This quiz on AWL levels 6-10 checks your recognition of some
of the less common words from the Academic Word List.
Although the 300 words in
levels 1-5 are used more frequently, all the words on the AWL are important to
understand to read college textbooks,
scientific papers, or news, business, and political analysis-- the
communications of the educated English-speaking world. How many of these words
do you know?
Choose the best response to each question. After checking
your answer, push the arrow button to move on to the next question.
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Questions 1-3 ask you to choose the Odd One (the one with a
very different meaning). Then there are a variety of question types.
For questions 11-13, select all the answers that are
correct. If you choose any that are not correct, OR if you miss any that ARE
correct, your score will show those subtracted from the total.
(For example, if
there are 5 possible answers and you mark all correctly but one, you will get a
score of 4/5. That means you either missed one that you should have marked, OR marked one that was not correct. Go back and check your work and make any
Questions #14-18 ask you to choose the best word to fill in the blank (gap)
in a sentence or quotation.
Which one is different from the others (the odd one)?
Which one is different?
Which one is different?
To accompany means
to contribute to a company
to go with
to send to your company
a quality closely related to honesty
when people of different races or groups mix together
a special kind of thinking
inside a company or group
a form of discrimination
a slow wearing away or loss
another word for mistake
a mathematical term
Which of these is NOT a synonym for 'bulk'?
Which of these is NOT a possible meaning of ‘suspended’?
hung from the ceiling
denied admission to school for a certain period
anxious to know the outcome
Bond may mean
Which of these means ‘near’ something?
These are common human responses before, during, or after an event. Which of these might a person do BEFORE an event? Mark all that apply.
Which of these can mean ‘AT THE SAME TIME’ as something else? (Select all that apply.)
Which of these mean AFTER an event? (Select all that apply.)
For the next 5 questions, choose the best word to fill in the blank in the sentence or quote. 14: “Junk food ___________ the bulk of his diet. No wonder he’s overweight!”
____________ markets sell grains, other foods, and precious metals.
“While their parents packed, the children eagerly anticipated their ____________ migration from Chicago to Oregon.”
To change from a passive acceptance of fate to a dynamic involvement in public affairs requires a major ___________ shift.
In contemporary society, terrorism, as well as ___________ of international treaties, pose ongoing risks to international peace.
How did you do on this quiz? You can review most of these words in English
Detectiveissues 19-21 (though some have been practiced from the earliest