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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Context Clues Questions

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Grade 10 Context Clues
The defendant felt vindicated when the truth became known and all charges were dropped against him.

In this sentence, vindicated means:
  1. cleared from blame
  2. cleared from obligation
  3. cleared from peer pressure
  4. cleared from expectations
Grade 10 Context Clues
Grade 10 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4, RST.9-10.4

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The author says many modern-day fish evolved from earlier types of fish. Based on the information in the passage, EVOLVED means
  1. gradually developed into a more complex form.
  2. moved from one habitat to another.
  3. closely resembled in shape and appearance.
  4. shared the same biological parents.
Grade 10 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4, RST.9-10.4

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The author says annelids have segmented bodies. Based on the information in the passage, SEGMENTED means
  1. contains a backbone
  2. lack of a backbone
  3. kept as a whole
  4. divided into parts
Grade 10 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4, RST.9-10.4

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ACTIVE TRANSPORT, as used in the passage, can best be defined as:
  1. the process of moving molecules up concentration gradients
  2. the movement of molecules down concentration gradients
  3. the tiny holes found within concentration gradients
  4. the ability of water to pass through concentration gradients
Grade 10 Context Clues
Grade 10 Context Clues
Choose the correct definition for the word in all caps.

The orange sweater does not SUIT Melissa because she has red hair.
  1. to make appropriate or acceptable
  2. to meet the requirements; fit
  3. to please or satisfy
Grade 10 Context Clues
Choose the correct definition for the word in all caps.

Mom's decision SUITS us all.
  1. to make appropriate or acceptable
  2. to meet the requirements; fit
  3. to please or satisfy
Grade 10 Context Clues
Choose the correct definition for the word in all caps.

The FUSSY child cried all night long.
  1. easily upset, as if to complain or whine
  2. needing much attention to details
  3. hard to please
Grade 10 Context Clues
Choose the correct definition for the word in all caps.
Editing is a FUSSY job because you must pay attention to details.
  1. easily upset, as if to complain or whine
  2. needing much attention to details
  3. hard to please
Grade 10 Context Clues
Choose the correct definition for the word in all caps.

We had to change the play to SUIT the audience.
  1. to make appropriate or acceptable
  2. to meet the requirements; fit
  3. to please or satisfy
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