College Reading Vocabulary Test-“Different Words, Different Worlds”
Spring Quarter 2016
Instructor: Richard Alishio Student Name _________________
Directions: Choose the best of the following words to complete the sentences. Context clues have been provided in bold-faced type. (Two points each for 20 points)
Ascribe relinquish symmetry intertwine vested dubious intimacy cog condescension lucrative quirk
nags disgruntled affiliation
According to Tannen, women communicate to increase and maintain
_______________________, while men communicate to convey information. Closeness is key for women.
Men and women are both capable of knowing how other people feel, but women’s
_____________________ is probably more important in even casual encounters.
It is doubtful that a relationship will thrive if the people involved don’t communicate very well. It is equally __________________ they will do well if they are poor listeners.
Men are more likely than women to expect a favor to be returned; for men, the ability to _________________________ is a sign of equality of status.
For Deborah Tannen, doing the job she loves has turned out to be profitable. In fact, her book was on the New York Times bestseller list for years, so her profession has been quite _____________________.
Men are less likely than women to be __________________ in the emotional aspects of a conversation, while women assign great importance on the emotionality of talk.
Teaching the same courses and topics can lead an instructor to be mechanical and wooden in his or her presentational style. For students, having a
________________________ teacher is very boring!
Conversational styles between the two genders differ in terms of balance. Women seek
_______________________ when they communicate, while men are more likely to want dominance.
Talking down to others will cause people to dislike and avoid you; such
____________________ makes them feel like children.
One of the oddities of being male is having wild emotions, yet through a
_________________ in culture, men are not supposed to express this wildness.
Part 2-Word Form Recognition (one point each for10 points)
Identify the parts of speech for the following words.
Part 3-Word Forms (10 points)
In the space provided, write another form of the word on the left
Part 3-Sentence Writing (3 points each for accuracy, grammar, and clarity)
Choose any five of the following words and write one sentence for each. Each sentence must have at least five words to be acceptable. Any form of the word is OK.
Perplex nag cog sympathy intertwine perspective emulate