Online Vocabulary Practice Test: Quiz!

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Online Vocabulary Practice Test: Quiz!


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  • 1. 
    I would like to see if another doctor thinks the same way about my condition, which is why I am getting a second ___.
    • A. 

      DISCUSSION – a discussion is a conversation where two or more people talk about something.

    • B. 

      STATEMENT – a statement is something you say or write that gives information about something. 

    • C. 

      OPINION – an opinion is a person’s view or feelings about something. 

    • D. 

      REFERRAL – a referral is an act of sending somebody who needs help to see a professional. 

  • 2. 
    The doctor ___ him with heart disease, a serious illness for an athlete, and advised him to give up playing professional soccer.
    • A. 

      DIAGNOSED – to diagnose is to say what an illness is or what the cause is. 

    • B. 

      TREATED – when a doctor treats a patient, he gives care or attention to someone. 

    • C. 

      RELIEVED – to relieve is to take away a problem or pain or to make it less serious.

    • D. 

      PRESCRIBED – when a doctor prescribed something, it means that he tells the patient what he should do or take to get better. 

  • 3. 
    In wartime, it is common for soldiers to lose their limbs in battle and to have them ___.
    • A. 

      FRACTURED – to fracture is to break

    • B. 

      SPRAINED – to sprain is to twist a part of the body

    • C. 

      AMPUTATED – to amputate is to surgically remove a part of the body, usually a limb.

    • D. 

      ADMINISTERED – to administer is to give or dispense something. 

  • 4. 
    The injuries he ___ during the accident were too acute; by the time he was taken to the hospital, it was too late to save him.
    • A. 

      SUSTAINED – to sustain is to experience something unpleasant, such as loss, damage, or an injury.

    • B. 

      OBTAINED – to obtain is to get.

    • C. 

      DETAINED – to detain is to keep someone and not allow them to leave. 

    • D. 

      MAINTAINED – to maintain is to keep something in a certain condition. 

  • 5. 
    At the hospital, the doctor writes a ___ for my medicine, which I then pick up from the pharmacy.
    • A. 

      VOUCHER – a voucher is an official piece of paper that you can use instead of money or that gives you discounts from a shop.

    • B. 

      PRESCRIPTION – a prescription is a document that the doctor writes, saying what drugs his patient needs. 

    • C. 

      RECEIPT – a receipt is a document showing that you have paid someone money for something. 

    • D. 

      BACKGROUND – a person’s background is the type of family, culture, or training and education he has had. 

  • 6. 
    Before an operation, all doctors and nurses have to ___ to make sure that their hands are free of bacteria.
    • A. 

      BUCK UP – when we tell someone to buck up, we are telling him to try harder.

    • B. 

      FRESHEN UP – to freshen up is to wash your hands and face so that you feel cleaner and neater. 

    • C. 

      SCRUB UP – to scrub up is the phrase used to describe how doctors and nurses wash their hands and arms before surgery. 

    • D. 

      SET UP – to set up means to start of prepare something ready to be used. 

  • 7. 
    The doctors advised him to do the blood test again because the result of the first one was ___.
    • A. 

      UNDETECTED – if something is undetected, it is unseen or unnoticed.

    • B. 

      INFLAMED – if something is inflamed, it is infected with bacteria or injured. 

    • C. 

      PASSIVE – to be passive is to accept things without trying to do something to change it. 

    • D. 

      INCONCLUSIVE – if something is inconclusive, it means that it does not lead to a definite result or decision. 

  • 8. 
    During the hike in the jungle, Bram ran out of drinking water and became severely ___.
    • A. 

      DISORIENTED – a disoriented person is confused and unable to recognise where he is or where he is going. 

    • B. 

      DISINFECTED – to be disinfected is to be cleaned and made free of bacteria. 

    • C. 

      DEPLETED – if something is depleted, it means that supplies have run out and there is not enough left of the thing. 

    • D. 

      DEHYDRATED – to be dehydrated is to be in a state where the body has not enough water. 

