5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a the unexpected changes and shifts often encountered in one's life; "I cannot be responsible for the ___ of fortune that may make it difficult for you to complete this assignment; regardless of what happens to you over the weekend, the paper is due for EVERYONE on Monday."
- b a trick, strategem, artifice; "Through the use of an elaborate ___ involving lost car keys, a sick cat and a banana, Marta was able to convince her teacher that her homework was, in fact, completed and sitting on her kitchen table"
- c anger, offense, resentment-- "I take ___ at your suggestion that my daughter looks like a horse"
- d an inclination, a preference; "Although he enjoys many types of cuisine, my father has a ___ for Italian food, and so tends to choose restaurants where he can find pasta"
- e a large book; "Are you kidding? You expect me to carry this ___ home with me every night? What do these textbook publishers think I am, a professional weightlifter?!"
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a tendency, partiality, preference; "My English teacher has a ___ for students who use big words; she takes 10 points off for every word under three syllables in a paper"
- a grossly inferior imitation; "It is a ___ of justice to confront a drunk judge in a courtroom when one's own lawyer also appears to be drunk or asleep"
- a new word; the creation of new words; "Each year dictionaries add ___ to their lexicons; recent additions include the use of 'friend' as a verb"
- the spirit of the time; "Google is in an excellent position to comment on the cultural ___: every day it catalogs the most frequently-performed Internet searches, and so can trace the popularity of various celebrities, for example."
- a great number, an abundance; "There is such a ___ of excellent teachers at HBW that it is hard to choose only one as teacher of the year"
5 True/False Questions
scintilla → a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault; "It is ridiculous to condemn a person for such paltry ___s when he still has so much to offer the nation as a candidate for office"
scourge → an excess, a surplus, an overabundance; "I would love to go out tonight, but unfortunately I have a ___ of homework, and must spend many hours completing it"
prestidigitation → a sleight of hand, magic; "Skilled at ___, Mark can make a quarter appear behind your ear"
modicum → a large book; "Are you kidding? You expect me to carry this ___ home with me every night? What do these textbook publishers think I am, a professional weightlifter?!"
vim / vigor → vitality and energy; "After a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast, Ralph left for school with great ___, eager to face his day"