      Shuddered

    • D.

      Conviction

    Correct Answer
    B. Glint
    Explanation
    The word "glint" is the correct answer because it is the only word that fits the context of the given question. The other words, "unceasingly," "shuddered," and "conviction," do not relate to the action of glancing off an object. "Glint" means to reflect a small, quick flash of light, which aligns with the idea of glancing off an object. Therefore, "glint" is the most suitable answer for this question.

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  • 5. 

    To burn without flame and with much smoke

    • A.

      Smoldering

    • B.

      Bewildering

    • C.

      Sullenly

    • D.

      Indignant

    Correct Answer
    A. Smoldering
    Explanation
    Smoldering refers to the process of burning without flame but with a lot of smoke. It suggests a slow and low-temperature combustion that produces smoke and heat without a visible flame. This explanation aligns with the given statement "to burn without flame and with much smoke," making smoldering the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Never ceasing

    • A.

      Nonchalantly

    • B.

      Shanghaiing

    • C.

      Unceasingly

    • D.

      Roguishly

    Correct Answer
    C. Unceasingly
    Explanation
    The word "unceasingly" means without stopping or never-ending. This aligns with the phrase "never ceasing" in the question, as both convey the idea of continuous action or existence. The other options, "nonchalantly," "shanghaiing," and "roguishly," do not have the same meaning as "unceasingly" and are unrelated to the concept of never-ending. Therefore, "unceasingly" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    A handle especially of a sword or dagger

    • A.

      Shuddered

    • B.

      Hilt

    • C.

      Incredulous

    • D.

      Gingerly

    Correct Answer
    B. Hilt
    Explanation
    The word "hilt" refers to the handle of a sword or dagger. It is the part of the weapon that is held and provides grip and control. In this context, "hilt" is the most appropriate answer as it directly relates to the description given in the question. The other words - "shuddered," "incredulous," and "gingerly" - do not have any connection to the given definition.

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  • 8. 

    Manifesting, feeling, or expressing

    • A.

      Haze

    • B.

      Contemptuously

    • C.

      Premonition

    • D.

      Snarling

    Correct Answer
    B. Contemptuously
    Explanation
    The word "contemptuously" means to show or feel contempt, which is a strong feeling of disrespect or disdain towards someone or something. In the given options, "manifesting, feeling, or expressing" does not convey the same negative connotation as "contemptuously." It is possible to manifest, feel, or express something in a neutral or positive manner, whereas "contemptuously" specifically implies a negative and disrespectful attitude. Therefore, "contemptuously" is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    To cause to lose one's bearings

    • A.

      Glint

    • B.

      Rivalry

    • C.

      Digested

    • D.

      Bewildering

    Correct Answer
    D. Bewildering
    Explanation
    The word "bewildering" means to cause someone to lose their bearings or become confused. It implies that something is difficult to understand or figure out, leading to a state of confusion or disorientation. In the context of the given options, "bewildering" is the most suitable word to describe the action of causing someone to lose their bearings. The other options, such as "glint," "rivalry," and "digested," do not convey the same meaning or concept.

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  • 10. 

    To shiver as a form of fear

    • A.

      Shuddered

    • B.

      Aloofness

    • C.

      Soused

    • D.

      Indignant

    Correct Answer
    A. Shuddered
    Explanation
    The word "shuddered" is the correct answer because it means to tremble or shake involuntarily, often as a reaction to fear or cold. This fits with the given phrase "to shiver as a form of fear." The other options, aloofness, soused, and indignant, do not relate to the concept of shivering or fear.

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  • 11. 

    Previous notice or warning

    • A.

      Soused

    • B.

      Bleak

    • C.

      Finality

    • D.

      Premonition

    Correct Answer
    D. Premonition
    Explanation
    The word "premonition" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is related to a sense of forewarning or anticipation. "Previous notice or warning" suggests that something is about to happen, and a premonition aligns with this idea. "Soused," "bleak," and "finality" do not convey the same sense of anticipation or forewarning.

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  • 12. 

    To cry out loudly

    • A.

      Snarling

    • B.

      Bawling

    • C.

      Unfathomable

    • D.

      Finality

    Correct Answer
    B. Bawling
    Explanation
    Bawling means to cry out loudly. This word accurately describes the action of crying loudly, which matches the given definition. "Snarling" refers to an aggressive growl or expression, "unfathomable" means something that is impossible to understand, and "finality" refers to the state of being final or conclusive. These words do not relate to crying out loudly, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 13. 

    Impossible to comprehend

    • A.

      Gingerly

    • B.

      Unfathomable

    • C.

      Booze

    • D.

      Sagely

    Correct Answer
    B. Unfathomable
    Explanation
    The word "unfathomable" means something that is impossible to comprehend or understand. It suggests that the subject or situation is so deep or complex that it is beyond one's ability to fully grasp or comprehend. In this context, "unfathomable" is the correct answer because it best captures the meaning of the given phrase "impossible to comprehend."

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  • 14. 

