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 Middle School 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. Zoology

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.


2. Marsupial

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


3. Maneuver

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


4. Bamboozle

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


5. Fallacy

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions