ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Nonliving Things

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

AGENDA

Possible Answers:

Itinerary

Hopes

Ambition 

Clock

List

Correct answer:

Itinerary

Explanation:

An "agenda" is a schedule allotting time frames for certain activities. An "itinerary" is an outlined plan for certain tasks. Given how similar these words are in meaning, they are synonyms.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

SUMMIT

Possible Answers:

Riot

Promotion

Top

Question

Bottom

Correct answer:

Top

Explanation:

The “summit” is the top of something; this word is usually used to describe the top of a mountain. So, "top" is the correct answer. The word “underside” means the lower side of something.

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

MEADOW

Possible Answers:

Forest

City

Field

Village

Mountain

Correct answer:

Field

Explanation:

A “meadow” is another word for a field. It is a space without trees where grass and/or flowers naturally grow.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

BOUNDARY

Possible Answers:

Border

Restraint

Map

Promise

Jungle

Correct answer:

Border

Explanation:

A “boundary” is the edge between two areas. This is very close in meaning to the word “border,” which is the edge between two adjacent countries.

Example Question #45 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

APPAREL

Possible Answers:

Possessions

Clothing

Desires

Ambitions

Habitat

Correct answer:

Clothing

Explanation:

“Apparel” is another name for clothing. The word “possessions” describes things you own. A “habitat” is where an animal lives in the wild. The things you “desire” are the things you want. “Ambitions” are hopes and dreams you have about what you will do in life.

Example Question #294 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

REFUGE

Possible Answers:

Judgment

Junction

Document

Shelter

Disposal

Correct answer:

Shelter

Explanation:

A “refuge” is somewhere you escape to, for protection, so "shelter" is the correct answer. A “document” is something you write or something written; “disposal” means the act of throwing something away; a “junction” is somewhere where two things meet; and “judgement” is decision-making.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Nouns For Nonliving Things

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

DONATION

Possible Answers:

Reward

Theft

Capture

Gift

Dismissal

Correct answer:

Gift

Explanation:

A “donation” is something you give to someone or a group. A “reward” is something you get for doing something or doing something well; “capture,” when used as a noun, means the act of getting hold of, arresting, or catching someone or something; and "dismissal" means the act of sending someone away.

Example Question #296 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

ICON

Possible Answers:

Fame

Occupant

Image

Party

Book

Correct answer:

Image

Explanation:

"Icon" means imagesignificant person or thing that serves as an example of something larger than that person or thing, or religious image used to aid in worship. That means that "image" is the best answer choice. As for the other answer choices, "occupant” means person living in a designated place; "book" means written work traditionally published as a series of bound pages between covers; a "party" is a celebratory gathering or a group; and "fame" means renown or stardom.

Example Question #76 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

FABLE

Possible Answers:

Encyclopedia

Anthology

Tale

Epic

Article

Correct answer:

Tale

Explanation:

"Fable" is a noun that means "a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral." So, we need to pick out a noun that means "a short story." "Epic" cannot be the correct answer, then, because "epic," when used as a noun, is either a long poem derived from ancient oral tradition, which narrates the deeds of heroic or legendary figures, or it is a long narrative work that portrays heroic deeds and covers an extended period of time. So, because epics are specifically long works, "epic" cannot be the correct answer, because we're looking for a noun that means "a short story." "Tale" is a noun that means "a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted," and because "tale" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "fable," "tale" is the correct answer.

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Nouns

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

EVIDENCE

Possible Answers:

Expert

Business

Athlete

Proof

Politician

Correct answer:

Proof

Explanation:

"Evidence" is proof or something that can prove or verify a statement, so "proof" is the correct answer. A "business" is a company or corporation that engages in some activity for profit. An "expert" is a person who is very good or knowledgable about a topic or activity. A "politician" is an elected official who works in the government. An "athlete" is a person who is very skilled at playing sports.

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