Grade 5 Language - Context
A king reigns over his land. What does reign mean?

Grade 5 Language - Context

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Students can figure out words using context clues in sentences. Students should consider the situation that is taking place in the sentence. Also, students can use other clues in the sentence. Some sentences will be comparing or will contain causing events which may help to determine the meaning of the unknown words. In this quiz, the students will figure out the meaning of the words using context clues.

1.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
We were ASTOUNDED by the news of the approaching tornado.
Calm
Surprised
Excited
Confused
If someone is astounded, then they would be surprised
2.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Jessica was PETRIFIED when she heard a strange sound outside while she was home alone.
Depressed
Joyful
Careful
Scared
People are sometimes scared or petrified when they are by themselves
3.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Our friendship was SEVERED when we got into our last big fight.
To support someone
To put an end to something
To get back together
To ask questions
This friendship ended with the big fight
4.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Since we had not had chocolate in days, we CRAVED it now.
Yearn for something
Disgusted by something
Have plenty of something
Covered in something
When you crave something, you want it really badly
5.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Once the man entered the code, we had ACCESS to the building.
To be an emergency
Able to be cleaned
Forced out
Able to enter
Someone who has access to something is able to enter it
6.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
My grandmother was FEEBLE because she was old and in poor health.
Strong
Weak
Young
Healthy
If someone is feeble, he or she is weak
7.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
The ANTAGONIST in the story of Cinderella is the stepmother.
Helpful character
Queen
Villain
Fairy
The antagonist in a story is the character that opposes the protagonist
8.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
There was a SPARSE showing of fans for the losing team.
An abundance
Plenty
Enough
Very few
There were very few fans at the game
9.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Since I got stuck in the fiery house, I felt like I was SUFFOCATING.
Catch on fire
Can't breathe
Sleepy
To break something
If you are suffocating, you are having trouble breathing
10.
What is the meaning of the CAPITALIZED word in the sentence below?
Presidents lead countries, but years ago kings would REIGN over their land.
To serve a master
To lose power
To be in charge of
To conquer
Kings and queens are in charge of their kingdom
Author:  Amy Flanders

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