  • 9. 
    Only after two doctors gave the same ___ was Jon convinced that he was suffering from a simple stomach illness and not cancer.
    • A. 

      DIAGNOSIS – a diagnosis is a doctor’s statement about what illness a person has. 

    • B. 

      PROGNOSIS – a prognosis is a doctor’s opinion about how a patient’s illness is likely to develop and what future state of the patient may be.

    • C. 

      PARALYSIS – if you suffer from paralysis, it means that some part of your body is unable to move and feel.

    • D. 

      ANALYSIS – an analysis is a detail study of something to understand more about it. 

  • 10. 
    Doctors may ask for your family’s medical history if they think that the disease has a ___ link.
    • A. 

      CONTAGIOUS – if something is contagious, it can spread from one person to another. 

    • B. 

      GENETIC - if something is genetic, it means that it is in your genes, which are patterns in the human body’s cells that can be passed from parents to their children. 

    • C. 

      CRITICAL – something that is critical is very serious or important. 

    • D. 

      DEFICIENT –if you are deficient is something, it means that you do not have enough of it. 

  • 11. 
    Bob’s business has grown so successful that he is simply ___ in the money these days.
    • A. 

      RAKING - a rake is a gardening tool used to remove fallen leaves from the ground.  The idiom “raking money” means to be earning a lot of money.

    • B. 

      TOSSING – to toss is to throw something up in the air gently. 

    • C. 

      SPOUTING – we use “sprout” to refer to people speaking about something.

    • D. 

      DRILLING – a drill is a tool for making a hole in something. 

  • 12. 
    The police warned that some people were using ___ credit cards to buy things and told the public to report such cases to them.
    • A. 

      AUTHENTIC - authentic means “real or original”.

    • B. 

      COUNTERFEIT – counterfeit means “fake or forged”.

    • C. 

      REPLACEMENT – a replacement is a substitute, which you may get if you lose something.

    • D. 

      REALISTIC – if something is realistic, it means is looks very real. 

  • 13. 
    Even though he is a working adult earning a decent salary, he still gets a(n) ___ from his parents.
    • A. 

      INCOME – income is any money that you earn.

    • B. 

      WAGE – a wage is also money earned from doing work, but it is usually counted in hourly or weekly terms. 

    • C. 

      ACCOUNT – an account is the arrangement you have with the bank to keep your money there. 

    • D. 

      ALLOWANCE – an allowance is pocket money given usually by parents to their children or even a company to its employees for a particular purpose like transport. 

  • 14. 
    Shelly keeps tabs on her weekly ___ to make sure that she does not spend more than she earns.
    • A. 

      EXPENDITURE – expenditure is money that is spent by a person or an organisation. 

    • B. 

      DEBTS - debts are money that we owe to others.

    • C. 

      SURPLUS – to have a surplus is to have more than what is necessary of something.   

    • D. 

      STOCKS – the goods that companies keep are called their stocks. 

  • 15. 
    A good financial habit is to make regular ___ into a savings account.
    • A. 

      FUNDS – a fund is basically an amount of money that you keep for a purpose. 

    • B. 

      DEPOSITS – a deposit is money that you put into an account.

    • C. 

      DISCOUNTS – a discount is the reduction in the price of something.

    • D. 

      RESERVES – reserves are the supply of things that a country can use when it needs to. 

  • 16. 
    Some shops allow their customers to pay by monthly, so that they do not have to pay the whole amount at one time.
    • A. 

      DEPOSIT – one meaning of “deposit” is the first payment of money made, usually for an expensive item. 

    • B. 

      BALANCE – the balance is the remaining sum to be paid after a deposit is made.

    • C. 

      CHEQUE – a cheque is a piece of paper printed by the bank which one can use to pay for things, instead of cash. 

    • D. 

      INSTALMENT – an instalment is one part of several payments that is made for something you buy. 

  • 17. 
    When Ben’s father bought a new flat, he went to the bank and got a ___ to pay for it. 
    • A. 

