jason's argos



Vocabulary Quiz from

 "Our Time at the Mast"
by Jason and the Argonauts
argos mirror

Crash: to collide, esp. violently and noisily. To enter a party or public event without an invitation. Slang to come down from an emotional high.
Idle:1. not working or active; unemployed; doing
nothing  2. not spent or filled with activity: idle hours. 3. not in use or operation; not kept busy:
Stern:  firm, strict, or uncompromising. The rear part of a ship 'opposite of bow)
Lull: n. period of quiet or reduced activity. v. to soothe or to calm.
Range: the extent to which or the limits between
which variation is possible.2. the extent or scope
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1. I find it very hard to be _________, I prefer to be constantly doing something.
A. Crash
B. Stern
C. Range
D. Lull
E. Idle

2. Christophe is very _________ but scrupulously fair. Don't be deceived: he has big heart!
A. Crash
B. Stern
C. Range
D. Lull
E. Idle

3. The bus ____________ into the side of the fourteen wheeler and then careened off the road and down
into a small ravine.

A. Crashed
B. Sterned
C. Ranged
D. Lulled
E. Idled

4. There was a _________ in the action which allowed us to catch our breath.
A. Crash
B. Stern
C. Range
D. Lull
E. Idle

5.  The Diva in the movie the Fifth Element had an inhuman vocal ___________. Her singing
was augmented by computer.
A. Crash
B. Stern
C. Range
D. Lull
E. Idle
 
Bake: cook or prepare with dry heat in an oven. 2. to dry or harden
Blame: 1. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
2: harass with constant criticism 3. inculcation
Rather:  1: on the contrary
2. more readily or willingly, prefer
Storm: 1. a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) , precipitation, thunder and  lightening  2: a violent commotion or disturbance 3. to attack
Mild: 1: moderate in type or degree or effect or force
2:  humble in spirit or manner
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6. The ________________ overturned trees, downed power lines, and flooded most of the countryside.
A. Bake
B. Rather
C. Mild
D. Blame
E. Storm

7. "No, I'd ______________ you keep my personal life out of this discussion." He said forcefully.
A. Bake
B. Rather
C. Mild
D. Blame
E. Storm

8. "If I'd have known you were coming I'd have __________ a cake." He said sarcastically.
A. Baked
B. Rather
C. Mild
D. Blamed
E. Stormed

9."The only taco sauce I could find was _________, they were out of medium and hot." She lamented.
A. Bake
B. Rather
C. Mild
D. Blame
E. Storm

10. "Why don't more of you ask questions and interact in class? I ___________ television.
It has made you a generation of passive viewers." The professor said with regret.
A. Bake
B. Rather
C. Mild
D. Blame
E. Storm


 

  Bonus question: Post Script: The Top score is 100 %
 

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