Wordly Wise Test 14-15

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 Mbutta1984
M
Mbutta1984
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 4 | Total Attempts: 574
Questions: 34 | Attempts: 77

SettingsSettingsSettings
Wordly Wise Test 14-15 - Quiz


wordly wise test 14-15


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A chord is

    • A.

      One musical note

    • B.

      Musical instrument

    • C.

      An orchestra

    Correct Answer
    A. One musical note
    Explanation
    A chord is a combination of three or more musical notes played simultaneously, creating a harmonious sound. It is commonly used in music composition and performance to add depth and richness to a piece of music. Chords can be played on various musical instruments such as piano, guitar, or even vocal harmonies. In the context of this question, "one musical note" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the fundamental definition of a chord.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    A humble home is

    • A.

      Large and pretty

    • B.

      Plain and simple

    • C.

      In the city

    Correct Answer
    B. Plain and simple
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "plain and simple". This answer is derived from the phrase "a humble home", which implies a modest and unassuming dwelling. The words "plain" and "simple" further reinforce this idea, suggesting that the home lacks extravagant or ornate features.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Mr. Powell cannot afford a new computer. He is not able to...

    • A.

      Pay for one

    • B.

      Find one

    • C.

      Use one

    Correct Answer
    A. Pay for one
    Explanation
    The given question states that Mr. Powell cannot afford a new computer. This implies that he does not have enough money to purchase a new computer. Therefore, the correct answer is "pay for one".

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Our city boasts an excellent community center. This means that our city...

    • A.

      Plans to close the community center

    • B.

      Is proud of the community center

    • C.

      Needs a new one

    Correct Answer
    B. Is proud of the community center
    Explanation
    The statement "Our city boasts an excellent community center" indicates that the city takes pride in the community center. The word "boasts" suggests that the city is proud and wants to highlight the excellent facility they have. Therefore, the correct answer is "is proud of the community center."

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    John plunged into the pool. He...

    • A.

      Ran towards the pool

    • B.

      Cant swim

    • C.

      Threw himself into the pool

    Correct Answer
    C. Threw himself into the pool
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "threw himself into the pool." This is because the sentence states that John "plunged" into the pool, which suggests a sudden and forceful movement. "Threw himself" implies that John intentionally and vigorously jumped or dived into the pool.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    June never submits to bullies. June...

    • A.

      Never talks to bullies

    • B.

      Never gives in to bullies

    • C.

      Makes fun of others

    Correct Answer
    B. Never gives in to bullies
    Explanation
    June never gives in to bullies means that she refuses to succumb or yield to the pressure or intimidation of bullies. She stands up for herself and does not allow them to have power or control over her. This shows that June is strong-willed and resilient, choosing to maintain her own dignity and self-respect in the face of adversity.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Boast is the same as...

    • A.

      Brag

    • B.

      Teach

    • C.

      Explain

    Correct Answer
    A. Brag
    Explanation
    Boast and brag are synonymous terms, both referring to the act of speaking proudly or excessively about one's achievements or abilities. "Teach" and "explain" have different meanings and do not convey the same idea as boast.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Meadow means the same as...

    • A.

      Field

    • B.

      Path

    • C.

      Yard

    Correct Answer
    A. Field
    Explanation
    The word "meadow" refers to an open piece of land covered with grass and often used for grazing animals. Similarly, a "field" also refers to an open expanse of land used for cultivation or pasture. Therefore, "field" is a synonym for "meadow." "Path" and "yard" do not have the same meaning as "meadow," so they are not the correct answers.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Plead is the same as...

    • A.

      Beg

    • B.

      Command

    • C.

      Order

    Correct Answer
    A. Beg
    Explanation
    The word "plead" has a similar meaning to the word "beg". Both words imply making a sincere and earnest request for something. "Command" and "order" have different meanings and do not convey the same sense of requesting or imploring. Therefore, the correct answer is "beg".

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Melancholy means the same as...

    • A.

      Joy

    • B.

      Fury

    • C.

      Sorrow

    • D.

      Boredom

    Correct Answer
    C. Sorrow
    Explanation
    Melancholy is a noun that refers to a feeling of deep sadness or sorrow. It is often associated with a sense of gloom or melancholic mood. Therefore, out of the given options, "sorrow" is the word that best matches the meaning of melancholy.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Humble is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Proud

    • B.

      Envious

    • C.

      Funny

    Correct Answer
    A. Proud
    Explanation
    The word "humble" refers to a person who has a modest and unassuming nature, while the word "proud" denotes a feeling of deep satisfaction or pleasure in one's achievements, qualities, or possessions. These two words are antonyms as they represent opposite characteristics. While being humble involves being modest and unpretentious, being proud involves feeling a sense of superiority or self-importance.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Plunge is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Expand

    • B.

