El112 - Midterm Exam 2nd Semester 09-10 In Charge 1

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  • 1. 

     Schools today___________ places of conflict and fear for some students.

    • A.

      Are being

    • B.

      Has been

    • C.

      Can be

    • D.

      Will be

    Correct Answer
    C. Can be
    Explanation
    Schools today can be places of conflict and fear for some students. This suggests that not all schools are necessarily places of conflict and fear, but rather that some schools have the potential to be such environments. The use of "can be" implies that this is not a universal experience for all students, but rather a possibility for some.

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  • 2. 

    By the time I _____________ my degree, I had already changed my mind about it. 

    • A.

      Was getting

    • B.

      Get

    • C.

      Got

    • D.

      Have gotten

    Correct Answer
    C. Got
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "got." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, and "got" is the past tense form of the verb "get." The sentence is describing a completed action in the past, where the person had already changed their mind about their degree before they obtained it.

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  • 3. 

    The little girl ate her ice cream slowly in order to savor it.

    • A.

      Taste and enjoy

    • B.

      Melt

    • C.

      Finish

    • D.

      Digest

    Correct Answer
    A. Taste and enjoy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taste and enjoy." The little girl ate her ice cream slowly in order to savor it, which implies that she wanted to fully experience the taste and enjoy the ice cream.

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  • 4. 

    Paul MacCready had a knack for making the fantastic real when it came to inventing machines that seemed pure fantasy to anyone else. 

    • A.

      Natural ability

    • B.

      Clear understanding

    • C.

      Skills

    • D.

      High principles

    Correct Answer
    A. Natural ability
    Explanation
    Paul MacCready's ability to invent machines that seemed like pure fantasy to others suggests that he had a natural ability for it. This implies that he possessed an innate talent or aptitude for creating innovative and imaginative machines, which set him apart from others. His knack for making the fantastic real indicates that his skills went beyond mere technical knowledge or a clear understanding of the subject matter. Additionally, the mention of "natural ability" aligns with the idea that his inventing machines was a talent that came to him effortlessly.

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  • 5. 

    There 's nothing like white-water rafting to ______________ your adrenalin and make you appreciate you're alive !

    • A.

      Excite

    • B.

      Immerse

    • C.

      Challenge

    • D.

      Stimulate

    Correct Answer
    D. Stimulate
    Explanation
    White-water rafting is an exhilarating and thrilling activity that can greatly increase adrenaline levels. It involves navigating through turbulent and fast-flowing waters, which can be both exciting and challenging. By choosing the word "stimulate" as the correct answer, it suggests that white-water rafting is an activity that can actively engage and energize individuals, making them feel more alive and appreciative of their existence.

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  • 6. 

    Let's watch __________ DVD video I gave you tonight. It's really good. 

    • A.

      An

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    D. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the". In this sentence, the speaker is referring to a specific DVD video that they gave to the listener. The definite article "the" is used to indicate that the speaker and listener both know which DVD video they are talking about.

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  • 7. 

    The scientists will go on an expedition. The best synonym for the word (expedition) is:

    • A.

      Explanation

    • B.

      Exploratory trip

    • C.

      Business vacation

    • D.

      Invitation

    Correct Answer
    B. Exploratory trip
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exploratory trip" because an expedition refers to a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of scientists or explorers to explore a specific area or conduct research. It implies a sense of exploration and discovery rather than a vacation or invitation.

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  • 8. 

    In some cultures obese women are seen to be beautiful.Choose one answer. 

    • A.

      Tall

    • B.

      Overweight

    • C.

      Thin

    • D.

      Clear skinned

    Correct Answer
    B. Overweight
    Explanation
    In some cultures, overweight women are considered to be beautiful. This cultural perception may be influenced by various factors such as historical, social, and economic factors. Different cultures have different beauty standards, and in some cultures, a larger body size is associated with wealth, fertility, and attractiveness. This perception of beauty can vary across cultures and is not universally accepted.

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  • 9. 

    He asked me how long ___________ in Barcelona.

    • A.

      Did I live

    • B.

      I had lived

    • C.

      I lived

    • D.

      I live

    Correct Answer
    B. I had lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I had lived" because the question is asking about the duration of the speaker's past residence in Barcelona. "Had lived" is the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of living in Barcelona had occurred before the time of speaking.

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  • 10. 

    Alexandra ________ for six hours by this time tomorrow.

    • A.

      Will have been traveling

    • B.

      Is traveling

    • C.

      Traveled

    • D.

      Travels

    Correct Answer
    A. Will have been traveling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have been traveling." This is because the sentence is in future perfect continuous tense, which indicates an action that will be ongoing in the future up until a certain point. The phrase "by this time tomorrow" suggests that the action of Alexandra traveling will continue until tomorrow. Therefore, the correct form is "will have been traveling."

