Grammar Quiz

Positive and Negative Connotations Quiz


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Identify the word(s) that have a negative connotation.

On my flight to Los Angeles, I sat next to this geezer. He was very old.

A. flight

B. sat

C. geezer

D. old


Identify the word(s) that have a negative connotation.

Bob is bullheaded sometimes, but he always gets the job done.

A. bullheaded

B. get

C. job

D. done


Choose the word with the most positive connotation to complete the sentence.

I am (confident, arrogant, egotistical) that I will be selected for a role in the school play.

A. confident

B. arrogant

C. egotistical


Determine if the underlined word has a positive or negative connotation.

I can tell you put a lot of work into your book report. It is extraordinary.

A. Positive

B. Negative


Choose the word with the most positive connotation to complete the sentence.

I love spending time with my aunt. She has a very (childlike, youthful, childish) outlook on life.

A. childlike

B. youthful

C. childish


Choose the word with the most positive connotation to complete the sentence.

I realize that you’re feeling (nosy, prying, inquisitive), but I’d rather not discuss the matter.

A. nosy

B. prying

C. inquisitive


Identify the word(s) that have a negative connotation.

Every morning my neighbor takes his mutt to the park. It always barks loudly when leaving the building.

A. neighbor

B. mutt

C. barks

D. building


Determine if the underlined word has a positive or negative connotation.

How long have you been dieting? Maybe too long. You look so skinny.

A. Positive

B. Negative


Choose the word with the most positive connotation to complete the sentence.

My cousin is very (blathering, talkative, jabbering).

A. blathering

B. talkative

C. jabbering


Identify the word(s) that have a negative connotation.

Bedford is a gritty neighborhood, but the rent is affordable.

A. gritty

B. neighborhood

C. rent

D. affordable


Determine if the underlined word has a positive or negative connotation.

I hope to look like my sister when I grow up. She is absolutely gorgeous.

A. Positive

B. Negative


Determine if the underlined word has a positive or negative connotation.

I know that Eddie and I are the same age, but he is just so juvenile.

A. Positive

B. Negative


Determine if the underlined word has a positive or negative connotation.

It’s certainly unusual to use Comic Sans font on a resume.

A. Positive

B. Negative


Choose the word with the most positive connotation to complete the sentence.

I enjoy finding ways to make the most of my budget by being (frugal, miserly, cheap).

A. frugal

B. miserly

C. cheap


Identify the word(s) that have a negative connotation.

You need to be pushy when you are looking for a job.

A. need

B. pushy

C. looking

D. job




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