Post Test Chap 13-16 Kite Runner

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Post Test Chap 13-16 Kite Runner - Quiz


choose the best definition for each word


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Cretin

    • A.

      To spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor

    • B.

      A very stupid or mentally defective person

    • C.

      To punish often corporally

    • D.

      Excessively bold or forward

    Correct Answer
    B. A very stupid or mentally defective person
    Explanation
    The word "cretin" refers to a person who is extremely stupid or mentally defective. This term is derogatory and offensive, as it is used to insult someone's intelligence or mental ability. It is important to use respectful language when referring to individuals with intellectual disabilities or cognitive impairments.

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  • 2. 

    Permeate

    • A.

      A very stupid or mentally defective person

    • B.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    • C.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    • D.

      To pass through; penetrate

    Correct Answer
    D. To pass through; penetrate
    Explanation
    The word "permeate" means to pass through or penetrate. It refers to the process of something or someone moving through a substance or material. It does not have any relation to being stupid or mentally defective, or to a man looking to marry a woman. Therefore, the correct answer is "to pass through; penetrate."

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  • 3. 

    Cardamom

    • A.

      The seed of an Asiatic perennial (flower) used as a spice or medicinally

    • B.

      , to occur just after an event

    • C.

      , to spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor

    • D.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    Correct Answer
    A. The seed of an Asiatic perennial (flower) used as a spice or medicinally
    Explanation
    Cardamom is a type of seed that comes from an Asiatic perennial flower. It is commonly used as a spice in cooking and also has medicinal properties. The seed is known for its strong and aromatic flavor, which makes it a popular ingredient in various cuisines around the world. Additionally, cardamom has been used in traditional medicine to treat digestive issues and respiratory problems. Overall, cardamom is a versatile and beneficial seed that adds both flavor and health benefits to dishes.

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  • 4. 

    Tarpaulin

    • A.

      To punish often corporally

    • B.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    • C.

      A chugging or puffing sound

    • D.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    Correct Answer
    B. A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic." A tarpaulin is a versatile and durable material used for various purposes, such as covering and protecting objects from rain or as a temporary shelter. It is typically made of canvas or plastic and is known for its waterproof properties.

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  • 5. 

    Suitor

    • A.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    • B.

      To pass through; penetrate

    • C.

      A large malignant tumor

    • D.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    Correct Answer
    D. A man looking to marry a woman
    Explanation
    In this context, the term "suitor" refers to a man who is interested in marrying a woman. This definition aligns with the traditional meaning of the word, where a suitor is someone who pursues a romantic relationship with the intention of marriage. Therefore, the correct answer is "a man looking to marry a woman."

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  • 6. 

    Carcinoma

    • A.

      to pass through; penetrate

    • B.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    • C.

      Tending to or acting to relieve

    • D.

      A large malignant tumor

    Correct Answer
    D. A large malignant tumor
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "a large malignant tumor" is the most fitting explanation for the term "carcinoma". Carcinoma refers to a type of cancer that originates in the epithelial cells, which are the cells that line the organs and tissues of the body. It is characterized by the formation of a large malignant tumor, which is a mass of abnormal cells that can invade and destroy nearby tissues. Therefore, the answer accurately describes the medical definition of carcinoma.

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  • 7. 

    Palliative

    • A.

      The seed of an Asiatic perennial (flower) used as a spice or medicinally

    • B.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    • C.

      A chugging or puffing sound

    • D.

      Tending to or acting to relieve

    Correct Answer
    D. Tending to or acting to relieve
    Explanation
    The word "palliative" refers to something that tends to or acts to relieve. This means that it has the ability to alleviate or ease a particular situation or condition. In the context of the given options, the word "palliative" is the only one that fits this definition. The other options do not convey the same meaning of providing relief or alleviation.

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  • 8. 

    Metastasized

    • A.

      To occur just after an event

    • B.

      To spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor

    • C.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    • D.

      , tending to or acting to relieve

    Correct Answer
    B. To spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor
    Explanation
    The word "metastasized" refers to the process of cancer cells spreading from the original tumor to other parts of the body. This term is commonly used in the context of malignant tumors, where the cells have the ability to invade nearby tissues and travel through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to form new tumors in distant organs. Therefore, the correct answer "to spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor" accurately captures the meaning of the term.

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  • 9. 

    Chastise

    • A.

      , to occur just after an event

    • B.

      , a large malignant tumor

    • C.

      To punish often corporally

    • D.

      To spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor

    Correct Answer
    C. To punish often corporally
    Explanation
    The word "chastise" means to punish often corporally. This means that it refers to the act of disciplining or reprimanding someone, usually through physical means. The other options given in the question, such as "to occur just after an event" or "a large malignant tumor," do not accurately describe the meaning of the word. Therefore, the correct answer is "to punish often corporally."

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  • 10. 

    Ensuing

    • A.

      Never ceasing; continual

    • B.

      A large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic

    • C.

      To pass through; penetrate

    • D.

      To occur just after an event

    Correct Answer
    D. To occur just after an event
    Explanation
    The word "ensuing" means to occur just after an event. This implies that something happens immediately or directly following another event. It suggests a chronological order or sequence of events, where one event leads to the next. The other options, such as "never ceasing; continual," "a large sheet of waterproof canvas or plastic," and "to pass through; penetrate," do not accurately capture the meaning of "ensuing" as they do not convey the idea of something happening after another event.

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  • 11. 

    Incessantly

    • A.

      Never ceasing; continual

    • B.

      Tending to or acting to relieve

    • C.

      Excessively bold or forward

    • D.

      To occur just after an event

    Correct Answer
    A. Never ceasing; continual
    Explanation
    The word "incessantly" means never ceasing or continual. It suggests that something is happening constantly and without interruption. This word does not imply relief, boldness, or occurring just after an event. Instead, it emphasizes the idea of something happening continuously and without pause.

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  • 12. 

    Chuff

    • A.

      A very stupid or mentally defective person

    • B.

      A huffing or chugging sound

    • C.

      To occur just after an event

    • D.

      Never ceasing; continual

    Correct Answer
    B. A huffing or chugging sound
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A huffing or chugging sound." This is because the word "chuff" is often used to describe a sound that is similar to a huff or a chug. It is not related to the other options provided, such as a stupid person or a continuous occurrence after an event.

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  • 13. 

    Presumptuous

    • A.

      To spread to other parts of the body; as cells of a malignant tumor

    • B.

      A man looking to marry a woman

    • C.

      Excessively bold or forward

    • D.

      A very stupid or mentally defective person

    Correct Answer
    C. Excessively bold or forward
    Explanation
    The word "presumptuous" means to be excessively bold or forward. It is used to describe someone who acts or speaks without proper respect or consideration for others. This person may overstep boundaries or make assumptions without justification. The other options provided in the question do not accurately define the meaning of "presumptuous."

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