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Context Clues

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Students will identify the correct definition of a word based on context clues in a sentence.
Stephanie Constantino
Quiz by Stephanie Constantino, updated more than 1 year ago
Stephanie Constantino
Created by Stephanie Constantino about 6 years ago
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Question 1

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "absurd." Her idea was absolutely absurd, and I felt foolish even considering it.
Answer
  • Laughable
  • Interesting
  • Brilliant
  • Stupid

Question 2

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "reverted." When I restarted my computer, it had reverted back to the original operating system.
Answer
  • Changed to previous state
  • Updated to new information
  • Broke
  • Stayed the same

Question 3

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "taunt." It was cruel to taunt the monkeys at the zoo with bananas since they seemed hungry.
Answer
  • Tease
  • Throw
  • Provide
  • Steal

Question 4

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "nonchalant." He was so nonchalant about his awful test score; he seemed completely unaffected by it.
Answer
  • Indifferent
  • Scared
  • Bothered
  • Annoyed

Question 5

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "courteous." Her courteous actions were much appreciated by her guests; they all said she was so respectful.
Answer
  • Polite
  • Rude
  • Energetic
  • Quiet

Question 6

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "obsolete." Smart phones have caused many gadgets, like calculators and small cameras, to become obsolete.
Answer
  • Out-of-date
  • Relevant
  • Replicated
  • Pricey

Question 7

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "kin." Her cousins, aunts, and uncles are all kin to her.
Answer
  • Family
  • Nice
  • Rude
  • Indifferent

Question 8

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "deprived." Because she wasn't allowed to go to Disneyland, she felt deprived of a wonderful experience.
Answer
  • Robbed
  • Enabled
  • Interested
  • Sad

Question 9

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "escalate." There was no need to escalate the argument; you just made it worse for everyone.
Answer
  • Intensify
  • Calm
  • Interrupt
  • Deny

Question 10

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Using context clues, determine the meaning of "protagonist." Harry Potter is the protagonist of the story.
Answer
  • Main character
  • Male character
  • Villain
  • Side Role
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