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Context Clues

Quiz by Jayson N. Maximo

Grade 8
English
Philippines Curriculum: Grades K-10 (MELC)

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Grade 8
English
Philippines Curriculum: Grades K-10 (MELC)

EN8V-If-6

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13 questions
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  • Q1
    "Doctors recommend that everyone exercise every day, particularly those who spend many hours doing SEDENTARY activities like reading, watching television, or playing video games." Which of the following correctly defines the meaning of the word SEDENTARY?
    To engage in criminal activity.
    To spend much time seated.
    To spend time using minimal brain function.
    To engage in physical activity.
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  • Q2
    Is the vocabulary word used correctly in this sentence? Ian has ambivalence about his job; he loves some parts and hates others.
    No
    Yes
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  • Q3
    Is the vocabulary word being used correctly in this sentence? After being in the sun, it’s important to dehydrate your skin with lotions, gels, or creams.
    Yes
    No
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  • Q4
    When there is no dictionary is available, the definition of a word can be guessed by looking for .
    contest rules
    blues clues
    context clues
    metaphors
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  • Q5
    Context clues can be found around the word in the surrounding:
    sentence
    all of the above
    phrase
    paragraph
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  • Q6
    In a stagnant housing market, few people buy homes. In the above sentence, the word STAGNANT means:
    very progressive
    not active
    very popular
    not busy
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  • Q7
    This sentence uses the vocabulary word CONGESTED correctly. I will be arriving very late to work because the freeways are severely congested.
    Yes
    No
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  • Q8
    On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed many homes in New York. At the same time, a huge fire destroyed 80-100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood, forcing firefighters to undertake daring rescues and injuring three people. In this story the word FORCING means
    to laugh.
    to push strongly.
    to destroy.
    to do without a choice.
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  • Q9
    Sometimes your conscience COMPELS you to do something even when everyone else is telling you do something different. What does the word COMPELS most likely mean?
    Discourages
    Forces
    Wants
    Ignores
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  • Q10
    The word tamper is used correctly in this sentence: Do not tamper with the medicine.
    Yes
    No
    60s
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  • Q11
    Which of the following is an example of something that happens annually?
    brushing teeth
    celebrating birthday
    watching television
    doing laundry
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  • Q12
    Tanner felt remorse after he stole the cookie from the jar. Which definition best fits the word "remorse"?
    happy
    guilty
    sad
    angry
    60s
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  • Q13
    What is something ancient?
    2015 Mustang
    PBA Shirt
    The Mona Lisa
    Iphone X
    60s
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