Cern Language Arts Spring 2012 Final Exam - Part 1

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  • 1. 

    Which part of speech describes how or when the action is taking place?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    An adverb is a part of speech that describes how or when the action is taking place. It provides more information about the verb in a sentence. Adverbs can answer questions such as "how?" or "when?" For example, in the sentence "She ran quickly," the adverb "quickly" describes how she ran. In this question, the correct answer is "Adverb" because it accurately describes the part of speech that fulfills this role.

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  • 2. 

    Which part of speech may use colors or numbers to describe a person, place or thing?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    Adjectives are the part of speech that may use colors or numbers to describe a person, place, or thing. Adjectives provide additional information about nouns, giving details such as size, shape, color, or quantity. Colors and numbers are often used as descriptive words to provide more specific details about the noun being described. Therefore, the correct answer is Adjective.

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  • 3. 

    Which part of speech answers the question, "What is happening?"

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The question "What is happening?" is asking for an action or activity, indicating that something is taking place. The part of speech that answers this question is a verb, as verbs are words that express actions or states of being. In this case, the verb would describe the action or activity that is currently occurring.

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  • 4. 

    Which part of speech describes the relationship between one noun and another?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    E. Preposition
    Explanation
    Prepositions are a part of speech that describes the relationship between one noun and another. They typically indicate location, direction, time, or manner. Examples of prepositions include "in," "on," "under," "before," and "after." These words help to clarify the relationship between different elements in a sentence and provide additional context.

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  • 5. 

    Which part of speech answers the question, "What is it?"

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The question "What is it?" is asking for the identification or description of something, which is typically done by using a noun. A noun is a part of speech that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, the answer to the question "What is it?" would be a noun because it is asking for the name or identity of the subject.

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  • 6. 

    Which part of speech usually ends in ly? 

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    Adverbs are a part of speech that typically end in "ly." They modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs by providing information about how, when, where, or to what extent an action is performed. Examples of adverbs ending in "ly" include quickly, slowly, beautifully, and happily. They add more detail and specificity to a sentence, enhancing the overall meaning and clarity.

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  • 7. 

    Which part of speech uses words such as above, below, under, on, beside, and over?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    E. Preposition
    Explanation
    Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. They often indicate location, direction, time, or manner. Words such as above, below, under, on, beside, and over are examples of prepositions. They are used to describe the position or location of something in relation to another object. Therefore, the correct answer is preposition.

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  • 8. 

    Which part of speech uses words such as quickly, angrily, sternly, joyfully, and hopefully?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    Adverbs are a part of speech that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They often answer questions such as how, when, where, or to what extent an action is performed. Words such as quickly, angrily, sternly, joyfully, and hopefully are all examples of adverbs because they modify verbs by describing how the action is performed.

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  • 9. 

    Which part of speech uses words such as run, sing, think, pray, and sit?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    Verbs are words that express actions, states, or occurrences. They are the part of speech that uses words such as run, sing, think, pray, and sit. Verbs are essential in constructing sentences and conveying meaning. They can be used to show physical actions, mental activities, or even emotions. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Verb."

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  • 10. 

    Which part of speech uses proper names such as Washington, Carl, Burger King, and Sears?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    Proper names such as Washington, Carl, Burger King, and Sears are examples of nouns. Nouns are words that represent people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns specifically refer to specific individuals, places, or organizations, and they are always capitalized. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 11. 

    Which part of speech uses words such as big, small, ugly, pretty, good, and bad?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    Adjectives are a part of speech that describe or modify nouns or pronouns. They provide additional information about the qualities, characteristics, or attributes of the noun or pronoun they are modifying. Words such as big, small, ugly, pretty, good, and bad are all examples of adjectives as they describe the size, appearance, or quality of the noun they are associated with.

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  • 12. 

    Which part of speech would be used to describe how a person sang a solo?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is adverb because an adverb describes how an action is performed. In this case, the adverb would describe how a person sang a solo, indicating the manner or style in which they sang.

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  • 13. 

    Bonus: Which part of speech would best help someone distinguish one student from among hundreds in a class.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    An adjective would best help someone distinguish one student from among hundreds in a class because it describes or gives more information about a noun. In this case, an adjective could be used to describe specific qualities or characteristics of a student, such as "smart," "tall," or "friendly," which would make it easier to differentiate them from other students.

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  • 14. 

    Bonus: Which part of speech would best help a TV announcer describe how a basketball player played last night?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    An adverb would best help a TV announcer describe how a basketball player played last night because it modifies a verb and provides more information about the action. Adverbs can describe how something is done, such as "quickly," "skillfully," or "aggressively," which would be useful in describing the player's performance on the court. They add detail and specificity to the verb, allowing the announcer to paint a clearer picture for the viewers.

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  • 15. 

    Bonus: Which part of speech would be used to describe when a person ate a sandwhich?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Adverb" because an adverb is a part of speech that modifies or describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb. In this case, it would be used to describe how a person ate a sandwich, such as quickly, slowly, or carefully.

