The Secret Garden Vocabulary Test

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Using words in context.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mrs. Sowerby thought that Mary needed to get stonger before she could have have a governess again.  What is a governess?
    • A. 

      A woman employed to educate and train children in a private home

    • B. 

      A person who is hired to drive another around in a horse drawn vehicle

    • C. 

      An artist who captures a person's image in a painting or drawing

    • D. 

      A child with whom another another child spends time and plays games

  • 2. 
    When Mary first saw Colin, he was lying in a four-poster bed hung with brocade.  What is brocade?
    • A. 

      A clear, many-sided glass that sparkles when light shines on it

    • B. 

      A cord made of several strands twisted together

    • C. 

      A thick, heavy, expensive material with a raised pattern

    • D. 

      A vine that has shiny leaves that grow thickly on its stem

  • 3. 
    Everyone was too frightened to think of Mary when the cholera came.  Cholera is a ...
    • A. 

      Large, rare member of the cat family from Asia

    • B. 

      Deadly disease caused by bad food and water sources

    • C. 

      War in which people attack their own country

    • D. 

      Tropical storm that causes flooding

  • 4. 
    Mary was imperious as she led Dickon to the door of the secret garden.  To be imperious is to be....
    • A. 

      Exercisi power in an overly proud way

    • B. 

      Lighthearted and unaware of the world's evil

    • C. 

      Not able to focus one's attention

    • D. 

      Eager to talk and share ideas

  • 5. 
    Martha had desscribed Mary to Mrs. Sowerby as a plain, sallow child.  Sallow means....
    • A. 

      Loving and very gentle

    • B. 

      Sickly and having a yellowish color

    • C. 

      Slightly overweight and slow-moving

    • D. 

      Tall and clumsey

  • 6. 
    Dickon said stoutly that he would come everyday to help Mary in the garden.  To to something stoutly is to do it....
    • A. 

      Playfully with a teasing quality

    • B. 

      Without being invited or welcomed

    • C. 

      Boldly with strenghth and purpose

    • D. 

      In a tired, reluctant manner

  • 7. 
    Mrs. Medlock looked discomforted by Mary's indifference about her new home.  What does indifference mean?
    • A. 

      An unexpected knowledge

    • B. 

      A sense of horror and dread

    • C. 

      A lack of interest or concern

    • D. 

      A sense of faith and loyalty

  • 8. 
    The scent that Mary smelled on the wind was the gorse.  What is the definition of gorse?
    • A. 

      A rich, dark soil in which farmers plant their crops

    • B. 

      An extremely large fire that is built out of doors

    • C. 

      A wet area with rotting plant matter

    • D. 

      A very spiney, dense evergreen shrub with golden flowers

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