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Multiple Meanings Quiz

Try Multiple Meanings in Context:

  1. Multiple Meaning Test Extracts
  2. Multiple Meaning Extracts 2
  3. Multiple Meaning Extracts 3

Q. 1 – 10




  • John had to _____ innocent when he was caught with the stolen bike.
  • The second _____ of the play was almost two hours long!
  • Our teacher told us to ____ our age when we were messing in class.


Q. 2.

  • I got a _____ from a friend yesterday who wanted to meet up while he was in town.
  • I had a really close ______ when I narrowly missed crashing into another car.
  • I asked the receptionist at the hotel to give me a wake-up ______ at 6 a.m.


Q. 3.

  • I had to score 40% to _______ the exam
  • In order to go backstage after the concert, I needed a special _____.
  • The car behind us almost crashed in an attempt to _____ our car.


Q. 4.

  • The game ended in a 0 – 0 _____.
  • It is important not to ____ conclusions too early when getting to know someone.
  • As an architect, I have to _______ sketches of my designs on a regular basis.


Q. 5.

  • It was _______ to me that I had no other choice.
  • On a _______ day, one can see as far as the coast.
  • I had to _______ away all my work from the table before our guests arrived.


Q. 6.

  • The _____ point of his argument was the lack of investment in solar power.
  • I couldn’t find the ______ to open the door.
  • It took me a long time to ______ in the ten-digit password.


Q. 7.

  • I ________ about two hours of television every day.
  • My _______ had stopped, so I couldn’t tell the time.
  • I had to keep a close ________ on the puppies in the first few weeks in case they died.


Q. 8.

  • The _____ for using the pay phone was really high.
  • When the bull was released, it would ________ at the people in the streets.
  • The electrical ________ in the power line was really high and very dangerous to humans.


Q. 9.

  • I swung ________ quickly to face the person shouting behind me.
  • The plane circled _________ overhead until it was given permission to land.
  • When you get the exact measurement, _______ it off to the nearest whole number.


Q. 10.

  • Long hair is difficult to maintain; you have to _______ it twice a day.
  • I have to _______ up on my French if I am to get a job in Marseille.
  • I need to sweep the floor with a _______ as the vacuum cleaner is not working.




Q. 11 – 20

face – mark – shape – cross – back – foot – head – top – fool – cool

Q. 21 – 30

pound – change – line – toast – figure – shift – pen – bank – brand – jam



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