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Vocabulary Test Day 14

(Sources: 504 Absolutely Essential Words)

Name: ________________________________

Matching Test: Match each word to its meaning. Write the letters on the blank.

_____ 1. campus a. a load

_____ 2. majority b. the larger number

_____ 3. tradition c. beliefs, opinions, and customs handed down from


one generation to another
_____ 4. burden
d. in the country
_____ 5. rural
e. grounds of a college, university, or school

Correct or Wrong: Write ✔ if each pair is correct and X if not. If X ,


provide the correct answer

Example : X a. lie = an idea that is true or accepted as true = Truth

✔ b. truth = an idea that is true or accepted as true = __________

___ 1. evade - what is carried = ___________________


___ 2. rural – in the country = ___________________
___ 3. burden - bring together = ___________________
___ 4. probe - investigate = ___________________
___ 5. explore – make better = ___________________
___ 6. campus – university grounds = ___________________

Fill in the Blanks: Use the words below to complete the sentences.

topic campus debate

probe evade reformed

1. His proposal started a _______________ that lasted a year.

2. For years I was an alcoholic, but I ________________ when the doctors gave
me six months to live.

3. The ______________ for tonight's discussion is about human rights.

4. The released criminal always tries to ________________ the police.


Writing Test Day 14

I. Make a sentence using each word below.

1. tradition

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2. burden

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3. assemble

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4. explore

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5. campus

___________________________________________________________________

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Scoring:

3 points = complete sentence with 7+ words; minor grammar, spelling, punctuation, or capitalization errors

2 points = VERY simple sentence; some punctuation, spelling, grammar or capitalization errors

1 point = incomplete sentence; many errors in punctuation, spelling, or capitalization

Good Luck!