    Competition

    • A.

      Incredulous

    • B.

      Abiding

    • C.

      Rivalry

    • D.

      Madras

    Correct Answer
    C. Rivalry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rivalry". Rivalry refers to a state of competition or competition between two or more parties. It implies a strong desire to outdo or defeat the other party, often in a competitive or hostile manner. The other options, such as "competition", "incredulous", and "abiding", do not convey the same meaning as rivalry.

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  • 15. 

    Very cautious or careful

    • A.

      Bawling

    • B.

      Gingerly

    • C.

      Quavering

    • D.

      Sullenly

    Correct Answer
    B. Gingerly
    Explanation
    Gingerly means to do something in a careful and cautious manner. It implies being gentle and delicate in one's actions, often to avoid causing damage or harm. This word accurately describes someone who is very cautious or careful, which aligns with the given description. Bawling, quavering, and sullenly do not convey the same meaning and are not synonymous with being cautious or careful.

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  • 16. 

    Through reflection and experience

    • A.

      Sagely

    • B.

      Roguishly

    • C.

      Incredulous

    • D.

      Snarling

    Correct Answer
    A. Sagely
  • 17. 

    Alcoholic drink

    • A.

      Nonchalantly

    • B.

      Sagely

    • C.

      Booze

    • D.

      Bawling

    Correct Answer
    C. Booze
    Explanation
    The word "booze" is the correct answer because it is a slang term commonly used to refer to alcoholic drinks. The other options do not have the same meaning or association with alcohol. "Nonchalantly" means to do something casually or without concern, "sagely" means to do something wisely or with great insight, and "bawling" means to cry loudly. Therefore, "booze" is the most appropriate answer in the context of an alcoholic drink.

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  • 18. 

    Dishonest or worthless person

    • A.

      Roguishly

    • B.

      Unfathomable

    • C.

      Abiding

    • D.

      Incredulous

    Correct Answer
    A. Roguishly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "roguishly". "Roguishly" means behaving in a mischievous or deceitful manner, often associated with a dishonest or worthless person. This word implies that the person being described is not trustworthy and may engage in cunning or sly behavior.

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  • 19. 

    Unwilling to admit or accept the truth

    • A.

      Snarling

    • B.

      Madras

    • C.

      Reform school

    • D.

      Incredulous

    Correct Answer
    D. Incredulous
    Explanation
    The word "incredulous" means being unwilling to admit or accept the truth. It is used to describe someone who is skeptical or doubtful about something. In this context, the other words such as "snarling," "madras," and "reform school" do not relate to the definition of "incredulous." Therefore, "incredulous" is the correct answer as it aligns with the given meaning.

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  • 20. 

    Having an air of uneasy unconcern or indifference

    • A.

      Abiding

    • B.

      Finality

    • C.

      Snarling

    • D.

      Shanghaiing

    Correct Answer
    C. Snarling
    Explanation
    The word "snarling" means showing aggression or anger by baring one's teeth and growling. In the context of the given options, "snarling" is the only word that relates to a negative or hostile behavior. The other options, "abiding" means enduring or continuing, "finality" means the state of being final or conclusive, and "shanghaiing" means forcibly recruiting someone into service, typically on a ship. Therefore, "snarling" is the most fitting option for the given definition of having an air of uneasy unconcern or indifference.

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  • 21. 

    Enduring, continuing

    • A.

      Abiding

    • B.

      Digested

    • C.

      Hilt

    • D.

      Contemptuously

    Correct Answer
    A. Abiding
    Explanation
    The word "abiding" means enduring or continuing. It suggests a sense of lasting or remaining. Out of the given options, "abiding" is the only word that aligns with this meaning. "Digested" means to have processed or absorbed something, "hilt" refers to the handle of a weapon, and "contemptuously" means to do something with disdain or scorn. Therefore, "abiding" is the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    The final or completion of something

    • A.

      Shanghaiing

    • B.

      Finality

    • C.

      Booze

    • D.

      Sagely

    Correct Answer
    B. Finality
    Explanation
    Finality refers to the state or quality of being final or conclusive. It implies the end or completion of something, suggesting that there are no further changes or actions to be taken. In the context of the given options, "finality" is the most appropriate term that aligns with the meaning of the provided definition. "Shanghaiing" refers to forcefully recruiting someone, "booze" refers to alcoholic beverages, and "sagely" refers to acting in a wise or knowledgeable manner.

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  • 23. 

    To put by force

    • A.

      Madras

    • B.

      Aloofness

    • C.

      Soused

    • D.

      Shanghaiing

    Correct Answer
    D. Shanghaiing
    Explanation
    Shanghaiing refers to the act of forcibly kidnapping or coercing someone into working on a ship, often by means of deception or intoxication. This term originated in the city of Shanghai, where sailors were often drugged or kidnapped and forced to work on ships against their will. Therefore, the correct answer "shanghaiing" aligns with the given definition "to put by force".

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  • 24. 

    To classify

    • A.

