Generate your own quiz 

Select a grade level

 Elementary
 Middle School
 High School

Select a quiz type

 By words    By Definitions

How many questions?

 5  10  15  20 Questions



 

Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

GRAPPLE

DEFINITION:
To try to overcome or engage in a struggle.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s been nearly one month since the catastrophic Coyote Creek flooding, but the repairs have just begun for most residents, who are left to grapple with mounting repair bills, unstable housing situations, severe health risks and an overwhelming resentment toward city and Santa Clara Valley Water District officials they felt could’ve done more.
The San Jose Mercury News, 03/20/2017

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. destination

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

To follow a winding course

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

To clarify or make something understandable


2. ensure

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

To stick out

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


3. acquire

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

Obvious or easy to notice.

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.


4. narrate

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.


5. tactic

A particular geographic region.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions