The Mystery of the Shattered Ice Exercises, Vocabulary Questions 2

An Intermediate Level Lesson to Practice Winter Vocabulary

This lesson is for intermediate students (see our chart of English levels). It practices reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, essay writing, sentence structure, and role play.

Follow these steps:

  1. Before reading: go over the story's glossary. It contains winter words and other more advanced words.
  2. Reading: read the story. It has 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
  3. After reading: do the exercises. The exercises section has several parts:
    vocabulary questions 1 (winter words)
    - vocabulary questions 2 (non-winter words) (this page)
    grammar questions
    comprehension and essay writing
    sentence jumbles and role play
  4. Answers: check your answers using the answer key.

After Reading: Exercises

Vocabulary Questions

Non-Winter Words (answer at least 5 questions correctly):

A) What does “cruiser” mean?

  1. A car that is close to the ground
  2. A bicycle with big tires and a bright paint job
  3. A person who drives slowly
  4. A police car

B) What does “bandits” mean?

  1. Murderers who usually attack people in their sleep
  2. Con artists who prey on old people
  3. Thieves who usually steal from people travelling
  4. Mayors who attack their own towns

C) What does “cracks” mean?

  1. Breaks
  2. Falls down
  3. Makes a sudden noise
  4. Yawns loudly

D) What does “diner” mean?

  1. A restaurant that typically serves inexpensive food, like burgers and french fries
  2. The last meal of the day
  3. A very expensive and fancy restaurant
  4. A large feast to celebrate winter

E) What does “officer” mean?

  1. Slang for “friend”
  2. A rude word for someone you don’t like
  3. A person who works as a member of the police
  4. A person who visits restaurants a lot

F) What does “nibbling” mean?

  1. Eating quickly
  2. Taking very small bites
  3. Looking at, but not eating
  4. Biting slowly

G) What does “sets down” mean?

  1. To step off of something
  2. To walk away from something
  3. To place on something
  4. To threaten with something

H) What does “sledgehammers” mean?

  1. Very large hammers used to break things
  2. Tools for removing nails from wooden boards
  3. Axes used to help people climb ice
  4. Hammers used to hang pictures

I) What does “treasurer” mean?

  1. A person who draws treasure maps
  2. A person who knows the town’s history
  3. A person who organizes festivals
  4. A person who is charge of the money for an organization

Click here to go to the grammar exercises.