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The Metro Vocabulary Quiz

This quiz tests vocabulary used in The Metro, a short story by Josef Essberger. Choose the best word to fill the blank in each sentence. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. We have everything we need to make dinner tonight _______ the onions.

deferred
save for
fetch
a) deferred b) save for c) fetch

2. Frank was _______ to both of his wives before they divorced him.

brusquely
decapitated
unfaithful
a) brusquely b) decapitated c) unfaithful

3. We finished our dinner _______ because the movie was about to start.

amicably
hastily
vaguely
a) amicably b) hastily c) vaguely

4. It was _______ when they tore the forest down to build a garbage dump.

an atrocity
a corpse
amorous
a) an atrocity b) a corpse c) amorous

5. The sun will _______ from behind the clouds after it rains.

coax
emerge
astute
a) coax b) emerge c) astute

6. I got a _______ for being the best student in my graduating class.

plaque
hue
cynic
a) plaque b) hue c) cynic

7. The coach of the hockey team had a good _______ with her players.

irritation
rapport
placid
a) irritation b) rapport c) placid

8. The fact that the doctor's handwriting wasn't _______ made the pharmacist angry.

legible
glowered
captivated
a) legible b) glowered c) captivated

9. I am _______ so I always take stairs instead of lifts.

irritable
festooned
claustrophobic
a) irritable b) festooned c) claustrophobic

10. I heard my father _______ when he cut his finger with a knife.

starting
severing
cursing
a) starting b) severing c) cursing

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