Where The Red Fern Grows Vocabulary Test

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Vocabulary words from Where the Red Fern Grows.


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  • 1. 

    Calm, serene, peaceful, relaxing

    • A.

      Tranquil

    • B.

      Berserk

    • C.

      Gawk

    Correct Answer
    A. Tranquil
    Explanation
    The given answer "tranquil" is the correct choice because it is synonymous with the words "calm, serene, peaceful, relaxing." All of these words describe a state or atmosphere of tranquility, where there is a sense of calmness and peace. On the other hand, "berserk" and "gawk" have completely different meanings and do not fit the context of the words provided.

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  • 2. 

    Argumentative, aggressive, hostile, ready to fight

    • A.

      Dumbfounded

    • B.

      Belligerent

    • C.

      Predicament

    Correct Answer
    B. Belligerent
    Explanation
    The word "belligerent" means being argumentative, aggressive, hostile, and ready to fight. It accurately describes someone who is confrontational and combative in their behavior. In the given options, "dumbfounded" means shocked or surprised, and "predicament" refers to a difficult or challenging situation. Therefore, "belligerent" is the correct answer as it best aligns with the given description.

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  • 3. 

    Deadly, lethal, mortal

    • A.

      Tranquil

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Cease

    Correct Answer
    B. Fatal
    Explanation
    The words "deadly," "lethal," and "mortal" all indicate something that can cause death or be fatal. "Fatal" is the word that best fits this meaning, as it directly means causing death. "Tranquil" and "cease" do not have the same meaning and are not related to causing death. Therefore, the correct answer is "fatal."

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  • 4. 

    Plant life, shrubbery, undergrowth

    • A.

      Bayou

    • B.

      Mull

    • C.

      Foliage

    Correct Answer
    C. Foliage
    Explanation
    The term "foliage" refers to the leaves, branches, and other plant material that make up the vegetation or plant life in an area. In the context of the given words, "plant life, shrubbery, undergrowth," all of these are examples of foliage. The word "foliage" encompasses the overall greenery and vegetation found in an environment, such as in a bayou or mull.

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  • 5. 

    Crazy, wild

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Berserk

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    B. Berserk
    Explanation
    The word "berserk" means to go into a state of violent or uncontrollable rage. It is often used to describe someone who is acting in an extremely irrational or wild manner. This word is synonymous with "crazy" and "wild" in terms of describing someone's behavior. "Plight" and "dumbfounded" do not have the same meaning as "berserk" and are not synonyms for it.

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  • 6. 

    A difficult situation, a mess, jam, dilemma

    • A.

      Predicament

    • B.

      Berserk

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    A. Predicament
    Explanation
    The word "predicament" is the correct answer because it means a difficult situation or a dilemma. It accurately describes a challenging or problematic scenario, which can be synonymous with terms like a mess, jam, or dilemma. "Berserk" means going out of control or behaving in a wild and violent manner, which is not related to the given words. "Dumbfounded" means being shocked or amazed, which is also not related to the given words. Therefore, "predicament" is the most suitable answer.

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  • 7. 

    Troubles, difficulty

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Drastic

    Correct Answer
    A. Plight
    Explanation
    The word "plight" means a difficult or challenging situation. This aligns with the given words "troubles" and "difficulty". "Utter" means complete or absolute, which does not fit with the context of the given words. "Drastic" means extreme or severe, which is related to difficulty but does not capture the sense of being in a troubled situation. Therefore, "plight" is the most appropriate word choice.

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  • 8. 

    to exceed expectations, to go beyond, to outdo

    • A.

      Gawk

    • B.

      Surpass

    • C.

      Mull

    Correct Answer
    B. Surpass
    Explanation
    The word "surpass" means to exceed expectations or go beyond what is expected. It implies outdoing or surpassing something or someone in terms of performance, achievement, or quality. It suggests going above and beyond what is considered normal or average. In this context, "surpass" is the most appropriate word among the given options as it aligns with the meaning of going beyond or outdoing.

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  • 9. 

    to change course, a movement, a skilled movement

    • A.

      Cease

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Maneuver

    Correct Answer
    C. Maneuver
    Explanation
    The word "maneuver" fits the given description because it refers to a skilled movement or change in course. It implies a deliberate and calculated action that requires skill and control. "Cease" and "utter" do not convey the same idea of movement or skill.

