Context Clues that Define

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1 .Sometimes when reading, words are defined within the sentence where they are found. This is referred to as:

a. Context Clue
b. Point of Reference
c. Helping Verb
d. Main Idea

2 . Context Clues that define a word are often found after:

a. clues
b. The word "or"
c. A comma
d. Both C and D are correct


Read the passages below to answer the questions that follow:

The Five Spanish Missions of Old San Antonio
(adapted from

A chain of five missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century became the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America. Built primarily, or mostly to expand Spanish New World influence northward from Mexico, the missions also served to introduce native inhabitants, people, into Spanish society.

Four of the missions (San Jose, San Juan, Concepcion, and Espada) were originally founded and started in East Texas. As the East Texas missions succumbed, or gave way to drought, malaria, and French incursions, however, they were relocated, or transferred to San Antonio. The missions flourished, or grew during the middle of the 18th century, but later declined due to inadequate or too little military sdupport, disease, and increased hostitlities, or conflicts with Apaches and

3 . In the passage, the word inhabitants means:

a. People
b. Spanish
c. Spanish Culture
d. Weapons

4. In the passage, the word succumbed means:

a. helped by
b. did well
c. grew
d. disturbed or gave away

5. Relocated means:

a. destroyed
b. moved or transferred
c. grew
d. populated

6 . In the passage, flourished means:

a. fell apart
b. became wealthy
c. grew and developed
d. flowered

7. Inadequate means:

a. huge amounts of
b. not enough of
c. great wealth shown
d. plenty

8. Hostility means:

a. friendly behavior
b. aggressivebehavior and conflict
c. positive models
d. undetermined

9. San Jose (1720)

Soon after the building of the Alamo, a secondmission was founded in 1720 about five miles downstream. Named San Jose, this new mission was established by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus, who had previously left a failed mission in East Texas. A model among the Texas missions, San Jose gained a reputation as a major social and cultural center. Among the San Antonio missions, it also provided the strongest garrison against raides from Indians.

The word model means:

a person that shows something
a good example
a bad example
a plan to destroy

10. A garrison is a:


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