Basic Grammar

1.

Everyone in the bank-including the manager and the tellers, ran to the door when the fire alarm rang.

  • A. tellers, ran
  • B. tellers:ran
  • C. tellers, had run
  • D. tellers-ran
  • E. tellers' ran

2.

To no ones surprise, Joe didn't have his homework ready.

  • A. no ones surprise
  • B. noones surprise
  • C. no-ones surprise
  • D. no ones' surprise
  • E. no one's surprise

3.

If he would have read The White Birds, he might have liked William Butler Yeats's poetry.

  • A. would have read
  • B. could have read
  • C. would of read
  • D. could of read
  • E. had read

4.

After the hurricane, uprooted trees were laying all over the ground.

  • A. were laying
  • B. lying
  • C. were lying
  • D. were laid
  • E. was laid

5.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), the great Transcendentalist philosopher, wrote in his essay Self-Reliance of the need for an individual to develop his capacities.

  • A. essay SelfReliance
  • B. essay, Self-Reliance
  • C. essay: Self-Reliance
  • D. essay, Self-Reliance
  • E. essay; Self-Reliance

6.

The recently built children's amusement park has been called a boon to the community by its supporters and an eyesore by its harshest critics.

  • A. and an eyesore by its harshest
  • B. and, an eyesore, by its harshest
  • C. and, an eyesore; by its harshest
  • D. and-an eyesore- by its' harshest
  • E. and-an eyesore- by its' harshest

7.

I always have trouble remembering the meaning of these two common verbs, affect (to change or to influence) and effect (to cause or to accomplish ) .

  • A. to accomplish ).
  • B. to accomplish ).
  • C. to accomplish).
  • D. To accomplish.
  • E. ( to accomplish. )

8.

My class just finished reading- The Fall of the House of Usher , a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.

  • A. reading- The Fall of the House of Usher,
  • B. reading, The Fall of the House of Usher,
  • C. reading The Fall of the House of Usher,
  • D. reading, The Fall of the house of Usher,
  • E. reading: The Fall of the House of Usher-

9.

After it was repaired it ran perfect again.

  • A. ran perfect
  • B. ran perfectly
  • C. could run perfect
  • D. could of run perfect
  • E. would run perfectly

10.

"Are there two e's in beetle," asked Margo?

  • A. there two e's in beetle," asked Margo?
  • B. their two e's in beetle?" asked Margo.
  • C. there two e's in beetle," asked Margo?
  • D. there two e's in beetle?" asked Margo.
  • E. there two e's in beetle, asked Margo?

11.

The circus audience received a well-deserved round of applause for the perfectly timed acrobatic stunt.

  • A. audience received a well-deserved
  • B. audience gave a well deserved
  • C. audience did receive a well deserved
  • D. audience gave a well-deserved
  • E. audience did get a well-deserved

12.

Looking directly at me, my Mother said, These are your options: the choice is yours.

  • A. Mother said, These are your options: the choice is
  • B. Mother said- these are your options, the choice is
  • C. Mother had said, These are your options; the choice is
  • D. Mother had said, These are your options; the choice is
  • E. Mother said, These are your options; the choice is

13.

Porcupine is from Latin porcus, pig, and spina, spine.

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.
  • E.

14.

Seeing the dolphins, some sharks, a killer whale, and a Moray eel made the visit to the marine park worthwhile.

  • A. a killer whale, and a Moray eel made the visit
  • B. a killer whale, and a moray eel made the visit
  • C. a killer whale and a moray eel makes the visit
  • D. a killer whale and a Moray eel makes the visit
  • E. a killer whale and a moray eel made the visit

15.

Still, the fact that a planet exists outside our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist, and in them, perhaps, a planet that does support life.

  • A. that a planet exists outside our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist, and
  • B. that a Planet exists out side our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist and
  • C. could be that a planet exists outside our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist, and
  • D. that a planet exist outside our solar systems encourage hope that other solar systems exist, and
  • E. that a planet does exists out side our solar system encourages hope that other solar systems exist, and

16.

Mail-order shopping can be convenient and timesaving with appropriate precautions, it is safe as well.

  • A. can be convenient and timesaving
  • B. can be convenient and timesaving;
  • C. should be convenient and time saving;
  • D. could be convenient and time saving;
  • E. can be convenient and time-saving;

17.

Among the many fields of science, no matter what turns you on, there are several fields of study.

  • A. science, no matter what turns you on,
  • B. Science, no matter what turns you on,
  • C. Science, no matter which you chose,
  • D. Science, no matter which of these you chose-
  • E. science, no matter which you choose,

18.

The fact that boxing is known to cause head injuries and brain damage should lead us to inform the public and push for a ban on boxing.

  • A. should lead us to inform
  • B. could lead us to inform
  • C. should of led us to inform
  • D. will lead us to inform
  • E. should have led us to inform,

19.

The first part of the test was on chemistry, the second on mathematics, and the third on english.

  • A. on mathematics, and the third on english.
  • B. on mathematics; and the third on English.
  • C. on Mathematics; and the third on English.
  • D. on mathematics, and the third on English.
  • E. on mathematics: and the third on English.

20.

The Diary of Anne Frank showed a young girl's courage during two years of hiding.

  • A. showed a young girl's courage
  • B. shows a young girl's courage
  • C. did show a young girls courage
  • D. has shown a young girl's courage
  • E. showed a young girl's courage

21.

In August my parents will be married for twenty-five years.

  • A. will be married for twenty-five years.
  • B. shall have been married for twenty-five years.
  • C. will have been married for twenty-five years.
  • D. will be married for twenty five years.
  • E. will have married for twenty-five years.