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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Context Clues Questions

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Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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"Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury."

The word PETITIONS most likely means
  1. applications for judicial action.
  2. documents with multiple signatures.
  3. formal appeals or requests.
  4. protests.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Which choice best demonstrates the meaning of the word USURPATIONS as used in this passage?
  1. A group of students locking their teacher out of the classroom
  2. A principal denying students the freedom to leave campus for lunch
  3. A farmer keeping his workers from leaving the farm and restricting their access to their belongings
  4. A CEO continuing to run a company despite being voted out by the shareholders and making decisions to hurt those shareholders
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.9, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.9

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Part of the Declaration of Independence includes a list of grievances. Based on the Declaration, a grievance is
  1. a feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong.
  2. a burden placed upon someone.
  3. an official statement of complaint.
  4. an injury.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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In Amendment IX, the word DISPARAGE most likely means
  1. praise.
  2. belittle.
  3. overrate.
  4. ignore.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Amendment X discusses powers not delegated to the states. In the amendment, DELEGATE means
  1. a person sent to represent others.
  2. a member of the United Nations.
  3. to send on a mission.
  4. entrusting someone with a responsibility.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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In Amendment I, the word ABRIDGING most likely means
  1. shortening.
  2. curtailing.
  3. lengthening.
  4. allowing.
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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The word INJURY as used at the end of the passage most likely means
  1. a wound or a cut.
  2. offense or abuse.
  3. damage and pain.
  4. something that hurts.
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As used in line 4, "irrevocable" most nearly means:
  1. verified
  2. unable to be changed
  3. lacking in wisdom
  4. petrified
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words showing his DESIRE TO EQUAL OR SURPASS ANOTHER
  1. animation
  2. emulation
  3. exasperation
  4. ostentation
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knew the HABITUALLY IDLE rogue
  1. infinitestimal
  2. benevolent
  3. indolent
  4. proficiant
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suggested A STOPPING until we decided
  1. emulation
  2. cessation
  3. contrivance
  4. premonition
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became VERY ANGRY waiting in line
  1. indicative
  2. incensed
  3. inscrutable
  4. infallible
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