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  1. Dictionary Day Hooray

  2. How Well Do You Know The Dictionary? • Choose the Correct Answers for the Following Questions:

  3. Question 1 • What do we call a reference book that gives information about WORDS? • A Encyclopedia • B. Dictionary • C Atlas • D Almanac

  4. Question 2 • What types of information do dictionaries contain? • A information about the form of words • B Information about word meanings • C Information about word pronunciations • D All of the above

  5. Question 3 • How are dictionaries arranged? • A in order by subject • B in order by titles • C in order alphabetically • D in order by authors

  6. Question 4 • An abridged dictionary ______________ • A contains words about bridges only • B attempts to contain all words in the English language • C contains words in common use • D has all the words in the world

  7. Question 5 • Words at the tops of the dictionary pages that help you locate a word are __________ • A Spelling Words • B Guide Words • C Crosswords • D Vocabulary Words

  8. Question 6 • Which word would be located on the page with the guidewords liberty-life • A like • B library • C light • D link

  9. Question 7 • The meaning of each word is the __________ • A entry word • B part of speech • C syllable • D definition

  10. Question 8 • The part of the entry that shows how to say the word is the _______________ • A pronunciation key • B entry word • C definition • D part of speech

  11. Question 9 • An unabridged dictionary_______ • A contains all the words in the world • B attempts to contain all words in the English language • C contains words in common use • D contains words about bridges only

  12. Question 10 • The numbers in a dictionary entry represent____________ • A the number of ways to spell a word • B the number of definitions for the word • C the number of syllables in the word • D the number of pronunciations for the word

  13. Dictionary Scavenger Hunt • 1. What does ZIP stand for in ZIP code? • 2. What year was the acronym ZIP made? • 3. What does ‘fall’ mean as it pertains to wrestling? • 4. What are the guide words for the word tetrahedron? • 5. How do I pronounce zh? (give me 2 example words) • 6. Is dashiki capitalized

  14. Scavenger hunt questions • 7. How many syllables are in the word phthalocynanine? • 8. What is the definition of ‘stout’ if it is used as a noun? • 9. What are the verb tenses of the word ‘tree’? • 10. What is the abbreviation for the origin of a word which comes from the Old English? Greek? Latin? French?