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Stems Review -- Lists 1-5


Friday, November 16th: Packet Due and Unit Test!
Directions: Complete 25 of these questions.
List 1 Review:
1. Invent a word that combines two or more of the stems on List #1. Write a definition and
draw a picture to illustrate your word.

2. Write a paragraph about an intracranial operation. Use at least five example words from
List #1 in your paragraph.

3. From F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby:


The _________ assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
a. commensurate
b. supercilious
c. introverted
d. symbiotic
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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4. From James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:


His life had grown to be a tissue of ____________ and falsehood.
a. subterfuge
b. antithesis
c. nonchalance
d. introversion
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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5. From Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird:


Inside the house lived a _________________ phantom.
a. subordinate
b. superfluous
c. malevolent
d. dissonant
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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List 2 Review:
6. When was the last time you were incredulous? What happened to make you feel that
way?

7. Write a paragraph about an anthropologist studying Neanderthal remains in a cave in


France. Use at least eight example words from List #2.

8. From James M. Barries Peter Pan:


The order came sharp and _________________.
a. incisive
b. concise
c. incredulous
d. neolithic
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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9. From Joseph Conrads Lord Jim:


He lived solitary, but not _____________, with his books and his collection.
a. bellicose
b. centripetal
c. misanthropic
d. patriarchal
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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10. From Rachel Carsons Silent Spring:


Honeybees become wildly agitated and ______________ on contact with it.
a. biomorphic
b. eccentric
c. matriarchal
d. bellicose
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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11. From Martin Luther Kings Why We Cant Wait:
We were not _______________ advocating lawlessness.
a. anarchists
b. belligerents
c. centrists
d. audiophiles

Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________

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List 3 Review:
12. Judging by the name, what do you think it looks like in Montevideo, Uruguay? Draw a
picture and write at least two sentences describing what you would see if you were there.

13. Do you think it would be better to write a short story from the author-omniscient point
of view or from the point of view of only one of the characters? Explain your thinking.

14. From Edgar Allan Poes The Masque of the Red Death:
Now in no one of the seven apartments was there any lamp or candelabrum, amid
the profusion of golden ornaments that lay scattered to and from or ____________
from the roof.
a.
b.
c.
d.

telescoped
conducted
depended
provided

Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________


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15. From Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights:


He might have had a ________________ on the subject of his departed idol.
a. cacophony
b. prospectus
c. telekinesis
d. monomania
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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16. From Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe:


Garth, knowing his masters irritable temper, attempted no ________________.
a. pantheon
b. euphony
c. vivisection
d. exculpation
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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17. From Joseph Hellers Catch-22:


Yossarian found himself listening intently to the fascinating ____________ of details.
a. polyphony
b. elucidation
c. exorbitance
d spectrum
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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List 4 Review:
18. Should we still attempt to teach orthography, or is handwriting becoming an
anachronism? Explain your answer in complete sentences.

19. Which, if either, is more important: to be punctual or to be punctilious? Explain your


answer in complete sentences.

20. Locked in a darkened closet is an amorphous object. Write three sentences describing
what it is.

21. From Charles Dickenss David Copperfield:


I had no peace of my life until he was __________________.
a. renovated
b. expatriated
c. relocated
d. dejected
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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22. From Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin:


She lingered, with needless _______________, around the arrangements of the table.
a. magnanimity
b. xenophobia
c. conjecture
d. punctiliousness
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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23. From Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre:


I should have appealed to your nobleness and _____________ at first.
a. magnanimity
b. benediction
c. ponderousness
d. euphony
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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24. From Frederick Douglasss Narrative:


I would allow myself to suffer under the greatest ___________________ which evilminded men might suggest.
a. indoctrinations
b. euphemisms
c. imputations
d. interjections
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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List 5 Review:
25. What is the difference between an old neighborhood that should be torn down and an
old neighborhood that should be revitalized? If you were a city planner, what criteria would
you use to make such a decision?

26. Are there any advantages to pursuing your interests as an amateur instead of a
professional?

27. From Marjorie K. Rawlingss The Yearling:


The cubs made now and then an ____________ talking.
a. undemocratic
b. altruistic
c. hyperbolic
d. amiable
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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28. From Maya Angelous I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings:
I slept with Grandmother Baxter, who was afflicted with __________ bronchitis and
smoked heavily.
a. sonorous
b. chronic
c. cognizant
d. viable
Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________
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29. From Aldous Huxleys Brave New World:


The music of the radio was a labyrinth of _______________ colors, a sliding,
palpitating labyrinth.
a.
b.
c.
d.

sonorous
contraband
stereophonic
dissonant

Choice: _____________ Reason: _______________________________________


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