Grade 2 Language - Dictionary Use for Meanings
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Grade 2 Language - Dictionary Use for Meanings

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Glossaries are parts of books that students sometimes don't realize are in the back of books. They give definitions for key terms. However, dictionaries can also be used. In this quiz, the students will use a glossary of social studies terms. They will answer questions using the meanings of words.

Glossary of Social Studies Terms

CAPITAL - city that has the government
CITIZEN - a member of a city or country
CITY - a big town
COMMUNITY - a small area of people who have similarities
GOVERNOR - leader of a medium area
LAW - a rule that must be followed
PRESIDENT - leader of a country
RIGHT - something you are allowed to have or way to act
RURAL - in the country
TRADE - to swap goods
URBAN - in the city

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1.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word means to be in the city?
town
rural
urban
governor
Urban is in the city.
2.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word from the glossary would fit in the blank?
People have the ____ to be free.
trade
right
city
law
Right means something you are allowed to have and freedom pertains to that.
3.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word means a rule that must be followed?
rural
trade
capital
law
A law is a rule that must be followed.
4.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word means a leader of a medium area?
president
governor
trade
city
A governor would be in charge of a medium area.
5.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word means the city with the government?
community
president
right
capital
A capital is the city that contains the government.
6.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word means to swap goods?
trade
right
citizen
rural
To trade means to swap goods with someone else.
7.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word from the glossary would fit in the blank?
The ____ leads the United States.
governor
president
capital
city
A president is a leader of a country. So, the president would lead the U.S.
8.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word from the glossary would fit in the blank?
People must follow each ____ or they will be in trouble.
law
capital
city
trade
People must follow laws.
9.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word from the glossary would fit in the blank?
I went to a ____ area. There are lots of farms.
rural
urban
community
city
Since there are lots of farms, they must be in the country. So, rural would be the right word.
10.
Use the glossary above to answer the question.
What word from the glossary would fit in the blank?
That man is the ____ of California.
president
law
governor
community
Someone who is in charge of a state like California would be the governor.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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