Pre Test Chap 8 9 Cold Mountain

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Pre Test Chap 8 9 Cold Mountain - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Quick and graceful in physical movement; nimble

    • A.

      Agate

    • B.

      Noxious

    • C.

      Agile

    • D.

      Agreat

    Correct Answer
    C. Agile
    Explanation
    Agile means quick and graceful in physical movement, indicating that someone is able to move swiftly and with ease. This word describes a person who is nimble and has the ability to move quickly and efficiently. It implies a sense of flexibility and dexterity in physical actions. The other options, agate, noxious, and agreat, do not have the same meaning or connotation as agile.

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  • 2. 

    A sign or warning of something that will appear or occur in the future.[

    • A.

      Forsook

    • B.

      Fortoken

    • C.

      Forbode

    • D.

      Fornight

    Correct Answer
    B. Fortoken
    Explanation
    "Fortoken" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the list that matches the definition provided. The definition states that it is a sign or warning of something that will appear or occur in the future. Out of the given options, "fortoken" is the only word that fits this definition. "Forsook" means to abandon or leave behind, "forbode" means to predict or foreshadow, and "fornight" is not a word. Therefore, "fortoken" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    A strong bag with a single strap, usually worn over one shoulder and used to carry food or supplies

    • A.

      Supersack

    • B.

      Haversack

    • C.

      Bootysack

    • D.

      Diddybag

    Correct Answer
    B. Haversack
    Explanation
    A haversack is a strong bag with a single strap that is usually worn over one shoulder. It is commonly used to carry food or supplies. The other options, such as supersack, bootysack, and diddybag, do not accurately describe a bag with a single strap that is worn over one shoulder. Therefore, the correct answer is haversack.

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  • 4. 

    A tendency towards; preference; liking

    • A.

      Inciteful

    • B.

      Inclination

    • C.

      Incredulous

    • D.

      Incredited

    Correct Answer
    B. Inclination
    Explanation
    The word "inclination" means a tendency towards or preference for something. It implies a liking or a leaning towards a particular action or belief. In this context, "inciteful" means provocative or stimulating, "incredulous" means skeptical or disbelieving, and "incredited" is not a recognized word. Therefore, "inclination" is the correct answer as it aligns with the given definition.

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  • 5. 

    A sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality

    • A.

      Aploxia

    • B.

      Gloomatious

    • C.

      Melancholy

    • D.

      Melodious

    Correct Answer
    C. Melancholy
    Explanation
    Melancholy refers to a state or quality of being sad, gloomy, or depressed. It is often associated with a feeling of deep sadness or sorrow. The word "melancholy" accurately describes the given definition and is the most appropriate choice among the options provided.

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  • 6. 

    Extremely small in size, amount, or degree; tiny

    • A.

      Hourish

    • B.

      Smallush

    • C.

      Littlelike

    • D.

      Minute

    Correct Answer
    D. Minute
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "minute". The word "minute" fits the given definition of being extremely small in size, amount, or degree. The other options "hourish", "smallush", and "littlelike" are not actual words and do not convey the same meaning as "minute". Therefore, "minute" is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 7. 

    A finely ribbed fabric, usually made of cotton, used for clothing, draperies, and upholstery

    • A.

      Poplin

    • B.

      Popuorri

    • C.

      Latex

    • D.

      Nylon

    Correct Answer
    A. Poplin
    Explanation
    Poplin is a type of fabric that is finely ribbed and commonly made of cotton. It is used for various purposes such as clothing, draperies, and upholstery. The term "poplin" refers to the specific fabric described in the question, and it is different from the other options listed (popuorri, latex, and nylon) which are not typically used to make poplin fabric.

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  • 8. 

    Totally unlikely, unbelievable, or senseless; absurd

    • A.

      Prepose

    • B.

      Precognition

    • C.

      Preposterous

    • D.

      Presuppose

    Correct Answer
    C. Preposterous
    Explanation
    The word "preposterous" means something that is completely unlikely, unbelievable, or senseless. It suggests that the idea or situation being described is absurd and goes against common sense or reason.

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  • 9. 

    A troop of infantry consisting of at least two thousand men

    • A.

      Reginald

    • B.

      Battlement

    • C.

      Regiment

    • D.

      Soldier group

    Correct Answer
    C. Regiment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "regiment" because it refers to a group of soldiers, typically consisting of at least two thousand men, organized and trained to serve together as a unit. The other options, such as "battlement" and "soldier group," do not specifically denote a military unit of this size and organization. Therefore, "regiment" is the most appropriate term to describe the given description of a troop of infantry.

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  • 10. 

    A stone that is used to sharpen knives, tools, and the like.

    • A.

      Whetstone

    • B.

      Sharpstone

    • C.

      Butcherrock

    • D.

      Levler

    Correct Answer
    A. Whetstone
    Explanation
    A whetstone is a type of stone that is specifically used for sharpening knives, tools, and other similar objects. It is commonly used by craftsmen, chefs, and anyone who needs to maintain a sharp edge on their cutting tools. The term "whet" means to sharpen, so a whetstone is a stone that is used for sharpening. The other options, sharpstone, butcherrock, and levler, do not accurately describe a stone used for sharpening, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 11. 

    To not cut off or shear

    • A.

      Unslice

    • B.

      Unshorn

    • C.

      Unshod

    • D.

      Uncutter

    Correct Answer
    B. Unshorn
    Explanation
    The word "unshorn" means to not cut off or shear. In the context of the given options, "unslice," "unshod," and "uncutter" do not convey the same meaning as "unshorn." "Unslice" refers to the act of not cutting into slices, "unshod" refers to not wearing shoes, and "uncutter" refers to someone or something that does not cut. Therefore, the correct answer is "unshorn," as it directly relates to the concept of not cutting off or shearing.

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  • 12. 

    To give or pay close attention to.

    • A.

      Hood

    • B.

      Heed

    • C.

      Hedge

    • D.

      Hunder

    Correct Answer
    B. Heed
    Explanation
    The word "heed" means to give or pay close attention to something. It is the most appropriate word among the options given as "hood," "hedge," and "hunder" do not have the same meaning. Therefore, "heed" is the correct answer.

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