Wordly Wise - Book 6, Lesson 9

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Wordly Wise - Book 6, Lesson 9 - Quiz

Multiple choice test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Molasses may be a substitute for brown sugar.

    • A.

      Supplement

    • B.

      Ingredient

    • C.

      Replacement

    • D.

      Term

    Correct Answer
    C. Replacement
    Explanation
    Molasses can be used as a substitute for brown sugar, meaning it can be used in place of brown sugar. Therefore, the correct synonym for "substitute" in this context is "replacement."

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  • 2. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The world's rainforests are diminishing.

    • A.

      Expanding

    • B.

      Shrinking

    • C.

      Deteriorating

    • D.

      Withering

    Correct Answer
    B. Shrinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shrinking" because it means to become smaller or decrease in size. In the given sentence, it implies that the rainforests are getting smaller or diminishing in size.

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  • 3. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Some chemicals contaminate water.

    • A.

      Pollute

    • B.

      dye

    • C.

      Filter

    • D.

      Disinfect

    Correct Answer
    A. Pollute
    Explanation
    The word "contaminate" means to make something impure or unclean. The word "pollute" has a similar meaning, as it refers to the introduction of harmful substances or pollutants into the environment, in this case, water. Therefore, "pollute" is a synonym for "contaminate" in this context. The other options, "dye," "filter," and "disinfect," do not have the same meaning as "contaminate" and are not synonyms in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The tundra sustains a limited variety of wildlife.

    • A.

      Welcomes

    • B.

      Encloses

    • C.

      Shelters

    • D.

      Supports

    Correct Answer
    D. Supports
    Explanation
    The word "sustains" means to support or maintain. In the given sentence, the tundra is described as supporting a limited variety of wildlife, indicating that it provides the necessary conditions or resources for the wildlife to survive and thrive.

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  • 5. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The path along the cliffs is perilous.

    • A.

      Scenic

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Windy

    • D.

      Secure

    Correct Answer
    B. Dangerous
    Explanation
    The word "perilous" means extremely dangerous or risky. Therefore, the synonym for "perilous" is "dangerous".

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  • 6. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.We should conserve our wilderness areas.

    • A.

      Explore

    • B.

      Map

    • C.

      Preserve

    • D.

      Appreciate

    Correct Answer
    C. Preserve
    Explanation
    The word "conserve" means to protect or save something from harm or destruction. In this context, "preserve" is a synonym for "conserve" as it also means to maintain or protect something in its original or existing state. Therefore, the correct answer is "preserve."

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  • 7. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Her exotic vacation plans encouraged extravagance.

    • A.

      Banking

    • B.

      Saving

    • C.

      Budgeting

    • D.

      Overspending

    Correct Answer
    D. Overspending
    Explanation
    The underlined word "encouraged" suggests that the person's vacation plans motivated or prompted them to engage in a certain behavior. The word "extravagance" refers to excessive or unnecessary spending. Therefore, the correct synonym for "extravagance" in this context would be "overspending."

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  • 8. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The program host aggravates the viewers.

    • A.

      Captivates

    • B.

      Irritates

    • C.

      Ignores

    • D.

      Silences

    Correct Answer
    A. Captivates
    Explanation
    The word "aggravates" means to annoy or irritate. The antonym for this word would be "captivates," which means to hold someone's attention or interest. Therefore, the program host captivates the viewers, rather than irritating them.

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  • 9. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A new grade school is vital.

    • A.

      Unplanned

    • B.

      Unnecessary

    • C.

      Required

    • D.

      Important

    Correct Answer
    B. Unnecessary
    Explanation
    The word "vital" means extremely important or necessary. Therefore, the antonym of "vital" would be "unnecessary," which means not needed or not essential.

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  • 10. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Hospitals must guard against contamination.

    • A.

      Knowledge

    • B.

      Carefulness

    • C.

      Emergencies

    • D.

      Cleanliness

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleanliness
    Explanation
    The word "contamination" refers to the presence of harmful or unwanted substances. In this context, hospitals must take precautions to prevent the spread of harmful substances or germs, therefore, the opposite of "contamination" would be "cleanliness" which refers to the state of being clean and free from dirt, germs, or impurities.

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  • 11. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Carlos made drastic changes in his life.

    • A.

      Unneeded

    • B.

      Foolish

    • C.

      Modest

    • D.

      Dramatic

    Correct Answer
    C. Modest
    Explanation
    The word "drastic" in the sentence means extreme or severe. An antonym for this would be "modest," which means not extreme or excessive. Therefore, the correct answer is "modest."

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  • 12. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Stephanie is resourceful in a crisis.

    • A.

      Aggressive

    • B.

      Grim

    • C.

      Positive

    • D.

      Helpless

    Correct Answer
    D. Helpless
    Explanation
    Stephanie is described as resourceful in a crisis, indicating that she is able to find solutions and use available resources effectively during difficult situations. The antonym for resourceful would be helpless, meaning that Stephanie would be unable to find solutions or use resources effectively in a crisis.

