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Question 1 of 3
1. Question9 point(s)
Read the passage. Then choose from the four suggested answers in the exercise that follows the word that is similar in meaning to the words that are highlighted. Type a, b, c, or d in the space provided.
John Wilson (b. 1785, d. 1854), better known as “Christopher North,” was a celebrated author, poet, and critic, born at Paisley, Scotland, and educated at the University of Glasgow and at Oxford.This selection is adapted from “The Foresters,” a tale of Scottish life.
Lucy was only six years old, but bold as a fairy; she had gone by herself a thousand times about the braes, and often upon errands to houses two or three miles distant. What had her parents to fear? The footpaths were all firm, and led to no places of danger, nor are infants themselves incautious when alone in then pastimes. Lucy went singing into the low woods, and singing she reappeared on the open hillside. With her small white hand on the rail, she glided along the wooden bridge, or tripped from stone to stone across the shallow streamlet.
The creature would be away for hours, and no fear be felt on her account by anyone at home; whether she had gone, with her basket on her arm, to borrow some articles of household use from a neighbour, or, merely for her own solitary delight, had wandered off to the braes to play among the flowers, coming back laden with wreaths and garlands.
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bold – Synonym – : a) cowardly b)brave c) friendly d) strong
errands – Synonym – : a) hiking b) hobbies c) trips d) chore
distant – Synonym – : a) miles b) faraway c) area d) close
incautious – Synonym – : a) thoughtless b) cautious c) carefree d) careful
glided – Synonym – : a) ran b) flew c) crawled d) drifted
pastimes – Synonym – : a) amusement b) chores c) movies d) wanderings
account – Synonym – : a) recount b) report c) discount d) conversation
solitary – Synonym – : a) sociable b) friendly c) crowded d) lone
laden – Synonym – : a) empty b) burdened c) incomplete d) wispy
Question 2 of 3
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Select a synonym of the word in bold type.
“Some people believe that global warming is a hoax; the greatest scam in history.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 3
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Select the word that is similar in meaning to the word highlighted.
Lucy has a tendency to cry when ask about her lost doll.CorrectIncorrect