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1 Joan loves to buy exotic foods: vegetables and herbs from China, spices from India, olives from Greece, and cheeses from France. A. expensive B. seasonings C. rare D. from other places

2 Emotionally disturbed people may be troubled by morbid thoughts. For instance, they may often think about suicide or murder. A. disturbing B. dealing with death C. psychologically ill D. scary

3 Eye-Opener # 9 At first, the surgery seemed to be successful. But several hours later, the patient’s condition began to deteriorate, and it continued to worsen over the next few days. A. stabilize B. surprise everyone C. change D. decay or decline

4 EO #10 In Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who changed him into a generous man. A. cheapskate B. single and elderly C. unhappy D. wealthy

5 EO # 12 Raul is an indulgent father. For instance, he lets his daughter stay up as late as she likes and he never insists that she does her homework. A. lazy and caring B. stupid and kind C. strict and mean D. lenient and tolerant

6 EO #13 Languages evolve over time, as you can see if you open a page of The Canterbury Tales, written about six hundred years ago by the English poet Chaucer. It is barely recognizable as English today. A. develop B. age C. increase complexity D. regress

7 EO #14 The decision Veronica made to study instead of going out for pizza with her friends was prudent. She got an A on the exam, while her friends all got D’s. A. anti-social B. careful and wise C. selfish D. calculating

8 EO #15 Whenever something bad happens to Jane, she ways it’s the fault of destiny. But I prefer to take charge of my own life rather than simply blaming fate. A. bad luck B. evil caused by someone C. poor planning D. event that happens regardless

9 EO #16 My father died when I was a baby, but Mom told me so many stories about him that I feel I knew him well. For example, one anecdote was about how he cried with joy when I was born. A. medicine or cure B. biographical account C. example D. joke

10 EO #17 Ivan is a wonderful piano player. But Jerri is more versatile; she sings, acts, paints and writes poetry, and also plays the piano. A. talented B. show off C. superior skills D. many abilities

11 EO #18 This third grade was full of precocious children. One child had learned to read at two and another could do algebra at age 6. A. backward B. active C. ahead D. pretty

12 EO #19 I expected truthfulness from a doctor; I was shocked by his mendacity. A. fabrication B. meanness C. candidness D. knowledge

13 EO #20 When my grandfather meets someone with that much knowledge in a field, he finds that their erudition frightens him and he is inclined to withdraw. A. rudeness B. scholarliness C. illiteracy D. age

14 EO #20 When going to an office party you should show your best decorum, for example, dress your best, drink and eat moderately, and be sure to thank the host before you leave. A. civility B. decorations C. party moves D. rudeness

15 EO #20 We thought that the mother would be very distraught at hearing of her husband's accident; however, she took the news quite calmly. A. tranquil B. angry C. disgusted D. anxious

16 EO #1 It is refreshing to see students so excited, so zealous in doing their homework. A. zany B. dedicated C. indifferent D. jealous

17 EO #2 Abhor A. To hate B. To be very dry C. To be careful D. To love

18 EO #3 Benevolent A. Rude B. Unpleasant C. Friendly D. Cheerful

19 EO #4 I took the tome off the shelf and opened it to page 94. Then I began to read. What does tome probably mean? A) some food B) a bad dream C) a cigarette D) a book

20 EO #5 Hurricanes and tornadoes are treacherous. Only a very foolish person would go out during that kind of weather. What does treacherous probably mean? A) exciting B) dangerous C) delirious D) safe

21 EO #6 Many ships have vanished during hurricanes. No survivors from the lost ships have ever been found. What does vanished probably mean? A) arrived B) departed C) returned D) disappeared

22 EO #7 By anticipating the robber's next move, the police were able to arrive at the bank before the next robbery happened. Now the robber is in jail. What does anticipating probably mean? A) thinking ahead, expecting B) drawing, painting C) horrifying, amazing D) strange, unusual

23 EO #8 I'm really hungry! That apple didn't appease my hunger. I want a sandwich now. What does appease probably mean? A) frustrate B) increase C) satisfy D) confuse

24 EO #9 The dispute about marijuana in California will probably never be resolved. What is a dispute? A) theory, rule B) argument, debate C) agreement D) a type of medicine

25 EO #10 This virus has really sapped my energy. I get tired just walking across the room. I hope to get better soon because I need to return to work. What does sap probably mean? A) give, increase B) make slow C) take away, drain D) enhance

26 EO #11 Some people think that discussing the dangers of cigarette smoking obscures the real issue. They believe the real issue is that smokers are discriminated against. What does obscure probably mean? A) to shorten B) to challenge C) to make obvious D) to hide, conceal

27 EO #12 Students! Students! Please stop chattering and listen to me. Class has begun. What does chattering probably mean? A) sleeping B) talking C) working D) typing

28 EO #13 The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people. What does abhorrent probably mean? A) fun, lively B) horrible, repugnant C) delicious, tasty D) sweet, sugary

29 EO #14 My absent-minded teacher loses his keys, his book and his chalk almost every day! What does it mean to be absent-minded? A) be hateful B) not pay attention C) be intelligent D) not like someone

30 EO #15 You can trust the salesmen at that store because they always conduct business in an aboveboard manner. What does aboveboard probably mean? A) honestly, openly B) sneaky, dishonest C) horrible, repugnant D) strange, unusual

31 EO #16 Petra has so many friends because she is a gregarious person. What does gregarious probably mean? A) introverted, self-contained B) shy, quiet C) friendly, outgoing D) rude, hostile

32 EO #17 The lovely egret is in danger of extinction because clothing manufacturers use their long, beautiful tail feathers to make ladies' hats. What is an egret? A) a small child B) a type of food C) a sound a tiger makes D) a type of bird

33 EO #18 I can't believe it! Right in the middle of our conversation, Peter turned around abruptly and walked out of the room! What does abruptly probably mean? A) formally B) slowly, in no hurry C) suddenly, without notice D) quietly, in an unusual manner

34 EO #19 After the harvest, we had an abundant amount of apples. We made apple pie, apple sauce, and apple juice because we had so many apples! What does abundant probably mean? A) a shortage B) not enough C) very red D) plentiful

35 EO #20 When Sara was sick, her voice was almost inaudible. We couldn't hear what she was trying to say clearly. What does inaudible probably mean? A) very loud, easy to hear B) very soft, hard to hear C) very strange, uncommon D) very shy, introverted

36 EO #1 The hill was too arduous for us to climb. We had to walk our bicycles up the hill. What does arduous probably mean? A) tall, sharp B) fun, exciting C) easy, not challenging D) difficult, steep


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