ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Lower Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

NEMESIS

Possible Answers:

Sonnet

Enemy

Feud

Diagnosis

Correct answer:

Enemy

Explanation:

"Nemesis" is a noun that refers to a long-standing rival. Of the answer choices, the word with the closest meaning is "enemy," which means rival or nemesis.  "Feud" refers to a prolonged dispute; "diagnosis" means the act of classifying a problem or illness; and a "sonnet" is a poem made up of fourteen lines.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

RECLUSE

Possible Answers:

Invite

Hermit

Secret

Close

Return

Correct answer:

Hermit

Explanation:

A "recluse" is a person who lives apart from society. The best choice is "hermit" because it has the same definition as "recluse." 

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Nouns

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

NEMESIS

Possible Answers:

Ally

Antagonist 

Accomplice 

Protagonist 

Enemy 

Correct answer:

Enemy 

Explanation:

Your “nemesis” is your enemy, so "enemy" is the correct answer. To provide further help, an “ally” is someone who is on your side or a friend, an “accomplice” is someone who works with you, usually on a risky or nefarious mission, “protagonist” means heroand “antagonist” means villain. “Nemesis” is an antonym of “ally” and “accomplice.” Likewise, “protagonist” is an antonym of “antagonist.”

Example Question #231 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

RASCAL

Possible Answers:

Rakish 

Scoundrel 

Contributor 

Politician 

Principle

Correct answer:

Scoundrel 

Explanation:

A “rascal” is someone prone to bad behavior, a scoundrel. To provide further help, a “contributor” is someone who helps something get done; a “politician” is someone tasked with making laws and governing; a “principle” is a guiding standard of belief or morals; “rakish” means charming and dashing

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Nouns

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

COLLEAGUE

Possible Answers:

Author

Task

Assignment

Autobiography

Coworker

Correct answer:

Coworker

Explanation:

A "colleague" is a coworker or someone a person works with, so "coworker" is the correct answer. An "autobiography" is a book written by someone about that person's own life. "Assignment" means task or work given to a specific person. An "author" is a person who writes a story, novel, or other book. "Task" means piece of work that needs to be completed.

Example Question #233 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

GUARDIAN

Possible Answers:

Attacker

Teacher

Protector 

Daughter

Student 

Correct answer:

Protector 

Explanation:

A "guardian" is another name for someone who looks after someone else or a protector. To help you, a "student" is someone who goes to school

Example Question #234 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CAPTIVE

Possible Answers:

Captain

Prisoner

Warden

Student

Fascination

Correct answer:

Prisoner

Explanation:

A “captive” is someone held somewhere against their will under the control of another person or other people, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "captive" is "prisoner." A “student” is someone who attends school, and a "warden" is someone who is in charge of something, like a "prison warden" or a "park warden." Also, while something "captivating" is fascinating, it doesn't mean that "fascination" and "captive" are synonyms; they are not.

Example Question #235 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

MONARCH

Possible Answers:

President

Representative

Queen

Lord

Knight

Correct answer:

Queen

Explanation:

A “monarch” is a king or queen, so "queen" is the correct answer. A “representative” is someone chosen in a democracy to carry out the wishes of the people.

Example Question #236 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

NOVICE

Possible Answers:

Respondent

Expert

Beginner

Representative

Librarian

Correct answer:

Beginner

Explanation:

"Novice" derives from the Latin "novus," which means new, so it makes sense that a "novice" is someone who is new at something, or a "beginner." As for the other answer choices, an “expert” is someone who knows a lot about something and has a lot of experience; a “respondent” is someone who responds to or answers something; and a “representative” is someone who is chosen by the people who carry out their wishes, and a "librarian" is a person who works at and helps run a library.

Example Question #237 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

PEER

Possible Answers:

Fellow

Mentor

Rival

Student

Boss

Correct answer:

Fellow

Explanation:

A “peer” is a classmate, someone in your social group. "Fellow," when used as a noun, can mean someone doing the same thing as you are, so it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "peer." 

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