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  • 10. 

    speechless, astonished, amazed, taken aback

    • A.

      Dumbfounded

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Cease

    Correct Answer
    A. Dumbfounded
    Explanation
    The word "dumbfounded" is the most fitting choice among the given options because it means being so shocked or surprised that one is unable to speak or react. It perfectly captures the meaning of "speechless, astonished, amazed, taken aback" and implies a state of being completely stunned or bewildered. The other options, "utter" and "cease," do not convey the same sense of being amazed or shocked.

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  • 11. 

    to touch affectionately, to stroke

    • A.

      Caress

    • B.

      Mull

    • C.

      Gawk

    Correct Answer
    A. Caress
    Explanation
    Caress means to touch someone or something affectionately or gently stroke them. This word implies a tender and loving gesture. The other options, "mull" and "gawk," do not have the same meaning as caress. "Mull" means to think deeply or consider something, while "gawk" means to stare at someone or something in a rude or stupid way. Therefore, the correct answer is caress.

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  • 12. 

    to think over, to think about, to consider

    • A.

      Caress

    • B.

      Berserk

    • C.

      Mull

    Correct Answer
    C. Mull
    Explanation
    The word "mull" means to think over or consider something carefully. It suggests the act of pondering or reflecting upon a particular matter. The other options, "caress" and "berserk," do not have the same meaning as "mull" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 13. 

    planned, on purpose, intentional

    • A.

      Belligerent

    • B.

      Berserk

    • C.

      Deliberate

    Correct Answer
    C. Deliberate
    Explanation
    The word "deliberate" means done consciously and intentionally. It implies that the action was planned and executed on purpose. "Belligerent" means hostile or aggressive, "berserk" means out of control or wild, and "deliberate" fits the given definition the best.

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  • 14. 

    to stare rudely

    • A.

      Gawk

    • B.

      Cease

    • C.

      Mull

    Correct Answer
    A. Gawk
    Explanation
    The word "gawk" means to stare rudely. This implies that when someone is gawking, they are staring at someone or something in a rude or intrusive manner, often without any regard for the other person's privacy or comfort. It suggests a lack of manners or social awareness. Therefore, "gawk" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the act of staring rudely.

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  • 15. 

    continuing despite problems; determined, relentless, pushy

    • A.

      Nonchalant

    • B.

      Persistent

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    B. Persistent
    Explanation
    The word "persistent" means to continue despite problems and to be determined and relentless. This aligns with the description given in the question, which states "continuing despite problems; determined, relentless, pushy." Therefore, "persistent" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    calm, cool, casual, not concerned or worried

    • A.

      Nonchalant

    • B.

      Persistent

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    A. Nonchalant
    Explanation
    Nonchalant means being calm, cool, and casual, showing no concern or worry. It accurately describes the given characteristics of someone who is not concerned or worried. "Persistent" means continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition, which is not related to the given characteristics. "Dumbfounded" means greatly astonished or amazed, which is the opposite of being calm and casual. Therefore, "nonchalant" is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    swamp, marsh, swampland, marshland

    • A.

      Foliage

    • B.

      Mull

    • C.

      Bayou

    Correct Answer
    C. Bayou
    Explanation
    A bayou is a term used to describe a body of water, typically found in the southern United States, that is characterized by slow-moving or stagnant water and is often surrounded by vegetation. It is similar to a swamp or marsh in that it is a wetland area, but it typically has a more pronounced presence of trees and is often associated with the Cajun culture. Therefore, bayou is the correct answer as it is a specific type of wetland that is distinct from the other options provided.

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  • 18. 

    extreme, severe; very noticeable

    • A.

      Foliage

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Drastic

    Correct Answer
    C. Drastic
    Explanation
    Drastic means extreme or severe, indicating a significant and noticeable change or action. It implies that the situation or action being described is not subtle or minor, but rather has a strong and noticeable impact. Therefore, drastic is the correct answer as it aligns with the given definition of extreme, severe, and very noticeable.

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  • 19. 

    to say, to speak, to state, to declare

    • A.

      Caress

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Maneuver

    Correct Answer
    B. Utter
    Explanation
    The word "utter" means to speak or express something verbally. It is commonly used to describe the act of saying or stating something. The other words in the list, "caress" and "maneuver," do not have the same meaning as "utter" and are unrelated to speaking or stating. Therefore, "utter" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 20. 

    to stop, finish, end

    • A.

