Last Test of 2006! -- Academic Words Review I
If you don't know the meaning of the word, there are some ________(s) you
can use to try to figure it out. a) site b) strategy
c) design d) distinct e) proceed
In professional sports, usually it is the team with the most __________(s)
that wins the most, because they can afford to pay for the best players.
a) achieve b) acquire c) resource d) proceed e)
After he had taken the first step, he didn't quite know how to ________.
a) consume b) acquire c) obtain d) proceed e) restrict.
While he was in Australia for so many years, he _________(ed) a bit of
an accent in his speech, and started saying g'day a lot. a) consume
b) acquire c) resource d) previous e) strategy
The United States _________(s) much more oil, electricity, and other natural
resources than any country in the world. a) consume b) consequently
c) design d) site e) resource
Many times, things are not really what we ________ them to be. a)
vary b) potential c) maintain d) perceive e) secure
Mr. McCheese's style _____(s) sharply with that of Mrs. ElQueso. He
never lets us jabber like that. a) emerge b) promote
c) contrast d) despite e) emphasis
The Red Cross volunteers decided to ______ their efforts on the worst-hit
areas first. a) framework b) institute c) hence
d) confer e) concentrate
After the disputed call, the referees all _____(ed), and they finally decided
the play would stand. a) emerge b) despite c) promote
d) confer e) concentrate
Sometimes, _____ our best efforts, things still go wrong. a) despite
b) contrast c) equate d) confer e) concentrate
With all the changes in her life, the one _________ was her friend Sydney,
who was always there for her. a) promote b) element c)
constant d) attribute e) concentrate
Usually, how far you get in life ___________(s) to how hard you work at
it. a) document b) dominate c) contribute d) correspond
One should hope that a(n) __________ of a good spelling program would be
better spelling. a) sequence b) component c) coordinate
d) convene e) outcome
After what happened at the high school, a special meeting of the school
board was __________(ed) a) outcome b) convene c) dominate
d) contribute e) considerable
You should have _________ to back up your opinion. a) evidence b)
structure c) feature d) factor e) significant
The ________ for the new mall is next to a school, and many people are
worried that traffic will be a problem. a) resource b) obtain
c) site d) principle e) distinct
The police didn't have ___________ evidence to charge him with the crime,
so they had to let him go. a) outcome b) component c)
convene d) initial e) sufficient
When I first met him, my _________ impression was that he was a bit sloppy.
a) component b) coordinate c) valid d) consent
Before you can appear on tv, you have to sign a _________ form that basically
says that they have your permission. a) constrain b) consent
c) imply d) considerable e) sequence
By the tone of his voice I could tell he was _______(ing) something he
wasn't saying. a) imply b) scheme c) coordinate
d) valid e) contribute
Many people's weddings get so complicated, they need people to ____________
all the tasks that need to get done on time. a) convene b)
coordinate c) consent d) sufficient e) contribute
He always tried to __________ a good GPA, because keeping good grades is
easier than trying to get them back after they drop. a) vary b) proceed
c) consequently d) affect e) maintain
They interviewed at least 20 ________ applicants. Only 5 were allowed to
apply. a) perceive b) obtain c) site d) potential
The twins may look alike, but they have very _______ personalities.
a) obtain b) restrict c) previous d) vary e) distinct
What are your _________ for a good book? Suspense? Action? Good characters?
a) emphasis b) tradition c) confer d) contrast
In conclusion, though, the negative ________(s) outweighed the positive
ones. a) evidence b) structure c) convene d) factor
The police said that the driver's use of alcohol ________(ed) to the crash.
a) illustrate b) coordinate c) convene d) contribute
She wasted a _______ amount of time demonstrating her "superpower" of
learning all of our names. a) involve b) structure c) feature
d) factor e) significant,
A good teacher tries to ______ the students in the lesson. a) involve
b) conduct c) consist d) conduct e) factor
Try to figure out the word's meaning from its _______ a) concept
b) conduct c) consist d) context e) factor
The guest teacher's _________ to teaching didn't really work for this class.
a) approach b) conduct c) authority d) available
Her style seemed to ________ of telling random stories, for example, about
the time she was "jacked" by gypsies. a) involve b) benefit
c) concept d) consist e) evidence
In his speech, he ________(ed) all of the technical terms he used with
examples. a) illustrate b) justify c) valid d)
sequence e) dominate
How will this ________ my grade? a) affect b) effect
c) illustrate d) concept e) consist
How much money you spend should be __________(ed) by how much money you
earn, but credit cards allow people to live beyond their means. a)
contribute b) coordinate c) convene d) constrain
After Christmas break, this class will feature an increased ________ on
writing. a) philosophy b) emphasis c) element d)
criteria e) dimension
He has all the _____(s) needed to be a good teacher. a) attribute
b) hence c) tradition d) emphasis e) institute
Spender ______(ed) littering on Mars with blasphemy. a) equate
b) concentrate c) emphasis d) hence e) promote
In order to prove his claim to the IRS, he had to ______ everything that
happened. a) outcome b) consent c) imply d) component
If fifth period's _______ doesn't improve soon, there will be consequences.
a) concept b) conduct c) consist d) context e)
How many people in the family? a) 3 b) 5 c) 4
d) 7 e) 6
Why do they blow up their rocket? a) So they can salvage the metal
easier. b) So they won't be tempted to go back to Earth. c)
They didn't; it was an accident. d) So nobody would know they're
there. e) b and d.
They plan on being the only people on Mars. a) True b) False
How do they know that there's almost nothing left on Earth? a) They
saw it through a telescope. b) They watched the last of it as they
left Earth. c) They don't know. d) The radio went silent.
e) All of the above.
What was the only sign of life in the city that they picked? a) fish
in a pond b) a running fountain c) a Martian ghost d)
Walter Gripp e) strange insects
On p179, Mom says, "I can see that'll cause trouble later..." What will
cause trouble? a) The fact that they will be the last people left.
b) That they didn't bring enough food. c) That they lied to the kids
about this being a "vacation." d) The fact that there's nobody left
on Earth. e) None of the above.
What job did Dad have on Earth? a) soldier. b) teacher.
c) police officer. d) rocket scientist e) governor
Dad's speech about why they left Earth matches almost exactly the
attitude of what previous character? a) Biggs b) Captain Wilder
c) Captain Williams d) Sam Parkhill e) Jeff Spender
The last thing they burn is a map of Earth. a) True b) False
If the war hadn't come, the family would never have come to Mars.
a) True b) False
The family turned into real Martians from the effects of being in the old
Martian city. a) True b) False