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 

AGITATE

DEFINITION:
To upset; disturb. To stir up public interest in a cause.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also attends California State University, Stanislaus, in nearby Turlock, where students say he’s agitated on racial issues.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/21/2017

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. Divulge

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To proclaim publicly

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


2. Tariff

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

A schedule of prices or fees.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


3. Eclectic

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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.


4. Phloem

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


5. Nebula

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions