This exam tests students’ ability to figure out unknown words. It consists of 20 questions for easy grading (5 points each), plus an extra credit, and is made to fit on two pages for easy double-sided printing.
Part 1: Choose the letter of the best answer and write it on the line.
_____2. Horrendous most likely has to do with:
A. Us C. Finding words you don’t know
B. Something horrible D. Things that are big
_____4. Sometimes when you read, words are defined right in the sentence where they are found. These are called:
A. Prefixes C. Context clues
B. Cognates D. Suffixes
Part 2: Choose the best meaning for the underlined word and write the letter on the line.
_____15. Thomas went to the apex of the mountain, and because it was so high, he had to take a tank of oxygen with him.
A. Bottom C. Top
B. Breathe D. Clear
Part 3: Read the following sentences and answer questions 18-20.
I overslept this morning. I had to eat my bowl of poof-poofs very quickly.
_____18. Poof-poofs is a made up word that probably means:
A. Spaghetti and meatballs C. Pancakes
B. Pizza D. Cereal