Dangling Misplaced Modifiers Quiz Questions

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Dangling Modifier Quizzes & Trivia

Grammar quiz for ENG331 at NCSU Spring 2015by Patrick Templeton


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While reading this sentence, there is a dangling modifier.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which sentence contains a dangling/misplaced modifier?
    • A. 

      People have problems with dangling modifiers because they get confused.

    • B. 

      Since they are tricky, dangling modifiers sometimes confuse people.

    • C. 

      All too often, misplaced modifiers modify the wrong target.

  • 3. 
    You can find a misplaced modifier while you're reading this sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What are the possible targets of the modifier in the following sentence?Due to their great personality, the Oswalds have always wanted beagles.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      Personality

    • C. 

      Oswalds

    • D. 

      Beagles

  • 5. 
    How would you fix this sentence?Black bears are known to hunt people if they haven't eaten for a while.
    • A. 

      If they haven't eaten for a while, black bears are known to hunt people.

    • B. 

      Black bears are known to hunt people, if they haven't eaten for a while.

    • C. 

      If they haven't eaten for a while, people are known to be hunted by black bears.

  • 6. 
    What is the best way to fix the following sentence?Because he was being a brat, Frank's dad didn't take him to the cookout.
    • A. 

      Because Frank was being a brat, his dad didn't take him to the cookout.

    • B. 

      Frank's dad didn't take him to the cookout because he was being a brat.

    • C. 

      Because he was being a brat, Frank's dad didn't take him to the cookout.

  • 7. 
    How would you fix the following sentence?Approaching the intersection, the stoplight suddenly turned red.
    • A. 

      While approaching the intersection, the stoplight suddenly turned red.

    • B. 

      The stoplight suddenly turned red when approaching the intersection.

    • C. 

      When the car was approaching the intersection, the stoplight suddenly turned red.

  • 8. 
    Consider the following sentence:His computer crashed before finishing the assignment.The apparent target of "before finishing the assignment" is
    • A. 

      His computer

    • B. 

      Assignment

    • C. 

      Him

  • 9. 
    What is the apparent target of the modifier clause?After failing to achieve the desired results, numbers were fudged in the experiment.
    • A. 

      Results

    • B. 

      Numbers

    • C. 

      Experiment