Words of the week quiz 31 AugustQuizzes | 0 comments Welcome to your Words of the Week Quiz 31st August 2017Update your knowledge of current vocabulary with this quiz which will test your comprehension of words you may have seen in the news this week. Weather: Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc in Houston this week. How would you describe the problem in this picture. The road is windy. The path is damp. The highway is flooded. The boulevard is windswept. Sport: The US Tennis Open is taking place this week. There was a shock result when Maria Sharapova beat the 3rd seed, Simona Halep. What does SEED mean in this context. Player Champion Ranking Competitor History: This week saw the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in Paris. Princes William and Harry and have spoken about her funeral. What does the word FUNERAL mean? The legacy someone leaves behind. The ceremony when someone is buried. The memory you have of someone who has died. An accident leading to a fatal injury. Science: This picture was taken during the solar eclipse. What is a solar eclipse? When the sun is very bright. When the moon passes in front of the sun. When the sun passes in front of the earth. When the moon passes between the sun and the earth. Literature: One of the best selling books this summer is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. What does the word TALE mean? It's part of an animal. A story Adventure Revenge Politics : Many demonstrators took part in an "anti-free speech" rally in Boston this week. Find the synonym for the word demonstrators. Protesters Enthusiasts Supporters Fans Entertainment: A white British actor turned down the role of Major Ben Daimio in the movie Hellboy because he objected to “whitewashing”. What does this new word mean ? The plot was too violent. He thought he deserved a higher salary. He objected to working in the dirty clothes. The character should have been played by a non-white actor. Health: Following an accident on a railway line French doctors were able to successfully reattach 2 severed upper limbs to the unfortunate patient. Which parts of the body does the word LIMB refer to? Eyes, nose and mouth. Fingers and toes. Arms and legs. Knee and elbows. Economy: The currency market is experiencing big changes at the moment. One headline on BBC website said that "The Euro rises to an 18-month high against the dollar". What is a synonym for the verb RISE. Fall Drop increase Grow Technology: Customer data was stolen from Cex, a second hand video games store based in the UK. The company “urged customers to change their password”. Which sentence best reflects the same meaning? We suggest that all clients back up their data immediately. We expect all users to set up a new account. We want consumers to buy a new ID. We strongly recommend clients to modify their secret code.Related posts:Reading Strategies in Language LearningThe woman and the hotelThe lights went outHow confusing is buying a new computer?The BIG Valentine's Day Trivia QuizUK Election Quiz - for those who have wondered wha...ShareTweetSharePin Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.