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Inferring Idioms Using Context Clues

Quiz by Mark Sy

Grade 6
English
Philippines Curriculum: Grades 1-10

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Grade 6
English
Philippines Curriculum: Grades 1-10

EN6V-Ia-12.3.1

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  • Q1
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. He answered the test for the shortest time as it was a piece of cake for him.
    very easy
    exciting
    delicious
    impossible
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q2
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. She was so desperate for the slot that she was willing to give her right arm for it.
    do nothing
    do everything
    help
    do something dangerous
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q3
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. The new car of my neighbor was a white elephant for most of the family as they use it sparingly.
    cheap and useless
    expensive and exensive
    useful and cheap
    expensive and useless
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q4
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. There is no sense to cry over spilt milk as you can't change the results of the situation.
    something that can be influenced
    something that can be avoided
    waste food
    something that can't be changed
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q5
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. Her friends did not come to her aid as she burned bridges with them in the past.
    ended relationships
    forgot important events
    destroyed bridges
    lost her way
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q6
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom.The teachers kept an eye on the new students in school as they are not familiar with them.
    checked at
    looked at
    closely observed
    considered
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q7
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. To find the missing money was a wild goose chase for the authorities and left the case unresolved.
    hard function
    unsuccessful job
    wild duty
    difficult task
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q8
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom. People don't understand his style of making things more difficult as he makes a mountain out of a molehill with ongoing issues.
    exaggerates things
    makes things simple
    makes things easier
    understates issues
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q9
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom.You have to pull your socks up if you want to improve on your test scores.
    do better
    do nothing
    wear your socks right
    hang your socks
    120s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1
  • Q10
    Identify the meaning of the underlined idiom.The long suspension of classes caused students to be bored to tears.
    bored to work
    very bored
    very active
    bored to cry
    60s
    EN6V-Ia-12.3.1

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