Wordly Wise, Lesson 16 Test

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By MsMelton
M
MsMelton
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 2 | Total Attempts: 2,974
Questions: 28 | Attempts: 1,014

SettingsSettingsSettings
Wordly Wise, Lesson 16 Test - Quiz

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Inside the cave, they were struck with awe.

    • A.

      Terror

    • B.

      Anxiety

    • C.

      Joy

    • D.

      Wonder

    Correct Answer
    D. Wonder
    Explanation
    The word "awe" means a feeling of wonder or admiration. In this sentence, the people inside the cave were struck with this feeling. Therefore, the synonym for "awe" in this context is "wonder".

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.People's memories often deceive them.

    • A.

      Assist

    • B.

      Trick

    • C.

      Confuse

    • D.

      Rescue

    Correct Answer
    B. Trick
    Explanation
    The word "deceive" means to trick or mislead someone. Therefore, the synonym for "deceive" is "trick".

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.We reinforced the posts holding up the dock.

    • A.

      Replaced

    • B.

      Attached

    • C.

      Strengthened

    • D.

      Rotated

    Correct Answer
    C. Strengthened
    Explanation
    The word "reinforced" means to strengthen or make something stronger. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the posts holding up the dock were reinforced, indicating that they were made stronger. Therefore, the correct synonym for "reinforced" in this context is "strengthened".

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The sound of rain on the roof lulls me.

    • A.

      Soothes

    • B.

      Disturbs

    • C.

      Interests

    • D.

      Distracts

    Correct Answer
    A. Soothes
    Explanation
    The word "lulls" means to calm or soothe someone. In this context, the sound of rain on the roof has a calming effect on the speaker. Therefore, the synonym for "lulls" is "soothes".

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The two runners collided.

    • A.

      Crashed

    • B.

      Competed

    • C.

      Blundered

    • D.

      Tied

    Correct Answer
    A. Crashed
    Explanation
    The word "collided" means to crash or come into forceful contact with something or someone. Therefore, the synonym for "collided" is "crashed".

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Find a SYNONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The steps down the cliff are treacherous.

    • A.

      Lofty

    • B.

      Secure

    • C.

      Dangerous

    • D.

      Crumbling

    Correct Answer
    C. Dangerous
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that "The steps down the cliff are treacherous." The word "treacherous" means dangerous or hazardous. Therefore, the correct synonym for "treacherous" in this context is "dangerous."

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Find a ANTONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.We reacted strongly to her stern words.

    • A.

      Somber

    • B.

      Kind

    • C.

      Idle

    • D.

      Terse

    Correct Answer
    B. Kind
    Explanation
    The word "stern" means serious or strict. The antonym for "stern" is "kind", which means having a gentle or compassionate nature. Therefore, the correct answer is "kind".

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Find a ANTONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.We'll just have to improvise our dance.

    • A.

      Rehearse

    • B.

      Produce

    • C.

      Introduce

    • D.

      Revise

    Correct Answer
    A. Rehearse
    Explanation
    The underlined word "rehearse" means to practice or prepare for a performance. The opposite of rehearse would be to improvise, which means to create or perform something without preparation or planning. In this context, the speaker is saying that they will have to make up or create their dance on the spot, without any prior practice or planning.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Find a ANTONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Christina had a placid smile on her face.

    • A.

      Affectionate

    • B.

      Lofty

    • C.

      Nervous

    • D.

      Extraordinary

    Correct Answer
    C. Nervous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nervous" because it is the opposite of "placid." Placid means calm and peaceful, while nervous means anxious and uneasy. Therefore, if Christina had a placid smile on her face, it suggests that she was calm and not nervous.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Find a ANTONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Losing one's job can be a catastrophe.

    • A.

      Disaster

    • B.

      Benefit

    • C.

      Defeat

    • D.

      Education

    Correct Answer
    B. Benefit
    Explanation
    Losing one's job can be a catastrophe, meaning it can be a major disaster or a very negative event. The antonym of catastrophe is benefit, which means something positive or advantageous. Therefore, losing one's job can be a benefit, implying that it can have positive outcomes or advantages.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Find a ANTONYM for each underlined word.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A treacherous soldier gave away their plan.

    • A.

      Stingy

    • B.

      Foolish

    • C.

      Sinister

    • D.

      Loyal

    Correct Answer
    D. Loyal
    Explanation
    The word "treacherous" means disloyal or untrustworthy. Therefore, the antonym for "treacherous" would be "loyal", meaning faithful or trustworthy. In the given sentence, the soldier is described as treacherous, indicating that they betrayed or acted against their comrades, so the correct answer is "loyal".

