KS3 English Quiz - Synonyms 03 (Questions)

Strange as it may seem, did you know that odd and strange are synonyms? To enrich your vocabulary, use synonyms. Be bold and brave by not overusing the same word repeatedly!

Synonyms are similar rather than identical. This means that by choosing words carefully you can express exactly the meaning you want. For example, you might have been introduced to multiple synonyms for "said" in one of your English lessons. One of the reasons for learning lists of words you might use as replacements for "said" is because it can become boring reading the same word over and over again. But another reason for learning synonyms for "said" is to make your writing more effective. "Perform", "utter", "deliver", "relate" and "report" each create a different impression on the reader. If I "deliver" a speech, the effect of the word is fairly neutral. If I "perform" my speech, on the other hand, you might think that I've put more effort into it, or that I don't believe everything I say, or even that the speech was especially powerful. Compare the effect of the word "perform" with "said". If I merely "said" my speech, you might think I didn't make much of an effort or that I didn't care at all about it! Learn synonyms to improve your writing.

Have a look at our third English synonym quiz to get you in the swing of things.

1. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Haphazard
[ ] Methodical
[ ] Orderly
[ ] Planned
[ ] Random
2. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Invisible
[ ] Concealed
[ ] Conspicuous
[ ] Revealed
[ ] Seen
3. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Merry
[ ] Glad
[ ] Gloomy
[ ] Glum
[ ] Serious
4. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Melody
[ ] Clash
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Discord
[ ] Tune
5. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Ordinary
[ ] Common
[ ] Extraordinary
[ ] Special
[ ] Unusual
6. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Oust
[ ] Install
[ ] Not disturb
[ ] Overthrow
[ ] Put in place
7. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Pandemonium
[ ] Chaos
[ ] Order
[ ] Organisation
[ ] Peace
8. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Polite
[ ] Considerate
[ ] Impolite
[ ] Inconsiderate
[ ] Unthoughtful
9. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Query
[ ] Accept
[ ] Believe
[ ] Question
[ ] Trust
10. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Quit
[ ] Abandon
[ ] Enlist
[ ] Enrol
[ ] Register

 

KS3 English Quiz - Synonyms 03 (Answers)
1. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Haphazard
[ ] Methodical
[ ] Orderly
[ ] Planned
[x] Random
Synonyms are words with similar meanings
2. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Invisible
[x] Concealed
[ ] Conspicuous
[ ] Revealed
[ ] Seen
More "invisible" synonyms include "imperceptible" and "unseen"
3. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Merry
[x] Glad
[ ] Gloomy
[ ] Glum
[ ] Serious
More synonyms of "merry" include "cheerful" and "light-hearted"
4. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Melody
[ ] Clash
[ ] Conflict
[ ] Discord
[x] Tune
"Discord", "clash" and "conflict" are opposites of "melody"
5. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Ordinary
[x] Common
[ ] Extraordinary
[ ] Special
[ ] Unusual
The three antonyms ("extraordinary", "special" and "unusual") are synonyms of "not ordinary"!
6. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Oust
[ ] Install
[ ] Not disturb
[x] Overthrow
[ ] Put in place
More synonyms of "oust" include "drive out", "evict" and "eject"
7. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Pandemonium
[x] Chaos
[ ] Order
[ ] Organisation
[ ] Peace
Learn to spell and use synonyms to vary vocabulary
8. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Polite
[x] Considerate
[ ] Impolite
[ ] Inconsiderate
[ ] Unthoughtful
Use a range of different words when speaking and writing
9. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Query
[ ] Accept
[ ] Believe
[x] Question
[ ] Trust
Substitute "question", "query" and "enquire" occasionally for "ask"
10. Choose the synonym of the following word.
Quit
[x] Abandon
[ ] Enlist
[ ] Enrol
[ ] Register
"Register", "enlist" and "enrol" are synonyms of "join"