11-Plus English Quiz - Antonyms (Questions)

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings, such as 'on' and 'off'. The opposite of 'right' is 'left'. The opposite of 'antonym' is 'synonym'.

Numerous words in the English language have an opposite, but not all of them. If you think of the word 'apple' there isn't an antonym of this word. Dictionaries often add antonyms ~ good, larger dictionaries that is. Getting familiar with new words ~ how to spell them; what they mean; their synonyms and antonyms ~ will add to your knowledge of the English language. If you want to be a writer (of any kind) you'll need to have a good vocabulary. Using an alternative (and maybe more unusual) word will enhance your writing.

Try this 11-plus quiz and see how many antonyms you know.

1. What is the antonym of the word below?
Conceal (verb)
[ ] Hide
[ ] Cover
[ ] Reveal
[ ] Camouflage
2. What is the antonym of the word below?
Commence (verb)
[ ] Terminate
[ ] Start
[ ] Begin
[ ] Initiate
3. What is the antonym of the word below?
Abandon (verb)
[ ] Call off
[ ] End
[ ] Continue
[ ] Halt
4. What is the antonym of the word below?
Foe (noun)
[ ] Enemy
[ ] Rival
[ ] Opponent
[ ] Friend
5. What is the antonym of the word below?
Interior (noun)
[ ] Centre
[ ] Core
[ ] Heart
[ ] Exterior
6. What is the antonym of the word below?
Tranquil (adjective)
[ ] Calm
[ ] Cool
[ ] Agitated
[ ] Relaxed
7. What is the antonym of the word below?
Vacant (adjective)
[ ] Occupied
[ ] Free
[ ] Unoccupied
[ ] Available
8. What is the antonym of the word below?
Impudent (adjective)
[ ] Rude
[ ] Respectful
[ ] Impolite
[ ] Insolent
9. What is the antonym of the word below?
Traitor (noun)
[ ] Loyalist
[ ] Turncoat
[ ] Collaborator
[ ] Double agent
10. What is the antonym of the word below?
Insert (verb)
[ ] Include
[ ] Enclose
[ ] Extract
[ ] Introduce
11-Plus English Quiz - Antonyms (Answers)
1. What is the antonym of the word below?
Conceal (verb)
[ ] Hide
[ ] Cover
[x] Reveal
[ ] Camouflage
The meaning of 'conceal' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
2. What is the antonym of the word below?
Commence (verb)
[x] Terminate
[ ] Start
[ ] Begin
[ ] Initiate
The meaning of 'commence' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
3. What is the antonym of the word below?
Abandon (verb)
[ ] Call off
[ ] End
[x] Continue
[ ] Halt
The meaning of 'abandon' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
4. What is the antonym of the word below?
Foe (noun)
[ ] Enemy
[ ] Rival
[ ] Opponent
[x] Friend
The meaning of 'foe' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
5. What is the antonym of the word below?
Interior (noun)
[ ] Centre
[ ] Core
[ ] Heart
[x] Exterior
The meaning of 'interior' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
6. What is the antonym of the word below?
Tranquil (adjective)
[ ] Calm
[ ] Cool
[x] Agitated
[ ] Relaxed
The meaning of 'tranquil' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
7. What is the antonym of the word below?
Vacant (adjective)
[x] Occupied
[ ] Free
[ ] Unoccupied
[ ] Available
The meaning of 'vacant' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
8. What is the antonym of the word below?
Impudent (adjective)
[ ] Rude
[x] Respectful
[ ] Impolite
[ ] Insolent
The meaning of 'impudent' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
9. What is the antonym of the word below?
Traitor (noun)
[x] Loyalist
[ ] Turncoat
[ ] Collaborator
[ ] Double agent
The meaning of 'traitor' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words
10. What is the antonym of the word below?
Insert (verb)
[ ] Include
[ ] Enclose
[x] Extract
[ ] Introduce
The meaning of 'insert' is given by the three wrong answers which are synonymous words