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  • 11. 

    All I cared about was that finally, I ___________ a set of wheels. 

    • A.

      Were getting

    • B.

      Have gotten

    • C.

      Had gotten

    • D.

      Am getting

    Correct Answer
    C. Had gotten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had gotten" because the sentence is in the past tense and the phrase "finally" suggests that the action of getting a set of wheels happened before the time of speaking. "Had gotten" is the past perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that happened before another past action or a specific time in the past.

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  • 12. 

    The boy ________ broke the vase is very naughty.

    • A.

      Whose

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      Whom

    • D.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    B. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who" because it is used to refer to a person, in this case, the boy. "Whose" is used to indicate possession, "whom" is used as the object of a verb or preposition, and "which" is used to refer to animals or things.

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  • 13. 

    Masks _________ by professionals who have many years of apprentieship behind them. 

    • A.

      Are make

    • B.

      Make

    • C.

      Makes

    • D.

      Are made

    Correct Answer
    D. Are made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are made". In this sentence, the subject is "Masks" and the verb should agree with the subject in number. Since "Masks" is plural, the verb form "are" should be used. Additionally, the verb should be in the past participle form to indicate that the masks are being made by professionals. Therefore, the correct form is "are made".

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  • 14. 

    He _______ that he had studied hard. 

    • A.

      Told

    • B.

      Told to me

    • C.

      Told me

    • D.

      B + c

    Correct Answer
    C. Told me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "told me". This is because the verb "told" requires an object to complete its meaning. In this sentence, the object is "me", indicating that someone communicated information to the speaker.

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  • 15. 

    If I _________ rich , I would help poor as much as I could.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical or unreal condition. The use of "were" in the subjunctive mood indicates that the speaker is not actually rich, but is imagining what they would do if they were.

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  • 16. 

    Many believe that if all students ________ conflict resolution skills from an early age , many of recent problems in our schools could have been prevented .

    • A.

      Had been taught

    • B.

      Had taught

    • C.

      Have taught

    • D.

      Have been taught

    Correct Answer
    A. Had been taught
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been taught". This is because the sentence is talking about a hypothetical situation in the past. It suggests that if all students had been taught conflict resolution skills from an early age, many problems in schools could have been prevented. The past perfect tense "had been taught" is used to indicate an action that was completed before another past action or situation.

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  • 17. 

    After the robbery at the shopping center, the police couldn't recognize the criminals because they were______________.

    • A.

      Daredevil

    • B.

      Rejected

    • C.

      Disguised

    • D.

      Delight in

    Correct Answer
    C. Disguised
    Explanation
    After the robbery at the shopping center, the police couldn't recognize the criminals because they were disguised. This means that the criminals were wearing disguises or costumes to conceal their true identities and make it difficult for the police to identify them.

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  • 18. 

    Mount Everest is said to be unforgiving, temperatures can plunge to well below freezing. 

    • A.

      Immerse

    • B.

      Struggle

    • C.

      Become lower

    • D.

      Need more

    Correct Answer
    C. Become lower
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "become lower". This answer is supported by the statement that temperatures on Mount Everest can plunge to well below freezing. When temperatures become lower, they drop to a lower level, which aligns with the description of the extreme cold experienced on Mount Everest.

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  • 19. 

    The Company’s general manager refused to hire the new applicant until he gets an______ Into his qualifications.

    • A.

      Screening

    • B.

      Argument

    • C.

      Insight

    • D.

      Mouthwatering

    Correct Answer
    C. Insight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "insight". In this context, the general manager wants to gain a deeper understanding or knowledge of the new applicant's qualifications before making a hiring decision. "Insight" refers to this deeper understanding or perception, which aligns with the manager's intention. "Screening" refers to the process of evaluating or assessing someone's qualifications, but it does not convey the idea of gaining a deeper understanding. "Argument" and "mouthwatering" are unrelated to the manager's intention.

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  • 20. 

    I guess a person just never ___________ his first car .

    • A.

      Has forgot

    • B.

      Forgetting

    • C.

      Forget

    • D.

      Forgets

    Correct Answer
    D. Forgets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "forgets". This is because the phrase "a person just never forgets his first car" implies that the memory of one's first car is deeply ingrained and unforgettable. The use of the present tense "forgets" suggests that this is an ongoing truth, emphasizing the lasting impact of the experience.

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  • 21. 

    I look forward ________a promotion. I have been working as a clerk for 5 years.

    • A.

      To finding

    • B.

      To be finding

    • C.

      To find

    • D.

