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Vocabulary Quizzes

Designed for students in middle school and high school, these multiple-choice vocabulary quizzes will test your familiarity with the words used by major British and American essayists.

Vocabulary Quiz #1: Defining Words in Context
This vocabulary quiz is based on selections from our Scrapbook of Styles. The quiz will help you build your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

Vocabulary Quiz #2: Defining Words in Context
Like Vocabulary Quiz #1, this quiz is based on selections from our Scrapbook of Styles. The quiz will help you build your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

Vocabulary Quiz #3: Defining Words in Context
This quiz, based on selections from our Scrapbook of Styles, will help you develop your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

Vocabulary Quiz #4: Defining Words in Context
This quiz will help you develop your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

The P.G. Wodehouse Vocabulary Quiz
This multiple-choice quiz will help you build your vocabulary by determining the meanings of P.G. Wodehouse's words in the context of his comic novel "Leave It to Psmith."

The Christopher Morley Vocabulary Quiz
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from six familiar essays by Christopher Morley.

Vocabulary Quiz on the "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
This multiple-choice quiz should help you build your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of Dr. King's memorable words.

Vocabulary Quiz on "Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White
This multiple-choice quiz should help you build your vocabulary by using context clues to determine the meanings of E.B. White's words in the essay "Once More to the Lake."

The William F. Buckley Vocabulary Quiz
Equipped with the vocabulary of a mischievous lexicographer, author William F. Buckley, Jr. delighted (and often perplexed) his readers with an arsenal of what he called "out of town words." Here--for the benefit of word lovers, Buckley admirers, and students preparing for the SAT--is the William F. Buckley, Jr. Vocabulary Quiz, based on some of...

Vocabulary Builder #1: Antonyms
Here's a vocabulary quiz that will test your knowledge of both synonyms and antonyms.

Vocabulary Builder #2: Mark Twain's Words
The words used in this 15-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from several essays by Mark Twain.

Vocabulary Builder #3: H.L. Mencken's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from several essays by H.L. Mencken.

Vocabulary Builder #4: Ben Franklin's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from several essays by Benjamin Franklin.

The G.K. Chesterton Vocabulary Quiz
The words used in this vocabulary quiz have been drawn from five familiar essays by British author G.K. Chesterton.

Vocabulary Builder #5: Robert Benchley's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from four humorous essays by Robert Benchley.

Vocabulary Builder #6: William Hazlitt's Words
The words in this multiple-choice vocabulary quiz have been drawn from five well-known essays by William Hazlitt.

Choosing the Best Words: Denotations and Connotations
These exercises will help make you more aware of the importance of choosing words carefully for what they imply or suggest (that is, their connotative meanings) as well as for what they mean according to the dictionary (their denotations).

Vocabulary Builder #7: Charles Lamb's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from six essays by Charles Lamb.

Vocabulary Builder #8: Ambrose Bierce's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from six essays by Ambrose Bierce.

Vocabulary Builder #9: Max Beerbohm's Words
The words used in this 10-item vocabulary quiz have been drawn from five essays by the incomparable Max Beerbohm.

Another Quick Quiz on Idioms and Commonly Confused Words
This quiz will help you recognize and understand 15 English idioms and choose correctly between a number of commonly confused words.

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