5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
- b overseer of morals; person who eliminates inappropriate matter(người kiểm duyệt)
Soldiers dislike having their mail read by a censor but understand the need for this precaution.
- c scold (la rầy)
Grandma began to chide Steven for his lying.
- d Roman army officer
Because he was in command of a company of one hundred soldiers, he was called a centurion.
- e denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
On the centigrade thermometer, the freezing point of water is zero degrees.(chia trăm độ, bách phân a.)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric nature.
- report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
- fantastic; highly imaginative
Poe's chimerical stories are sometimes too morbid for reading in bed.
- purging or cleansing of any passage of the body(sự tẩy nhẹ)
Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
- blindly devoted patriot
A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be.
5 True/False Questions
cavalier → goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
chaste → curve; ornament a metal surface by indenting
With his hammer, he carefully chased an intricate design onto the surface of the chalice.(indent: khắc khía răng cưa)
celibate → abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried
Though the late Havelock Ellis wrote extensively about sexual customs and was considered an expert in such matters, recent studies maintain he was celibate throughout his life.(abstain: kiêng khem)
champion → support, advocate militantly
(Martin Luther King, Jr., won the Nobel Peace Prize because he championed the oppressed in their struggle for equality. militant a. hostile = aggressive)
caustic → burning; sarcastically biting(1. ăn da 2. châm biếm (mockery = sarcasm n.)
The critic's caustic remarks angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.