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Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page
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1. Which of the following sentences shows correct usage of a comma or commas?
A. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the English throne from James II.
B. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral.
C. Claire's plum pudding was mainly distinctive, for its absence of plums.
D. After a fire at their home, Carlie and her mother rented a house in Glendale, Arizona from November 14, 2007 to January
28, 2008.
2. As you're revising an essay, you write down several sentences to describe your intended readers. Why
should you do this?
A. To ensure that your essay will entertain the audience
B. To make sure you're writing what you know, not what you believe
C. To see if your essay is directed toward its intended audience
D. To ensure that you're instructing your audience adequately
3. A judicial decision handed down in court uses the _______ level of diction.
A. colloquial
B. popular
C. informal
D. formal
4. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence?
A. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.
B. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking–no, begging–for help.
C. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating oil has skyrocketed this year.
D. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma's rings; we later regretted it.
5. A student who regularly tracks mistakes in spelling, verb forms, and parallelism is probably
A. focusing on learning style.
B. keeping an error log.
C. using a flowchart.
D. analyzing the essays' organization.
6. Which of the following is a simple sentence?
A. I went to the airport, but I was too late to meet them.
B. Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and took a taxi to their hotel.
C. When I realized I was too late, I called David's cell phone and made arrangements to meet them in town.
D. I got to the airport late because the traffic was so terrible.
7. Which of the following is a compound sentence?
A. Because fraud is so common in some corporations, regulatory agencies are overworked.
B. Butterflies and hummingbirds feed on the nectar of flowering plants.
C. Because Viceroy butterflies migrate over very great distances, tracking them is a challenge to entomologists.
D. Corporate fraud is becoming more common in the United States, and the civil courts are being stretched to their limits.
8. Choosing a good reviewer for your writing means finding someone who
A. will concentrate on your ideas and how well you support them.
B. knows everything about writing and will find every mistake.
C. is a close friend and will give you a positive review.
D. concentrates on correcting your spelling and grammar errors.
9. Nathan argues that each paragraph in a narrative should support the author's thesis. Nan says that
paragraphs in a narrative should illuminate some part of the action. Which one is correct?
A. Only Nathan is correct.
B. Only Nan is correct.
C. Both Nathan and Nan are correct.
D. Neither Nathan nor Nan is correct.
10. Which of the following correctly uses a transitional word or phrase?
A. Kara has been happily trying lots of new activities lately. For example, she took up needlepoint on the advice of her
counselor.
B. The floodwaters receded. The bridge could be inspected.
C. Sadly, Mark broke his leg during the performance. The director regretted casting him in the part.
D. First impressions are so im
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11. Which of the following sentences contains a redundancy? A. Chris had trouble working up even mild enthusiasm for Mike's plan. B. Steve admired the partially completed stadium. C. Emily's sister gave birth to a pair of twins. D. At no time did Tony indicate a willingness to admit defeat. 12. Which of the following sentences contains a dependent clause? A. The red sports car that was parked under the tree belongs to Alan. B. Kicking and leaping, the three deer behaved like rambunctious rabbits. C. Jared eagerly climbed into the boxing ring; he was on his back and out for the count in less than ten seconds. D. Please clear the table and wash the dishes. 13. To compose strong, compelling sentences, avoid using A. clauses as modifiers. B. dependent clauses. C. short, simple sentences. D. forms of the verb to be. 14. Which of the following sentences contains one or more strong, active verbs? A. Conrad trembled with anxiety and anticipation as he pressed Denise's doorbell. B. The phone directory was hastily searched by Conrad. C. Having been away in London for two years, Conrad was happy to see Denise. D. It was believed by some that Conrad's father had been a war hero. 15. Which of the following is a good rule to follow when proofreading an essay? A. Ask your best friend to critique your essay. B. Read the essay aloud to hear where words are missing or awkward phrasings or grammatical errors occur. C. Use the computer's spell-check and grammar-check functions to be sure you catch any errors. D. Scan the essay twice, once for organization and once for surface errors. 16. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence? Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and walked toward the frozen pond. A. Subject, modifier, verb B. Subject, verb, modifier C. Modifier, subject, verb D. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb 17. A passive verb is the better choice if you wish to A. establish a formal tone. B. deemphasize the subject. C. emphasize the subject. D. establish a casual tone. 18. Which sentence should be edited to eliminate its cliché? A. Striding toward the barn in her red coverall and bucket hat, Gloria–tall and round–gave the impression of a charging silo. B. The family was immensely relieved when Great-Aunt Martha's condition progressed from "critical" to "it looks like she'll live another 10 years." C. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. D. The texture of the burlap was a cross between woven straw and a three-day beard. 19. In which sentence does the italicized word have a negative connotation? A. Jack, who is the most outspoken member of the group, led the opposition to the new rule. B. Although she had worked hard in high school, Ruth found the college courses challenging. End of exam C. Jenna's green eyes and dark eyelashes gave her an exotic look. D. Matthew was a scrawnykid, but he grew up strong. 20. In the process of revision, your main objective should be to A. demonstrate correct grammar. B. establish proper tone. C. clarify your ideas. D. explain your essay's purposes.

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