ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Nouns

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Example Questions

Example Question #101 : Parts Of Speech In Word Based Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The religious leader issued a(n) __________ that commanded all believers to be merciful and forgiving.

Possible Answers:

fear

venture

dwelling

edict

verdict

Correct answer:

edict

Explanation:

Based on the content of this sentence you are looking for a noun that describes a formal order given by someone in authority. So, the correct answer is "edict." Synonyms of "edict" include decree, command, order. Additionally, a "feat" is an accomplishment, something you succeed in doing; a "verdict" is a decision; a "dwelling" is a home, a place where something lives; a "venture" is a risky journey or mission.

Example Question #1341 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The __________ had to shut down after the product was deemed to be defective.

Possible Answers:

barricade

university

vicinity

factory

regiment

Correct answer:

factory

Explanation:

To start with "defective" means not working properly, having problems. So, if the product was not working properly it makes sense that the place that made the product had to be shut down. A "factory" is a place where products are made in large quantities. Additionally, a "regiment" is a group of soldiers in an army; a "university" is a school for higher learning, a college; a "barricade" is a wall or defensive building; the "vicinity" means the general area that surrounds something.

Example Question #1342 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

During times of war it is common for the government to spread __________ in order to unite the people against their enemy.

Possible Answers:

legislation

conflict

assistance

aromas

propaganda

Correct answer:

propaganda

Explanation:

To solve this problem you are looking for a noun that means something like information used to convince people of something. The correct answer is therefore "propaganda." "Propaganda" is any idea or information that is spread by an organization in order to convince people to support what the organization is trying to do. Additionally, "legislation" is law making; "aromas" are smells; "conflict" is disagreement, arguing; "assistance" is help.

Example Question #1343 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

He went by a(n) __________ so that other people at the conference would be less likely to recognize him.

Possible Answers:

dispute

alias 

hindrance

mansion

budget

Correct answer:

alias 

Explanation:

The subject of this sentence wants people to be less likely to recognize him, so the correct answer probably relates to a disguise or piece of trickery of some kind. The correct answer is "alias" which means a false identity, a fake name used to hide one's real name. Additionally, a "budget" is the amount of money set aside to spend on something; a "mansion" is a very large house; a "dispute" is an argument; a "hindrance" is some obstacle that gets in the way.

Example Question #1344 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

He got muddy playing in the park and his mother had to bleach his __________ when he got home to get the stains out. 

Possible Answers:

peer 

alms 

posture 

purveyor 

garments 

Correct answer:

garments 

Explanation:

Based on the context of this sentence you are looking for a noun that means something like clothing. The correct answer is therefore "garments," which means clothing, apparel. Additionally, "alms" means food or charity given to the poor; "posture" refers to the way someone stands; a "peer" is an equal, someone who is on your level; a "purveyor" is someone who sells things, a vendor

Example Question #1345 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The __________ paid careful attention to the advice of the expert.

Possible Answers:

merchant

tycoon

mentor

novice

financier

Correct answer:

novice

Explanation:

To solve this sentence you are looking for a noun that describes a person who would be likely to take advice from an "expert." An "expert" is someone who has a lot of experience in a certain area and understands how to achieve success in that area. The correct answer is "novice." A "novice" is a beginner, someone who is just starting something. Additionally, a "mentor" is someone who gives advice; a "merchant" is someone who trades goods; a "tycoon" is a successful businessman; a "financier" is someone who invests in and provides the money for some venture.

Example Question #1346 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The __________ of apple cider leaked and flooded the basement.

Possible Answers:

tact

gusto 

chorus 

vow 

vat 

Correct answer:

vat 

Explanation:

Based on the context of this sentence you are looking for a noun that describes a container used to hold liquids. The correct answer is therefore "vat." Other synonyms for "vat" include "barrel," "casket," and "tub." Additionally, a "vow" is a promise; "gusto" is enthusiasm, relish, taking pleasure in doing something; a "chorus" is a group of singers; "tact" is the quality of being sensitive when dealing with difficult or private matters

Example Question #1347 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The boy and girl were suspended for pulling a __________ on the first day of school.

Possible Answers:

bargain 

hoax 

captive 

homage 

skeptic 

Correct answer:

hoax 

Explanation:

To solve this problem you need to determine which of these answers is something that might lead two students to get suspended from school. The correct answer is therefore "hoax." A "hoax" is a trick pulled to try and deceive people, a practical joke. Additionally, a "skeptic" is someone who doubts something, a non-believer; a "captive" is a prisoner; "homage" is respect, a certain honor paid to someone well-regarded; a "bargain" is something cheaper than expected, to "bargain" means to negotiate, to try and get better terms for oneself

Example Question #1348 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

The __________ of the British Queen Victoria lasted for over sixty years. 

Possible Answers:

deception

nostalgia

piety

accord

reign

Correct answer:

reign

Explanation:

This sentence describes the rule of a monarch, specifically the British Queen Victoria. The rule of a King or Queen is known as a "reign." Additionally, "nostalgia" is wishful thinking about the past, remembering the past fondly with a hint of sadness; "accord" means peace, harmony, and agreement; "deception" is trickery, the act of lying to others in order to trick them; "piety" is deep religious belief.

Example Question #1349 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Choose the word or set of words that best completes the following sentence.

He was able to defeat his __________ using his significant speed advantage.

Possible Answers:

deputy

kin

protagonist

antagonist

guardian

Correct answer:

antagonist

Explanation:

Based on the context of this sentence you are looking for a noun that means opponent, rival in a competition. The correct answer is "antagonist." Although "antagonist" means simply rival, opponent, adversary, it is most commonly used to mean villain in a piece of literature or a movie. Additionally, "protagonist" means hero, particularly in a piece of literature or a film; a person's "kin" is their family, their relatives; a "guardian" is a protector, someone who defends or looks after something; a "deputy" is an assistant, a second-in-command.

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