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Context Clues

Quiz by Shauna Santellan

High School
English I (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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English I (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.36.C.2.B

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  • Q1
    In paragraph 12, people that act in altruistic ways are--
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    dignified
    persistent
    resourceful
    selfless
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  • Q2
    Which word means "supporting" or "recommending"?
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    lingering (paragraph 11)
    browsing (paragraph 5)
    advocating (paragraph 16)
    bemoaning (paragraph 16)
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  • Q3
    In paragraph 3, which word means "passed" or "slipped by"?
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    allotted
    observed
    subtly
    elapsed
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  • Q4
    In paragraph 10, the word reverie means--
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    slumber
    daydreaming
    amusement
    laughter
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  • Q5
    Which words best help the reader understand the meaning of the word indistinct in paragraph 4?
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    in the coming darkness
    man the field
    behind their brother
    wears a baseball glove
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  • Q6
    In paragraph 17, the word contorted means--
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    twists
    shakes
    pauses
    drops
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  • Q7
    In paragraph 2, the word handful means someone who is--
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    reluctant to help others
    useful around the house
    difficult to manage
    extremely generous
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  • Q8
    Which words from paragraph 7 best help the reader understand the use of the word arresting?
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    it sobers everyone
    he knows the commotion
    frighten the cobra
    he speaks quickly
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  • Q9
    Which expression from paragraph 8 means “to glorify”?
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    put on a pedestal
    tear you down
    get out of control
    let you become human
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  • Q10
    Which words best help the reader understand the meaning of the word russet in line 8?
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    gold, sunburnt
    empty blue sky
    blue, black water
    boats, grasses
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  • Q11
    Re: What is the definition of context clues?
    a warning or indication of something
    the dictionary definition of a word
    feelings or associations of a word
    hints in a sentence or paragraph that help you figure out what a word means
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  • Q12
    Re: Which type of context clues would the reader need to understand in order to determine the meaning of the word curator as it is used in the following sentence? Martha is a curator, a person who is responsible for looking after a museum’s collection.
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    Definition
    Synonym
    Antonym
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  • Q13
    Re: Which type of context clues would the reader need to understand in order to determine the meaning of the word carnivores as it is used in the following sentence? Carnivores, that is, meat eaters, are the top of the food chain.
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    Antonym
    Definition
    Synonym or Restatement
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  • Q14
    Re: Which type of context clues would the reader need to understand in order to determine the meaning of the word loquacious as it is used in the following sentence? Mike’s parrot was loquacious, but Maria’s said very little.
    Antonym
    Example
    Definition
    Inference
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  • Q15
    Re: Which type of context clues would the reader need to understand in order to determine the meaning of the word enthralled as it is used in the following sentence? My brother is enthralled by birds similar to the way that I am fascinated by insects.
    Comparison
    Synonym
    Inference
    Definition
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  • Q16
    Re: Which type of context clues would the reader need to understand in order to determine the meaning of the word belligerence as it is used in the following sentence? Katie’s belligerence surprised everyone. She threw her book across the room, glared at Chris, and then pushed him to the floor.
    Comparison
    Example
    Inference or General Context
    Definition
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  • Q17
    C: Fortunately, the dizzy spell was transient. He was able to continue playing within seconds and had no trouble winning the match. When you describe an event as “transient,” you are saying that __________.
    it does not last long
    it helps you win
    it sounds like a train
    it is quite harmful
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  • Q18
    A: In paragraph 7, which term refers to a belief that is contrary to prevailing opinion?
    lethargic
    heresy
    disagreement
    bias
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  • Q19
    P: How would the sentence look if you were trying to use an antonym as a context clue when writing a sentence for the word affable.
    Mr. Knight is quite affable. In fact, he reminds me of Mrs. Haby. She is so kind, isn't she?
    The other school's principal is rude and unapproachable, but Mr.Knight is affable.
    Mr. Knight is an affable principal because he is friendly and easily approachable.
    Mr. Knight is an affable principal. He knows everyone's names. If you have a problem, talk to him.
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