Test 8A. Skip 1-15 if you are
exempt from the AWs. Skip 21-31 if you are exempt from Vocabulary.
The king didn't follow any written laws, and his punishments
seemed very _________ and unfair. a) inevitable b) uniform
c) minimize d) reinforce e) arbitrary
The teacher had the class repeat the rule several times to
______________ how important it was. a) reinforce b) accumulate
c) exploit d) displace e) thereby
Make sure you mix the paint well, so that the color is ______________
and not splotchy. a) crucial b) uniform c) bias
d) arbitrary e) contemporary
Even though we have a gentle climate, the temperature can
still ____________ by as much as fifty degrees between day and night.
a) denote b) displace c) deviate d) bias e) fluctuate
After three days of game-play, he had ________________(ed)
enough points to move to the next level. a) ambiguous b) inevitable
c) manipulate d) fluctuate e) accumulate
In this class, if you do not do your homework, you will ______________(ly)
fail. a) exploit b) arbitrary c) thereby d) ambiguous
The hacker was able to __________ the trust and ignorance
people have online, and gain access to a lot of passwords. a) exploit
b) arbitrary c) thereby d) ambiguous e) inevitable
I asked my friend for an (un)_________(ed) opinion, but it
was difficult because she was my friend. a) exploit b) arbitrary
c) bias d) ambiguous e) inevitable
Many of the buildings downtown were built of (un)_____________(ed)
brick, and could collapse in an earthquake. a) accumulate b)
reinforce c) exploit d) displace e) uniform
Mr. Coward's answer to my question was _____________, so
I didn't know what to expect. a) exploit b) fluctuate c) thereby
d) ambiguous e) inevitable
With a little persuasion, I was able to ____________ him
to lessen the punishment. a) accumulate b) displace c)
induce d) reinforce e) fluctuate
Most classroom rules don't have to be written down, they
should be known ________(ly). a) reinforce b) bias
c) arbitrary d) implicit e) crucial
The guest teacher __________(ed) from the lesson plan, and
spent the period watching a video. a) denote b) exploit
c) manipulate d) arbitrary e) deviate
The Titanic ___________(ed) more than 13 million gallons
of water, making it the world's largest ship at the time. a) accumulated
b) displace c) arbitrary d) induce e) fluctuate
His decision wasn't entirely ____________; he actually had
a reason behind it. a) clarify b) contemporary c) uniform
d) arbitrary e) bias
The poem's language was so ____________ that everyone interpreted
it differently. a) accumulate b) crucial c) deviate d)
fluctuate e) ambiguous
The word ____________ literally means "one shape."
a) exploit b) uniform c) contemporary d) bias e)
Many people think that the big farm owners ___________ the
people who pick their crops. a) induce b) accumulate
c) exploit d) displace e) denote
The man's blood pressure ____________(ed) wildly right before
his heart attack. a) exploit b) manipulate c) clarify
d) fluctuate e) minimize
Even in _____________ slang, the word cool still means good.
a) contemporary b) arbitrary c) ambiguous d) deviate
Vocabulary. Skip 21-31 if you
The cave was like a labyrinth, full of dead-ends and _____
twists and turns. a) amiss b) diverge c) precarious d)
sinuous e) earnest
The road ___, and then ___, forming an "x." a) diverged,
converged b) converged, diverged
They __________(ed) the neighborhood searching for the lost
girl. a) amiss b) canvass c) apathetic d) forlorn
This assignment is especially important for him, because
his grade (59%) is in a _____ position. a) amiss b) forlorn
c) crestfallen d) omniscient e) precarious
He has been ________(ly) trying to improve his grade by turning
in every assignment. a) crestfallen b) diverge c) apathetic
d) precarious e) earnest
Many countries ____ television and music. They claim those
things are against the laws of Islam. a) proscribe b) apathetic
c) diverge d) amiss e) canvass
One reason that few people vote is because many are ________
about politics and government. a) amiss b) apathetic c) omniscient
d) forlorn e) precarious
Gossip often begins with __________, not evidence. a) proscribe
b) conjecture c) diverge d) earnest e) apathetic
"Tom's cheeks burned. He gathered himself and sneaked off,
crushed and ___________. a) conjecture b) omniscient c) crestfallen
d) apathetic e) precarious
"Well, you didn't get a lick _________, I reckon. You been
in some other audacious mischief, like as not." a) amiss b) earnest
c) diverge d) conjecture e) forlorn
"Two roads __________(ed) in a yellow wood..." I went left.
a) amiss b) earnest c) diverge d) conjecture e)
In The Outsiders, Ponyboy was a _____ -person, limited
narrator. He can tell us only what he sees and hears. In Tom Sawyer,
Mark Twain is a ______-person, _________ narrator, who knows everything
about everybody. a) 1st, 2nd, apathetic b) 1st, 3rd, apathetic
c) 3rd, 1st, omniscient d) 1st, 3rd, omniscient e) 3rd, 1st,
Tom Sawyer Chapter 16
Which of these things does Tom try, in order to keep the
boys on the island? (It doesn't work.) a) He calls them babies.
b) He says there might be treasure on the island. c) He reminds them
how great the fishing and swimming is there. d) All of the above.
e) None of the above.
What does Tom finally do that keeps the other boys from leaving
the island? (This one works.) a) He bribes them. b) He tells them
about his great idea. c) He tells them how cool the island is.
d) He claims there is treasure on the island. e) He calls them babies.
What does Tom claimed to have done "hundreds of times"?
a) Smoked. b) Pretended to be dead. c) Thought about learning
to smoke. d) Been a pirate. e) Tricked people.
What is expectoration? (p112) a) spitting b)
coughing c) sneezing d) barfing e) wheezing
The giant sycamore tree, under which they made their camp,
saved the boys' from being hurt in the huge storm. a) True
What made it an "extremely satisfactory day" playing Indians?
a) They went by the book. b) There were no arguments. c) They
found what they thought were some Indian arrowheads. d) They did
lots of "killing." e) None of the above
"Two of the savages almost wished they had remained
pirates." (p116) Which two? a) Tom and Huck b) Tom and Joe
c) Joe and Huck
"Two of the savages almost wished they had remained
pirates." (p116) Why? a) Being a pirate was more fun.
b) They didn't want to smoke again. c) The other one was cheating.
d) They were losing the "battle." e) None of the above.