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  • 16. 

    Check the boxes next to verbs that generally require helping verbs.

    • A.

      Teach

    • B.

      Teaching

    • C.

      Taught

    • D.

      Thinking

    • E.

      Thought

    • F.

      Spell

    • G.

      Spelling

    • H.

      Walked

    • I.

      Ran

    • J.

      Singing

    • K.

      Wishing

    • L.

      Stand

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Teaching
    D. Thinking
    G. Spelling
    J. Singing
    K. Wishing
    Explanation
    The verbs "teaching," "thinking," "spelling," "singing," and "wishing" generally require helping verbs in order to form different tenses or express different aspects. For example, "teaching" can be used with helping verbs like "is teaching" or "has been teaching" to indicate present continuous or present perfect continuous tenses respectively. Similarly, "thinking" can be used with helping verbs like "was thinking" or "had been thinking" to indicate past continuous or past perfect continuous tenses respectively. The same pattern applies to the other verbs mentioned in the answer.

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  • 17. 

    Almost every verb in the English language is a reggular verb. This is why learning English is so easy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The correct answer is false because not every verb in the English language is regular. There are many irregular verbs in English that do not follow the typical pattern of adding "-ed" to form the past tense. Therefore, learning English may not be as easy as suggested by the statement.

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  • 18. 

    One should never use irregular verbs in formal writing 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using irregular verbs in formal writing is not incorrect. Irregular verbs are a natural part of the English language and are commonly used in both formal and informal contexts. However, it is important to use them correctly and appropriately in order to maintain clarity and precision in writing.

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  • 19. 

    Please check the boxes next to the Regular Verbs.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Help

    • C.

      To Walk

    • D.

      To Sit

    • E.

      To Stand

    • F.

      To Cook

    • G.

      To Bake

    • H.

      To Live

    • I.

      To Give

    • J.

      To Listen

    • K.

      To Think

    • L.

      To Turn

    • M.

      To Hit

    • N.

      To Love

    • O.

      To Care

    • P.

      To Share

    • Q.

      To Pray

    • R.

      To Slap

    • S.

      To Help

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Help
    C. To Walk
    F. To Cook
    G. To Bake
    H. To Live
    J. To Listen
    L. To Turn
    N. To Love
    O. To Care
    P. To Share
    Q. To Pray
    R. To Slap
    S. To Help
  • 20. 

    Please check the boxes next to the Irregular Verbs.

    • A.

      To Be

    • B.

      To Have

    • C.

      To Want

    • D.

      To Sleep

    • E.

      To Run

    • F.

      To Kill

    • G.

      To Repeat

    • H.

      To Offer

    • I.

      To Hate

    • J.

      To Make

    • K.

      To Take

    • L.

      To Rake

    • M.

      To Feel

    • N.

      To Fill

    • O.

      To Bring

    • P.

      To Blow

    • Q.

      To Capture

    • R.

      To Do

    • S.

      To Fish

    • T.

      To Go

    • U.

      To Write

    • V.

      To Buy

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. To Be
    B. To Have
    D. To Sleep
    E. To Run
    J. To Make
    K. To Take
    M. To Feel
    O. To Bring
    P. To Blow
    R. To Do
    T. To Go
    U. To Write
    V. To Buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the verbs "To Be," "To Have," "To Sleep," "To Run," "To Make," "To Take," "To Feel," "To Bring," "To Blow," "To Do," "To Go," "To Write," and "To Buy." These verbs are irregular because their past tense forms do not follow the regular pattern of adding "-ed" to the base form. Instead, they have unique past tense forms such as "was" for "To Be," "had" for "To Have," "slept" for "To Sleep," and so on.

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  • 21. 

    Combine the two sentences below to make one sentence using a compound predicate. (sentences most be proper and grammatically correct) Jill walked to the closet. Jill quickly grabbed the most colorful dress she found.

  • 22. 

    Combine the two sentences below to make on sentence using a compound predicate. (sentences most be proper and grammatically correct) Juan ate the food too quickly. Jaun spilled food all over his clothing.

  • 23. 

    Combine the two sentences below to make on sentence using an ing modifier. (sentences most be proper and grammatically correct) Shorty ran into the room angrily. Shorty screamed at everyone who had lied about him.

  • 24. 

    Combine the two sentences below to make on sentence using an ing modifier. (sentences most be proper and grammatically correct) The dog bit the intruders. The dog guarded the house as if his life depended on it. 

  • 25. 

    Which words are not Prepositions.

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Under

    • D.

      Near

    • E.

      Red

    • F.

      Many

    • G.

      Inside

    • H.

      Outside

    • I.

      On

    • J.

      Few

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Large
    B. Small
    E. Red
    F. Many
    J. Few
    Explanation
    The words "large," "small," "red," "many," and "few" are not prepositions. Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence. In this list, "under," "near," "inside," "outside," and "on" are prepositions because they indicate location or position. However, "large," "small," "red," "many," and "few" are adjectives or determiners that describe or quantify nouns.

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