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!
► Emitting light; glowing brightly
► The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object
► A process of compensation for losses.
► To completely engage the attention of.
► To set fire to (something), to light (something)
► The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.
► The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
► The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it
► A state of confused and noisy disturbance
► Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
► To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle
► To bump into or brush against while in motion.
► Anything that assures a certain outcome.
► To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.
► An individual instance that represents a class; an example.
► Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.
► The result or outcome of a cause.
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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.