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 

NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:
Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/10/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Interpolate

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


2. Totalitarian

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.


3. Kinetic

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


4. Facetious

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Playfully jocular; humorous


5. Acumen

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions