Resources for Teachers and Students

Generate your own quiz 

Select a grade level

 Elementary
 Middle School
 High School

Select a quiz type

 By words    By Definitions

How many questions?

 5  10  15  20 Questions



 

Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. value

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.


2. document

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

A measurement one can compare to.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.


3. significance

The extent to which something matters; importance

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.


4. minority

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number


5. evidence

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions