Test Your English # 06 - Phrasal Verbs With Alice

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Test Your English # 06 - Phrasal Verbs With Alice - Quiz


Pick the VERB that fits best in the context.
The excerpts are from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", 1865.
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Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Getting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "getting". In the given excerpt, Alice is contemplating whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies. This suggests that "getting" is the appropriate verb to use in this context, as it implies the action of physically moving or rising from her current position to gather the daisies.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Thought
    Explanation
    In the given passage, Alice is reflecting on the Rabbit saying, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" She mentions that at the time, it seemed quite natural to her and she did not think it was out of the way. However, upon later reflection, she realizes that she should have wondered about it. Therefore, the correct answer is "thought" because Alice realizes that she should have questioned or wondered about the Rabbit's behavior.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Hurried
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Dozing
    Explanation
    The excerpt mentions that Alice is getting rather sleepy and is in a dreamy state. She is repeating the question "Do cats eat bats?" to herself in a drowsy manner. This suggests that Alice is dozing off, as she is becoming increasingly tired and is drifting into a state of sleep. The word "dozing" accurately describes Alice's state of being in this context.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Shutting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shutting". In the given excerpt, Alice says, "I must be ___ up like a telescope." This suggests that Alice is comparing her current state to that of a telescope being closed or shut. This implies that Alice is shrinking or closing in on herself, which is further supported by the statement that she is now only ten inches high. Therefore, the most logical answer is "shutting".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Blown
    Explanation
    The word "blown" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The sentence mentions the possibility of the flame going out, and the word "blown" is commonly used to describe a flame being extinguished by a gust of wind. The other options, such as "winded," "breathed," "switched," and "drawn," do not make sense in the given context.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Tired
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tired" because the sentence states that Alice had exhausted herself with trying to climb up the legs of the table. This implies that she was physically fatigued from her attempts, leading her to feel tired and eventually sit down and cry.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Made
    Explanation
    The word "made" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and logically in the sentence. The sentence is describing how the speaker was able to identify the creature in the pool. The word "made" suggests that the speaker was able to figure out or ascertain the identity of the creature.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Set
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "set." In the given excerpt, Alice is making a plan to first grow to her right size again and then find her way into the garden. The word "set" suggests that she is going to establish or start implementing her plan. The other options like "make," "bear," "manage," and "begin" do not accurately convey the idea of initiating or implementing a plan, which is the context of the sentence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Eat
    Explanation
    In the given passage, Alice encounters an enormous puppy that is trying to touch her with its paw. Alice is frightened and tries to coax the puppy by whistling to it. However, she is also worried that the puppy might be hungry and might eat her despite her attempts to coax it. Therefore, the correct answer is "eat," as it aligns with the context of the passage and Alice's fear of being eaten by the hungry puppy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Held
    Explanation
    The word "held" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence and makes sense in the context of the actions described. The sentence describes the girl picking up a stick and then doing something with it. "Held" is the most appropriate verb choice to indicate that she is holding the stick out to the puppy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Run
    Explanation
    In this passage, Alice is trying to avoid being knocked over by a puppy that is excitedly chasing after a stick. The word "run" accurately describes Alice's actions as she repeatedly runs around a thistle to avoid the puppy. The other options such as "got," "come," "mulled," and "brimmed" do not accurately describe Alice's actions in this context.

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