English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Comprehension 2 (Questions)

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Comprehension means mentally grasping. To grasp is to 'get' or understand something.

You may find this quiz, at first look, quite difficult. However, the key to understanding language is to look at the whole sentence or section.

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From there, you can usually work out what a word means even if you've never come across it before. If you want to practice this skill, then read lots of books ~ not only fiction, but non-fiction too. Of course, if a word has you completely stumped, you can always look it up in a dictionary. Either way, your vocabulary bank will be ever-growing!

In this last middle school English comprehension quiz, you will get the chance to see how good your vocabulary is: read the questions carefully; there is enough information to enable you to select the correct answers.

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1. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The army stored its ordnance in underground bunkers.
[ ] Rubbish
[ ] Recyclable waste
[ ] Military weapons and equipment
[ ] Clothing and bedding
2. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Y is the penultimate letter of the alphabet.
[ ] The third to last thing or item
[ ] The fourth to last thing or item
[ ] The last thing or item
[ ] The second to last thing or item
3. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The plaque will perpetuate the memory of our heroes for all future generations.
[ ] To insult
[ ] To forget
[ ] To perform or commit
[ ] To make something last
4. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Those black clouds do not portend a sunny day for our excursion.
[ ] To be an indication that something pleasant is definitely going to happen
[ ] To be an indication that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to occur
[ ] To be an indication that something can't happen
[ ] To be an indication that something will definitely happen
5. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The need for safety took precedence over every other aspect of the fair.
[ ] Needing to be dealt with after somebody or something else
[ ] Needing to be dealt with before somebody or something else
[ ] Needing to be dealt with at the same time as somebody or something else
[ ] Needing to be dealt with if there is time to do so
6. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Most countries proscribe terrorist organizations.
[ ] Ban or condemn
[ ] Support
[ ] Don't care
[ ] Encourage
7. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Just when she thought he was going to recover, he suffered a serious relapse.
[ ] A recovery
[ ] Improvement for the better
[ ] A return to a previous state, especially a bad or undesirable one
[ ] A return to a previous state, especially a better or desirable one
8. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The council passed an ordinance against littering.
[ ] A metal bin
[ ] Regulation or law
[ ] A joke
[ ] A broom
9. What is the definition of the italicized word?
She was really annoyed and canceled the meeting in a fit of pique.
[ ] A feeling of anger or resentment
[ ] A feeling of craziness
[ ] A feeling of excitement
[ ] A feeling of sadness
10. What is the definition of the italicized word?
A company car is one of the perquisites that a company executive enjoys.
[ ] Special costs that come with position or office
[ ] Special privileges that don't come with position or office
[ ] Special punishments that come with position or office
[ ] Special privileges that come with position or office
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Comprehension 2 (Answers)
1. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The army stored its ordnance in underground bunkers.
[ ] Rubbish
[ ] Recyclable waste
[x] Military weapons and equipment
[ ] Clothing and bedding
The clue is 'army'
2. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Y is the penultimate letter of the alphabet.
[ ] The third to last thing or item
[ ] The fourth to last thing or item
[ ] The last thing or item
[x] The second to last thing or item
...W, X, Y, Z
3. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The plaque will perpetuate the memory of our heroes for all future generations.
[ ] To insult
[ ] To forget
[ ] To perform or commit
[x] To make something last
The clue is 'for all future generations'
4. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Those black clouds do not portend a sunny day for our excursion.
[ ] To be an indication that something pleasant is definitely going to happen
[x] To be an indication that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to occur
[ ] To be an indication that something can't happen
[ ] To be an indication that something will definitely happen
The clue is 'Those black clouds'
5. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The need for safety took precedence over every other aspect of the fair.
[ ] Needing to be dealt with after somebody or something else
[x] Needing to be dealt with before somebody or something else
[ ] Needing to be dealt with at the same time as somebody or something else
[ ] Needing to be dealt with if there is time to do so
The clue is 'over every other aspect'
6. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Most countries proscribe terrorist organizations.
[x] Ban or condemn
[ ] Support
[ ] Don't care
[ ] Encourage
Common sense should have suggested the answer
7. What is the definition of the italicized word?
Just when she thought he was going to recover, he suffered a serious relapse.
[ ] A recovery
[ ] Improvement for the better
[x] A return to a previous state, especially a bad or undesirable one
[ ] A return to a previous state, especially a better or desirable one
The clue is 'he suffered'
8. What is the definition of the italicized word?
The council passed an ordinance against littering.
[ ] A metal bin
[x] Regulation or law
[ ] A joke
[ ] A broom
Common sense should suggest the answer
9. What is the definition of the italicized word?
She was really annoyed and canceled the meeting in a fit of pique.
[x] A feeling of anger or resentment
[ ] A feeling of craziness
[ ] A feeling of excitement
[ ] A feeling of sadness
The clue is 'really annoyed'
10. What is the definition of the italicized word?
A company car is one of the perquisites that a company executive enjoys.
[ ] Special costs that come with position or office
[ ] Special privileges that don't come with position or office
[ ] Special punishments that come with position or office
[x] Special privileges that come with position or office
The clue is 'enjoys'. 'Perquisites' are also known as 'perks'