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Context Clues Practice 2

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    Tommy was a real avid baseball card collector. He inherited the desire to collect cards because his dad had a collection, too. What does AVID mean in this sentence?
    careless
    fearful
    eager
    apart
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  • Q2
    Her Christmas bills added up. After the holidays, her extravagance was going to take several months to pay off. What does EXTRAVAGANCE mean in this sentence?
    external
    economy
    praise
    overdoing
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  • Q3
    It was gratifying to see how she acted toward her grandmother because her grandmother was always kind to her. What does GRATIFYING mean in this sentence?
    unclear
    aggravating
    pleasing
    nervous
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  • Q4
    His eternal light would shine on the people even after his death. What does ETERNAL mean in this sentence?
    endless
    reformed
    temporary
    ethical
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  • Q5
    The boy tried to justify his actions to his mother by explaining the reasons why he did what he did. What does JUSTIFY mean in this sentence?
    concourse
    prove
    strict
    depend
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  • Q6
    What message is conveyed through the figurative language in the following sentence from the text? To scientists, this analysis is like Europe's discovery of the New World.
    This analysis is predictable and planned.
    This analysis is peaceful and inviting.
    This analysis is unexpected and an important breakthrough.
    This analysis is funded by top medical companies who want a stake in the findings.
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  • Q7
    Scientists' findings so far are both surprising and promising. What does PROMISING mean in this sentence?
    a declaration that something will or will not be done
    likely to turn out well
    dull
    belligerent
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  • Q8
    An author is writing an article about experimental treatments for cancer. The author's use of words such as "improve," "cure," and "prevent" create a __________________tone.
    amiable
    formal
    hopeful
    flippant
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  • Q9
    How much of who we are is determined by our genes? How similar are the genes of people living in different parts of the world? Which diseases are genetic? As it is used in the excerpt genetic means _______________________.
    inherited
    invaded
    captured
    confined
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  • Q10
    By studying how these genes work, medical researchers can try to improve treatments. This could include developing more effective medicines as well as manipulating the genes themselves to cure or even prevent illness. As used in the passage the connotative meaning of manipulating is__________________.
    organizing
    controlling
    maneuvering
    monitoring
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  • Q11
    What is the connotative meaning of the word vacant in this line from the poem "The Artist's Chair"? Uselessly vacant, abandoned beside the easel
    The word implies that the chair is not only empty, but unnecessary.
    The word implies that the chair is confused about what has happened.
    The word implies that the chair is unattractive because it needs repair.
    The word implies that the artist has chosen another chair.
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  • Q12
    What is the connotation of mundane as it is used in the following sentence from "Everyday Things"? It is amazing how such a tradition has a profound effect on something as mundane, yet important, as pencil production.
    tedious
    routine
    ordinary
    boring
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  • Q13
    What connotation does exclusively have, as it is used in the following sentence from "Everyday Things"? This way, American manufacturers let their buyers know that they used Chinese graphite exclusively.
    completely
    elitist
    snobbishly
    solely
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  • Q14
    What is the connotative meaning of bellowing as it is used in the excerpt from the passage? Their bellowing caused such an uproar that all of the available doctors on the floor swarmed the room, including Emily's father and Dr. James.
    grieving
    grieving
    shouting
    whining
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  • Q15
    What does pored mean as it is used in the sentence below? That night Emily pored over her medical journals to confirm her suspicion about the erroneous diagnosis.
    studied
    opened
    flowed
    gazed
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  • Q16
    Her three sisters were engrossed only in finding a husband and attending finishing school. In which sentence does engrossed have the same meaning as it does in the sentence above?
    The magistrate engrossed the deed to the house and presented it to the new homeowners.
    A telecommunications company engrossed the telephone, Internet, and cable industries and was therefore split up by the federal government.
    The woman was so engrossed in the novel that she didn't even notice that she was drenched from the falling rain.
    The environmental initiative became an engrossed bill in Congress and was awaiting final ratification.
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  • Q17
    An author is writing an article about meteor showers. The author's use of words such as "dumbfounding" and "unbelievable" create what kind of tone?
    wonder
    judgemental
    critical
    indifferent
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  • Q18
    Disturbances in the ionosphere can cause degradation in GPS range measurements and in severe circumstances, loss of lock by the receiver on the GPS signal. What does "degradation" most likely mean as it is used in this sentence?
    the act of becoming useless or nonfunctional.
    the act of miscalculating numerical operations
    the act of becoming weakened or deteriorated
    to act of reducing to a lower status in esteem or rank
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  • Q19
    Sunspots form over periods lasting from days to weeks, and can persist for weeks and even months before erupting or dissipating. What does "dissipating" most likely mean?
    to increase in strength and intensity
    to relocate to an adjacent vicinity
    to become scattered and vanish
    to cause an outburst or explosion
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  • Q20
    The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not. What does the word hardihood most likely mean?
    stealth
    modesty
    courage
    power
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