      Finding

    Correct Answer
    C. To find
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to find". In this sentence, the phrase "I look forward to" is followed by a verb in its base form, which is "find" in this case. This indicates that the speaker is anticipating or eagerly awaiting the action of finding a promotion.

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  • 22. 

    In 1997, he _________ the youngest masters winner ever and the first of African or Asian descent.

    • A.

      Became

    • B.

      Become

    • C.

      Has become

    • D.

      Becomes

    Correct Answer
    D. Becomes
    Explanation
    In 1997, he becomes the youngest masters winner ever and the first of African or Asian descent. This suggests that the event of becoming the youngest masters winner and the first of African or Asian descent occurred in the past, specifically in 1997. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "becomes" in the simple past tense.

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  • 23. 

    My friend Alex is a world traveler. I always love to hear __________ after a trip.

    • A.

      From him

    • B.

      Him from

    • C.

      Him to

    • D.

      To him

    Correct Answer
    A. From him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from him" because the sentence is expressing that the speaker loves to hear something "from him" after Alex's trip. The phrase "from him" indicates the source or origin of the information or news that the speaker enjoys hearing.

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  • 24. 

    The recent studies confirms that being beautiful carries certain advantages ,so the pursuit of beauty isn’t in vain ?

    • A.

      Valued

    • B.

      Useless

    • C.

      Important

    • D.

      Sharp

    Correct Answer
    B. Useless
    Explanation
    The word "useless" is the correct answer because the question asks about the pursuit of beauty and whether it is in vain or not. The word "useless" suggests that the pursuit of beauty does not have any practical or significant advantages, implying that it is a futile endeavor. The other options, "valued," "important," and "sharp," do not convey the same meaning and are not relevant to the question.

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  • 25. 

    Omar starts his scuba diving training course tomorrow. Right now, he is at the mall to ________.

    • A.

      Deliver

    • B.

      Weed out

    • C.

      Gear up

    • D.

      Willing to help

    Correct Answer
    C. Gear up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gear up". Based on the context provided, Omar is at the mall to prepare himself for his scuba diving training course. "Gear up" is a commonly used phrase that means to get ready or prepare oneself with the necessary equipment or clothing for a specific activity or event. Therefore, it can be inferred that Omar is at the mall to purchase or gather the required scuba diving gear.

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  • 26. 

    People wonder if the ______ of new technologies in virtual reality will make it more difficult to identify what is real, and what is virtual. 

    • A.

      Disturbance

    • B.

      Twisting

    • C.

      Wrinkles

    • D.

      Emergence

    Correct Answer
    D. Emergence
    Explanation
    The word "emergence" refers to the process of something coming into existence or becoming known. In the context of the question, the emergence of new technologies in virtual reality refers to the development and introduction of these technologies. The question suggests that people are concerned about whether the increasing presence of these technologies will make it harder to distinguish between what is real and what is virtual.

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  • 27. 

    Because of their ________words, most of the TV commercials are exciting.

    • A.

      Lofty

    • B.

      Range

    • C.

      Catchy

    • D.

      High

    Correct Answer
    C. Catchy
    Explanation
    Most of the TV commercials are exciting because of their catchy words. Catchy words are attention-grabbing and memorable, making the commercials more engaging and effective in capturing the viewers' interest. These words have a strong impact on the audience, making them more likely to remember the product or message being advertised.

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  • 28. 

    Nabil ____________the pair of sneakers the statesperson brought because the right sneaker felt too tight. 

    • A.

      Revealed

    • B.

      Rejected

    • C.

      Screened

    • D.

      Derived

    Correct Answer
    B. Rejected
    Explanation
    The word "rejected" fits in the sentence because it means to refuse or decline something. In this context, Nabil refused or declined the pair of sneakers brought by the statesperson because the right sneaker felt too tight.

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  • 29. 

    One of the problems of depending on personality typologies is that as people change personality traits revealed about a person today could be in accurate in the future.

    • A.

      States

    • B.

      Withholds

    • C.

      Hides

    • D.

      Discloses

    Correct Answer
    D. Discloses
    Explanation
    Personality typologies are systems that categorize individuals based on their personality traits. The statement suggests that relying on these typologies can be problematic because people's personalities can change over time. Therefore, the traits that are revealed about a person today may not accurately represent their personality in the future. The word "discloses" aligns with this explanation as it means to reveal or make known, indicating that personality typologies can reveal traits about a person at a certain point in time.

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  • 30. 

    If Vicki __________ her teeth fixed when she was 16, she wouldn't have won that beauty contest.

    • A.

      Hasn't gotten

    • B.

      Hadn't gotten

    • C.

