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Unit 8 Worksheet (if you dont have the book OR you want extra practice)

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Part of Speech

In each of the following groups, identify the letter of the item that indicates the part or parts of speech of the word given.

____1.pugnacious

a.verb b.noun c.adjective d.adverb

____2.asylum

a.verb b.noun c.adjective d.adverb

____3.preposterous

a.verb b.noun c.adjective d.adverb

____4.rejuvenate

a.verb b.noun c.adjective d.adverb

____5.flippant

a.verb b.noun c.adjective d.adverb

Synonym

In each of the following groups, identify the letter of the item that means the same as the boldface word in the introductory phrase.

____6.dilate his lungs

a.scar b.expand c.deflate d.constrict

____7.console the victim

a.reimburse b.avenge c.slight d.soothe

____8.asylum for the political refugees

a.sympathy b.concern c.sanctuary d.contempt

____9.develop an immunity

a.low pain threshold b.chronic illness c.resistance to disease d.inability to fight disease

____10.a flippant request

a.earnest b.bashful c.predictable d.impertinent

Antonym

In each of the following groups, identify the letter of the item that means the opposite or almost the opposite of the boldface expression in the introductory phrase.

____11.dilate the passageway

a.constrict b.clear c.enlarge d.tear

____12.dwindling intensity

a.decreasing b.channeled c.increasing d.remarkable

____13.an extreme liability

a.problem b.mess c.advantage d.disadvantage

____14.institute new ways of doing things

a.discontinue b.encourage c.establish d.criticize

____15.a rabid golfer

a.excellent b.impatient c.indifferent d.award-winning

Completing the Sentence

From the four items given, identify the letter of the word that best completes each of the following sentences.

____16.When he examined the proposal for a new municipal stadium, Mayor Young thought that the projects exorbitant cost was its single greatest _____.

____17.A tendency toward _____ behavior is an unfortunate but common aspect of militaristic nationalism.

____18.The participant in the piano competition showed a _____ face to the crowd, because he was afraid to show how seriously he took the contest.

____19.After the judge granted the witness _____ from prosecution, the former gangster spun a startling tale of criminal activity that normally would have landed him in jail for many years.

____20.With part of his fortune, the industrialist Andrew Carnegie _____ a system of free public libraries still in use today.

____21.In the _____ of philosophy, Bertrand Russell was a towering figure in the early and mid-1900s; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950.

____22.Albert Einstein was one of many prominent scientists who left Germany to seek _____ from Nazi persecution.

____23.When the thief found the glittering jewels in the vault, his eyes _____ with greed and excitement.

____24.I find that the best way to _____ and renew my body is to make sure I spend at least an hour a day walking.

____25.The _____ that has been discarded in the alleyway washes down the drains to the bay, harming marine life in the local estuaries.

____26.The grateful townspeople planned to _____ the courageous young man with a handsome reward.

____27.Few people had high expectations of Randy in the plays title role, but most of the audience felt that he turned in a _____ performance and cheered him loudly.

____28.As they _____ into the blizzard to find the lost skiers, one rescuer muttered, There is no excuse for those skiers to have risked their lives and ours by going out in these conditions.

____29.The general gave his firm _____ that prisoners-of-war would be treated fairly under the rules of the Geneva Convention.

____30.That wooden furniture is not meant to be left outside; if you do, it will _____ after being exposed to moisture.

____31.By mid-fall, the leaves on the maples have started to _____, and at the end of November all the trees will be completely bare.

____32.Her relatives tried to _____ Maria after the death of her husband, but her grief was so profound that nothing seemed to comfort her.

____33.Driving across Utah on the interstate, you will find that filling stations are _____, so be sure to fill your gas tank before you set out.

____34.The boy was such a _____ tennis player that you would find him brushing snow off the court in the middle of the winter so he could get some practice shots in.

____35.Seemingly _____ combinations of objectsa fish swimming in a soup bowl, an eye balanced on a pyramidis one hallmark of the Surrealist movement in art.

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