      Widen

    • C.

      Rise

    Correct Answer
    C. Rise
    Explanation
    The word "plunge" means to go down or descend rapidly. On the other hand, "rise" means to go up or ascend. Therefore, "plunge" and "rise" are opposite in meaning. The other options, "expand" and "widen," do not have opposite meanings to "plunge" as they both imply growth or increase rather than a decrease.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Fortunate is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Melancholy

    • B.

      Intelligent

    • C.

      Unlucky

    Correct Answer
    C. Unlucky
    Explanation
    The word "fortunate" refers to being lucky or having good fortune. Therefore, the opposite of "fortunate" would be "unlucky," as it implies the absence of luck or good fortune.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Exceptional is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Smooth

    • B.

      Cool

    • C.

      Ordinary

    Correct Answer
    C. Ordinary
    Explanation
    The word "exceptional" means extraordinary or outstanding, while the word "ordinary" means common or average. These two words are antonyms as they represent opposite meanings. Therefore, "ordinary" is the correct answer as it is the opposite of "exceptional."

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    A ban on smoking is...

    • A.

      A law or rule against it

    • B.

      A place where people can smoke

    • C.

      An illness from smoking

    Correct Answer
    A. A law or rule against it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a law or rule against it." This means that a ban on smoking refers to a regulation or legislation that prohibits smoking in certain areas or completely. It is a measure taken to restrict or prohibit smoking in order to protect public health and prevent the negative effects of smoking on individuals and the environment.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    To concentrate on a math problem is to...

    • A.

      Solve it

    • B.

      Focus on it

    • C.

      Fix it

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus on it
    Explanation
    To concentrate on a math problem means to direct one's attention and mental effort towards it, excluding any distractions. By focusing on the problem, an individual can give it their full attention and work towards finding a solution. This involves blocking out any unrelated thoughts or external stimuli that may hinder their ability to solve the problem effectively.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    To consider a problem is to...

    • A.

      Solve it

    • B.

      Cause it

    • C.

      Think about it

    • D.

      Forget it

    Correct Answer
    C. Think about it
    Explanation
    Considering a problem refers to the act of contemplating or reflecting upon it. It involves analyzing the issue, evaluating possible solutions, and considering the potential outcomes. By thinking about a problem, individuals engage in a cognitive process that allows them to understand the problem better, generate ideas, and make informed decisions on how to address it.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    To contrast two movies is to

    • A.

      Show how they are different

    • B.

      Show how they are the similar

    • C.

      Blend them together

    Correct Answer
    A. Show how they are different
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "show how they are different" because when you contrast two movies, you are highlighting the ways in which they differ from each other. This could include differences in plot, characters, themes, settings, or any other aspect of the movies. Contrasting allows you to compare and analyze the unique qualities and characteristics of each movie, emphasizing their dissimilarities.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    The kitten pounced on a ball...

    • A.

      Jumped on it

    • B.

      Unraveled the ball

    • C.

      Got caught in it

    Correct Answer
    A. Jumped on it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jumped on it" because the sentence states that the kitten pounced on a ball. Pouncing implies a quick and energetic movement, which is consistent with jumping on something.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    Lack of sleep is the apparent reason for Steve's irriability. Lack of sleep...

    • A.

      Is one of the reasons

    • B.

      Is not a reason

    • C.

      Made him tired

    Correct Answer
    A. Is one of the reasons
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "is one of the reasons," suggests that lack of sleep is not the only reason for Steve's irritability, but rather one of the contributing factors. This implies that there may be other factors or reasons that are also influencing Steve's irritability, but lack of sleep is definitely playing a role in his tiredness and irritability.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    A widespread problem is one that...

    • A.

      Two people share

    • B.

      One can solve

    • C.

      Many people share

    Correct Answer
    C. Many people share
    Explanation
    A widespread problem is one that many people share. This means that the issue affects a large number of individuals or a significant portion of a population. It implies that the problem is not limited to just a few people, but rather it is widespread and affects a broad range of individuals.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    Which is most likely to menace a driver?

    • A.

      A traffic light

    • B.

      A stop sign

    • C.

      An icy road

    Correct Answer
    C. An icy road
    Explanation
    An icy road is most likely to menace a driver because it poses a significant risk of losing control of the vehicle and causing an accident. When roads are covered in ice, the surface becomes extremely slippery, reducing traction and making it difficult to brake or steer effectively. This can lead to skidding, sliding, and potentially colliding with other vehicles or objects. In contrast, a traffic light and a stop sign are traffic control devices designed to promote safety and regulate the flow of vehicles, rather than directly endangering drivers.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    Which has talons?

