Ten Vocabulary Words From The Reading

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Ten Vocabulary Words From The Reading - Quiz


Like driving or cycling, the more you practice grammar and comprehension, the more and better you master the English language. In the quiz below, you are presented with a comprehension to read and from it tested on ten vocabulary words.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1.  John is unhappy with his marriage. He always _________________________ about hiswife and talks about getting a divorce.

    • A.

      Grumbles

    • B.

      Sings

    • C.

      Desperate

    Correct Answer
    A. Grumbles
    Explanation
    John is unhappy with his marriage and expresses his dissatisfaction by grumbling about his wife and talking about getting a divorce. This behavior suggests that he is discontented and dissatisfied with his marital situation. Singing would not be an appropriate response to express his unhappiness, and being desperate does not necessarily imply complaining or talking about divorce.

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  • 2. 

    2.  Jan uses ___________________________________ to explain her problems to herself.

    • A.

      Positive

    • B.

      Negative

    • C.

      Self talk

    Correct Answer
    C. Self talk
    Explanation
    Jan uses self talk to explain her problems to herself. Self talk refers to the internal dialogue or thoughts that a person has with themselves. It is a way for Jan to process and understand her problems by talking to herself in her mind. Through self talk, Jan can analyze her thoughts, emotions, and experiences, gaining insight and clarity about her problems. It allows her to reflect, problem-solve, and potentially find solutions or coping strategies. Self talk can be both positive and negative, depending on the individual's mindset and the nature of the problem being discussed.

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  • 3. 

    3.  Our neighbor does not have a job.  She is  _______________________________.

    • A.

      Working

    • B.

      Unemployed

    • C.

      Studying

    Correct Answer
    B. Unemployed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unemployed" because the sentence states that the neighbor does not have a job, indicating that she is without employment.

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  • 4. 

    4.  John got a bad grade in school because he never does his homework.  John's Dad had an angry ____________________________ to John's bad grade.

    • A.

      Reaction

    • B.

      Idea

    • C.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. Reaction
    Explanation
    John's Dad had an angry reaction to John's bad grade. This means that John's Dad responded with anger or frustration upon learning about John's poor academic performance.

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  • 5. 

    5.  Susan is working at a company only for the summer.  She has a ____________________________ job.

    • A.

      Part time

    • B.

      Temporary

    • C.

      Permanent

    Correct Answer
    B. Temporary
    Explanation
    Susan is working at a company only for the summer, which indicates that her job is not permanent or long-term. Therefore, her job can be described as temporary.

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  • 6. 

    6.  Mark lost his job last week.  He got __________________________________.

    • A.

      Retired

    • B.

      Laid off

    • C.

      Fit

    Correct Answer
    B. Laid off
    Explanation
    Mark lost his job last week. He got laid off. This means that Mark's employment was terminated by his employer, often due to reasons such as downsizing, budget cuts, or company restructuring. Being laid off is different from being fired, as it is usually not due to any fault or performance issue on the part of the employee.

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  • 7. 

    7.  The baby kitten was not able to protect himself from the coyote. He was _________________________.

    • A.

      Helpless

    • B.

      Helpful

    • C.

      Unhelpful

    Correct Answer
    A. Helpless
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "helpless" because the sentence states that the baby kitten was not able to protect himself from the coyote. This implies that the kitten was in a vulnerable and defenseless position, lacking the ability to fend off the coyote's threat.

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  • 8. 

    8.  Mary is healthy and strong and in great physical condition.  She is ___________________________.

    • A.

      Fat

    • B.

      Fair

    • C.

      Fit

    Correct Answer
    C. Fit
    Explanation
    Mary is described as healthy, strong, and in great physical condition. This indicates that she is physically fit.

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  • 9. 

    9.  Bob has no money to buy food for his family.   He is _____________________________to get a job right away.

    • A.

      Desperate

    • B.

      Distant

    • C.

      Unemployed

    Correct Answer
    A. Desperate
    Explanation
    Bob's lack of money to buy food for his family indicates a sense of urgency and desperation. He is in a desperate situation and needs to find a job immediately to provide for his family's basic needs.

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  • 10. 

    10.  The birth of a new baby ___________________________ everyone in the family.

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Affects

    • C.

      Helps

    Correct Answer
    B. Affects
    Explanation
    The birth of a new baby has an impact on everyone in the family. It brings about changes in their lives, routines, and dynamics. It affects their emotions, responsibilities, and relationships. The arrival of a baby often requires adjustments and adaptations from all family members, as they navigate through the joys and challenges of welcoming a new addition to their household.

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