Could You Pass a 5th Grade Vocabulary Test?

By: Zoe Samuel

Could You Pass a 5th Grade Vocabulary Test?
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About This Quiz

You say what you mean and you mean what you say. But just how much complexity can you bring to the table when you say it - more or less than a 5th grader? Take this quiz to find out!
If a story is "unabridged", what does that mean?
It hasn't been shortened at all.
It's shorter.
It hasn't been abridged.
It hasn't been bridged.

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What's the difference between "affect" and "effect"?
You can affect something, or have an effect.
One is a verb and the other is a noun.
Trick question: they're the same!
No idea.

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What's the opposite of "embark"?
Disembark
De-embark
Un-embark
Dislodge

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Which is a word: "squashed," "squished," "squeshed"?
Squashed
Squashed and squished
Squished
They are all words.

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What's the plural of "axis"?
Axes
Axises
Acises
Axels

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What do "flammable" and "inflammable" have in common?
They mean the same thing.
They are opposites.
They are both about fire.
Nothing.

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Which is right: "I went there", "I went their", or "I went they're"?
I went there.
None of these are right.
I went their.
All are right.

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What is the difference between "yaw" and "yore"?
One means rocking from side to side, the other means a past time.
Only one of them rhymes with "pore".
No difference.
Those aren't words.

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What does it mean to simulate something?
To imitate the character or appearance of that thing.
It means to act like it.
It means to consider it.
It means to make it a video game.

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What is a verb?
It's a "doing" word like running or thinking.
It's an action.
It comes after a noun.
It's a sort of plant.

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Which is right: "success," "sucess," or "suxcess"?
Success
Sucess
Suxcess
None

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Which is a word: "abuse" or "misuse"?
Both are words.
Both are words but one should have a hyphen.
Neither are words.
I think they're words but I can't pronounce them.

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What's an aroma?
A pleasant smell
A cafe
A coffee
A member of the ethnic group Roma.

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What's it called when lots of snow and ice fall down a mountain?
An avalanche
A rockslide
A tumble
A collapse

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What does it mean to be pensive?
Being thoughtful
Thinking too hard
Being smart
Being like a writer

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What is a homonym?
Two or more words having the same spelling but different meanings and origins.
Two words that are similar.
It's two words that come from the same root.
It's when two people love each other very much.

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What does the word "bolt" mean?
A kind of lock, a flash of lightning, and to run really fast.
A kind of lock and a flash of lightning.
To run really fast.
It's a nickname.

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Which of these means a raisin: "current" or "currant"?
Currant
Both
Current
Neither

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What is a gorge?
A ravine, and also when you eat a lot.
It's a ravine.
It's when you're about to puke.
It's a French word.

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What is a contour line?
A line that joins all places of the same height above sea level
A line on a map
A line on a hill
A line on Kim Kardashian's face

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What's stationary?
Something that isn't moving
Something that can't move
It's like a station.
Lots of pens and papers

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What does it mean to be hearty?
It means to be healthy and robust.
It means to be strong.
It means to be full of heart.
It means to love.

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What is "industrious"?
It means to be hardworking.
It means to be clever.
It means to be industrial.
It means to be famous in your industry.

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What's a legend?
An old story that some people see as historical, but probably isn't.
It's an inscription.
It's a myth.
It's a foot.

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What's a suffix?
It goes on the end of the word and changes the meaning.
It's a common ending of a word.
It's a type of word.
It's a secondary fix.

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What's a preposition?
A word like "about" or "for" that modifies one part of speech relative to another.
Something with which you should never end a sentence.
A word at the beginning of a sentence.
It's before an adjective.

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What's a noun?
A naming word like cat or table.
A label.
It's not an adjective.
It's before a renown.

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What does it mean to excel?
It means to do something extremely well.
It means to do something properly.
It means to improve.
It means to be excellent.

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What do you do if you're mischievous?
You get up to naughty things.
You make fun of people.
You make mischief.
You misbehave.

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What is a voyage?
It's a journey, possibly by sea.
It's a quest.
It's an indirect journey.
It's a brand name.

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