Term 3 Junior Ovp #3

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 Term 3 Junior Ovp #3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The fire that broke out in the bush during the drought was ___ within the day. 
    • A. 

      DOUSED – to douse is to pour liquid over something or to extinguish something, like a fire. 

    • B. 

      EXPIRED – to expire is to come to an end. 

    • C. 

      EXTERMINATED – to exterminate is to destroy something completely by killing it. 

    • D. 

      RECEDED – to recede is to move backwards. 

  • 2. 
    The ___ earthquake destroyed most of the homes in the city. 
    • A. 

      EXAGGERATED – if something is exaggerated, it is made out to be more than it really is. 

    • B. 

      EXHILARATING – if something is exhilarating, it is very exciting. 

    • C. 

      TORMENTING – if something is tormenting you, it is troubling you very deeply. 

    • D. 

      DEVASTATING – if something is devastating, it destroys many things and causes people great stress. 

  • 3. 
    Thousands of villagers fled their homes when the volcano started ___ hot ash in big puffs last week. 
    • A. 

      SPEWING – to spew is to push out something with great force. 

    • B. 

      EMITTING – to emit is to release or discharge something. 

    • C. 

      SPILLING – to spill is to make something fall or flow over the edge.

    • D. 

      OVERFLOWING – to overflow is to make something so full that it goes over the edge.

  • 4. 
    During the forest fires, many villages were ___ to the ground. 
    • A. 

      FRACTURED – to fracture is to break.  This word is usually used to describe the breaking of bones in the body or relationships. 

    • B. 

      RAZED – to raze is to destroy. 

    • C. 

      DEGRADED – to degrade is to lower the standard of something. 

    • D. 

      DESTROYED – to destroy is to damage something completely. 

  • 5. 
    The recent ___ of natural disasters around the world has made people very nervous about the future. 
    • A. 

      TREND – a trend is a general direction in which something is moving. 

    • B. 

      SPATE – a spate is a big number of similar things happening, usually at the same time. 

    • C. 

      BLITZ – a blitz is an intensive attack, such as by the military.

    • D. 

      EPIDEMIC – an epidemic is something bad that spreads widely in a short period of time, like a disease. 

  • 6. 
    The government ___ a state of emergency after severe floods hit more than half of the country.
    • A. 

      EMPOWERED – to empower is to give power to someone.

    • B. 

      DECLARED – to declare is to announce in a formal and serious way.

    • C. 

      EXPRESSED – to express is simply to say what one thinks or feels. 

    • D. 

      DENOUNCED – to denounce is to say that something is not true, often in a public way. 

  • 7. 
    Lightning is a natural ___ that can sometimes cause great damage to our environment. 
    • A. 

      PHENOMENON – a phenomenon is something that exists or happens. 

    • B. 

      CALAMITY – a calamity is a disaster.

    • C. 

      TRAGEDY – a tragedy is an event that causes great pain and suffering.

    • D. 

      CATASTROPHE – a catastrophe is a disaster, a major event that causes great damage and suffering. 

  • 8. 
    The damage ___ by the snowstorm cost the city millions of dollars. 
    • A. 

      SUFFERED – to suffer something is to experience something bad. 

    • B. 

      ACTIVATED – to activate is to make something active. 

    • C. 

      ERUPTED – to erupt is to suddenly happen or become active. 

    • D. 

      WREAKED – to wreak is to cause.

  • 9. 
    It is sad that ___ often takes place after a natural disaster, as people take advantage of broken shops to steal from them. 
    • A. 

      LOOTING – looting is stealing from shops and other places, usually in a time of war or disaster. 

    • B. 

      VIOLENCE – violence is behaviour that causes physical harm and hurt to others. 

    • C. 

      TRAFFICKING – trafficking refers to the buying and selling of illegal things like drugs. 

    • D. 

      ARSON – arson refers to the act of purposely setting a place on fire. 

  • 10. 
    ___ agencies have started arrangements to provide food, water and medical supplies to the areas affected. 
    • A. 

      RELIEF – means help or aid, which may be financial aid, material aid, or medical aid. 

    • B. 

      SUBSTITUTE – a substitute is someone who takes the place of another person. 

    • C. 

      CHARITY – “charity” refers to help that is offered for free, usually for the poor and needy. 

    • D. 

      VOLUNTEER – when a person volunteers to do something, he does it willingly without being paid for it. 

  • 11. 
    The local ___ community was very excited when a famous write came to deliver a series of talks on writing. 
    • A. 

      NARRATIVE – a narrative is the formal word for a story. 

    • B. 

      LITERARY – “literary” describes things to do with formal creative writing or literature. 

    • C. 

      CREATIVE – a creative person is highly imaginative and original in his thinking. 

    • D. 

      GENRE – a genre is a type of art, music, film, or literature. 

  • 12. 
    The story started with a ___ to her first day at kindergarten, before it came back to showing her as a secondary student in the present. 
    • A. 

      FARCE – a farce is a joke or something very silly and absurd or ridiculous. 

    • B. 

      FLASHBACK – a flashback is a scene in a story or film of an event in the past.   

    • C. 

      SEQUENCE – “sequence” refers to the order of something, like events. 

    • D. 

      PERSPECTIVE – a perspective is a point of view or angle. 

  • 13. 
    During an important scene in the play, the main character stood alone in the centre of the stage and delivered a long ___ about his troubles. 
    • A. 

      SAGE – a sage is a wise person. 

    • B. 

      PLOT – the plot is the storyline giving us the main events of a play, movie, or book. 

    • C. 

      MONOLOGUE – a monologue is a long speech by one actor in a play or film. 

    • D. 

      FABLE – a fable is a tale or story, usually featuring animals as characters, with a lesson or moral. 

  • 14. 
    I like this story because it is filled with ___ from beginning to end; I had to read to the very last page to find out the truth!
    • A. 

      STYLE – “style” refers to the way something is done. 

    • B. 

      SIMILES – a simile is a special technique in writing when a writer compares one thing with another thing. 

    • C. 

      SYMBOLS – a symbol is something that represents another thing. 

    • D. 

      SUSPENSE – suspense is the feeling or excitement and anxiety about what might happen next. 

  • 15. 
    Usually, the most exciting part of a book is towards the end, at the ___; but in this story, it was at the beginning. 
    • A. 

      CLIMAX – the climax of a story is the most exciting part of a story, and as the sentence says, it usually comes towards the end. 

    • B. 

      TENSION – tension is the feeling of stress or uneasiness.

    • C. 

      TRANSITION – “transition” refers to the time when something is changing from one state to another state. 

    • D. 

      FINALE – a finale is the last big act of a show or public event.   

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