English 101 Tense Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is a 5 letter word meaning "to turn away or aside"?

    • A.

      Addle

    • B.

      Trite

    • C.

      Staid

    • D.

      Avert

    Correct Answer
    D. Avert
    Explanation
    The word "avert" means to turn away or aside. It is a 5-letter word that accurately describes the given meaning. "Addle," "trite," and "staid" do not have the same meaning as "to turn away or aside," making them incorrect options. Therefore, "avert" is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "a spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept"?

    • A.

      Tenure

    • B.

      Virile

    • C.

      Aviary

    • D.

      Abjure

    Correct Answer
    C. Aviary
    Explanation
    An aviary is a 6 letter word that means "a spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept". This word specifically refers to a place where birds are housed, allowing them to live and fly within a confined but spacious area. The other options, tenure, virile, and abjure, do not have any relation to the given meaning.

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  • 3. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "greediness"?

    • A.

      Malaria

    • B.

      Avidity

    • C.

      Velvety

    • D.

      Gravity

    Correct Answer
    B. Avidity
    Explanation
    Avidity is the correct answer because it is a 7 letter word that means "greediness." It accurately describes the trait of being greedy or having a strong desire for something, making it the most suitable option among the given choices.

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  • 4. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "diversion"?

    • A.

      Avocation

    • B.

      Ingenuous

    • C.

      Eccentric

    • D.

      Neurology

    Correct Answer
    A. Avocation
    Explanation
    Avocation is a 9-letter word that means "diversion" or a hobby or activity that someone does in their free time for enjoyment. It is the correct answer because it directly matches the given definition of "diversion" and is the only option that fits the criteria of being a 9-letter word. Ingenuous, eccentric, and neurology do not have the same meaning as "diversion" and therefore are not the correct answers.

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  • 5. 

    What is a 3 letter word meaning "an expression of assent"?

    • A.

      Lea

    • B.

      Wry

    • C.

      Dun

    • D.

      Aye

    Correct Answer
    D. Aye
    Explanation
    The word "aye" is a 3 letter word that means "an expression of assent." It is commonly used as a way to agree or give approval to something.

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  • 6. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "to foil or frustrate"?

    • A.

      Effete

    • B.

      Pommel

    • C.

      Baffle

    • D.

      Tirade

    Correct Answer
    C. Baffle
    Explanation
    The word "baffle" means to confuse or frustrate someone. It can also mean to thwart or foil someone's plans or expectations. This word accurately describes the action of preventing someone from achieving their goals or understanding something fully. Therefore, "baffle" is the correct answer for a 6 letter word meaning "to foil or frustrate".

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  • 7. 

    What is a 7 letter word meaning "an officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment"?

    • A.

      Bailiff

    • B.

      Persist

    • C.

      Evasion

    • D.

      Contort

    Correct Answer
    A. Bailiff
    Explanation
    A bailiff is an officer of the court who is responsible for the custody and security of prisoners who are under arraignment. They ensure that the prisoners are safely transported to and from the court and are kept in custody during the legal proceedings. The word "bailiff" fits the description of an officer of the court who has custody of prisoners under arraignment, making it the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    What is a 5 letter word meaning "a single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc"?

    • A.

      Metal

    • B.

      Salvo

    • C.

      Baize

    • D.

      Amour

    Correct Answer
    C. Baize
    Explanation
    Baize is the correct answer because it is a 5 letter word that refers to a single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc. It is commonly used in the context of billiards tables, where it is used to cover the playing surface.

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  • 9. 

    What is a 4 letter word meaning "a large package prepared for transportation or storage"?

    • A.

      Butt

    • B.

      Bale

    • C.

      Bier

    • D.

      Molt

    Correct Answer
    B. Bale
    Explanation
    A bale is a large package that is prepared for transportation or storage. It is typically made by compressing or binding materials such as hay, cotton, or paper tightly together. Bales are commonly used in agriculture and industry to easily transport or store bulk materials. Therefore, bale is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 10. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form"?

    • A.

      Medley

    • B.

      Embark

    • C.

      Ballad

    • D.

      Potion

    Correct Answer
    C. Ballad
    Explanation
    A ballad is a 6 letter word that fits the given definition. It is a popular narrative poem, typically with an epic subject, and is usually written in lyric form. Ballads are known for their storytelling nature and often have a musical quality to them.

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  • 11. 

    What is a 6 letter word meaning "a medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing"?

    • A.

      Penury

    • B.

      Embark

    • C.

      Balsam

    • D.

      Recure

    Correct Answer
    C. Balsam
    Explanation
    Balsam is a 6 letter word that means "a medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing". Balsam is commonly used in medicine and skincare products due to its healing properties. It is derived from plants and contains aromatic and oily substances that have therapeutic effects. Balsam is known for its soothing and healing properties, making it a popular ingredient in various medicinal preparations.

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  • 12. 

    What is a 5 letter word meaning "commonplace"?

    • A.

      Savor

    • B.

      Banal

    • C.

      Tacit

    • D.

      Canto

    Correct Answer
    B. Banal
    Explanation
    The word "banal" is a 5-letter word that means "commonplace" or lacking in originality. It is often used to describe something that is uninteresting or predictable.

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  • 13. 

    What is an 8 letter word meaning "having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor"?

    • A.

      Obligate

    • B.

      Kinsfolk

    • C.

      Captious

    • D.

      Baritone

    Correct Answer
    D. Baritone
    Explanation
    Baritone is the correct answer because it is an 8 letter word that means "having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor." The word specifically refers to a range of voice or a musical instrument that falls between bass and tenor.

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  • 14. 

    What is a 4 letter word meaning "to make warm by genial heat"?

    • A.

      Bawl

    • B.

      Bask

    • C.

      Levy

    • D.

      Dyne

    Correct Answer
    B. Bask
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bask. Bask means to make warm by genial heat.

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  • 15. 

    What is a 5 letter word meaning "to cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking"?

    • A.

      Forby

    • B.

      Foist

    • C.

      Baste

    • D.

      Dimly

    Correct Answer
    C. Baste
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Baste". Basting refers to the process of pouring or brushing melted fat or gravy over meat while it is cooking to keep it moist and add flavor. This technique is commonly used in roasting or grilling to enhance the taste and texture of the meat.

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