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Exam Prep Questions

In the following questions, look at the underlined word and pick out the most appropriate synonym or definition from the list. Pay attention to context as you choose your answer.

  1. When adults speak to children, they will often metaphorize.

    1. Change form or structure

    2. Use an allegory

    3. Use colorful language

    4. Condescend

  2. Before the Geneva Convention, genocide was a frequent tool of war.

    1. Massacre

    2. DNA studies

    3. Ancestry

    4. Overthrow

  3. The new recruits understood their subordinate status.

    1. Conquered

    2. Less

    3. Underwater

    4. Lower

  4. The lieutenant declared that the soldier's behavior during the mission was supererogatory.

    1. Superfluous

    2. Questioning

    3. Bad

    4. Good

  5. The judge was compelled to proscribe the youth's activities.

    1. Assign

    2. Support

    3. Engrave

    4. Prohibit

  6. The pilot corrected the plane's attitude in mid-flight.

    1. Temperament

    2. Bearing

    3. Height

    4. Loudness

  7. Tom saw the inanimate object through his binoculars.

    1. Lively

    2. Non-mammalian

    3. Large

    4. Lifeless

  8. Marge studied the chronological listing meticulously.

    1. Time-oriented

    2. Chemical

    3. Extensive

    4. Alphabetical

  9. The congressman proposed a bill to revamp immigration laws.

    1. To leave a country

    2. To enter a country

    3. Pilgrimage

    4. Submerge

  10. The aurora borealis is phenomenonal.

    1. Celestial

    2. Mystical

    3. Sense-oriented

    4. Breathtaking

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