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  • 13. 

    Find an ANTONYM for each underlined word. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The dictator continued to accumulate wealth.

    • A.

      Distribute

    • B.

      Add

    • C.

      Reveal

    • D.

      Praise

    Correct Answer
    A. Distribute
    Explanation
    The word "accumulate" means to gather or collect, usually in large amounts. The antonym for "accumulate" would be "distribute," which means to give out or share something among a group of people. In this context, the dictator is collecting wealth, so the opposite action would be to distribute it among others.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What would be an aggravation to a mail carrier?

    • A.

      Post cards

    • B.

      Snarling dogs

    • C.

      A new mail truck

    • D.

      A shorter route

    Correct Answer
    B. Snarling dogs
    Explanation
    An aggravation to a mail carrier would be snarling dogs. Dogs that snarl or show aggression can be a nuisance and a potential danger to mail carriers while they are delivering mail.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A vital personality is

    • A.

      Breathing

    • B.

      Clever.

    • C.

      Spirited.

    • D.

      Imaginative.

    Correct Answer
    C. Spirited.
    Explanation
    A vital personality is spirited. This means that a vital person is full of energy, enthusiasm, and liveliness. They are lively, animated, and have a zest for life. Being spirited implies that the person is dynamic, passionate, and has a positive attitude towards life. This word choice aligns with the context of the sentence and conveys the idea of an energetic and lively personality.

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  • 16. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What could be substituted for a rain hat?

    • A.

      An umbrella

    • B.

      A pair of rain boots

    • C.

      A rain storm

    • D.

      Windshield wipers

    Correct Answer
    A. An umbrella
    Explanation
    An umbrella could be substituted for a rain hat as both provide protection from rain. While a rain hat covers the head, an umbrella provides a larger coverage area and can be held above the head to keep it dry.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.If there are impurities in water, it means that the water contains

    • A.

      Flavorings.

    • B.

      Small amounts of dirt.

    • C.

      Carbonation.

    • D.

      Sugar.

    Correct Answer
    B. Small amounts of dirt.
    Explanation
    If there are impurities in water, it means that the water contains small amounts of dirt. Impurities refer to any substances or particles that are present in the water and are not part of its natural composition. These impurities can include dirt, sediment, minerals, chemicals, or any other foreign substances that may be present in the water. Therefore, the presence of impurities indicates that the water is not pure and contains small amounts of dirt or other contaminants.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The necklace was an extravagance.  An extravagance is

    • A.

      A purchase you can't afford.

    • B.

      An item that does not meet a basic need.

    • C.

      An item that is beautifully made.

    • D.

      An item you have been saving for.

    Correct Answer
    A. A purchase you can't afford.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a purchase you can't afford." This is because the sentence states that the necklace was an extravagance, implying that it was something unnecessary or excessive. An extravagance is typically associated with spending money on something that is beyond one's means or financial capability, hence it can be considered a purchase that one cannot afford.

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  • 19. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Peril is involved in pearl diving.  Peril means

    • A.

      Skillfulness.

    • B.

      Bravery.

    • C.

      Danger.

    • D.

      Control.

    Correct Answer
    C. Danger.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "danger". This is because the sentence states that "peril is involved in pearl diving", indicating that there is a level of risk or danger associated with this activity. The other options, such as skillfulness, bravery, and control, do not accurately convey the sense of potential harm or danger.

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  • 20. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The lost hiker drew on all his resources. Resources are

    • A.

      Savings in the bank.

    • B.

      Water and minerals.

    • C.

      Skills at dealing with problems.

    • D.

      Family and friends.

    Correct Answer
    C. Skills at dealing with problems.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is skills at dealing with problems. In the context of the sentence, the lost hiker drew on all his resources, it implies that the hiker utilized all his available skills to overcome the challenges he faced while being lost. This suggests that the resources being referred to are not savings, water and minerals, or family and friends, but rather the hiker's abilities to handle and resolve problems.

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  • 21. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A substitute pitcher is someone who is

    • A.

      Not as good as the regular pitcher.

    • B.

      Filling in for the regular pitcher.

    • C.

      Better than the regular pitcher.

    • D.

      On the opposite team.

    Correct Answer
    B. Filling in for the regular pitcher.
    Explanation
    A substitute pitcher is someone who is filling in for the regular pitcher. This means that the substitute pitcher is temporarily taking the place of the regular pitcher, usually due to injury, fatigue, or other reasons. The substitute pitcher may not be as skilled or experienced as the regular pitcher, but they are chosen to temporarily fulfill the role and perform the duties of a pitcher.

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  • 22. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Perpetual is to time as 

    • A.

      Calendar is to clock.

    • B.

      Day is to minute.

    • C.

      Endless is to space.

    • D.

      Brief is to hour.

