ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Nonliving Things

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Example Questions

Example Question #261 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Sentence Completions: Select the word or phrase that most correctly completes the sentence.

BANQUET 

Possible Answers:

Fun

Eat

Feast

Dinner

Correct answer:

Feast

Explanation:

The correct answer is "feast." "Banquet" and "feast" both mean a very large formal meal featuring many types of dishes. While "dinner" is eaten at a "banquet," "feast" is the better synonym of "banquet," so "feast" is the correct answer.

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

REMNANT

Possible Answers:

Shut

Fragment

Remain

Distant

Correct answer:

Fragment

Explanation:

A "remnant" is a fragment of something that remains after most of it is gone. "Fragment" is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of "remnant." Considering the other choices, "remain" is a verb that means stay, "shut" means close, and "distant" means far off.

Example Question #271 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

CRATER

Possible Answers:

Frown

Pit

Hill

Mirror

Correct answer:

Pit

Explanation:

A "crater" is a pit or depression in the surface of the earth (or another body in space, like the moon). Think about craters as resembling dents or scoops taken out of the ground. The word "hill" is the opposite of "crater," since it describes a geographical feature that extends upward from the ground, not downward. "Frown," an unhappy expression, and "mirror," a reflective surface, are unrelated terms.

Example Question #272 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

TALON

Possible Answers:

Canyon

Retirement

Protagonist

Claw

Banquet

Correct answer:

Claw

Explanation:

A "talon" is the claw of a bird, so "claw" is the correct answer. "Retirement" is the period after a person stops working. A "protagonist" is the main character of a story. A "canyon" is a deep gorge. A "banquet" is a large dinner, usually held to celebrate some event.

Example Question #273 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

APPAREL

Possible Answers:

Satisfaction

Selection

University

Result

Clothing

Correct answer:

Clothing

Explanation:

"Apparel" means clothing or something you wear, so "clothing" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "apparel": "satisfaction" means the fulfillment of one's goals or expectations; "selection" is the act of choosing something; a "university" is a place of higher learning; and a "result" is the final outcome of something.

Example Question #274 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

SPECK

Possible Answers:

Surge

Tract

Fleck

Weight

Correct answer:

Fleck

Explanation:

"Speck" is a noun that means a tiny spot or particle. The only answer choice that has a similar definition is "fleck," meaning a very small particle or patch of light. One definition of "weight" is a heavy object. A "surge" can refer to a sudden powerful movement. A "tract" can mean a large area.

Example Question #275 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ANTIBIOTIC

Possible Answers:

Hospital 

Medicine 

Virus 

Nurse 

Doctor 

Correct answer:

Medicine 

Explanation:

An “antibiotic” is a substance that kills bacteria and so is used as medicine. The prefix "anti-" means against or negating something, and the suffix "-biotic" means having to do with life, in this case, bacteria. Along with “viruses,” “bacteria” are the primary agents by which disease is spread. However, it is worth nothing that there are a great many number of bacteria in our bodies that help us a great deal.

Example Question #276 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Choose the word or phrase that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

MOTORCADE

Possible Answers:

Conflict 

Barrage 

Procession 

Abyss 

Implication

Correct answer:

Procession 

Explanation:

The suffix "-cade" means procession or parade, so the word “motorcade” means a procession of cars. To provide further help, an “abyss” is a bottomless pit, a hole; “barrage” is a rapid and repeated attack; a “conflict” is a disagreement; “implication” means suggestion

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

BANQUET

Possible Answers:

Feast

Dinner

Meal

Buffet

Correct answer:

Feast

Explanation:

The word "banquet" is likely very familiar to you. You likely have been to some banquets at the end of the year for various groups (sporting, scouts, or something else). Such meals are often marked to celebrate something—a successful season, devotion to the scouting way of life, etc. They are celebratory and often large. They are not simple meals, like dinners or suppers. Likewise, even though they might be buffet-style, that is only by chance. (Often it is easier to have a big banquet by providing the food in a buffet line.) A "banquet," strictly speaking, is a large meal, generally formal, and extraordinary in character. (It is generally combined with awards, speeches, and so forth.) The best option among those provided is "feast," which is used to name a meal that is special and large in character.

Example Question #27 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

SANCTUARY

Possible Answers:

Companionship

Peril

Haven

Opacity

Correct answer:

Haven

Explanation:

A "sanctuary" is a place of safety or refuge, especially when surrounded by an unsafe environment. Similarly, a "haven" is a place of security, so "haven" is the correct choice. Just to be thorough, let's look at the rest of the choices. "Peril" is synonymous with danger, so it conveys the opposite of safety. As you might be able to tell by dissecting the word, "companionship" refers to the state of having a companion or friend. Finally, "opacity" is derived from the word "opaque," which describes materials that are not transparent or "see-through." Hence, opacity means impermeability to light and has nothing to do with "sanctuary."

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