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6th Grade Use context clue to determine word meaning - Worksheet & Printable

Africa is a very diverse continent, with each country, or even each part of a country, having its own unique culture. While it is common for people in the West to refer to Africa as if it was a single country, one should remember the sheer size of the continent. Africa is not one country but 55 different countries, meaning that it is impossible to make generalizations about Africa as a whole.

In the above context, 'sheer' means ________________.

A

vast

B

transparent

C

unmixed

D

small

Standard: L.6.4

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Africa is a very diverse continent, with each country, or even each part of a country having its own unique culture. While it is common for people in the West to refer to Africa as if it was a single country, one should remember the sheer size of the continent, and that Africa is not one country but 55 different countries, meaning that it is impossible to make generalizations of Africa as a whole.

'unique' in the above context means _______________.

A

singular

B

being one of a kind

C

unusual

D

strange

Standard: L.6.4

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Africa today is a vast continent with many bustling metropolises, friendly people, and amazingly diverse and beautiful landscapes. While there are plenty of places resembling the stereotypical Africa of war, famine, and poverty, much of the continent is peaceful, well-fed, and of working class.
In the above passage, 'amazingly diverse' could mean _______________.

A

surprisingly dull

B

surprisingly separate

C

surprisingly similar

D

surprisingly different

Standard: L.6.4

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Africa is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast.
In the above context, 'bounded' means _____________.

A

tied

B

surrounded

C

captivated

D

strapped

Standard: L.6.4

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

George Washington was the first and most popular U.S. President. He was the only one ever to be elected by a unanimous vote.

The words "the only one ever to be elected by a unanimous vote" means________________.

A

no one else has been elected by a unanimous vote, except Washington.

B

many presidents have been elected by a unanimous vote

C

some presidents have been elected by a unanimous vote

D

none of the above

Standard: L.6.4

Domain: Language

Theme: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.


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