English 9 Vocabulary Test Format Level D 50 Questions 50 Points I. Pronunciation # 1 to 4 Identify the syllable that receives emphasis Never uses monosyllabic (one syllable) words Example: A B C spas mo dic The answer is B. II. Parts of Speech #5 to 10 Four choices Could feature any part of speech of any word 8 parts of speech: noun, adjective, adverb, verb, pronoun (?), interjection (?), preposition (?), and conjunction (?) Tip: Not all parts of speech will become vocabulary words. Example: Relinquish A. Verb B. Noun C. Adjective D. Adverb The answer is A. III. Definitions #11 to 20 Four choices Could feature any definition of any word Example: A problem A. debris B. breach C. deadlock D. dilemma The answer is D. IV. Synonyms #21 to 26 Four choices Example: A spurious promise A. careful B. genuine C. deceptive D. friendly The answer is C. V. Antonyms #27 to 30 Four choices Tip: Remember it is the opposite of the definition!! Example: salvage the ship A. repair B. dock C. destroy D. sail The answer is C. VI. Sentence Completion #31 to 50 20 sentences 20 words in word bank Each word is used once and only once Could feature the word in any of its designated parts of speech May require the use of an –ed or –ing ending for a verb May require the use of a plural form for a noun Tip: When in doubt, think of which part of speech the blank requires and narrow down the choices in your word bank accordingly. REMEMBER TO STUDY!!