Vcr Lesson 7 Word Usage Quiz

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Take this quiz to find out how well you can use Lesson 7 words! Be sure to read the explanation after the question if you get it wrong!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "antebellum"?
    • A. 

      Antebellum, there were many cotton plantations in Georgia.

    • B. 

      The statue was made of beautiful, shiny antebellum.

    • C. 

      Her shirt is so short and revealing, it is antebellum.

    • D. 

      Life in antebellum Mississippi was extremely harsh for African slaves.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "antecedent"?
    • A. 

      At lunch, eating time is antecedent to recess.

    • B. 

      My brother is always antecedent to my sister.

    • C. 

      Don't try to antecede me; I was at the front of the line!

    • D. 

      Antecedents don't like to give away things.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "anterior"?
    • A. 

      My mother is an anterior decorator. She hangs paintings and chooses wall colors for people.

    • B. 

      In cell division, prophase is anterior to metaphase because it comes before metaphase.

    • C. 

      My dog's tail is at his anterior end.

    • D. 

      The foundation of the house is anterior to the roof.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "avant-garde"?
    • A. 

      Techno music is still an avant-garde.

    • B. 

      The avant-garde made sure no one could steal the money.

    • C. 

      Picasso's paintings were so avant-garde in the early 20th century that no one really understood them.

    • D. 

      I want to be fashionable enough to be an avant-garde when I grow up.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "vanguard"?
    • A. 

      Dr. Johnson is a leader in making new surgical techniques; he is among the vanguard of experimental surgeons.

    • B. 

      The vanguard of the crowd picked up all the trash because everyone else had already left.

    • C. 

      Our vanguard was dented, so we replaced it with a new one.

    • D. 

      Kenneth gets paid to watch over people's cars, but he doesn't make much money as a vanguard.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "precept"?
    • A. 

      You have the follow the precepts of soccer; if you touch the ball with your hands, you'll get a penalty.

    • B. 

      She thought that the sign said "wash," but her preception was wrong; it said "cash."

    • C. 

      One precept of math is 2+ 2 = 4.

    • D. 

      One precept of good manners is to respect other people's time and don't waste it by being late.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "predestination" or "predestine"?
    • A. 

      It seems like my predestiny to be an NBA player because I am good at basketball.

    • B. 

      We were predestined to be Mrs. Jameson's students; God planned it this way.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Harrell predestined the students to have assemblies every week.

    • D. 

      My mother believes in predestination, so she doesn't use a GPS or a map.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "preempt"?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Pala's directions preempted their questions by answering them before they could even ask.

    • B. 

      I preempted the candy bar from my sister.

    • C. 

      She preempted the last can of soda from the fridge.

    • D. 

      Our drive across the country was preempted by a flat tire and a broken radiator.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "premonition"?
    • A. 

      No one could have premonitioned them about the problem.

    • B. 

      My dad had a premonition when he went to the bank before going to the grocery store.

    • C. 

      The teacher gave us a premonition that we would have a quiz the next day.

    • D. 

      I had a premonition that I would slip and fall today! I just knew it would happen, and it did.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "pretentious"?
    • A. 

      She put on a pretentious coat that was simply too fancy for the occasion.

    • B. 

      My little sister is pretentious because she imagines she is a dinosaur sometimes.

    • C. 

      The fireman's brightly colored uniform was pretentious.

    • D. 

      The bed was uncomfortable because it was pretentious.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a correct use of "prejudice"?
    • A. 

      He was prejudice because he believed that Buddhists were not as smart as other people.

    • B. 

      The nurse prejudiced the man by forming an opinion of him before she really knew him.

    • C. 

      The woman was prejudiced against white people; she believed they were all arrogant before she had even met them.

    • D. 

      Racist people are very prejudice.

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