10th Vocab 8B Hmwk

Pd. _______
English 2 APPL
Complete the Sentences:
DIRECTIONS: Using the context clues, fill in the following blanks with the appropriate vocabulary
word. Each word is only used once.
1) Because his army was stronger than his rival’s, the pretender to the throne was able to seize
power throughout the entire ____________________________ or kingdom.
2) Can any amount of money ____________________________ someone for years sacrificed to a
hopeless cause?
3) You will need experience, ability, financing, and good luck to have any chance of succeeding in
so risky a business ____________________________.
4) Despite intense heat, meager rainfall, and ____________________________ vegetation, many
animals have adapted to life in the desert.
5) Weary from months of hard work, she was hopeful that a week at a spa would
____________________________ her.
6) He is such a(n) ____________________________ sports enthusiast that the spends almost all of
his spare time either playing ball or watching ball games on TV.
7) The wooden staircase we had worked so hard to build was now irregularly curved because the
boards had ____________________________.
8) The idea that an incoming President can miraculously solve ALL of the nation’s problems while
spending no money is simply ____________________________.
9) Although I cannot support her in the election, I fully appreciate her many
____________________________ qualities.
10) I consider myself a very peaceful person, but if anyone approaches me in a combative or
____________________________ manner, I am prepared to defend myself.
DIRECTIONS: Match the vocabulary words with the given descriptions below. Each word is used once in
EACH activity.
Synonyms (same):
a potion to revitalize and energize
2) a quarrelsome person ready to take offense
3) distorted her judgment
4) compensate the babysitter for his time
fall within the queen’s domain
6) chance a long pass for a touchdown
7) the fanatical ravings of a anarchist
8) His absurd idea
9) An excellent performance
10) A meager sample of food
Antonyms (opposite)
DIRECTIONS: In the middle column, write a word that you know means the opposite of the antonym hint.
Then in the third column, write down the vocab word that is closely related. *NOTE: The word “realm” is
NOT used in this section.
Not possible
1) a plausible explanation for the noise 2)
an area of abundant resources
3) a person of mediocre reputation
4) A friendly puppy
To straighten out a wire
An exhausting trip
Mom’s restrained reaction
To owe money to a friend
To shy away from danger
DIRECTIONS: Make flashcards for each vocabulary word. For these flashcards, you must include the word
and part of speech on one side and the definition, hint, and example on the back.
DEFINITION: Self-confidence, a
HINT: Assurance – sounds like it
has the word “sure” in it.
EXAMPLE: “The Situation” has
great assurance.
*NOTE: You may not use my example for your card.
Reading Comprehension
Directions: (1) Skim the questions before reading the given passage. (2) Then, select the letter that best answers the
questions. (3) Lastly, circle/highlight where you found the answers to each question in the text.
One of the most intriguing stories of the Russian Revolution concerns the identity of Anastasia, the youngest
daughter of Czar Nicholas II. During his reign over Russia, the czar had planned to revoke many of the harsh laws
established by previous czars. Some workers and peasants, however, clamored and yelled for more rapid social reform. In
1918, a group of these people known as Bolsheviks overthrew the government. On July 17 or 18, they murdered the czar and
what was thought to be his entire family.
Although witnesses vouched that all the members of the czar's family had been executed, there were rumors
suggesting that Anastasia had survived. Over the years, a number of women claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Perhaps the most famous claimant was Anastasia Tschaikovsky, who was also known as Anna Anderson.
In 1920, 18 months after the czar's execution, this terrified young woman was rescued from drowning in a Berlin
river. She spent two years in a hospital, where she attempted to reclaim her health and shattered mind. The doctors and
nurses thought that she resembled Anastasia and questioned her about her background. She disclaimed any connection with
the czar's family. Eight years later, however, she claimed that she was Anastasia. She said that she had been rescued by two
Russian soldiers after the czar and the rest of her family had been killed. Two brothers named Tschaikovsky had carried her
into Romania. She had married one of the brothers, who had taken her to Berlin and left her there, penniless and without a
vocation. Unable to summon the aid of her mother's family in Germany, she had tried to drown herself.
During the next few years, scores of the czar's relatives, ex-servants, and acquaintances interviewed her. Many of
these people said that her looks and mannerisms were evocative of the Anastasia that they had known. Her grandmother and
other relatives denied that she was the real Anastasia, however.
Tired of being accused of fraud, Anastasia immigrated to the United States in 1928 and took the name Anna
Anderson. She still wished to prove that she was Anastasia, though, and returned to Germany in 1933 to bring suit against
her mother's family. There she declaimed to the court, asserting that she was indeed Anastasia and deserved her inheritance.
In 1957, the court decided that it could neither confirm nor deny Anastasia's identity. Although it will probably
never be known whether this woman was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, her search to establish her identity has been the
subject of numerous books, plays, and movies.
1. Some Russian peasants and workers ______ for social reform.
A. longed
B. cried out
C. begged
D. hoped
E. thought much
2. Witnesses ______ that all members of the czar's family had been executed.
A. gave assurance
D. convinced some
B. thought
E. cried
C. hoped
3. Tschaikovsky initially ______ any connection with the czar's family.
A. denied
D. justified
B. stopped
E. welcomed
C. noted
34. She was unable to ______ the aid of her relatives.
A. locate
B. speak about
C. call upon
D. identify
E. know
5. In court she _________ maintaining that she was Anastasia and deserved her inheritance.
A. finally appeared
D. gave evidence
B. spoke forcefully
E. Denied
C. gave testimony
Extra Credit Page.
DIRECTIONS: You can receive up to 2 points extra credit for each activity, totaling 4 extra points for your
homework. HOWEVER, you may not receive credit for the word search unless the crossword is completed first.
1 (n) risky or daring undertaking
4 (adj) furious; violently intense
6 (adj) quarrelsome, fond of
7 (v) to reward; pay; reimburse
8 (v) to distort or bend
9 (adj) genuine; excellent;
2 (v) to make young again;
3 (adj) ridiculous, senseless
5 (adj) meager, scant, only a few
7 (n) a kingdom; field of study
1. B: To "clamor for" means to cry out for (something). It does not mean to long for (A) it, beg (C) for it, hope (D) for it, or
think much (E) "for," of, or about it.
2. A: To "vouch" means to give assurance. It does not mean to think (B), hope (C), or convince some (D).
3. A: "Disclaimed" means denied, i.e. refused or declared untrue. It does not mean stopped (B), noted (C), or justified (D),
i.e. substantiated or confirmed, the opposite of denied.
4. C: She was unable to invoke, i.e. to call upon, the aid of relatives. To invoke does not mean to locate (A) or find; to speak
about (B) or discuss; to identify (D), i.e. recognize; or to know (E).
5. B: "Declaimed" means spoke forcefully. It does not mean finally appeared (A). Though she did also give testimony (C) in
court, "declaimed" does not mean to testify; it describes the way she spoke while doing so. "Declaimed" also does not mean
she gave evidence (D).
Context Clues:
Write a sentence for each type of context clue using a vocab word from the week. Make sure you
underline the vocab word and HIGHLIGHT the signal words used.
1) Restatement:
2) Example:
3) Comparison:
4) Contrast:
5) Cause/Effect: