1st Six Weeks Cumulative English Test

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A quick review of key concepts for the test scheduled at the end of the six weeks' grading period.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A ___ shows action or a state of being. 

    • A.

      A. adjective

    • B.

      B. adverb

    • C.

      C. pronoun

    • D.

      D. verb

    Correct Answer
    D. D. verb
    Explanation
    A verb is a word that shows action or a state of being. It is the part of speech that describes what someone or something is doing or the condition they are in. Verbs can be used to express actions (such as run, jump, eat) or states of being (such as is, am, were). They are essential in constructing sentences and conveying meaning.

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  • 2. 

    A(n) ____ is a modifier for nouns and pronouns. 

    • A.

      A. adjective

    • B.

      B. adverb

    • C.

      C. noun

    • D.

      D. preposition

    Correct Answer
    A. A. adjective
    Explanation
    They answer the questions which one, how many, what kind, and how much?

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  • 3. 

    A(n) _____ is an outburst of emotion. 

    • A.

      A. adverb

    • B.

      B. conjunction

    • C.

      C. interjection

    • D.

      D. pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. C. interjection
    Explanation
    These are great fun when talking or texting, but we don't use them in business writing.

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  • 4. 

    A ___ is a person, place, thing, or idea. 

    • A.

      A. conjunction

    • B.

      B. interjection

    • C.

      C. noun

    • D.

      D. pronoun

    Correct Answer
    C. C. noun
    Explanation
    This is a basic one, babies!

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  • 5. 

    A ___ joins words, clauses, and phrases in a sentence. 

    • A.

      A. adverb

    • B.

      B. conjunction

    • C.

      C. interjection

    • D.

      D. verb

    Correct Answer
    B. B. conjunction
    Explanation
    Coordinating conjunctions such as for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so are used in compound sentences.

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  • 6. 

    A(n) ____ is a modifier of adjectives and verbs. 

    • A.

      A. adjective

    • B.

      B. adverb

    • C.

      C. conjunction

    • D.

      D. noun

    Correct Answer
    B. B. adverb
    Explanation
    The questions they answer are how, when, where, to what extent or degree, and why?
    They also modify other adverbs, but you wouldn't expect me to say that on a test, would you? :-)

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  • 7. 

    Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. My son drank some Tropicana Berry Punch with dinner. 

    • A.

      A. adjective

    • B.

      B. conjunction

    • C.

      C. noun

    • D.

      D. verb

    Correct Answer
    D. D. verb
    Explanation
    The underlined word "drank" is a verb. It is the past tense form of the verb "drink," which means to consume a liquid. In this sentence, "drank" indicates an action that the subject, "My son," performed.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. Mama gave the money to me

    • A.

      A. adverb

    • B.

      B. noun

    • C.

      C. preposition

    • D.

      D. pronoun

    Correct Answer
    D. D. pronoun
    Explanation
    Me is functioning as the object of the preposition to. Remember that, darlings!

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  • 9. 

    Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. We listened to some old U2 albums last night. 

    • A.

      A. adjective

    • B.

      B. conjunction

    • C.

      C. noun

    • D.

      D. preposition

    Correct Answer
    A. A. adjective
    Explanation
    Any vintage U2 album is a good one!
    This is an adjective because it answers the question "which one?"

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  • 10. 

    Identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the following sentence. The mountains are a lovely vacation destination for our family each year. 

    • A.

      A. conjunction

    • B.

      B. interjection

    • C.

      C. noun

    • D.

      D. preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. C. noun
    Explanation
    It's a plural noun, darlings.

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  • 11. 

    What is true about non-count nouns? 

    • A.

      A. They are the same as count nouns.

    • B.

      B. They cannot be made plural.

    • C.

      C. You can add a number in front of them.

    • D.

      D. How am I supposed to know this?

    Correct Answer
    B. B. They cannot be made plural.
    Explanation
    Source: ChompChomp.com

    Nouns name people, places, and things. Many nouns have both a singular and plural form: a surfer/surfers, a restaurant/restaurants, a pickle/pickles. Some nouns, however, have only a singular form; you cannot add a number to the front or an s to the end of these words. This group of nouns is called noncount.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is the non-count noun? 

    • A.

      A. painting

    • B.

      B. thunder

    Correct Answer
    B. B. thunder
    Explanation
    Thunder is a non-count noun because it refers to a natural phenomenon that cannot be counted or quantified. It is an uncountable noun because it does not have a plural form and cannot be used with a number or an indefinite article.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is a non-count noun? 

    • A.

      A. astronomy

    • B.

      B. star

    Correct Answer
    A. A. astronomy
    Explanation
    Astronomy is a non-count noun because it refers to a field of study or a concept rather than a specific, countable object. It cannot be pluralized or quantified with numbers. In contrast, "star" is a count noun because it refers to a specific object that can be counted and pluralized.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is a non-count noun? 

    • A.

      A. Mrs. Johnson

    • B.

      B. teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Mrs. Johnson
    Explanation
    Don't you forget it, baby! I am the one and only original, oft-imitated, never duplicated FABULOUS Mrs. Johnson. :-)

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  • 15. 

    What sentence structure has one independent clause? 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    C. C. simple
    Explanation
    A simple sentence structure consists of only one independent clause, which means it has a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a complete sentence. This means that option C, simple, is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Which sentence structure has two independent clauses, a coordinating conjunction, and a comma? 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    B. B. compound
    Explanation
    This is the basic definition.

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  • 17. 

    Which sentence structure has one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses? 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    A. A. complex
    Explanation
    A complex sentence structure consists of one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. In this structure, the independent clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, while the dependent clauses rely on the independent clause for meaning and cannot stand alone. Therefore, option A is the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Identify the sentence structure. Cats hunt birds in my front yard. 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    C. C. simple
    Explanation
    Mr. Whiskers had better not drag any more "treats" to the front porch, however! Yuck!

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  • 19. 

    Identify the sentence structure. Mr. Whiskers and Miss Mittens must hunt for sport because I feed them regular meals each day. 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    A. A. complex
    Explanation
    This is a complex sentence because it has a dependent clause "because I feed them regular meals each day" which wouldn't make sense by itself. The independent clause "Mr. Whiskers and Miss Mittens must hunt for sport" does make sense by itself.

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  • 20. 

    Identify the sentence strucuture. A fierce Chihuahua named Monster chased Mr. Whiskers from the yard, and I saw Mr. Whiskers run up the neighbor's tree. 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    B. B. compound
    Explanation
    You have two independent clauses which make sense by themselves joined with a coordinating conjunction and comma to make up a compound sentence.

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  • 21. 

    A dependent clause has a subject and verb and makes sense on its own. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This is the definition of an independent clause.

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  • 22. 

    A preposition can have a verb or adjective as its object. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A preposition must have a noun or pronoun as the object.

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  • 23. 

    A song's title and a novel's title are punctuated the same way—with quotation marks and underlining. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A song's title is punctuated with quotation marks.
    A novel title is punctuated with underlining or italics.

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  • 24. 

    A prepositional phrase has at least two words in it. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    You have to have two words at a mininum to form a prepositional phrase.

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  • 25. 

    Identify the sentence structure of the following sentence. Use the version attribute to define the HTML standard version that you followed when composing the document (Musciano and Kennedy 46). 

    • A.

      A. complex

    • B.

      B. compound

    • C.

      C. simple

    Correct Answer
    A. A. complex
    Explanation
    This little gem has two dependent clauses joined with our lovely little independent clause.

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