Verbal Reasoning - Same Meaning 3
My sister never trusts those temporary rides at the traveling carnival.

Verbal Reasoning - Same Meaning 3

This English Language quiz is called 'Verbal Reasoning - Same Meaning 3' and it has been written by teachers to help you if you are studying the subject at middle school. Playing educational quizzes is a fabulous way to learn if you are in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade - aged 11 to 14.

It costs only $12.50 per month to play this quiz and over 3,500 others that help you with your school work. You can subscribe on the page at Join Us

As in our previous 'Same Meaning' quizzes, all you need to do is pick the Answer which expresses the closest meaning to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.

1.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
There's nothing wrong with cheese as part of a WHOLESOME diet.
HEALTHY
RELIGIOUS
(WITH SOME THINGS LEFT OUT)
ORGANIC
'Wholesome' = 'natural (though not necessarily organic), balanced, good for you'. There is no link at all with 'holes' (in a diet with some things forbidden, as suggested by Answer 3) nor holes in the cheese.
(Meanwhile we have heard it claimed that if ever you look at cheese under a microscope, you may be unlikely to eat any again; but we suspect you are unlikely to wish, nor have the apparatus, to try this!)
2.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
This is a wonderful and fascinating old book; what a shame that the leather on the outside is CHAPPED.
... (HAS BEEN DEFACED BY SOME MAN SCRIBBLING ACROSS IT)
SPLIT / CRACKED
MOULDY
SMELLY
This is similar to when your skin (on your lips, perhaps) becomes chapped from the cold, or maybe you have a rough place where something you have been wearing or carrying has rubbed against it repeatedly. Leather, of course, would once have been the skin of a living animal!
3.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
Since the problems of a few years back, they seem to be living and working together quite HARMONIOUSLY.
WITHOUT DISAGREEMENT
MUSICALLY
COMFORTABLY-OFF
FREE FROM POTENTIAL DANGER
'Harmoniously' means 'in ways that agree with each other' or 'on the same wavelength', but not necessarily with music going on all the time (though that may also happen to be true). There is no connection whatever with 'harm' (as Answer 4 might have appeared to you to suggest)
4.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
The spinning-wheel in the corner is a family HEIRLOOM from the 19th century.
WEAVING MACHINE
INHERITANCE
WIG-PREPARING DEVICE
BELONGING
An 'heirloom' is any inherited item: it could just as well be a picture, ornament or piece of furniture. The '-loom' element in the word does not necessarily imply any connection with threads or weaving, though in the case of a spinning-wheel it may have been tempting to assume so
5.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
My sister never trusts those temporary rides at the traveling carnival: she says they look too SPINDLY.
FULL OF AXLES
SPIDER-LIKE
INSUBSTANTIAL
DANGEROUS
Most of these Answers seem likely and tempting, but No.3 is the best: anything 'spindly' consists of parts, including perhaps any structural supports, that look too thin to be able to sustain their load (perhaps like the legs of a 'daddy-long-legs')
6.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
It's hardly fair that when Uncle Val comes, we get LUMBERED with his stepchildren as well.
OBLIGED TO SHARE A BEDROOM WITH ...
BLAMED
MADE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
ASKED TO DO CHORES ALONGSIDE
'Lumber' in its original sense is a quantity of chopped-down trees, on their way to be processed into paper or furniture or whatever (e.g. by 'lumberjacks' floating rafts down a river, at least in the initial stages). 'Lumbered with' suggests having a load of something awkward dumped on one; in this case, tiresome non-related children. There is no connection with 'slumber' (as Answer 1 may have seemed to hint); nor, necessarily, that all the children will collectively be expected to do housework (Answer 4)
7.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
Somebody's singing upstairs, and it sounds as though they're FLAT.
TIRED
OUT OF TUNE
LYING DOWN
LIVING IN A SEPARATE DWELLING
'Flat' (in this somewhat technical sense) means 'below the correct pitch'. It's unlikely that the person singing is physically flat or even just horizontal (though they might be); there is no suggestion of them being in a separate 'flat' ( = apartment; as in Answer 4), either
8.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
I love the way the artist has SHADED the forested horizon into the evening cloud.
COOLED
COLORED
BLENDED
MIXED
The forest may well be shady, but at the distance of the horizon we couldn't be able to tell this clearly, and in any case the landscape is under at least partial cloud rather than glaring sunshine. 'Shading' in this sense means 'blending or harmonizing subtly, so it is hard or even impossible to tell quite where one area ends and another begins'.
This would presumably involve clever selection of subtle colors, but there is no suggestion that the artist has actually confused (Answer 4) part of the ground-based landscape with something in the sky
9.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
When they tried to move the factory to another town, the managers encountered considerable RESISTANCE.
TROUBLE WITH MOVING THE HEAVY ELECTRICAL MACHINERY
OPPOSITION
COMPETITION
COOPERATION
To 'resist' = to try as hard as one can to prevent (or at least slow down) something.
There is also a specialist meaning in the field of electrical engineering (Answer 1) but that is unlikely to be a major issue in such a situation as this
10.
Choose the Answer which makes the closest sense to the word in CAPITALS in the Question.
After several hours climbing the mountain in tough weather conditions, they could feel themselves FLAGGING.
ITCHING TO REACH THE SUMMIT AND FLY THEIR FLAG
LOSING THEIR ENERGY
NEEDING TO STOP FOR A DRINK
DROPPING THEIR PACKS
'To flag' = 'to falter'; there is no immediate overlap with the idea of a flag to be planted at the summit as a visible symbol of the mountaineers' achievement
Author:  Ian Miles

© Copyright 2016-2019 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire
View Printout in HTML

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more