    • A.

      A cow

    • B.

      A horse

    • C.

      An eagle

    • D.

      Nicco

    Correct Answer
    C. An eagle
    Explanation
    An eagle has talons. Talons are sharp, curved claws that are typically found on birds of prey, such as eagles. They are used for gripping and killing prey. Cows and horses do not have talons. Nicco is not relevant to the question.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    Which is an addition symbol?

    • A.

      -

    • B.

      *

    • C.

      +

    • D.

      #

    Correct Answer
    C. +
    Explanation
    The addition symbol is represented by the "+" sign.

    Rate this question:

  • 25. 

    Which of the following is most recent?

    • A.

      Yesterday

    • B.

      Last week

    • C.

      Next month

    • D.

      Last year

    Correct Answer
    A. Yesterday
    Explanation
    Yesterday is the most recent option among the given choices. It refers to the day immediately preceding today, making it the closest in time compared to the other options. Last week, next month, and last year all refer to time periods that are further in the past or future than yesterday.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

    Apparent is the same as...

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      Boring

    • C.

      Easy

    Correct Answer
    A. Clear
    Explanation
    The word "apparent" means something that is easily understood or clear. Therefore, the correct answer is "clear".

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

    Trophy is the same as...

    • A.

      Prize

    • B.

      Contest

    • C.

      Winner

    Correct Answer
    A. Prize
    Explanation
    A trophy is often given as a prize to the winner of a contest. Therefore, "prize" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the relationship between a trophy and its purpose of being awarded to the winner of a contest.

    Rate this question:

  • 28. 

    Concerned is the same as...

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Content

    • C.

      Confused

    • D.

      Worried

    Correct Answer
    D. Worried
    Explanation
    The word "concerned" means to be worried or anxious about something. It is not synonymous with being angry, content, or confused. Therefore, the correct answer is "worried."

    Rate this question:

  • 29. 

    Menace is the same as...

    • A.

      Safety

    • B.

      Danger

    • C.

      Neighbor

    • D.

      Ms. Lanuto

    Correct Answer
    B. Danger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is danger because menace refers to something or someone that poses a threat or is likely to cause harm or danger. Safety, neighbor, and Ms. Lanuto do not have the same meaning as menace.

    Rate this question:

  • 30. 

    Ban is the opposite of..

    • A.

      Allow

    • B.

      Teach

    • C.

      Shelter

    • D.

      Teach

    Correct Answer
    A. Allow
    Explanation
    The word "ban" means to prohibit or forbid something. The opposite of banning or prohibiting something would be to allow or permit it. Therefore, "allow" is the correct opposite of "ban".

    Rate this question:

  • 31. 

    Fragile is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Warm

    • B.

      Smooth

    • C.

      Strong

    • D.

      Broken

    Correct Answer
    C. Strong
    Explanation
    Fragile means easily broken or delicate. The opposite of fragile would be something that is strong, not easily broken or sturdy.

    Rate this question:

  • 32. 

    Prompt is the opposite of...

    • A.

      Lazy

    • B.

      Late

    • C.

      Stubborn

    Correct Answer
    B. Late
    Explanation
    The prompt is asking for the opposite of "lazy," "late," and "stubborn." Out of the given options, "late" is the opposite of "prompt." When someone is prompt, they are punctual and on time. On the other hand, being late means not arriving at the expected or desired time. Therefore, "late" is the correct opposite of "prompt."

    Rate this question:

  • 33. 

    Education is an important concern. in this sentence concern means...

    • A.

      A goal

    • B.

      Problem

    • C.

      Funny story

    • D.

      A joke

    Correct Answer
    B. Problem
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "concern" is used to describe education as something important. It suggests that education is a matter that requires attention and consideration, indicating that there may be issues or challenges associated with it. Therefore, the word "problem" accurately reflects the meaning conveyed by the word "concern" in this context.

    Rate this question:

  • 34. 

    My new school is a contrast to my old one. This means that my new school is

    • A.

      Better than my old one

    • B.

      Different then my old one

    • C.

      Bigger then my old one

    Correct Answer
    B. Different then my old one
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "different than my old one." This means that the new school is not the same as the old one. It may have different facilities, teaching methods, or student population. The word "contrast" suggests a comparison between the two schools, indicating that they have notable differences.

    Rate this question:

Related Topics

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.