Learning vocabulary is essential for everyone. Whether you are a writer, interested in learning a foreign language, or even a math or a science person, you will need to be familiar with vocabulary relevant to your situation. Below is a list of links to vocabulary quizzes that can either be used to quiz yourself to improve your own vocabulary or that can be used in the classroom to teach the English language.
The following sites all provide vocabulary quizzes of varying difficulty levels designed to meet the needs of anyone learning vocabulary.
This site provides quizzes that cover all different types of elements of the English language. The quizzes range in difficulty from easy to difficult. The quizzes cover topics including analogies, words that begin with certain letters, food, days of the week, and "guess the word". When accompanied with the use of flashcards also available on the site, these quizzes are a great tool to verify that students are learning the vocabulary that is being taught.
This site is a bit different from the last. On this site, you will find vocabulary tests that prepare middle school and high school level students for their state testing and/or for the SAT. Here you will find vocabulary tests for students grades six through eight and vocabulary tests that vary in difficulty for all high school aged students. The tests can aid in analyzing the knowledge of word definition and usage, synonyms, and antonyms in addition to many other elements of vocabulary.ESL Lab This article has links to free vocabulary quizzes. The quizzes are ideal for someone who may be learning English as second language. The links provide access to quizzes that test an individual’s knowledge on confusing words, common idiomatic expressions, common prepositional phrases, and common idioms that use parts of the body in the expression. These elements of vocabulary are often an important focus in teaching English as a second language because sometimes the way the English language is used is not in the literal sense. It is important for those learning the language to know this and understand the concept in order to function in daily life without feeling insulted, insulting someone else, or just being confused. Additional quizzes are available by link on the site covering such topics as people and their roles, quantifiers, missing words, word combinations using certain words, phrasal verbs, colloquial pairs, human sounds, and many more.
This site offers a number of vocabulary quizzes in different types and forms. There are root word lesson plans and quizzes to suggest ideas to teachers about how to teach the meaning or common root words in the English language. There is also another section that links to different types of puzzles, which help to teach and test vocabulary knowledge while still encouraging the student to have fun. Another section links to a list of 350 words listed in order from A to Z that help in vocabulary proficiency. These words are the most commonly used in the English language. Last, but certainly not least, there is a section with worksheets and exercises that will test a person on their knowledge of vocabulary in order to help prepare them for tests such as the SAT.
This site provides a real-time test. You simply scroll down to the bottom and click on the link that says self-scoring vocabulary tests and quizzes. From there, the site will ask you random questions which will test your over all knowledge of words and their meaning. There are additional links made available at the bottom of each question to try and help you should you become stuck while trying to distinguish the meaning of a word. Once you have chosen your answer from the multiple choice option at the end of each question, the site scores your test in real time and also compares your answer to the rest of the population who has taken the test so you can see where you stand.
This site provides SAT prep vocabulary tests. However, it also provides links to other types of tests such as quizzes that assess your knowledge on mathematics, U.S. History and Geography, just to name a few. There are other links as well on the page to take you to sites that help prepare for education state testing and other sites that provide additional testing for vocabulary. The tests directly on the site are all interactive and are scored in real time on the computer as you take them.