English Composition Trivia Test! Quiz

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English Composition Trivia Test! Quiz

Do you think you have a good understanding of the English language and think you can successfully write grammatically correct sentences? Below is a composition trivia test that is designed to help test out how skilled you are. Check out each question and get to see how high you score. All the best, and keep practicing!


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  • 1. 
    There were to/too/two many books to/too/two read and not enough time to read them.
    • A. 

      To, too

    • B. 

      Too, to

    • C. 

      Two, too

    • D. 

      To, two

    • E. 

      Two, to

  • 2. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? The seriousness of punishment should match the seriousness of the crime. Right now, the punishment for drunk driving may simply be fine. But drunk driving is a very serious crime that can kill innocent people. So the death penalty should be the punishment for drunk driving.
    • A. 

      It makes drunk driving more serious than it is.

    • B. 

      It assumes the innocence of humanity.

    • C. 

      It makes the death penalty seem like the only proper punishment.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 3. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? President Jones raised taxes, and then the rate of violent crime went up. Jones is responsible for the rise in crime.
    • A. 

      Should be "rised taxes"

    • B. 

      Unsupported connection between the raising of taxes and the crime rate.

    • C. 

      Comma should come after Jones.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 4. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? Animal experimentation reduces our respect for life. If we don't respect life, we are likely to be more and more tolerant of violent acts like war and murder. Soon our society will become a battlefield in which everyone constantly fears for their lives. It will be the end of civilization. To prevent this terrible consequence, we should make animal experimentation illegal right now.
    • A. 

      Animal experimentation does not actually lead to war or murder.

    • B. 

      "To prevent this terrible consequence" should come after "right now."

    • C. 

      Civilization should be capitalized.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 5. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? Guns are like hammers--they're both tools with metal parts that could be used to kill someone. And yet, it would be ridiculous to restrict the purchase of hammers--so restrictions on purchasing guns are equally ridiculous.
    • A. 

      There should not be a comma after yet.

    • B. 

      The similarities between guns and hammers do not have anything to do with the main concern of gun safety.

    • C. 

      Ridiculous is not used properly.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 6. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? We should abolish the death penalty. Many respected people, such as actor Guy Handsome, have publicly stated their opposition to it.
    • A. 

      Actor should be capitalized.

    • B. 

      "Abolish" is not used properly.

    • C. 

      Mr. Handsome's opinion does not necessarily make something true.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 7. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? Jerusalem is representing the neighborhood in which the Disciples and Apostles lived.
    • A. 

      "is representing" should be represents.

    • B. 

      Neighborhood should be capitalized.

    • C. 

      A comma should come after Jerusalem.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 8. 
    What's wrong with this sentence? The movement of the Holy Spirit is not a force that can be controlled and that is something hard to promote.
    • A. 

      "the holy Spirit is not a force" is awkward.

    • B. 

      "is not a force that can be controlled" is awkward.

    • C. 

      "and that is something hard to promote." is awkward.

    • D. 

      Nothing.