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Context Clue Sentences (Grade 5)

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Context Clue Sentences

Instructions: What do you think the capitalized words most closely mean in the following sentences?

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What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
The ANTAGONIST of a story is the one who creates problems for the protagonist.
  1. author
  2. opponent or adversary
  3. good guy
2. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
He felt so ANXIOUS about the test that he chewed on three pencils and continually tapped his fingers on his desk.
  1. happy
  2. wonderful
  3. nervous
3. 
What do you think the capitalized word most closely means in the following sentence?
Some schools REQUIRE students to wear uniforms, while others allow kids to wear whatever they want.
  1. think it's fun
  2. celebrate
  3. demand
4. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Kelly's grandmother was so FEEBLE she couldn't walk well or get out of bed much.
  1. happy, overjoyed
  2. frail, weak
  3. determined, strong
5. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
It had been sunny for so many months that people began to CRAVE some rain or snow.
  1. want
  2. not want
  3. call out for
6. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Queen Elizabeth II has ruled as MONARCH for almost sixty years.
  1. queen
  2. principal
  3. president
7. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Please DUPLICATE the test so I can have my own copy.
  1. make an exact copy
  2. destroy
  3. fill out
8. 
What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
The girl wanted to PURCHASE the baseball bat, but she didn't have enough money.
  1. find
  2. open
  3. buy
9. 
What do you think the capitalized word most closely means in the following sentence?
She had to put the groceries in the refrigerator so the food didn't PERISH in the sun.
  1. taste delicious
  2. get destroyed
  3. grow bigger
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What do you think the capitalized word means in the following sentence?
Part of an archaeologist's job is to EXCAVATE bones of prehistoric animals.
  1. make money
  2. hide
  3. uncover
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