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A typical consequence for breaking a rule is

    • A.

      Payment.

    • B.

      A better grade.

    • C.

      Punishment.

    • D.

      Fame and glory.

    Correct Answer
    C. Punishment.
    Explanation
    A typical consequence for breaking a rule is punishment. When someone breaks a rule, they are often subject to some form of punishment as a means of discouraging them from repeating the behavior. This can include various forms of disciplinary action such as fines, reprimands, probation, or even imprisonment depending on the severity of the rule that was broken. Punishment serves as a deterrent and helps to maintain order and compliance within a system or society.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    What is a loom used for?

    • A.

      To sweep floors

    • B.

      To weave fabric

    • C.

      To tie up a boat

    • D.

      To mislead someone

    Correct Answer
    B. To weave fabric
    Explanation
    A loom is a device used for weaving fabric. It consists of a frame or machine that holds the threads under tension, allowing them to be interlaced to create a woven cloth. Looms have been used for centuries to produce various types of textiles, such as clothing, rugs, and blankets. They are essential tools in the textile industry and are still used today, although modern looms have evolved to include electronic controls for more efficient and precise fabric production.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.An awesome sight is likely to

    • A.

      Make you run away.

    • B.

      Cause you to laugh.

    • C.

      Fill you with wonder and amazement.

    • D.

      Make you scornful.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fill you with wonder and amazement.
    Explanation
    An awesome sight is likely to fill you with wonder and amazement because the word "awesome" implies something that is awe-inspiring or extraordinary. When we encounter something awesome, it often leaves us feeling overwhelmed by its beauty, grandeur, or magnitude, leading to a sense of wonder and amazement. This suggests that the sight is captivating and evokes a strong positive emotional response, rather than causing us to run away, laugh, or feel scornful.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The lion's lazy movements are deceptive.  They

    • A.

      Mislead us into thinking it is too sluggish to move.

    • B.

      Tell us that the lion is about to nap.

    • C.

      Show how lions usually move.

    • D.

      Have meaning for other lions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mislead us into thinking it is too sluggish to move.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mislead us into thinking it is too sluggish to move." This is because the sentence states that the lion's lazy movements are deceptive, meaning that they give a false impression. Therefore, the movements make us think that the lion is too sluggish to move, when in reality it is not.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Campers can use garbage bags to improvise rain capes.  To improvise is to

    • A.

      Invent a new product.

    • B.

      Put something into storage.

    • C.

      To pack something into something else.

    • D.

      Come up with a makeshift solution that will meet your needs.

    Correct Answer
    D. Come up with a makeshift solution that will meet your needs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "come up with a makeshift solution that will meet your needs." This means that campers can use garbage bags as a temporary solution to protect themselves from the rain by using them as rain capes. It implies that they are finding a creative and practical solution using the resources they have available.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Speeding drivers are responsible for many traffic fatalities. Fatalities are

    • A.

      Crashes.

    • B.

      Injuries.

    • C.

      Traffic fines.

    • D.

      Deaths.

    Correct Answer
    D. Deaths.
    Explanation
    Speeding drivers are responsible for many traffic fatalities. This means that when drivers exceed the speed limit, it often leads to accidents that result in loss of life. Therefore, the correct answer is "deaths."

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The captain expected reinforcements to arrive by ship.  Reinforcements are

    • A.

      Supplies needed to feed an army.

    • B.

      Weapons used by an army.

    • C.

      Extra people sent to provide help.

    • D.

      The soldiers of an enemy army.

    Correct Answer
    C. Extra people sent to provide help.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "extra people sent to provide help." In the given sentence, the captain is expecting reinforcements to arrive by ship. Reinforcements typically refer to additional troops or personnel sent to support or assist an existing group, in this case, the captain's army. Therefore, the answer "extra people sent to provide help" best fits the context of the sentence.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A situation that has priority is

    • A.

      One that is difficult to deal with.

    • B.

      At the top of a list of things to take care of.

    • C.

      Something that occured before anything else did.

    • D.

      One that must be kept secret.

    Correct Answer
    B. At the top of a list of things to take care of.
    Explanation
    A situation that has priority is at the top of a list of things to take care of. This means that it is considered to be the most important or urgent task that needs to be addressed before anything else.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.The error was of no consequence.  This means that

    • A.

      The error was not an error after all.

