Resources for Teachers and Students

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 

SIPHON

DEFINITION:
To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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. Toxin

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.


2. Tumult

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Undulate

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


4. Hieroglyphic

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.

To condescend to give or grant

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A proportional part or share.


5. Labyrinth

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions