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!
► Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion
► To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.
► The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it
► To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
► Open resistance; bold disobedience.
► Existing or occurring at the moment.
► Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.
► The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.
► A great amount or number, often of people.
► The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
► Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way
► To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.
► So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.
► Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen
► Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
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.