      Cease

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Plight

    Correct Answer
    A. Cease
    Explanation
    The word "cease" means to stop, finish, or end. It is the most appropriate word among the options given because "fatal" means causing death, "plight" means a difficult or dangerous situation, and neither of these words convey the idea of stopping or finishing something. Therefore, "cease" is the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Her pink hair was a ___________ change.

    • A.

      Drastic

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    A. Drastic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drastic" because it indicates a significant and noticeable change. This implies that her hair color has undergone a major transformation, possibly from a different color to pink. The word "drastic" emphasizes the extent of the change, suggesting that it was not a subtle or gradual shift.

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  • 22. 

    There was a  ___________ accident on the highway.

    • A.

      Surpassing

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Predicament

    Correct Answer
    B. Fatal
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "fatal." This word is used to describe accidents that result in death or serious injury. It suggests that the accident on the highway had severe consequences and possibly involved loss of life.

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  • 23. 

    My dogs went  _________ when the bunny hopped into the yard. 

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Berserk

    Correct Answer
    C. Berserk
    Explanation
    When the bunny hopped into the yard, the dogs went berserk. This means that they became extremely agitated, aggressive, and out of control. They may have started barking, growling, and chasing after the bunny in a wild and frenzied manner.

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  • 24. 

    His  _________ in life is to do homework for three hours a day. 

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Mull

    Correct Answer
    A. Plight
    Explanation
    The word "plight" means a difficult or challenging situation. In the given sentence, it suggests that the person's goal or aim in life is to do homework for three hours a day, which implies that they consider it a challenging or burdensome task.

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  • 25. 

     I was so scared, I couldn't _______ a word.

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Utter

    • C.

      Surpass

    Correct Answer
    B. Utter
    Explanation
    The word "utter" means to speak or express something. In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing their fear by saying that they couldn't utter a word. This implies that they were so scared that they were unable to speak or communicate verbally.

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  • 26. 

     Did he _______ your expectations? 

    • A.

      Tranquil

    • B.

      Maneuver

    • C.

      Surpass

    Correct Answer
    C. Surpass
    Explanation
    The word "surpass" means to exceed or go beyond expectations. Therefore, if someone surpasses your expectations, it means that they have exceeded what you expected of them. In the given question, the word "surpass" is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence as it fits the context of someone's performance or abilities exceeding expectations.

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  • 27. 

     I sat in the warm sand and gazed at the _______ sea. 

    • A.

      Tranquil

    • B.

      Deliberate

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    A. Tranquil
    Explanation
    The word "tranquil" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The sentence describes sitting in warm sand and gazing at the sea, implying a sense of calm and peacefulness. "Tranquil" means calm and peaceful, making it the most appropriate word to describe the sea in this context.

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  • 28. 

    Did you _______ step on my toe?

    • A.

      Surpassingly

    • B.

      Deliberately

    • C.

      Caressingly

    Correct Answer
    B. Deliberately
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "deliberately" because it implies that the person intentionally stepped on the speaker's toe. This word suggests that the action was done on purpose and not by accident or coincidence.

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  • 29. 

    The _______ woman began yelling at me again!

    • A.

      Predicament

    • B.

      Deliberate

    • C.

      Belligerent

    Correct Answer
    C. Belligerent
    Explanation
    The word "belligerent" is the correct answer because it describes a person who is hostile, aggressive, and confrontational. In this context, the woman is starting to yell again, indicating that she is being aggressive and confrontational towards the speaker. The word "predicament" refers to a difficult situation or problem, and "deliberate" means intentional or done with careful thought. Neither of these words accurately describe the woman's behavior of yelling.

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  • 30. 

    How can she be so _______ when she must be terrified. 

    • A.

      Maneuver

    • B.

      Ceasing

    • C.

      Nonchalant

    Correct Answer
    C. Nonchalant
    Explanation
    The word "nonchalant" means to be calm and unconcerned, showing a lack of interest or enthusiasm. In this context, the speaker is expressing surprise or disbelief at how the person can appear calm and unconcerned despite the fact that they should be terrified. The word "nonchalant" accurately describes this contradictory behavior, making it the correct answer.

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  • 31. 

    I was _______ when I won $1,000,000.

    • A.

      Mull

    • B.

