The following are consists of three questions with the possible choices for each along with my reasoning for each question. I ask of you to provide me assistance in guiding me towards the answer for each question and the understanding for why each answer is correct.
Read this sentence carefully.
The autocratic leader handed out orders left and right.
What kind of context clue would you use to understand the meaning of autocratic?
A Clue provided by contrast with a signal word
B. Clues from your experience or general information
C. A clue offered by an example
D. Clues from another sentence
Reasoning: The given sentence provides a prominent context clue within the predicate of the sentence ("handed out orders left and right"). The predicate gives an example of the action done by the autocratic leader, leading me to suspect answer C as correct.
- You're using a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words. Which of these words is least likely to be an entry word?
Reasoning: This question puzzles me. Please correct me if I am wrong; I believe "entry word" within this particular question refers to the words which is displayed within the dictionary, after which the pronunciation and definition are given. According to my understanding, I think that each answer choice would all be entry words.
- Speak aloud each of the following words. Which word has stress on its first syllable?
Reasoning: A tip which I picked up on syllables is to look for the vowel within the word which is pronounced with the highest pitch. Using this tip, I would hold obtain and follow as possible options for the correct answer. Something which I find conflicting about this question is that nearly all words in English are pronounced differently due to one's place of origin. For example, obtain has two different pronunciations even noted by the dictionary (one with a sound much like ubtain and another pronounced like abtain).
Thanks in advance!