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8.2.A Determine The Meaning Of English Words

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.2.A: Reading - Vocabulary Development

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6 questions
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  • Q1
    Because the Latin root tangere means “to touch,” the reader can tell that the word intangible in paragraph 7 refers to something that —
    is passed on from one person to another
    does not consist of a physical substance
    is not physically strong
    is handled often
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  • Q2
    What does the word alumni mean in paragraph 7?
    Former participants
    College applicants
    Competition judges
    Parent supporters
    60s
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  • Q3
    In paragraph 1, the word intimidating means —
    frightening
    confident
    fearless
    encouraging
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  • Q4
    Read the origin of the word superficial. Based on this information, what is the meaning of the word superficial in paragraph 8?
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    Without depth
    Not known
    Unexpected
    Undervalued
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  • Q5
    Originating from the word exponere, meaning “to explain,” the word expound in paragraph 44 means to —
    take action
    understand
    provide details
    depend
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  • Q6
    The Latin word expedire, meaning “to be useful,” helps the reader understand that the word expediency in paragraph 5 means —
    permanence
    significance
    convenience
    controversy
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