      Deliberate

    • C.

      Dumbfounded

    Correct Answer
    C. Dumbfounded
    Explanation
    The word "dumbfounded" means to be astonished or shocked to the point of being unable to speak. Therefore, the correct answer suggests that the person was extremely surprised or shocked when they won $1,000,000.

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  • 32. 

    Let me _______ over what you just told me before I make my decision. 

    • A.

      Mull

    • B.

      Cease

    • C.

      Persistent

    Correct Answer
    A. Mull
    Explanation
    The word "mull" means to think over or consider carefully before making a decision. In this context, the speaker is saying that they need time to mull over the information they were given before they can make a decision. "Cease" means to stop or end, which does not fit the sentence. "Persistent" means continuing or enduring, which is not relevant to the sentence. Therefore, "mull" is the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    The _______ little girl begged for a cookie until her dad gave in.

    • A.

      Caressing

    • B.

      Fatal

    • C.

      Persistent

    Correct Answer
    C. Persistent
    Explanation
    The word "persistent" is the correct answer because it means that the little girl kept begging for a cookie repeatedly and continuously until her dad finally gave in. This suggests that she was determined and did not give up easily in her request for a cookie.

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  • 34. 

    I am gonna hunt some gators in the _______.

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Mull

    • C.

      Bayou

    Correct Answer
    C. Bayou
    Explanation
    A bayou is a marshy, slow-moving stream or river that is typically found in the southern United States, particularly in Louisiana. It is known for its abundant wildlife, including alligators. Therefore, the correct answer is "bayou" because it suggests that the person is planning to hunt alligators in this specific geographical area.

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  • 35. 

    We need to cut down all this _______ before we build our cabin.

    • A.

      Plight

    • B.

      Gawk

    • C.

      Foliage

    Correct Answer
    C. Foliage
    Explanation
    Before building the cabin, it is necessary to cut down all the foliage. Foliage refers to the leaves, branches, and other plant materials that make up the dense growth of trees and plants. Removing the foliage is important to clear the area and make space for the cabin construction.

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  • 36. 

    My love for chocolate will never _______.

    • A.

      Caress

    • B.

      Cease

    • C.

      Gawk

    Correct Answer
    B. Cease
    Explanation
    The word "cease" means to stop or come to an end. In this context, the sentence suggests that the speaker's love for chocolate will never stop or come to an end. Therefore, "cease" is the correct answer.

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  • 37. 

    I _______ my way through the thousands of Dr. Pepper cases in my garage. 

    • A.

      Maneuvered

    • B.

      Berserked

    • C.

      Gawked

    Correct Answer
    A. Maneuvered
    Explanation
    The word "maneuvered" is the correct answer because it means to navigate or move skillfully through something. In this context, the person is trying to make their way through the thousands of Dr. Pepper cases in their garage, implying that they are carefully and skillfully navigating through the clutter. The other options, "berserked" and "gawked," do not fit the context and do not convey the idea of moving through something.

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  • 38. 

    I _______ my pile of chocolate. 

    • A.

      Caressed

    • B.

      Berserked

    • C.

      Drastic

    Correct Answer
    A. Caressed
    Explanation
    The word "caressed" suggests a gentle and loving action towards the pile of chocolate. This implies that the person treated the pile of chocolate with care and tenderness, possibly indicating that they have a fondness for it. The other options, "berserked" and "drastic," do not fit the context of treating a pile of chocolate in a gentle manner.

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  • 39. 

    Do not  _______ at me!

    • A.

      Mull

    • B.

      Gawk

    • C.

      Nonchalant

    Correct Answer
    B. Gawk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gawk". The verb "gawk" means to stare openly and foolishly, often with a sense of surprise or curiosity. In this context, the speaker is telling someone not to stare at them in a rude or disrespectful manner. The other options, "mull" and "nonchalant", do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 40. 

    I got myself into a terrible _______.

    • A.

      Belligerent

    • B.

      Predicament

    • C.

      Persistent

    Correct Answer
    B. Predicament
    Explanation
    The word "terrible" suggests a negative situation or problem. "Predicament" is the best fit because it means a difficult or unpleasant situation. "Belligerent" means hostile or aggressive, which doesn't fit the context. "Persistent" means continuing or enduring, which doesn't convey the idea of being in a difficult situation. Therefore, "predicament" is the correct answer.

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