Vocabulary Level D Unit 7

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. _________, __________ to you, and you, and you..." (from The Sound of Music)

    • A.

      Apex, apex

    • B.

      Advent, advent

    • C.

      Adieu, adieu

    • D.

      Ta ta, ta ta

    • E.

      Toot aloo

    Correct Answer
    C. Adieu, adieu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "adieu, adieu" because the phrase "So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye" is a farewell song from The Sound of Music, and "adieu" is a French word meaning goodbye or farewell. The repetition of "adieu" reinforces the idea of bidding farewell to multiple people, which is reflected in the line "to you, and you, and you."

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  • 2. 

    The highest point or tip is the _____________.

    • A.

      Peak

    • B.

      Summit

    • C.

      Apex

    • D.

      Acme

    • E.

      All can apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All can apply
    Explanation
    The highest point or tip can be referred to as a peak, summit, apex, or acme. Therefore, all of these terms can apply to describe the highest point or tip.

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  • 3. 

    To absorb completely or make one's own (as in language or culture) is to ________________.

    • A.

      Abandon

    • B.

      Abolish

    • C.

      Assimilate

    • D.

      Absolve

    • E.

      Abstract

    Correct Answer
    C. Assimilate
    Explanation
    Assimilate means to absorb completely or make one's own, especially in terms of language or culture. It suggests the process of fully integrating and adapting to a new environment or society. This term implies a deep understanding and acceptance of the customs, traditions, and values of a particular group or community.

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  • 4. 

    False or counterfeit is the same as ______________.

    • A.

      Genuine

    • B.

      Nocturnal

    • C.

      Authentic

    • D.

      Bogus

    • E.

      Beneficial

    Correct Answer
    D. Bogus
    Explanation
    False or counterfeit means something that is not genuine or authentic. The correct answer, bogus, means exactly that - something that is fake or not genuine. Therefore, bogus is the same as false or counterfeit.

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  • 5. 

    Unreasonably high is the same as ____________________.

    • A.

      Inordinate

    • B.

      Extreme

    • C.

      Exorbitant

    • D.

      Expensive

    • E.

      All of the above apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above apply
    Explanation
    The term "unreasonably high" implies that something is excessively or excessively high beyond what is considered reasonable or normal. This can be synonymous with the words "inordinate," "extreme," "exorbitant," and "expensive." Therefore, all of the above options can be applied to describe something that is unreasonably high.

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  • 6. 

    A synonym for this word is " interlude".

    • A.

      Interim

    • B.

      Inundate

    • C.

      Intermediate

    • D.

      Intersection

    • E.

      Interface

    Correct Answer
    A. Interim
    Explanation
    The word "interim" means a temporary period or interval between events. A synonym for this word is "interlude," which also refers to a temporary break or pause. Therefore, "interim" is the correct answer as it aligns with the given synonym.

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  • 7. 

    Superman lives in ________________where he is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

    • A.

      Metropolis

    • B.

      Manhattan

    • C.

      Minneapolis

    • D.

      Meander

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Metropolis
    Explanation
    Superman lives in Metropolis, a fictional city where he possesses superhuman abilities such as leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Metropolis is a well-known location in the DC Comics universe and is often depicted as a bustling metropolis with towering skyscrapers, similar to New York City. This is where Superman fights crime and protects its citizens from various threats.

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  • 8. 

    "This is truly a _______________occasion," said the principal as she addressed the jubilant graduating class.

    • A.

      Monotonous

    • B.

      Malignant

    • C.

      Momentous

    • D.

      Miserable

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Momentous
    Explanation
    The principal's statement suggests that the occasion being referred to is significant and important. The word "momentous" means of great importance or significance, which aligns with the principal's description of the occasion. Therefore, "momentous" is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    The teacher will not tolerate boisterous and ___________________ students in her classroom.

    • A.

      Diligent

    • B.

      Riotous

    • C.

      Rowdy

    • D.

      Obstreperous

    • E.

      All EXCEPT A apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All EXCEPT A apply
    Explanation
    The teacher will not tolerate boisterous and riotous, rowdy, or obstreperous students in her classroom. This means that all of these types of students are not allowed in the classroom. However, the word "diligent" is not mentioned as being unacceptable, so it does not apply to the statement.

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  • 10. 

    Thoughtful, melancholy, dreamy, and reflective are all other ways to say "___________".

    • A.

      Perilous

    • B.

      Ponderous

    • C.

      Pensive

    • D.

      Prelude

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pensive
    Explanation
    Thoughtful, melancholy, dreamy, and reflective are all synonyms that describe a state of deep and serious thinking or contemplation. The word "pensive" fits this description perfectly, as it implies a state of deep thoughtfulness and reflection. Therefore, "pensive" is the correct answer that encompasses all the given ways to describe this state.

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  • 11. 

    An antonym for perilous is ______________.

    • A.

      Safe

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Secure

    • D.

      Chancy

    • E.

      Both A and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "perilous" means full of danger or risk. An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning. The words "safe" and "secure" both mean free from danger or risk, which is the opposite of "perilous." Therefore, both A and C apply as antonyms for "perilous."

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  • 12. 

    _____________ workmanship is of poor quality.

    • A.

      Solid

    • B.

      Shoddy

    • C.

      Sharp

    • D.

      Sterling

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Shoddy
    Explanation
    The word "shoddy" means of poor quality or inferior workmanship. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "shoddy" as it accurately describes workmanship of poor quality.

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  • 13. 

    Lively, spicy, and flavorful are definitions for ________________.

    • A.

      Surly

    • B.

      Perilous

    • C.

      Pensive

    • D.

      Sprightly

    • E.

      Vagrant

    Correct Answer
    D. Sprightly
    Explanation
    The definitions provided, lively, spicy, and flavorful, all describe something that is full of energy, excitement, and zest. The word that best fits this description is "sprightly," as it means lively, animated, and full of energy.

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  • 14. 

    A _____________ customer service representative would be the wrong person to really help you with a sales issue!

    • A.

      Gruff

    • B.

      Surly

    • C.

      Sullen

    • D.

      Cranky

    • E.

      All of the above apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above apply
    Explanation
    All of the given adjectives - gruff, surly, sullen, and cranky - describe a negative and unfriendly attitude. Therefore, any customer service representative with these qualities would not be suitable for assisting with a sales issue.

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  • 15. 

    My father launched into a feverish ____________ when he learned I had backed the family car into the neighbor's new fence. 

    • A.

      Diatribe

    • B.

      Harangue

    • C.

      Tirade

    • D.

      Tongue-lashing

    • E.

      All of the above apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above apply
    Explanation
    All of the given options - diatribe, harangue, tirade, and tongue-lashing - can be used to describe a verbal outburst or an angry speech. In this context, when the father learns about the car accident, he is likely to express his anger and frustration through a passionate and intense speech, which can be described as any of the given options. Hence, all of the above options apply in this situation.

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  • 16. 

    A vagrant ____________.

    • A.

      Drifts

    • B.

      Wanders

    • C.

      Roams

    • D.

      Tramps

    • E.

      All of the above apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above apply
    Explanation
    All of the given options - drifts, wanders, roams, and tramps - can be used to describe a vagrant. A vagrant is someone who has no permanent home and moves from place to place without a specific destination or purpose. Each of these words captures the idea of aimless movement, making all of the options applicable in describing a vagrant.

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