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

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Sometimes, students do not understand all of the words in a text. Instead of looking up each word in a dictionary, students can use the context clues. Occasionally, students may think they know the word, but are not sure. Again, they can use context clues to assure themselves of the definition of the word. In this quiz, students will determine the meaning of the word based on the context clues.

1. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
The pioneers lived in a PRIMITIVE area because no one else had lived on this land.
[ ] Wealthy or rich place
[ ] The main place where people stay
[ ] The first grade in school
[ ] First to live in a place
2. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
My PRIORITY was to see if she was okay when my sister fell off her bike.
[ ] Most important thing to do first
[ ] To act confused
[ ] Something that should take place last
[ ] To be unknown
3. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
We were in AGONY to be wearing winter clothes in the summer.
[ ] To be jumping around
[ ] To be swimming
[ ] To be very uncomfortable
[ ] To be freezing cold
4. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
A student’s OBJECTIVE for going to school is to become educated.
[ ] Look
[ ] Control
[ ] Test
[ ] Goal
5. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
After the snow skier PLUMMETED down the hill, he was seriously injured.
[ ] To fall down
[ ] To ski joyfully
[ ] To go uphill
[ ] To speak quietly
6. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
Katie POSSESSES many pieces of jewelry because her husband makes a lot of money.
[ ] Eats
[ ] Throws
[ ] Sells
[ ] Owns
7. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
I knew the PRECISE time when the storm would come, and it happened at 8:37.
[ ] Exact
[ ] About
[ ] Before
[ ] After
8. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
Since Sarah and I were in the same three classes, our friendship EVOLVED.
[ ] Developed
[ ] Lessened
[ ] Moved away
[ ] Disliked
9. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
We approached the haunted house and had an EERIE feeling.
[ ] Understanding
[ ] Creepy
[ ] Secure
[ ] Happy
10. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
After buying the expensive cable package, my family had ACCESS to every channel.
[ ] Something that is available
[ ] Something that should happen
[ ] Something that is mistaken
[ ] Something that never happens
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Reading Foundation - Context (Answers)
1. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
The pioneers lived in a PRIMITIVE area because no one else had lived on this land.
[ ] Wealthy or rich place
[ ] The main place where people stay
[ ] The first grade in school
[x] First to live in a place
Since no one had lived on the land, primitive means to be the first to live in a place
2. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
My PRIORITY was to see if she was okay when my sister fell off her bike.
[x] Most important thing to do first
[ ] To act confused
[ ] Something that should take place last
[ ] To be unknown
Since the sister may be hurt, a priority would be something that should be done first
3. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
We were in AGONY to be wearing winter clothes in the summer.
[ ] To be jumping around
[ ] To be swimming
[x] To be very uncomfortable
[ ] To be freezing cold
Agony means to feel uncomfortable
4. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
A student’s OBJECTIVE for going to school is to become educated.
[ ] Look
[ ] Control
[ ] Test
[x] Goal
An objective is a goal that someone is striving to accomplish
5. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
After the snow skier PLUMMETED down the hill, he was seriously injured.
[x] To fall down
[ ] To ski joyfully
[ ] To go uphill
[ ] To speak quietly
If something plummets, it is falling down quickly
6. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
Katie POSSESSES many pieces of jewelry because her husband makes a lot of money.
[ ] Eats
[ ] Throws
[ ] Sells
[x] Owns
Since the husband has a lot of money, he could afford to buy the jewelry for his wife to own
7. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
I knew the PRECISE time when the storm would come, and it happened at 8:37.
[x] Exact
[ ] About
[ ] Before
[ ] After
If something happens precisely, it happens exactly
8. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
Since Sarah and I were in the same three classes, our friendship EVOLVED.
[x] Developed
[ ] Lessened
[ ] Moved away
[ ] Disliked
Their friendship would develop because they had many classes together
9. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
We approached the haunted house and had an EERIE feeling.
[ ] Understanding
[x] Creepy
[ ] Secure
[ ] Happy
A haunted house would be creepy or eerie
10. What does the capitalized word mean in the sentence below?
After buying the expensive cable package, my family had ACCESS to every channel.
[x] Something that is available
[ ] Something that should happen
[ ] Something that is mistaken
[ ] Something that never happens
If you have access to something, it would be made available to you