English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Language - Improving Vocabulary 2 (Questions)

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In this fifth quiz on 'Improving Vocabulary', you are going to get some more practice in using synonyms. A synonym is a word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word, for example: 'slow-sluggish'; 'hot-scorching' and 'angry-furious'.

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When you play this quiz, you may not know the meaning of the word. Rather than guess, take a look at the four answers and see if you can find some that have the same meaning - these are likely to be incorrect answers. That way you can at least eliminate some.

By the way, it was once said by the Aragonese Jesuit and Baroque prose writer, Baltasar Gracián: “A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." Do you agree?

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1. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
With VIBRANT colors, there wasn’t a dull color in the room.
[ ] bright
[ ] dull
[ ] lower
[ ] angry
2. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
decline (noun)
[ ] decrease
[ ] improvement
[ ] deterioration
[ ] degeneration
3. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
We could DIMINISH the loan we owed so we could increase our money.
[ ] to have money
[ ] to save
[ ] to lessen
[ ] to increase
4. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
It is SIGNIFICANT to make good grades because other things are minor.
[ ] minor
[ ] sure
[ ] done
[ ] important
5. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
boredom (noun)
[ ] tedium
[ ] dullness
[ ] interest
[ ] monotony
6. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
violent (adjective)
[ ] vicious
[ ] pugnacious
[ ] aggressive
[ ] peaceful
7. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
lie (noun)
[ ] tall tale
[ ] fib
[ ] falsehood
[ ] truth
8. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
The JOVIAL clown could make an upset child feel better.
[ ] colorful
[ ] upset
[ ] happy
[ ] proud
9. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
intelligent (adjective)
[ ] brainless
[ ] bright
[ ] clever
[ ] brainy
10. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
My last job was RIGOROUS, so I needed one that was easy this time.
[ ] weird
[ ] tough
[ ] easy
[ ] fun
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Language - Improving Vocabulary 2 (Answers)
1. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
With VIBRANT colors, there wasn’t a dull color in the room.
[x] bright
[ ] dull
[ ] lower
[ ] angry
The colors would not be dull because they would be bright
2. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
decline (noun)
[ ] decrease
[x] improvement
[ ] deterioration
[ ] degeneration
This is an antonym of 'decline'
3. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
We could DIMINISH the loan we owed so we could increase our money.
[ ] to have money
[ ] to save
[x] to lessen
[ ] to increase
The loan would lessen if the person could make more money
4. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
It is SIGNIFICANT to make good grades because other things are minor.
[ ] minor
[ ] sure
[ ] done
[x] important
Grades are important things to a student
5. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
boredom (noun)
[ ] tedium
[ ] dullness
[x] interest
[ ] monotony
This is an antonym of 'boredom'
6. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
violent (adjective)
[ ] vicious
[ ] pugnacious
[ ] aggressive
[x] peaceful
This is an antonym of 'violent'
7. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
lie (noun)
[ ] tall tale
[ ] fib
[ ] falsehood
[x] truth
This is an antonym of 'lie'
8. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
The JOVIAL clown could make an upset child feel better.
[ ] colorful
[ ] upset
[x] happy
[ ] proud
A clown is usually happy in order to make the kids happy
9. Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
intelligent (adjective)
[x] brainless
[ ] bright
[ ] clever
[ ] brainy
This is an antonym of 'intelligent'
10. What is the meaning of the capitalized word based on the antonym in the sentence?
My last job was RIGOROUS, so I needed one that was easy this time.
[ ] weird
[x] tough
[ ] easy
[ ] fun
Rigorous means tough