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Multiple Meaning Word Test


Students,
Please take time to read the instructions for each section of this test. Each section has different instructions, which
includes how you need to complete that section and what types of tools you are allowed to use. If you have any
questions, please raise your hand and I will come to you. Do your best work and try your hardest!

Multiple Choice
For this section, choose the best multiple choice answer that matches the use of the multiple
meaning word in the bold sentence to one of the multiple choice answers. (5 points)
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In which sentence does the word back mean the SAME thing as in the sentence below?
The back of the room is noisy.
a. We will go back to the lake soon.
b. Milk is in the back of the store.
c. Can you back up a little?
d. Allen hurt his back swimming.

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In which sentence does the word turn mean the SAME thing as in the sentence below?
Whose turn is it?
a. Joey made a left turn.
b. Turn the television on, please.
c. Remember to turn the page.
d. My turn comes after Janes.

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In which sentence below does the word lying mean the SAME as in the sentence below?
She was lying on the bench.
a. She could tell that he was lying about the broken window.
b. We are known for never lying.
c. The boy was lying on the grass.
d. The teacher could always tell when her students were lying.

4.

In which sentence does the word link mean the SAME as it is used in the sentence?
The tunnel was the only link between the two sides of the city.
a. One weak link in the bracelet broke.
b. A camel is an important link to survival in the desert.
c. The bridge is the main link from the island to the mainland.
d. The clues link the criminal to the crime.

5.

In which sentence does the word draft mean the SAME as it is used in the sentence?
Please close the door. There is quite a draft!
a. I completed the draft for my English paper.
b. My uncle used to have draft horses on his farm.
c. When you turn 18, you must sign up for the draft.
d. The old barn had a draft coming through the wooden walls.

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Matching Questions
Match each definition (on the left) with the correct multiple meaning word (on the right). You will
use each word at least twice. (8 points)
6.
______a student
7.
______binding agreement
8.
______Passing through air or space
9.
______part of the eye
10.
______Act of flying
11.
______Make shorter
12. ______Become ill
13. ______Section of stairs

a. _______ Contract
b. _______ Flight
c. _______ pupil

Short Answer
Please answer the following question using complete sentences. (1 point)
14. If the cause is misinterpreting a multiple meaning word, what would be the effect?
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Compare/Contrast
Using the Venn Diagrams, compare/contrast the following multiple meaning words. You will need
at least two points in each section. You will need to have a definition and a sentence showing you
understand the multiple meanings of the words.
*You may use a dictionary for definitions. You may not copy the sentences out of the dictionary. (2
points)
15. Date
16. Yard
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Illustrate
Using the art materials and the dictionary provided, illustrate (draw) two pictures showing the
words multiple meanings. You will have a total of four pictures when you have completed this
section. (2 points)
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Choose five of the following words to write sentences. You will need to write two sentences per word
showing you have a clear understanding of the words multiple meanings. You should have a total
of ten(10) sentences when you have completed this section.
*You may use a dictionary for definitions. You may not copy the sentences out of the dictionary. (5
points)
Words to choose from:
Leaves
Bill
Mine
Sense

Drop
Time
Period
Interest

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Write a short paragraph using multiple meaning words. Your paragraph will need to be at least four
sentences long. You will need to use at least two sets of multiple meaning words. Underline each
multiple meaning word that you use.
*You may use a dictionary for definitions. You may not copy the sentences out of the dictionary. (2
points)
Words to choose from:
Patient
Strike
Clear

Run
Play
Fan

Lie
Sign
Yard

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