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Context Clues

Quiz by Barbara Hove

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  • Q1
    What does the word "grueling" mean in this sentence? The long hike up to the top of the mountain was extremely grueling.
    easy
    funny
    tiring
    loud
    30s
  • Q2
    What was the clue word that helped you figure out the meaning of the word grueling? The long hike up to the top of the mountain was extremely grueling.
    mountain
    extremely
    hike
    long
    30s
  • Q3
    What does the word "parched" mean in this sentence? I was so parched , I drank an entire glass of water in one gulp.
    thirsty
    soggy
    hungry
    sleepy
    30s
  • Q4
    What word or words helped you figure out the meaning of the word "parched"? I was so parched , I drank an entire glass of water in one gulp.
    drank, water
    enough, water
    glass
    one gulp
    30s
  • Q5
    Mr. Smith stuck out in the crowd. The conspicuous man wore a purple wig and large sunglasses. What does "conspicuous" mean?
    helpful
    sleeping
    beautiful
    easily noticed
    30s
  • Q6
    The parking lot was so congested , it took half an hour to get out! We were going to be late to soccer practice because of all the cars. What does "congested" mean?
    empty
    crowded
    slow
    hot
    30s
  • Q7
    Marcia is a novice soccer player. It is her first day of practice. What is the meaning of the word "novice"?
    beginner
    professional
    skilled
    expert
    30s
  • Q8
    What word gave you a clue to the meaning of the word novice?
    practice
    soccer
    first
    day
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the meaning of the word "devastated" in the sentences below? Sally was always happy at school. Today Sally was devastated that it was a snow day.
    silly
    crushed
    excited
    frozen
    30s
  • Q10
    Sally was always happy at school. Today Sally was devastated that it was a snow day. What is the antonym of devastated ?
    Sally
    school
    always
    happy
    30s
  • Q11
    My brother is so obnoxious! He does awful things to me all the time just to make me mad. What is the meaning of "obnoxious"?
    sweet
    ugly
    funny
    bothersome
    30s
  • Q12
    My brother is so obnoxious! He does awful things to me all the time just to make me mad. What is the synonym for obnoxious in the second sentence?
    mad
    time
    He
    awful
    30s

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