English Vocabulary Exercises - War, Violence & Conflict - Exercise 4-2

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The woman burnt all her husband's clothes and personal things as _______________ for his having an affair with his secretary.
2. Many of the _______________ in the battle appear to have been accidentally shot by their fellow soldiers.
3. Napoleon's _______________ at Waterloo was a major turning point in the history of Europe.
4. Of all colours, grey lenses in sunglasses best _______________ the eyes against the sun's rays.
5. Trajan's Column was erected in Rome to honour his victories over his _______________.
6. She _______________ her little boy on the bottom and told him to behave.
7. The _______________ rule of Josef Stalin strengthened Russian dominance of the U.S.S.R. at a cost of tens of millions of lives.
8. During a 24-hour period in 1984, over 25,000 soldiers were killed in a _______________ between Iran and Iraq.
9. Our pet bird _______________ from its cage, and we almost lost it.
10. Many Americans believe they have to _______________ themselves to protect against violent criminals in their communities.
11. The injured horse was in _______________, so the farmer shot it.
12. Actress Marilyn Monroe committed _______________ by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
13. The baseball team celebrated their _______________ with beer and pizza at a local restaurant.