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Excavated vs. exhausted



 
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Excavated vs. exhausted #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 31, 2006 0:38 am   Excavated vs. exhausted
 

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ESL/EFL Test #28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", question 9

At the end of the race the tortoise, ......... by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line.

(a) destroyed
(b) excavated
(c) exhausted
(d) evacuated

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", answer 9

At the end of the race the tortoise, exhausted by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line.

Correct answer: (c) exhausted

Your answer was: incorrect
At the end of the race the tortoise, evacuated by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line.
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Excavated vs. exhausted #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 31, 2006 15:03 pm   Excavated vs. exhausted
 

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At the end of the race the tortoise, ......... by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line.

(a) destroyed -- damaged completely
(b) excavated -- dug up; uncovered from under the earth
(c) exhausted -- very tired
(d) evacuated -- emptied; moved from a dangerous location
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