Friday, March 13, 2020

What the Heck Was Going on in That School?

Read the following passage:

With all the bombilation of the students yelling, alarms ringing, and teachers crying, I could not hear the intercom tell us what we were supposed to be doing.

As used in the above passage, what does bombilation mean?

a. an explosion
b. large crowds
c. mass chaos
d. loud noises

Scroll down for the answer.


a. is incorrect. It is a good strategy to look at the word and see "bomb" since many times words have similar meanings to others with the same word parts.
b. is incorrect. While there is likely a large crowd in the area, it does not fit in the sentence where bombilation is.
c. is incorrect. This does seem to fit, but the next answer choice matches better because of the context clue of "I could not hear" later int he sentence. This is the best wrong answer.
d. is correct. Bombilation does mean loud noises.


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