Unit 2 Vocabulary Quiz

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

Choose the word that best completes the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    News of famine in various parts of the world has given added ____________________ to the drive to increase food production.
    • A. 

      Nostalgia

    • B. 

      Impetus

    • C. 

      Holocaust

    • D. 

      Duplicity

  • 2. 
    On the morning of the picnic, the sky was gray and overcast, but suddenly the sun came out and smiled on us _______________________________.
    • A. 

      Benevolently

    • B. 

      Adroitly

    • C. 

      Aversly

    • D. 

      Tepidly

  • 3. 
    Because I was not even born when the Beatles were at the height of their popularity, their albums do not fill me with _____________________________.
    • A. 

      Cursory

    • B. 

      Duplicity

    • C. 

      Meticulous

    • D. 

      Nastalgia

  • 4. 
    The lawyer’s _________________________________ questioning slowly but surely revealed the weaknesses in his opponent’s case.
    • A. 

      Jeopardy

    • B. 

      Adroit

    • C. 

      Tepid

    • D. 

      Grimace

  • 5. 
    Anyone who is ______________________________ to having a girls’ hockey team in our school doesn’t know what’s been happening in recent years.
    • A. 

      Quintessence

    • B. 

      Meticulous

    • C. 

      Averse

    • D. 

      Cursory

  • 6. 
    When I saw my sister land in a tree on her first parachute jump, my interest in learning to skydive became decidedly ___________________.
    • A. 

      Tepid

    • B. 

      Adroit

    • C. 

      Extol

    • D. 

      Feasible

  • 7. 
    In the Sherlock Holmes stories, we read of the evil Professor Moriarty, whose ___________________________ was almost a match for Holmes’s genius.
    • A. 

      Holocaust

    • B. 

      Duplicity

    • C. 

      Quintessence

    • D. 

      Benevolent

  • 8. 
    Do you think you are being fair in passing judgment on my poem after such a _______________________ reading?
    • A. 

      Impervious

    • B. 

      Grimace

    • C. 

      Benevolent

    • D. 

      Cursory

  • 9. 
    The nightmare that continues to haunt all thoughtful people is a nuclear ________________________________ in which our civilization might be destroyed.
    • A. 

      Holocaust

    • B. 

      Jeopardy

    • C. 

      Averse

    • D. 

      Extol

  • 10. 
    Though it may appear rather ordinary to the casual reader, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is to me the _______________________________ of eloquence.
    • A. 

      Impetus

    • B. 

      Quintessence

    • C. 

      Feasible

    • D. 

      Grimace

  • 11. 
    I knew you would be ______________________ in caring for my plants, but I did not expect you to water them with a medicine dropper!
    • A. 

      Nostalgia

    • B. 

      Tepid

    • C. 

      Impervious

    • D. 

      Meticulous

  • 12. 
    Carelessness in even minor details may _________________ the success of a major theatrical production.
    • A. 

      Amicable

    • B. 

      Extol

    • C. 

      Jeopardize

    • D. 

      Adroit

  • 13. 
    His parents tried to encourage an interest in literature, music, and art, but he seems ___________________ to such influences.
    • A. 

      Amicable

    • B. 

      Impervious

    • C. 

      Holocaust

    • D. 

      Meticulous

  • 14. 
    It was rude of you to ________________________ so obviously when the speaker mispronounced words and made grammatical errors.
    • A. 

      Retrogress

    • B. 

      Grimace

    • C. 

      Extol

    • D. 

      Jeopardize

  • 15. 
    ________________ other people’s achievements is fine, but is not substitute for doing something remarkable of your own.
    • A. 

      Amicably

    • B. 

      Imperviously

    • C. 

      Extolling

    • D. 

      Scrutinizing

  • 16. 
     Though the peace talks began with an exchange of lofty sentiments, they soon ______________________into petty squabbling and backbiting.
    • A. 

      Scrutinized

    • B. 

      Extolled

    • C. 

      Retrogressed

    • D. 

      Grimaced

  • 17. 
    It made me very uncomfortable to see the suspicion with which the wary customs officer __________________________ my passport.
    • A. 

      Scrutinized

    • B. 

      Extolled

    • C. 

      Jeopardized

    • D. 

      Grimaced

  • 18. 
    Providing a powerful defense force for our nation does not mean that we are taking a ____________________ attitude toward any other nation.
    • A. 

      Amicable

    • B. 

      Benevolent

    • C. 

      Meticulous

    • D. 

      Beligerent

  • 19. 
    After shouting at each other rather angrily, the participants in the roundtable discussion calmed down and parted ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Feasibly

    • B. 

      Amicably

    • C. 

      Cursory

    • D. 

      Adroitly

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