Test Your English # 06 - Phrasal Verbs With Alice

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Phrasal Verb Quizzes & Trivia

Pick the VERB that fits best in the context. The excerpts are from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", 1865. When asked to enter your ID, just write WHERE YOU ARE FROM. Thank you!


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  • 1. 
    Excerpt A - Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?' So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of ___ up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.  - [continues]
    • A. 

      Putting

    • B. 

      Bearing

    • C. 

      Getting

    • D. 

      Holding

    • E. 

      Lifting

  • 2. 
    [...]There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' (when she ___ it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); - [continues]
    • A. 

      Reflected

    • B. 

      Ran

    • C. 

      Stood

    • D. 

      Wondered

    • E. 

      Thought

  • 3. 
    [...]but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT- POCKET, and looked at it, and then ___ on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before see a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.  - [end of Excerpt A]
    • A. 

      Hurried

    • B. 

      Urged

    • C. 

      Drove

    • D. 

      Binged

    • E. 

      Wore

  • 4. 
    Excerpt B - And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, `Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?' and sometimes, `Do bats eat cats?' for, you see, as she couldn't answer either question, it didn't much matter which way she put it. She felt that she was ___ off, and had just begun to dream that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, `Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat? when suddenly, thump! thump! down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall was over. - [end of Excerpt B]
    • A. 

      Easing

    • B. 

      Dozing

    • C. 

      Dashing

    • D. 

      Fobbing

    • E. 

      Tailing

  • 5. 
    Excerpt C - `What a curious feeling!' said Alice; `I must be ___ up like a telescope.' And so it was indeed: she was now only ten inches high, and her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden. First, however, she waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further: - [continues]
    • A. 

      Unfolding

    • B. 

      Opening

    • C. 

      Waxing

    • D. 

      Shutting

    • E. 

      Waning

  • 6. 
    [...] she felt a little nervous about this; `for it might end, you know,' said Alice to herself, `in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?' And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is ___ out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing. - [continues]
    • A. 

      Winded

    • B. 

      Breathed

    • C. 

      Blown

    • D. 

      Switched

    • E. 

      Drawn

  • 7. 
    [...]After a while, finding that nothing more happened, she decided on going into the garden at once; but, alas for poor Alice! when she got to the door, she found he had forgotten the little golden key, and when she went back to the table for it, she found she could not possibly reach it: she could see it quite plainly through the glass, and she tried her best to climb up one of the legs of the table, but it was too slippery; and when she had ___ herself out with trying, the poor little thing sat down and cried.  - [end of Excerpt C]
    • A. 

      Worked

    • B. 

      Tired

    • C. 

      Let

    • D. 

      Seen

    • E. 

      Knocked

  • 8. 
    Excerpt D - Just then she heard something splashing about in the pool a little way off, and she swam nearer to make out what it was: at first she thought it must be a walrus or hippopotamus, but then she remembered how small she was now, and she soon ___ out that it was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself.   - [end of Excerpt D]
    • A. 

      Saw

    • B. 

      Put

    • C. 

      Did

    • D. 

      Made

    • E. 

      Took

  • 9. 
    Excerpt E - `The first thing I've got to do,' said Alice to herself, as she wandered about in the wood, `is to grow to my right size again; and the second thing is to find my way into that lovely garden. I think that will be the best plan.' It sounded an excellent plan, no doubt, and very neatly and simply arranged; the only difficulty was, that she had not the smallest idea how to ___ about it; and while she was peering about anxiously among the trees, a little sharp bark just over her head made her look up in a great hurry.  - [continues]
    • A. 

      Make

    • B. 

      Bear

    • C. 

      Manage

    • D. 

      Begin

    • E. 

      Set

  • 10. 
    [...]An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her. `Poor little thing!' said Alice, in a coaxing tone, and she tried hard to whistle to it; but she was terribly frightened all the time at the thought that it might be hungry, in which case it would be very likely to ___ her up in spite of all her coaxing. - [continues]
    • A. 

      Tart

    • B. 

      Eat

    • C. 

      Die

    • D. 

      Wind

    • E. 

      Do

  • 11. 
    [...]Hardly knowing what she did, she picked up a little bit of stick, and ___ it out to the puppy; whereupon the puppy jumped into the air off all its feet at once, with a yelp of delight, and rushed at the stick, and made believe to worry it; - [continues]
    • A. 

      Held

    • B. 

      Ducked

    • C. 

      Dumbed

    • D. 

      Hanged

    • E. 

      Made

  • 12. 
    [...]then Alice dodged behind a great thistle, to keep herself from being ___ over; and the moment she appeared on the other side, the puppy made another rush at the stick, and tumbled head over heels in its hurry to get hold of it; then Alice, thinking it was very like having a game of play with a cart-horse, and expecting every moment to be trampled under its feet, ran round the thistle again; then the puppy began a series of short charges at the stick, running a very little way forwards each time and a long way back, and barking hoarsely all the while, till at last it sat down a good way off, panting, with its tongue hanging out of its mouth, and its great eyes half shut.  - [end of Excerpt E]
    • A. 

      Got

    • B. 

      Come

    • C. 

      Mulled

    • D. 

      Brimmed

    • E. 

      Run