ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

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

BRAWL

Possible Answers:

Deception

Fight

Punishment

Protection

Crying

Correct answer:

Fight

Explanation:

A “brawl” is a physical fight, usually a chaotic one, so "fight" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "brawl." As for the other answer choices, a "deception" is a trick or lie that intentionally fools someone into believing something false; "protection" means defense or something that prevents its user from getting damaged or hurt; "punishment" is discipline for rules that you broke. While "brawl" may sound like "bawl," which means to cry loudly, "crying" isn't related to "brawl."

Example Question #361 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

EXTENT

Possible Answers:

Precision

Demonstration

Outdoors

Measurement

Scope

Correct answer:

Scope

Explanation:

The "extent" of something is the physical area it covers, intensity, or "scope." The "ex-" prefix here means out, like in the word "exterior"; the combination of "ex-" and "-tent" may have led you to pick "outdoors." Similarly, if you thought of "exact" as being similar to "extent," you may have picked "precision." However, neither "outdoors" nor "precision" is close in meaning to "extent," so neither can be the correct answer.

Example Question #181 : Identifying Synonyms

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

VISION

Possible Answers:

Smell

Sight

Hearing

Taste

Touch

Correct answer:

Sight

Explanation:

"Vision” is another name for sight. “Sight” is the ability to see or what you see; “touch” is the ability to feel something's texture or solidity. These five answer choices are related to the five senses in humans.

Example Question #363 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

NARRATIVE

Possible Answers:

Moral

Industry

Banquet

Kin

Story

Correct answer:

Story

Explanation:

A “narrative” is a story. As for the other answer choices, “industry” means the business and work of manufacturing in general, the field of manufacturing something specific, or the process of diligently working and being active; “moral” means a lesson a story teaches about what is right and wrong; “kin” means family; and a “banquet” is a feast or a fancy meal for many people.

Example Question #364 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

REGIME

Possible Answers:

Crown

Battle

Trophy

Government

Decision

Correct answer:

Government

Explanation:

"Regime" comes from the same Latin roots as "regal" (befitting or having the bearing of a monarch or ruler) and "regalia" (official, formal clothing and items that identify an important person like a ruler at official events). What do these words have in common? Both have to do with rulers, so it makes sense that "regime" means the rule of a government, often one controlled by one person or few people, making "government" the correct answer. 

Example Question #365 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

LOCATION

Possible Answers:

Place

Temperature

Time

Mode

Value

Correct answer:

Place

Explanation:

A “location” is a place where something is, so "place" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, the “temperature” is how hot or cold it is; “value” is how much something is worth, often in terms of money; and “mode” is a way in which something happens or is done, as in the sentence “The car is his favorite mode of transportation.”

Example Question #366 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

LABOR

Possible Answers:

Team

Work

Vote

Play

Class

Correct answer:

Work

Explanation:

"Labor” means work, or more specifically, hard work. As for the other answer choices, “vote” means a submitted opinion about who one person wants to be elected to a particular office or who that person wants to win something.

Example Question #367 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

VICTORY

Possible Answers:

Goal

Celebration

Sale

Win

Tie

Correct answer:

Win

Explanation:

A "victory" is an instance of winning something, like a battle or a game, so a "win" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "victory" and the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, a “tie” can mean an instance in which both sides are evenly matched in a contest and neither wins; a "sale" is a business transaction in which someone sells something; a "goal" is an intention or an instance of scoring a point in a game like soccer; and "celebration" means an act of indicating the importance of a date or event by doing something fun, typically by having some sort of party.

Example Question #368 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

COSMOS

Possible Answers:

Sun

Earth

Universe

Planet

Moon

Correct answer:

Universe

Explanation:

The "cosmos" is the universe, including the Earth, the planets, stars, and other astronomical bodies, so "universe" is the correct answer.

Example Question #369 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DURATION

Possible Answers:

Length

Temperature

Weight

Date

Depth

Correct answer:

Length

Explanation:

The "duration" of something is the amount of time for which it lasts, so "length" is the correct answer. As for the other answer choices, the “temperature” is how hot or cold something is; the “weight” of something is how heavy it is; and “depth” means how deep something is relative to another point, such as the surface of the earth or the surface of the ocean.

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