Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers Quiz

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Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Spending way too much money on his old car, Fred's salary just wasn't enough.

    • B. 

      Spending way too much money on his old car, Fred soon found he'd used up his salary.

  • 2. 
    Select the correctly written sentence in this group.
    • A. 

      To become a respected politician, one must administer campaign funds carefully.

    • B. 

      To become a respected politician, campaign funds must be carefully administered.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      I like to listen to rock music doing my homework.

    • B. 

      I like to listen to rock music while I do my homework.

  • 4. 
    Is this sentence written correctly?Without a plan for the weekend, we decided to take in a Saturday matinee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The soccer team only won four games in the last three years.Is the sentence above correct? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Select the correctly written sentence from this pairA. The children were delighted by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees. B. Swinging wildly through the trees, the children were delighted by the monkeys. 
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      Both of A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?
    • A. 

      Moving slowly, Bowie stalked the rabbits.

    • B. 

      To raise a good dog, patience is useful.

    • C. 

      After eating the catfood, Bowie belched

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Having worked for the company for twenty years, I was surprised to learn that my retirement benefits would not be sufficient.

    • B. 

      Having taught phonology every semester for the last five years, he was eager to teach syntax.

    • C. 

      After sweating in Reavis Hall throughout the summer, I am ready for winter.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The sentence "John wants to really do well on this exam" contains which of the following errors?
    • A. 

      Dangling modifier

    • B. 

      Squinting modifier

    • C. 

      Split infinitive

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sentences has a misplaced modifier?
    • A. 

      Most stress disorders can be effectively treated with serotonin-uptake inhibitors.

    • B. 

      These disorders include depression, heat intolerance, onychophagia, pathologic jealousy, dysthymia, and trichotillomania.

    • C. 

      Most dictionaries will not have obscure medical terminology, although most good dictionaries will have the Latin and Greek roots that morphologically compose the terminology.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above