SAT Vocabulary Quiz 1

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This is a multiple choice quiz. Some questions require: 1) Fill in the blank2) Find the word from the definition3) Find a synonym for the word4) Define it


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A week before the SAT test, Tom started to __________ vocabulary, which he had not studied yet. 

    • A.

      Underscore

    • B.

      Affront

    • C.

      Betroth

    • D.

      Inundate

    • E.

      Martinet

    Correct Answer
    A. Underscore
    Explanation
    Tom started to underscore vocabulary, which he had not studied yet. This means that he began to emphasize or highlight the importance of learning and understanding new words before the SAT test.

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  • 2. 

    Extreme degree or size 

    • A.

      Affront

    • B.

      Magnanimous

    • C.

      Rambunctious

    • D.

      Ebullient

    • E.

      Linger

    Correct Answer
    C. Rambunctious
    Explanation
    Rambunctious means uncontrollably exuberant or boisterous, often to an extreme degree or size. This word perfectly fits the description of "extreme degree or size" given in the question. Affront means an insult or offense, magnanimous means generous or forgiving, ebullient means cheerful and enthusiastic, and linger means to stay in a place longer than necessary. None of these words convey the idea of extreme degree or size, making rambunctious the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Ebullient

    • A.

      Energetic

    • B.

      Gloomy

    • C.

      Lofty

    • D.

      Diverse

    • E.

      Scaring away

    Correct Answer
    A. Energetic
    Explanation
    The word "ebullient" means extremely cheerful and full of energy. It is often used to describe someone who is lively, enthusiastic, and exuberant. The word "energetic" has a similar meaning, as it refers to someone who has a lot of physical or mental activity and vigor. Therefore, "energetic" is an appropriate synonym for "ebullient" in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Define: medley 

    • A.

      Complex, tangled

    • B.

      Strict discipline

    • C.

      A diverse assortment

    • D.

      Very generous

    • E.

      Insulting

    Correct Answer
    C. A diverse assortment
    Explanation
    The word "medley" refers to a diverse assortment of things. It implies a mixture or combination of different elements, often in a harmonious or varied way. This definition aligns with the given answer choice, "a diverse assortment." The other answer choices, such as "complex, tangled" or "insulting," do not accurately capture the meaning of medley.

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  • 5. 

    My English teacher was a ________ because he did not allow the use of watches, timers, highlighters, sharpeners, or white out during a test. 

    • A.

      Rambunctious

    • B.

      Malicious

    • C.

      Magnanimous

    • D.

      Corrosive

    • E.

      Martinet

    Correct Answer
    E. Martinet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "martinet". A martinet is someone who is strict and rigid in enforcing rules and discipline. In this context, the English teacher's refusal to allow the use of watches, timers, highlighters, sharpeners, or white out during a test indicates a strict and inflexible approach to teaching and enforcing rules.

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  • 6. 

    Disagreeing 

    • A.

      Magnanimous

    • B.

      Gale

    • C.

      Corrosive

    • D.

      Eccentrical

    • E.

      Dissident

    Correct Answer
    E. Dissident
    Explanation
    The word "dissident" means a person who disagrees with or opposes a prevailing opinion or policy. It is the only word in the given options that directly relates to disagreeing or opposing something. The other words - magnanimous, gale, corrosive, and eccentrical - do not have the same meaning or connotation as "dissident". Therefore, "dissident" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    I _________ Larry's feelings because I myself have once been a freshman being beaten by upper class students. 

    • A.

      Underscore

    • B.

      Affront

    • C.

      Gale at

    • D.

      Commiserate

    • E.

      Betroth

    Correct Answer
    D. Commiserate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Commiserate". This is because the sentence states that the speaker understands Larry's feelings because they have also experienced being a freshman and being mistreated by upperclassmen. "Commiserate" means to sympathize or show understanding for someone's feelings or situation, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Deviating from usual pattern or style 

    • A.

      Eccentric

    • B.

      Magnanimous

    • C.

      Nostalgia

    • D.

      Fracas

    • E.

      Corrosive

    Correct Answer
    A. Eccentric
    Explanation
    The term "deviating from usual pattern or style" refers to something that is different or unconventional compared to what is normally expected or seen. The word "eccentric" accurately describes this concept as it means to behave or think in a peculiar or unconventional manner. Therefore, "eccentric" is the correct answer for the given explanation.

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  • 9. 

    Lacking mental skill

    • A.

      Medley

    • B.

      Ungainly

    • C.

      Eccentric

    • D.

      Somber

    • E.

      Magnanimous

    Correct Answer
    B. Ungainly
    Explanation
    The word "ungainly" refers to someone or something that lacks grace or coordination, particularly in their movements. It suggests that the person or thing is awkward or clumsy. In the context of the given options, "ungainly" is the only word that relates to a physical characteristic rather than a mental skill. Therefore, "ungainly" is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Define: Nostalgia

    • A.

      Essential, natural

    • B.

      Courageous noble in mind

    • C.

      Away from one's home for a long time

    • D.

      Refusal of compromise

    • E.

      Lack of balance

    Correct Answer
    C. Away from one's home for a long time
    Explanation
    Nostalgia refers to the feeling of longing or yearning for one's home or past experiences, specifically when one has been away from home for an extended period. It is a sentiment that arises from a deep emotional connection to a familiar place or time and can evoke a sense of sentimental longing and fondness. Nostalgia is not about essentiality, courage, nobility, refusal of compromise, or lack of balance, but rather about the emotional attachment to one's home and the longing to return after being away for a prolonged period.

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  • 11. 

    Define: Gaudy

    • A.

      Impressively creative

    • B.

      Tastelessly ornamented

    • C.

      Contradicting

    • D.

      Insinuating

    • E.

      Possessing traits of a serpent

    Correct Answer
    B. Tastelessly ornamented
    Explanation
    Gaudy is defined as something that is tastelessly ornamented. This means that it is excessively decorated or adorned in a way that is considered tacky or lacking in good taste. The word "gaudy" suggests that the ornamentation is excessive and over-the-top, possibly attracting attention in a negative or garish way. It implies a lack of subtlety and refinement in the design or decoration.

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