Wordly Wise Lesson 2 Quiz

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Wordly Wise 3000 is a series of American workbooks for the teaching of spelling and vocabulary. In this quiz, you’ll be answering questions from the book’s second lesson. Words include arrogance, vacate, ceremonies and boycotted


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is arrogance a feeling of self-importance? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Arrogance is indeed a feeling of self-importance. It is characterized by an inflated sense of one's own abilities, superiority, or entitlement. Arrogant individuals often believe that they are better than others and deserve special treatment or recognition. This feeling of self-importance can lead to a disregard for others' opinions or feelings and a tendency to belittle or demean others.

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  • 2. 

    Which word means to make empty, as by leaving? 

    • A.

      Violate

    • B.

      Vacate

    • C.

      Segregate

    Correct Answer
    B. Vacate
    Explanation
    To vacate means to make empty, as by leaving. When someone vacates a place, they leave it empty or unoccupied. This word specifically refers to the act of leaving a space or a position, resulting in it becoming empty.

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  • 3. 

    Watch the video and answer the question below. Note: The video may take several minutes to load. Do not answer the question until the video has completely finished loading. The Supreme Court declared the Alabama laws allowing ___________________ transportation as unconstitutional.  

    • A.

      Segregated

    • B.

      Integrated

    • C.

      Supreme

    Correct Answer
    A. Segregated
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court declared the Alabama laws allowing segregated transportation as unconstitutional. This means that the laws that enforced racial segregation on public transportation in Alabama were found to be against the principles of the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled that such laws violated the rights of African Americans and were therefore unconstitutional.

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  • 4. 

    Check ALL that apply. Which of the following are ceremonies?

    • A.

      The swearing in of a president

    • B.

      A wedding

    • C.

      The election of a president

    • D.

      A birthday

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The swearing in of a president
    B. A wedding
    Explanation
    The swearing in of a president and a wedding are both examples of ceremonies. A ceremony is a formal event or ritual that typically involves a specific set of actions or procedures. In the case of the swearing in of a president, it is a formal event where the president-elect takes the oath of office and assumes the responsibilities of the position. A wedding is also a ceremony where two individuals exchange vows and enter into a legally recognized partnership.

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  • 5. 

    Choose a word below to fill in the blank, then type the word in the box. The customs officers ______________ us while they searched our bags.
    •  campaigned
    • extended
    • detained

    Correct Answer(s)
    detained
    Explanation
    The word "detained" is the correct answer because it means to be held or kept in custody, which is appropriate in the context of customs officers searching bags. The other options, "campaigned" and "extended," do not make sense in this sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Check the two words that are synonyms. 

    • A.

      Unveil

    • B.

      Lie

    • C.

      Extend

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Lie
    C. Extend
    Explanation
    The words "lie" and "extend" are synonyms because they both refer to the act of stretching or lengthening something. "Lie" can mean to stretch out or recline, while "extend" means to stretch or lengthen something in space or time. Therefore, these two words have similar meanings and can be used interchangeably in certain contexts.

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  • 7. 

     A grocery store can be boycotted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A grocery store can be boycotted because a boycott is a form of protest where individuals or a group of people refuse to buy or support a particular business or product. This can be done to express dissatisfaction or disagreement with the store's practices, policies, or actions. By boycotting a grocery store, consumers can send a message and put pressure on the store to make changes or address the concerns raised by the boycotters.

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  • 8. 

    Choose a word below to fill in the blank, then type the word in the box. The children will remain in the state's _____________ until their parents can be located.
    • verdict
    • ceremony
    • custody 

    Correct Answer
    custody
    Explanation
    The word "custody" is the correct answer because it fits logically in the sentence. The phrase "remain in the state's custody" indicates that the children are being held or cared for by the state until their parents can be found. This word choice suggests that the children are under the control or protection of the state while their parents are being located.

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  • 9. 

    Which word will improve the sentence by replacing the italicized and bolded phrase with it? Students felt that their privacy was being treated in a disrespectful and improper way when their lockers were searched. 

    • A.

      Extended

    • B.

      Violated

    • C.

      Triumphed

    Correct Answer
    B. Violated
    Explanation
    The word "violated" is the correct answer because it accurately conveys the idea that the students' privacy was being invaded or breached when their lockers were searched. It suggests that their rights were being disregarded or disrespected, which aligns with the negative connotations implied by the phrase "disrespectful and improper way."

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  • 10. 

    Check ALL that apply. Which of the following is a verdict?

    • A.

      "Guilty."

    • B.

      "Be quiet!"

    • C.

      "Not guilty."

    • D.

      "I didn't do it."

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. "Guilty."
    C. "Not guilty."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Guilty." and "Not guilty." These options are considered verdicts because they are statements that declare the defendant's innocence or guilt in a legal case. The other options, "Be quiet!" and "I didn't do it.", are not verdicts as they do not pertain to the outcome of a legal trial.

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  • 11. 

    Check ALL that apply. Which of the following might a person campaign for?

    • A.

      Someone running for Congress

    • B.

      Lower taxes

    • C.

      A second helping of food

    • D.

      Changes in a law

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Someone running for Congress
    B. Lower taxes
    D. Changes in a law
    Explanation
    A person might campaign for someone running for Congress because they believe in their policies and want to support their campaign. They might campaign for lower taxes if they believe that the current tax rates are too high and want to advocate for a decrease. They might also campaign for changes in a law if they believe that the current law is flawed or needs to be updated.

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  • 12. 

    Which word will improve the sentence by replacing the italicized, bolded, and underlined phrase with it? Conditions in the jail take away the self-respect of the prisoners housed there.

    • A.

      Supreme

    • B.

      Integrate

    • C.

      Degrade

    Correct Answer
    C. Degrade
    Explanation
    The word "degrade" is the correct answer because it means to lower in dignity or quality, which is appropriate in the context of the sentence. The phrase "take away the self-respect" implies that the conditions in the jail cause the prisoners to lose their self-respect, which aligns with the meaning of "degrade." The other options, "supreme" and "integrate," do not convey the same idea and would not improve the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    Check the two words that are antonyms. (Antonyms are words having opposite or nearly opposite meanings.)

    • A.

      Supreme

    • B.

      Weighty

    • C.

      Lowest

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Supreme
    C. Lowest
    Explanation
    The words "supreme" and "lowest" are antonyms because they have opposite meanings. "Supreme" means the highest or greatest in power, authority, or quality, while "lowest" means the opposite, referring to the lowest or least amount or quality. Therefore, these two words have nearly opposite meanings, making them antonyms.

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  • 14. 

    Check the two words that are synonyms. (Synonyms are words having the same or nearly the same meanings.)

    • A.

      Victorious

    • B.

      Triumphant

    • C.

      Arrogant

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Victorious
    B. Triumphant
    Explanation
    The words "victorious" and "triumphant" are synonyms because they both mean having achieved victory or success. They can be used interchangeably to convey the same meaning. However, "arrogant" does not have the same or nearly the same meaning as the other two words. It means having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities, which is unrelated to victory or success.

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  • 15. 

    Choose a word below to fill in the blank, then type the word in the box. The separate companies were ________________ into one large corporation.
    • segregated
    • integrated
    • vacated

    Correct Answer(s)
    integrated
    Explanation
    The word "integrated" means to combine or bring together separate parts into a whole. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the separate companies were merged or consolidated into one large corporation. This implies that they were no longer separate entities, but rather became unified under the new corporation.

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