English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Language - Context (Questions)

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When reading texts, students may come across words that they do not know. It is beneficial to use context clues to determine the meanings of these words. Sometimes, sentences contain definitions, examples or restatements in the text to help students with uncommon words or phrases. Even in writing, students may need to include these suggestions in their sentences if they are including difficult words. In this quiz, students will determine the definition of unknown words based on the context clues.

1. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Sally had an ABUNDANCE of fruits for her diet because she had three dozen apples, oranges and bananas.
[ ] few
[ ] plenty
[ ] young
[ ] old
2. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
After running home in the rain, her APPAREL was ruined and she had to change into a dry outfit.
[ ] sunglasses
[ ] house
[ ] clothing
[ ] swimming pool
3. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Carolyn was ELIGIBLE for the loan from her bank which means that she would get it.
[ ] qualified
[ ] loan
[ ] bank
[ ] means
4. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The man was PREJUDICE or had an opinion based on feelings, because he believed women should not work outside of the home.
[ ] working
[ ] an opinionated feeling
[ ] very well educated
[ ] knowledgeable about something
5. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
During history, people would BOYCOTT a store, so they would get many people to stop shopping there.
[ ] a group of boys
[ ] to stop people from doing something
[ ] to capture something
[ ] something that takes place during history
6. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The field was BARREN, or empty, due to no stores or developments being built there.
[ ] built
[ ] empty
[ ] stores
[ ] developments
7. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
I have an AMPLE amount of money, so I have plenty of it.
[ ] fresh
[ ] plenty
[ ] hungry
[ ] nice
8. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The woman was an OPTIMIST, or someone who has a positive outlook on life.
[ ] a poor outlook
[ ] a negative person
[ ] a positive person
[ ] a tired person
9. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Billy would often EXAGGERATE his fishing tales by stating that he caught a very large fish even though it was tiny.
[ ] to go fishing
[ ] to talk about something
[ ] to tell a big lie
[ ] to say something is better than it really is
10. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Karen would EXCEL, or advance, in math due to her strong talent for numbers.
[ ] mathematics
[ ] numbers
[ ] to advance
[ ] to do poorly
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Language - Context (Answers)
1. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Sally had an ABUNDANCE of fruits for her diet because she had three dozen apples, oranges and bananas.
[ ] few
[x] plenty
[ ] young
[ ] old
Since the woman is a on a diet, she would have a lot or plenty of fruits.
2. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
After running home in the rain, her APPAREL was ruined and she had to change into a dry outfit.
[ ] sunglasses
[ ] house
[x] clothing
[ ] swimming pool
You wear apparel.
3. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Carolyn was ELIGIBLE for the loan from her bank which means that she would get it.
[x] qualified
[ ] loan
[ ] bank
[ ] means
If you are eligible for something, you qualify for it.
4. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The man was PREJUDICE or had an opinion based on feelings, because he believed women should not work outside of the home.
[ ] working
[x] an opinionated feeling
[ ] very well educated
[ ] knowledgeable about something
Prejudice is when someone's thoughts are based on feeling and opinions and not facts.
5. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
During history, people would BOYCOTT a store, so they would get many people to stop shopping there.
[ ] a group of boys
[x] to stop people from doing something
[ ] to capture something
[ ] something that takes place during history
People would boycott a service or store in order to cause financial difficulty for that business.
6. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The field was BARREN, or empty, due to no stores or developments being built there.
[ ] built
[x] empty
[ ] stores
[ ] developments
Something that is barren would be empty.
7. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
I have an AMPLE amount of money, so I have plenty of it.
[ ] fresh
[x] plenty
[ ] hungry
[ ] nice
If there is an ample amount of something, there is plenty of it.
8. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
The woman was an OPTIMIST, or someone who has a positive outlook on life.
[ ] a poor outlook
[ ] a negative person
[x] a positive person
[ ] a tired person
An optimist would have a positive outlook on life.
9. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Billy would often EXAGGERATE his fishing tales by stating that he caught a very large fish even though it was tiny.
[ ] to go fishing
[ ] to talk about something
[ ] to tell a big lie
[x] to say something is better than it really is
If you exaggerate, you expand on your story about something.
10. What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below? Use the context clues.
Karen would EXCEL, or advance, in math due to her strong talent for numbers.
[ ] mathematics
[ ] numbers
[x] to advance
[ ] to do poorly
When you excel in something, you do better than expected.