      Haven't got

    • D.

      Have got

    Correct Answer
    B. Hadn't gotten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't gotten". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to a hypothetical situation that did not happen. The phrase "if she hadn't gotten her teeth fixed" suggests that Vicki did get her teeth fixed, but if she hadn't, she wouldn't have won the beauty contest.

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  • 31. 

    We found about thirty __________ of old home movies in our grandparents' attic.

    • A.

      Hubs

    • B.

      Conflicts

    • C.

      Spools

    • D.

      Studios

    Correct Answer
    C. Spools
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spools". This is because the sentence mentions finding old home movies in the grandparents' attic, and spools are typically used to store film reels. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the movies were found on spools.

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  • 32. 

    The digital images of the future will be pristine compared to the images movie audiences see today. The word that comes closest in meaning to the underlined word is: 

    • A.

      Technological

    • B.

      Creative

    • C.

      Unspoiled

    • D.

      Fantastic

    Correct Answer
    C. Unspoiled
    Explanation
    The word "pristine" means pure or untouched. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the digital images of the future will be of very high quality and free from any flaws or imperfections. Among the given options, "unspoiled" is the word that comes closest in meaning to "pristine" as it also implies something that is untouched or free from damage or alteration. Therefore, the correct answer is "unspoiled".

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  • 33. 

    The word (beverage) means:

    • A.

      Plant

    • B.

      Something people can drink

    • C.

      Average

    • D.

      Aromatic

    Correct Answer
    B. Something people can drink
    Explanation
    The word "beverage" refers to something that people can drink. It is a general term used to describe any liquid that is consumed for the purpose of quenching thirst or providing nourishment. This can include a wide range of drinks such as water, juice, soda, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages. The word "beverage" does not specifically refer to a plant, average, or aromatic substance, but rather to any liquid that is suitable for consumption by humans.

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  • 34. 

    I ___________ the spaghetti sauce, and it's perfect. 

    • A.

      Had just tasted

    • B.

      Have been tasted

    • C.

      Have just tasted

    • D.

      Tasted

    Correct Answer
    C. Have just tasted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have just tasted" because the speaker is referring to a recent action of tasting the spaghetti sauce and stating that it is perfect. The use of "have just" indicates that the action happened very recently, emphasizing the freshness of the taste.

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  • 35. 

    The girl _________ I was sitting next to in class was using a left handed desk.

    • A.

      Whom

    • B.

      Whose

    • C.

      Which

    • D.

      What

    Correct Answer
    A. Whom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whom" because it is used as the object of the verb "was sitting". In this sentence, "whom" is used to refer to the girl, indicating that she is the person being referred to.

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  • 36. 

    Coffee contains caffeine, an alkaloid compound also found in tea and cola nuts.

    • A.

      Appreciate

    • B.

      A chemical substance

    • C.

      A discharged fluid

    • D.

      A drink other than water

    Correct Answer
    B. A chemical substance
    Explanation
    The given statement states that coffee contains caffeine, which is a chemical substance. This implies that caffeine is a component of coffee. Therefore, the correct answer is "a chemical substance."

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  • 37. 

    Julia wishes she __________ to Paris.

    • A.

      Traveling

    • B.

      Traveled

    • C.

      Travel

    • D.

      Travels

    Correct Answer
    A. Traveling
    Explanation
    The word "wishes" indicates that Julia wants to go to Paris in the future. Therefore, the correct form of the verb should be in the present participle form, which is "traveling". This form implies an ongoing or continuous action, suggesting that Julia has a desire or intention to travel to Paris.

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  • 38. 

    Joe always criticizes me for ___________ bright clothes.

    • A.

      To wear

    • B.

      Wear

    • C.

      Wearing

    • D.

      Wears

    Correct Answer
    C. Wearing
    Explanation
    Joe always criticizes me for wearing bright clothes.

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  • 39. 

    A majority of people who have their own computers today do not have computers which are on the cutting edge.

    • A.

      Most basic and user-friendly

    • B.

      Most useful for all your needs

    • C.

      Most advanced stage of development

    • D.

      Most expensive

    Correct Answer
    C. Most advanced stage of development
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the majority of people who own computers today do not possess computers that are at the cutting edge, meaning they do not have the most advanced stage of development in terms of technology. This implies that most people have computers that are not the latest or most advanced models available in the market.

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  • 40. 

    This matter is diminutive. This means it is:

    • A.

      Trivial

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Serious

    • D.

      Huge

    Correct Answer
    D. Huge
    Explanation
    The word "diminutive" means something small or tiny. Since the correct answer is "huge," it suggests that the matter being referred to is the opposite of diminutive, indicating that it is large or significant.

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