    Correct Answer
    C. Endless is to space.
    Explanation
    Perpetual describes something that continues indefinitely, just as endless describes something that has no limit or boundary. In the same way, space is a concept that is infinite and boundless, similar to how time is continuous and never-ending. A calendar is a tool used to measure and organize time, while a clock is a device that specifically measures and displays time. Therefore, the analogy suggests that just as a calendar relates to a clock in the context of time, endless relates to space in terms of its limitless nature.

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  • 23. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What could aggravate a headache?

    • A.

      Lying down in the dark

    • B.

      Taking an aspirin

    • C.

      Riding a noisy bus

    • D.

      Closing a window

    Correct Answer
    C. Riding a noisy bus
    Explanation
    Riding a noisy bus could aggravate a headache because the loud noise and vibrations can increase stress levels and worsen the pain. The constant exposure to the noise can also cause sensory overload and make the headache more intense. Additionally, the bumpy ride and constant movement can further irritate a headache.

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  • 24. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A frugal person is likely to

    • A.

      Spend money carelessly.

    • B.

      Be a good cook.

    • C.

      Have no friends.

    • D.

      Reuse paper bags.

    Correct Answer
    D. Reuse paper bags.
    Explanation
    A frugal person is likely to reuse paper bags because being frugal means being careful with money and resources. Reusing paper bags instead of buying new ones is a way to save money and reduce waste. It is a practical and environmentally friendly choice that aligns with the values of a frugal person.

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  • 25. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Justin sustained a strained back.  Sustained means

    • A.

      Convalesced from.

    • B.

      Suffered from.

    • C.

      Got treatment for.

    • D.

      Caused.

    Correct Answer
    B. Suffered from.
    Explanation
    The word "sustained" in this context means that Justin experienced or endured a strained back. It implies that he suffered from a strained back rather than convalescing from it, getting treatment for it, or causing it.

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  • 26. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What could imperil pedestrians?

    • A.

      A skateboarder on the sidewalk

    • B.

      An interesting shop window

    • C.

      A crosswalk

    • D.

      A bus stop

    Correct Answer
    A. A skateboarder on the sidewalk
    Explanation
    A skateboarder on the sidewalk could imperil pedestrians because skateboarding on the sidewalk can pose a risk of collision or injury to pedestrians. Skateboarders can move at high speeds and may not always have full control over their boards, which increases the likelihood of accidents. Additionally, pedestrians may be caught off guard by a skateboarder and may not have enough time to react and avoid a potential collision. Therefore, the presence of a skateboarder on the sidewalk can be a potential danger to pedestrians.

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  • 27. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.It was vital that they find shelter.  Vital means 

    • A.

      Likely

    • B.

      Very important.

    • C.

      Impossible.

    • D.

      Certain.

    Correct Answer
    B. Very important.
    Explanation
    The word "vital" is used to describe something that is extremely important or necessary. In this context, it was crucial or essential for them to find shelter, indicating that finding shelter was very important for their well-being or survival.

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  • 28. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The aim of energy conservation is to

    • A.

      Use wilderness resources to create energy.

    • B.

      Forces energy suppliers to lower their bills.

    • C.

      Save energy by carefully using it.

    • D.

      Create more energy by different means.

    Correct Answer
    C. Save energy by carefully using it.
    Explanation
    The aim of energy conservation is to save energy by carefully using it. This means that instead of wasting energy, we should be mindful of how we use it and find ways to reduce our energy consumption. By doing so, we can help to preserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lower our overall energy costs.

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  • 29. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer. Rudeness is to aggravation as

    • A.

      Sleep is to wakefulness.

    • B.

      Laughter is to mirth.

    • C.

      Mischief is to apologies.

    • D.

      Exercise is to exhaustion.

    Correct Answer
    D. Exercise is to exhaustion.
    Explanation
    Rudeness is a type of behavior that can lead to aggravation, just as exercise is an activity that can lead to exhaustion. Both rudeness and exercise have the potential to cause a negative or tiring outcome. Therefore, the relationship between rudeness and aggravation is similar to the relationship between exercise and exhaustion.

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  • 30. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What would be an extravagant act for the average person?

    • A.

      Having friends over for dinner

    • B.

      Going out for a pizza

    • C.

      Building a castle

    • D.

      Washing the dishes

    Correct Answer
    C. Building a castle
    Explanation
    Building a castle would be an extravagant act for the average person because it requires a significant amount of time, resources, and expertise. It is a grand and ambitious undertaking that goes beyond the typical activities that an average person would engage in, such as having friends over for dinner, going out for a pizza, or washing the dishes. Building a castle would involve extensive planning, construction, and investment, making it a highly extravagant endeavor.

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  • 31. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question. Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Which of these is a natural resource?

    • A.

      Money in a savings account

    • B.

      Oil

    • C.

      Bread

    • D.

      Sand

    Correct Answer
    B. Oil
    Explanation
    Oil is a natural resource because it is derived from the earth and is not man-made. It is a fossil fuel that is formed over millions of years from the remains of plants and animals. Oil is used as a source of energy and is also a raw material for various industries. It is finite and non-renewable, making it an important natural resource that needs to be managed and conserved.

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