Edward R. Murrow College Of Communication Grammar/Mechanics Exam

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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Hello. The purpose of this exam is to measure your command of English grammar and mechanics. The outcome will determine whether you will need to enroll in ComJOUR 295, one of our writing courses. This quiz will have NO effect on your grades at the university, nor your ability to complete a bachelor's degree in communication. You can still enroll in courses in our program irrespective of your performance on this exam. After you provide your name and student identification, you will be presented with a list of grammar and mechanical questions. Please select the best response. You have 30 minutes to complete this exam. Best wishes to you. -Murrow Professors and Staff


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The fish __________, so we didn't buy any.
    • A. 

      Smelled badly

    • B. 

      Smells badly

    • C. 

      Smelled bad

    • D. 

      Smelling bad (D) smelling bad smelling bad

  • 2. 
    The platypus is one of ____ mammals that lays eggs.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      TOO

  • 3. 
    The word organic _______ "of or related to living things."
    • A. 

      It means

    • B. 

      Meant

    • C. 

      Is meaning

    • D. 

      Means

  • 4. 
    In 1990, restoration began on the Sphinx, __________________________.
    • A. 

      It is an ancient Egyptian statue

    • B. 

      Because it is an ancient Egyptian statue

    • C. 

      An ancient Egyptian statue

    • D. 

      Being an ancient Egyptian statue

    • E. 

      When it was an ancient Egyptian statue

  • 5. 
    Has everyone _______________ essay?
    •  
    • chosen a topic for his and her
    • A. 

      Chosen a topic for their

    • B. 

      Chose a topic for their

    • C. 

      Choosed a topic for their

    • D. 

      Chosen a topic for his or her

    • E. 

      Chosen a topic for his and her

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