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English Multiple Choice Questions

Directions: In each of the following sentences, the verbs are correctly underlined.

Hundreds of people were already lined up to buy concert tickets when we arrived.

True
False

2.
Directions: In each of the following sentences, the verbs are correctly underlined.

Samantha and Michael planned ahead and followed a budget but still borrowed money for their wedding.
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True
False

3.
Directions: In each of the following sentences, the verbs are correctly underlined.

I must have eaten at least twenty pieces of sushi at the all-you-can-eat buffet.

True
False

4.
Directions: In each of the following sentences, the verbs are correctly underlined.

As far as I know, my children have always been honest with me.

True
False

5.
Directions: In each of the following sentences, the verbs are correctly underlined.

Jordan told me to turn left at the strip mall and then take a right by the self-storage center.

True
False

6.
The _____ uses pronouns such as I, me, mine, we, our, and us.

First-person approach
Second-person approach
Third-person approach
All of these

7.
The _____ allows writers to speak directly to their readers.

First-person approach
Second-person approach
Third-person approach
All of these

8.
The _____ uses the pronoun you.

First-person approach
Second-person approach
Third-person approach
All of these

9.
The _____ allows writers draw on information that they have gotten through observation, thinking, and reading.

First-person approach
Second-person approach
Third-person approach
All of these

10.
The _____ uses pronouns such as their, them, and they.

First-person approach
Second-person approach
Third-person approach
All of these

11.
If you back up your point with specific evidence, your writing will _____.

Have unity
Have support
Have coherence
Demonstrate sentence skills

12.
If you organize and connect specific evidence, your writing will _____.

Have unity
Have support
Have coherence
Demonstrate sentence skills

13.
If you write clear, error-free sentences, your writing will _____.
Have unity
Have support
Have coherence
Demonstrate effective sentence skills

14.
The word “cohere” means to _____.

Take apart
Stick together
Look at
Cut up

15.
Poor grammar and sentence skills can _____.

Lessen a writer’s credibility
Be distracting
Change the meaning of a sentence
All of these

16.
Directions: The items that follow lack basic punctuation. There is no period to mark the end of one sentence and no capital letter to mark the start of the next. Rewrite each item, inserting periods and, when appropriate, changing small letters to capital letters.

Do you know what history is here is one answer it is everything humans have done and thought here is a more specific answer history is the story of events it is the story of nations and persons how people began writing is part of history so is the Hundred Years’ War so is the first airplane flight so is last year’s election.

Do you know what history is? Here is one answer. It is everything humans have done and thought. Here is a more specific answer. History is the story of events. It is the story of nations and persons. How people began writing is part of history. So is the Hundred Years’ War. So is the first airplane flight. So is last year’s election.

17.
Directions: The items that follow lack basic punctuation. There is no period to mark the end of one sentence and no capital letter to mark the start of the next. Rewrite each item, inserting periods and, when appropriate, changing small letters to capital letters.

How do we know about the past there are many sources some are oral some are visual or written we can learn of the past from one person’s memory we can learn from stories handed down through generations we can see the past in a piece of Stone Age flint we see it in old paintings and photos we read about the past in old records they may be ships’ logs or church records they may be diaries of pioneers they may be journals of presidents each fact and story is interesting each is important each is part of history.

How do we know about the past? There are many sources. Some are oral. Some are visual or written. We can learn of the past from one person’s memory. We can learn from stories handed down through generations. We can see the past in a piece of Stone Age flint. We see it in old paintings and photos. We read about the past in old records. They may be ships’ logs or church records. They may be diaries of pioneers. They may be journals of presidents. Each fact and story is Interesting. Each is important. Each is part of history.

18.
Directions: The items that follow lack basic punctuation. There is no period to mark the end of one sentence and no capital letter to mark the start of the next. Rewrite each item, inserting periods and, when appropriate, changing small letters to capital letters.

This is the job of historians they try to come up with an accurate story they look carefully at what they find then they put the past together again historians search for causes and even.
This is the job of historians. They try to come up with an accurate story. They look carefully at what they find. Then they put the past together again. Historians search for causes of events.
19.
Directions: Identify the fragment in each selection. If the selection contains no fragment, select “Correct.”

Identify the complete sentence.
Candace had been speeding, she refused to believe that she caused the accident.
Even though Candace had been speeding, she refused to believe that she caused the accident.
Candace had been speeding and she refused to believe that she caused the accident.
20. Some of the word groups in the following paragraph are complete sentences and some are fragments. Rewrite the paragraph, correcting all the fragments. You will find five fragments.
Your body works 24 hours a day. Whether you realize it or not. It’s always building and repairing. Feeding and cleansing. Its goal is to be ready. To respond to your every movement, breath, and thought. The quality of your life depends on how well your body works. And how much energy it gets. Energy comes from the food you eat. Food contains nutrients that your body needs for growth and energy. Including minerals, water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins.
Your body works 24 hours a day, whether you realize it or not. It’s always building and repairing, feeding and cleansing. Its goal is to be ready to respond to your every movement, breath, and thought. The quality of your life depends on how well your body works and how much energy it gets. Energy comes from the food you eat. Food contains nutrients that your body needs for growth and energy, including minerals, water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins.