Use the context to help you determine the meaning of each highlighted word.
1.I believe that if you lower taxes so that people can keep more of the money they earn, it will be an incentive for them to work harder.
What is the meaning of “incentive”? __________.
a reason to do something
b. a small amount of money
c. a tax
d. a good job
2. Most of America's Founding Fathers did not believe in women's suffrage. Only men could vote in the United states until 1920.
What is “suffrage” ?
something that causes physical pain
b. an early flag
c. skirts that did not cover ankles
d. the right to vote
3. Some people are sure that the new health care law will mean better care for everyone. Others argue that the law will mean less care and longer waiting lines for those who need to see doctors. It's a controversy that will not go away soon.
A controversy is something that people _______.
have strong disagreements over
b. blow their noses into
c. need to pay for a visit to a doctor
d. eat with sweet candy
4. Removing seeds from cotton plants was a slow job until Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.
What is a cotton gin?
b. a book
c. a machine
d. a cloth
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