Some Vocabulary from "Junkyard Park":

Gamut: 1. range, extent, scale. Aft:  1. hind, back 2. towards the stern of a boat
Hive:  1. A place where a colony of insects live, esp. bees.
2. A place swarming with activity
Scratch: 1. to rub or scrape the skin to relieve itching. 2. To make a thin, shallow cut or mark on (a surface) with a sharp instrument. 
Tame: 1. docile, the opposite of wild. 2. domesticated Some of these definitions were made by searching 
http://www.dictionary.com/

Choose the closest synonym to the underlined word:
 
1. Space Mountain is  lacking in excitement when compared to The Outer Limits a ten story roller coster at 
King's Island Amusment Park.
A. Gamut
B. Aft
C. Hive
D. Scratch
E. Tame
2.  I am sure that Pierre Francois knows that the rudder is usually found  in the rear  of a sailing vessel.
A. Gamut
B. Aft
C. Hive
D. Scratch
E. Tame
3. Modern music runs the whole spectrum of music from psudeo classical to techo-machine sounds.
A. Gamut
B. Aft
C. Hive
D. Scratch
E. Tame
4. I'll bring my  digital camera. You can borrow it. You will die if it is even slightly gouged.
A. Gamuted
B. Afted
C. Hived
D. Scratched
E. Tamed
5.  The Earth is a bee structure, we all enter by the same door. 
African Proverb
A. Gamut
B. Aft
C. Hive
D. Scratch
E. Tame

 
Sly: 1. Adept in skill or cunning.  2. Not very truthful  3. mischievous; roguish.  Scavenger:   1. an animal that feeds on the kills of others or on refuse.
origin: scawager which meant toll or tax collector
Cross Section: 1. A section formed by a plane cutting through an object Bury: 1. to place underground 2. to entomb 
Snickers: 1. quiet laughter meant to embarass or ridcule a person. 2. partially stifled laughter Some of these definitions were made by searching 
http://www.infoplease.com
6. The entire class chortled when I said that Pierre Henri is a sort of twenty first century Romeo.

A. Slyed
B. Scavenged
C. Cross Sectioned
D. Buried
E. Snickered

7.  If you are really sneaky , you could have your teacher disguise himself or herself as you for the Toefl exam. Of course this will cost you plenty.
A. Sly
B. Scavenger
C. Cross Section
D. Bury
E. Snicker
8. I can't help it. When I see what our school throws away I become a Trashbin Surfer.
A. Sly
B. Scavenger
C. Cross Section
D. Bury
E. Snicker
9. My house is built on the grounds of an old castle and it's said that some ancient king is
supposed to have secreted his fortune somewhere nearby.
A. Sly
B. Scavenger
C. Cross Section
D. Bury
E. Snicker
10. I f we get to travel by bus, we'll get acquainted with a slice of America that other travelers never see.
A. Sly
B. Scavenger
C. Cross Section
D. Rabble
E. Snicker


 
 
 
 

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Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours Fauriel
St.Etienne
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