Compound Subject And Predicate Assessment - Brooks

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Compound Subject And Predicate Assessment - Brooks - Quiz

Compound subjects are made up of two or more simple subjects. Over the past week, we were able to understand what a predicate assessment is and how to identify both a subject and predicate within a sentence. The quiz below is specifically designed to help you answer it all. Give it a shot and see just how much you understood.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify the sentence that contains a compound predicate.  

    • A.

      Carpenters and construction workers arrive early to the work site.

    • B.

      It takes many people to complete a building project.

    • C.

      The project coordinator is the executive officer of the company.

    • D.

      An architect designs the building and prepares the blueprints.

    Correct Answer
    D. An architect designs the building and prepares the blueprints.
    Explanation
    The sentence "An architect designs the building and prepares the blueprints" contains a compound predicate because it includes two actions (designs and prepares) that are both performed by the subject (architect).

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  • 2. 

    Identify the sentence that has a compound subject.

    • A.

      A cape and a cloak are the same type of clothing.

    • B.

      A mantle is a wooden or stone structure around a fireplace.

    • C.

      The cloak hung neear the mantle.

    • D.

      The mantle was the perfect place to display the clock.

    Correct Answer
    A. A cape and a cloak are the same type of clothing.
    Explanation
    The sentence "A cape and a cloak are the same type of clothing" has a compound subject because it includes two subjects, "cape" and "cloak," joined by the conjunction "and."

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence contains a compound predicate?

    • A.

      Both teachers and students enjoy the sunshine in the open area outside the cafeteria.

    • B.

      Six students sat down at an outside table and ate their lunches.

    • C.

      Squirrels sometimes look under the tables for leftover bits of students' lunches.

    • D.

      At the end of the lunch period, the students and teachers cleaned up the area.

    Correct Answer
    B. Six students sat down at an outside table and ate their lunches.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Six students sat down at an outside table and ate their lunches" contains a compound predicate because it has two actions that the subject (six students) is performing: sitting down and eating their lunches.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence contains a compound subject?

    • A.

      Howling wind and drenching rain rattled the loose windows on the old cabin.

    • B.

      The rain beat down on the broken roof and leaked in through the cracks in the door.

    • C.

      The wind howled around the corners of the dwelling.

    • D.

      The storm swept past the cabin and was suddenly gone.

    Correct Answer
    A. Howling wind and drenching rain rattled the loose windows on the old cabin.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Howling wind and drenching rain rattled the loose windows on the old cabin" contains a compound subject because it includes two nouns, "wind" and "rain," joined by the coordinating conjunction "and."

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence contains a compound predicate?

    • A.

      A hare and a tortoise are fascinating animals to compare.

    • B.

      A tortoise walks very slowly to its food, and it chews it just as slowly.

    • C.

      A hare, a type of rabbit, can run very quickly and can pop into its burrow just as fast.

    • D.

      No one knows if a hare and a tortoise ever really had a race.

    Correct Answer
    C. A hare, a type of rabbit, can run very quickly and can pop into its burrow just as fast.
    Explanation
    The sentence "A hare, a type of rabbit, can run very quickly and can pop into its burrow just as fast" contains a compound predicate because it has two verbs, "run" and "pop," that both describe the actions of the hare.

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence contains a compound subject?

    • A.

      A king cobra and a mongoose do not make a good combination.

    • B.

      King cobras love to make nests in piles of dried leaves.

    • C.

      Mongooses enjoy sneaking up on a cobra nest and stealing the eggs.

    • D.

      Cobras will strike at a mongoose, but a mongoose can move quickly out of the way.

    Correct Answer
    A. A king cobra and a mongoose do not make a good combination.
    Explanation
    The sentence "A king cobra and a mongoose do not make a good combination." contains a compound subject because it includes two subjects, "a king cobra" and "a mongoose", joined by the conjunction "and".

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  • 7. 

    Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance. She attended choir practice at the Hudson River Music Academy. Which  best combines the sentences above using a compound predicate?

    • A.

      Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance and at the Hudson River Music Academy.

    • B.

      Charleze studied at the Algonquin School and the Hudson River Music Academy for choir practice and interpretive dance.

    • C.

      Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance and attended choir practice at the Hudson River Music Academy.

    • D.

      Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance, but she also attended choir practice at the Hudson River Music Academy.

    Correct Answer
    C. Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance and attended choir practice at the Hudson River Music Academy.
    Explanation
    The correct answer combines the information from both sentences by stating that Charleze studied at the Algonquin School for Interpretive Dance and attended choir practice at the Hudson River Music Academy. This choice accurately represents the actions that Charleze performed at both institutions.

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence contains a compound subject?

    • A.

      Living inside the old barn were a large brown horse and a short white cow.

    • B.

      Only two dozen children rode the bus that day, but it was still very noisy.

    • C.

      The green cicada is an insenct found in yards and parks all over town.

    • D.

      A small lizard slithered his way under the rock and out of sight.

    Correct Answer
    A. Living inside the old barn were a large brown horse and a short white cow.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Living inside the old barn were a large brown horse and a short white cow" contains a compound subject because it includes two subjects, "a large brown horse" and "a short white cow," joined by the coordinating conjunction "and."

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence contains a compound predicate?

    • A.

      A circling hawk is a threat to a ground squirrel.

    • B.

      Our baggage was lost in the huge airport terminal.

    • C.

      Throughout time, the skies have fascinated people.

    • D.

      The spider makes a wheel-like web and catches its prey.

    Correct Answer
    D. The spider makes a wheel-like web and catches its prey.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The spider makes a wheel-like web and catches its prey" contains a compound predicate. In this sentence, the subject "the spider" is performing two actions, "makes a wheel-like web" and "catches its prey," which are connected by the coordinating conjunction "and." This combination of two actions performed by the same subject forms a compound predicate.

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