Accuplacer Basic Grammar Quiz

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Basic Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 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 “Self–Reliance”

    • B. 

      Essay, “Self-Reliance”

    • C. 

      Essay: Self-Reliance

    • D. 

      Essay, Self-Reliance

    • E. 

      Essay; “Self-Reliance”

  • 6. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 

      Porcus, “pig,” and spina, “spine.”

    • B. 

      Porcus-pig and spina, “spine.”

    • C. 

      Porcus-pig, and Spina, “spine.”

    • D. 

      Porcus-Pig-,Spina-spine.

    • E. 

      Porcus, “pig,” and spina “spine”.

  • 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. 
    • 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