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ENG 8 Lesson 1: Context Clues

Quiz by Jackilyn Santiago

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

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

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  • Q1
    What do you call the technique used in order to understand a word without the use of a dictionary?
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    45s
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  • Q2
    Which type of context clues contain the meaning of the unfamiliar word that can be inferred (guessed) from the description of the situation in the sentence?
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    45s
    EN8V-If-6
  • Q3
    What is the meaning of the word inspection in the sentence? The manager wanted a weekly inspection, which is a methodical examination of all the equipment.
    a methodical examination of all the equipment
    a weekly activity
    45s
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  • Q4
    What is the meaning of the word duplicity in the sentence? Josef's duplicity - crafty dishonesty - caused him to steal his co-worker's pensions by funneling their money into an offshore account.
    worker's pension
    crafty dishonesty
    45s
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  • Q5
    What is the meaning of the word emaciation in the sentence? His emaciation, that is, his skeleton-like appearance, was frightening to see.
    frightening to see
    skeleton-like appearance
    45s
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  • Q6
    What is the meaning of the words tangible evidence in the sentence? There was a lot of tangible evidence, including fingerprints and DNA, to prove them guilty.
    fingerprints and DNA
    prove them guilty
    45s
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  • Q7
    What is the meaning of the word pugnacious in the sentence? Brant's pugnacious behavior made his opponent back down.
    aggressive
    silent
    active
    submissive
    45s
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  • Q8
    What is the meaning of the word vapid in the sentence? Ara said that she was bored every minute with her conversation with her ex-boyfriend. The conversation was absolutely vapid.
    nonsense
    simulating
    exciting
    happy
    45s
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  • Q9
    What is the meaning of the word delectable in the sentence? They prepared delectable dishes for all the visitors in their place. The visitors enjoyed their meal.
    delicious
    bitter
    inedible
    good
    45s
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  • Q10
    What is the meaning of the word famine in the sentence? There was a famine in those days and Tortoise had not eaten a good meal for two moons.
    sufficient
    shortage
    excess
    adequate
    45s
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  • Q11
    What is the meaning of the word slim in the sentence? Whereas Fatima is quite slim, her sister is overweight.
    malnourished
    good
    fat
    small
    45s
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  • Q12
    What is the meaning of the word remorse in the sentence? Nelly felt remorse, or guilty, for his harsh words.
    harsh
    guilty
    good
    happy
    45s
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  • Q13
    What is the meaning of the word conundrum in the sentence? This situation is a conundrum, a very confusing situation.
    ambiguous
    problem
    confusing
    situation
    45s
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  • Q14
    What is the meaning of the word immaculate in the sentence? Unlike Criztine's room, which was immaculate, Hilary's room was very messy.
    clean
    beautiful
    dirty
    disorganized
    45s
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  • Q15
    Which type of context clues contain the example of the unfamiliar word within the sentence?
    Users re-arrange answers into correct order
    Jumble
    45s
    EN8V-If-6

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