    • B.

      No one admitted to making the error.

    • C.

      No one important had made the error.

    • D.

      The error was unimportant.

    Correct Answer
    D. The error was unimportant.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "the error was unimportant," suggests that the error did not have any significant impact or consequence. This implies that the error was not considered to be a serious mistake or did not result in any negative outcomes.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

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

    • A.

      Pause is to traffic.

    • B.

      Shadow is to shade.

    • C.

      Silence is to peace.

    • D.

      Cloud is to rain.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pause is to traffic.
    Explanation
    The relationship between "lull" and "storm" is that a lull is a period of calm or quietness that follows a storm. Similarly, the relationship between "pause" and "traffic" is that a pause is a temporary stop or break in the flow of traffic. In both cases, the first word represents a period of calm or inactivity that follows or contrasts with the second word, which represents a period of intense activity or disturbance.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Since the due date loomed, I started my report.  Loomed means

    • A.

      Passed.

    • B.

      Came frighteningly nearer.

    • C.

      Was postponed.

    • D.

      Was set at last.

    Correct Answer
    B. Came frighteningly nearer.
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "loomed" suggests that the due date of the report was approaching in a way that made the speaker feel anxious or fearful. It implies that the due date was getting closer and causing a sense of urgency or pressure. Therefore, the best way to complete the sentence is "came frighteningly nearer."

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.What is MOST likely to awe someone?

    • A.

      Watching a bad horror movie.

    • B.

      Missing a bus.

    • C.

      Watching a tightrope walker.

    • D.

      Taking a warm bath.

    Correct Answer
    C. Watching a tightrope walker.
    Explanation
    Watching a tightrope walker is most likely to awe someone because it involves a high level of skill, balance, and bravery. Tightrope walking is a daring and impressive feat that requires great concentration and precision. The danger and risk involved in this activity make it captivating and awe-inspiring to witness.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.Where can a stern be found?

    • A.

      In front of a car

    • B.

      At a fish market

    • C.

      In the middle of a boat

    • D.

      At the rear of a ship

    Correct Answer
    D. At the rear of a ship
    Explanation
    The stern of a ship refers to the back or rear part of the ship. It is the opposite of the bow, which is the front part of the ship. Therefore, the correct answer is "at the rear of a ship."

    Rate this question:

  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      Claiming that you did a job that you didn't do

    • B.

      Taking a break from writing an essay

    • C.

      Spending long hours on the computer

    • D.

      Forgetting to do an errand

    Correct Answer
    A. Claiming that you did a job that you didn't do
    Explanation
    Claiming that you did a job that you didn't do is a deception because it involves intentionally misleading others by falsely stating that you have completed a task or assignment when you have not actually done so. This is a form of dishonesty and can lead to negative consequences, such as loss of trust and credibility.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

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

    • A.

      Trouble is to woe.

    • B.

      Leisure is to rest.

    • C.

      Bankrupt is to poor.

    • D.

      Question is to answer.

    Correct Answer
    D. Question is to answer.
    Explanation
    The analogy presented in the question is predicament:solution. A predicament refers to a difficult or challenging situation, and a solution is the way to resolve or overcome that situation. Similarly, the analogy given in the answer choice is question:answer. A question is a statement or inquiry seeking information, and an answer is the response or solution to that question. Therefore, the correct answer is question is to answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

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

    • A.

      Two people enter a plot against another.

    • B.

      Someone forgets to fill a car's gas tank.

    • C.

      Two trucks speed toward one another.

    • D.

      Two veteran skaters put on a show.

    Correct Answer
    C. Two trucks speed toward one another.
    Explanation
    A collision is likely to result when two trucks speed toward one another. This is because when two trucks are moving towards each other at high speed, there is a high probability that they will collide with each other, leading to an accident.

    Rate this question:

  • 28. 

    Choose the BEST way to complete each sentence or answer each question.  Then fill in the circle next to your answer.A dark figure that looms out of the fog is most likely to

    • A.

      Seem familiar.

    • B.

      Seem sinister.

    • C.

      Make you smile.

    • D.

      Blunder into you.

    Correct Answer
    B. Seem sinister.
    Explanation
    A dark figure that looms out of the fog is most likely to seem sinister because the combination of darkness and fog creates an eerie and mysterious atmosphere. This can evoke feelings of fear, suspicion, or danger, leading to the perception of the figure as threatening or evil.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 22, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Mar 11, 2011
    Quiz Created by
    MsMelton

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.