      MORTGAGE – a mortgage is a housing loan, which is money lent by a bank to someone to buy a flat or house.

    • B. 

      COUPON – a coupon is a piece of paper or a voucher that allows you to buy something at a discount. 

    • C. 

      CURRENCY – a currency is the system of money used by a country. 

    • D. 

      BUDGET – a budget us the money that one has to set aside to spend on something. 

  • 18. 
    Police are investigating a complex case of ___ in which a bank officer tricked many of its customers. 
    • A. 

      CONTRACT – a contract is a legal agreement signed between two or more parties. 

    • B. 

      FRAUD – fraud is the crime of getting money from people by cheating or tricking them. 

    • C. 

      BRIBERY – if you bribe a person, you give him money or presents so that he would do things to benefit you.

    • D. 

      RESEARCH – to research is to find out detailed information about something. 

  • 19. 
    I like to pay in cash so it’s useful to always have notes of various ___ in my wallet.
    • A. 

      ESTIMATIONS – an estimation is a rough calculation of something.

    • B. 

      DENOMINATIONS – a denomination is the value of a particular bank note or coin.

    • C. 

      BUSINESSES - businesses are organisations that buy and sell products and services. 

    • D. 

      CASHIERS – a cashier is an employee of a bank or company who received and pays out money. 

  • 20. 
    The secretary was found guilty of ___ her boss’ signature on their company’s cheques and withdrawing large sums of money for herself.
    • A. 

      CORRUPTING – to corrupt something is to make it dirty or damage it.

    • B. 

      FORGING – to forge is to copy something illegally.

    • C. 

      FEIGNING – to feign is to pretend.

    • D. 

      ENGRAVING – to engrave is to carve something on a hard surface.

  • 21. 
    The special exhibition at the National Museum has been ___ to run from 1-25 June.
    • A. 

      SCHEDULED – if something has been scheduled, it means there is a plan to do it on or between certain dates or times.

    • B. 

      EXTENDED – to extend is to make something longer.  

    • C. 

      CONDUCTED – if something is conducted, it is carried out and done.

    • D. 

      PROGRAMMED – if something is programmed, it has been arranged very carefully.

  • 22. 
    The guide who briefed us about each display was a volunteer ___ with the museum.  
    • A. 

      ESCORT – an escort is someone who accompanies people.

    • B. 

      DOCENT – a docent is someone who is a guide at a museum or art gallery. 

    • C. 

      CONDUCTOR – a conductor is someone who directs an orchestra or a choir. 

    • D. 

      USHER – an usher is someone who shows you to your seat at a public event or theatre.

  • 23. 
    It is great that the launch of the new art display ___ with Chinese New Year, so a big crowd is likely to turn up. 
    • A. 

      CLASHES – when two events happen at the same time and may create problems, we say they clash. 

    • B. 

      ASSOCIATES – if something associates with another thing, it has a connection with it. 

    • C. 

      COINCIDES – if something coincides with another thing, they both occur together at the same time. 

    • D. 

      TALLIES – if something tallies with another thing, they match each other or their numbers add up to be the same, usually for record or identification purposes. 

  • 24. 
    The museum boasts a valuable collection of ___ from the 18th century. 
    • A. 

      FRAGMENTS – a fragment is a small, broken part of something. 

    • B. 

      LEGACIES – a legacy is something that is left behind after a person dies. 

    • C. 

      RUINS – ruins are parts of old buildings left behind from the past, and are often too large to fit in museums.   

    • D. 

      ARTIFACTS – an artifact is an old object or antique from the past that has cultural or historical importance. 

  • 25. 
    The items on display are very carefully chosen and __ by a group of experts. 
    • A. 

      PRODUCED - to produce is to make or manufacture something. 

    • B. 

      DIRECTED – to direct is to control and manage an activity.

    • C. 

      CONTRACTED – when someone is contracted to do something, he is given a job to do and paid to do it. 

    • D. 

      CURATED – to curate is to choose and organise things for a display, usually at exhibitions and museums. 

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