      Unfathomable

    • B.

      Smoldering

    • C.

      Glint

    • D.

      Digested

    Correct Answer
    D. Digested
  • 25. 

    A place for arrested juveniles

    • A.

      Reform school

    • B.

      Bawling

    • C.

      Unceasingly

    • D.

      Madras

    Correct Answer
    A. Reform school
    Explanation
    A reform school is a type of institution where arrested juveniles are sent for rehabilitation and education. It is a place where young individuals who have engaged in delinquent behavior are provided with opportunities to reform and turn their lives around. Instead of being incarcerated in a traditional prison, these juveniles are given access to counseling, education, vocational training, and other programs aimed at helping them reintegrate into society as law-abiding citizens.

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  • 26. 

    To call upon in supplication

    • A.

      Quavering

    • B.

      Imploringly

    • C.

      Smoldering

    • D.

      Indignant

    Correct Answer
    B. Imploringly
    Explanation
    The word "imploringly" suggests that someone is making a plea or request in a desperate or earnest manner. It implies a sense of urgency and desperation in the supplication being made. The other options do not convey the same level of pleading or desperation. "Quavering" means to tremble or shake, "smoldering" refers to something burning slowly without flames, and "indignant" means feeling anger or annoyance at something perceived as unfair. Therefore, "imploringly" is the most suitable word to describe the act of calling upon someone in supplication.

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  • 27. 

    Gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed

    • A.

      Bewilderment

    • B.

      Aloofness

    • C.

      Sullenly

    • D.

      Plasma

    Correct Answer
    C. Sullenly
    Explanation
    The word "sullenly" means to be gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed. It suggests a mood of sadness, anger, or dissatisfaction, where someone is not openly expressing their emotions but instead keeping them to themselves. This word accurately describes a person who is withdrawn, quiet, and possibly displaying a negative attitude.

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  • 28. 

    To tremble

    • A.

      Quavering

    • B.

      Conviction

    • C.

      Soused

    • D.

      Haze

    Correct Answer
    A. Quavering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quavering." Quavering refers to a trembling or shaky voice or sound. It can be used to describe someone's voice when they are nervous, scared, or uncertain. In the context of the given words, "quavering" is the most closely related term as it directly relates to the action of trembling. The other words, such as "conviction," "soused," and "haze," do not share the same meaning or connection to the action of trembling.

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  • 29. 

    Filled with or marked by indignation

    • A.

      Bewilderment

    • B.

      Indignant

    • C.

      Unceasingly

    • D.

      Contemptuously

    Correct Answer
    B. Indignant
    Explanation
    The word "indignant" means filled with or marked by indignation, which is a strong feeling of anger and outrage towards something perceived as unfair or unjust. It implies a sense of moral righteousness and a desire to express disapproval or protest. The other options, such as "bewilderment," "unceasingly," and "contemptuously," do not carry the same meaning as "indignant" and do not accurately describe the given definition.

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  • 30. 

    To speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged

    • A.

      Plasma

    • B.

      Gingerly

    • C.

      Sagely

    • D.

      Drawled

    Correct Answer
    D. Drawled
    Explanation
    The word "drawled" means to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged. This aligns with the given description of speaking slowly and prolonging vowels. The other words, "plasma," "gingerly," and "sagely," do not have the same meaning or connotation of speaking slowly with prolonged vowels, making "drawled" the correct answer.

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  • 31. 

    Confusion

    • A.

      Imporlingly

    • B.

      Haze

    • C.

      Incredulous

    • D.

      Bewilderment

    Correct Answer
    D. Bewilderment
    Explanation
    The word "bewilderment" accurately describes the state of being confused or perplexed. It implies a sense of being lost or unsure about something. The other options - confusion, imporlingly, haze, and incredulous - do not convey the same level of confusion or perplexity as "bewilderment" does. Therefore, "bewilderment" is the correct answer.

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  • 32. 

    Blood

    • A.

      Sullenly

    • B.

      Snarling

    • C.

      Abiding

    • D.

      Plasma

    Correct Answer
    D. Plasma
    Explanation
    Plasma is the correct answer because it is the only word that is directly related to blood. Blood is composed of various components, including plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is the liquid part of blood that carries nutrients, hormones, and waste products throughout the body. The other words, "sullenly," "snarling," and "abiding," have no direct connection to blood or its composition.

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  • 33. 

    The act of convincing a person of error

    • A.

      Roguishly

    • B.

      Shanghaiing

    • C.

      Bawling

    • D.

      Conviction

    Correct Answer
    D. Conviction
    Explanation
    Conviction refers to the act of persuading or convincing someone of their error or wrongdoing. It involves presenting evidence or arguments in a compelling manner to make someone believe that they are mistaken. The other options, such as roguishly (meaning in a dishonest or deceitful manner), shanghaiing (meaning kidnapping or forcing someone into service), and bawling (meaning crying loudly), do not align with the concept of convincing someone of error. Therefore, conviction is the correct answer.

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