English 101 Grammar Exam: Trivia Quiz

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Can you pass this English 101 Grammar Quiz? There are many ways that one can test out their ability to write correct sentences and how different types of words are used in a sentence. In this special quiz, you are expected to either complete incomplete sentences or check if some are written correctly. Check it out and see how much more practice you will need. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

              Although not the longest river in America, the Rio Grande is one of the most important ones. But, unlike other significant rivers, it is not used for shipping. In fact, oceangoing ships cannot navigate the waters. No, what makes the Rio Grande so important is its location. Since 1846, it has been the official border of Texas and Mexico.          The Rio Grande is either the fourth or fifth longest river system in North America. It all depends on how it is measured. Because the river twists so much, it occasionally changes course. And these course shifts can cause it to be longer or shorter. At its last official measure, the Rio Grande clocked in at 1,896 miles. The river starts in Colorado and extends downward to the Gulf of Mexico. Downward is the best way of describing it too. Not only does the river extend south, but it also starts in the mountains and gets lower and lower in elevation as it extends to the Gulf.           Its name is Spanish for the “Big River,” but the Rio Grande is actually known as Rio Bravo in Mexico. “Bravo” translates as “furious,” so the name makes sense as we can consider it to be always mad. Because of its twists and turns, it certainly does seem to be angrier than most rivers!

  • 2. 

    Identify whether the sentence is correct or not. My best friend in the whole world is coming over to my house to visit me this afternoon.

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect, lacks a subject

    • C.

      Incorrect, lacks a verb

    • D.

      Incorrect, extra subject

    • E.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct
    Explanation
    Correct
    S: My best friend
    V: is coming over

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  • 3. 

    Identify whether the sentence is correct or not. One-hundred fifty-five dollars certainly a lot of money for a young person living with his or her parents. 

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect, lacks a subject

    • C.

      Incorrect, lacks a verb

    • D.

      Incorrect, extra subject

    Correct Answer
    C. Incorrect, lacks a verb
    Explanation
    incorrect, Lacks a verb
    * living here is an adjective

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  • 4. 

    The boy ________ a finger-eating breakfast.

    • A.

      Ahmad

    • B.

      Had

    • C.

      In the morning

    • D.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Had
    Explanation
    had here means ate
    Finger eating is a compound adjective which means tasty

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  • 5. 

    The boat, the big ship having 1000 passengers, __________ in the middle of the sea.

    • A.

      Is stops

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      The boat

    • D.

      Sank

    Correct Answer
    D. Sank
    Explanation
    we need a verb

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  • 6. 

    In the room, there was a nice table. " the room " in the sentence above is a :

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Prepositional phrase

    • D.

      Object of preposition

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    D. Object of preposition
    Explanation
    The word "in" in the sentence indicates that "the room" is the object of the preposition. A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence. In this case, "in" shows the relationship between "the room" and "the nice table." Therefore, "the room" is the object of the preposition "in."

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  • 7. 

    The car traveled at a high speed across the country before sunset the sentence above has ____ prepositional phrases.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      0

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    at a high speed
    across the country
    before sunset

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  • 8. 

    Various hospitals has been practicing medicine.

    • A.

      Incorrect, lacks a verb

    • B.

      Incorrect, lacks a prepositional phrase

    • C.

      Incorrect, lacks an object of a preposition

    • D.

      Incorrect, lacks a subject

    • E.

      Non of the above is correct

    Correct Answer
    E. Non of the above is correct
    Explanation
    the sentence is correct

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  • 9. 

    In the cold of winter, John doesn't seem to think about wearing heavy clothes. Is the sentence correct or not ? " in the cold of winter " is a ?

    • A.

      Correct, Adverb

    • B.

      Correct, Object

    • C.

      Correct, Appositive

    • D.

      Incorrect, Appositive

    • E.

      Correct, Prepositional phrase

    Correct Answer
    E. Correct, Prepositional phrase
    Explanation
    The given sentence is correct. "In the cold of winter" is a prepositional phrase that provides additional information about when the action is taking place. It functions as an adverbial phrase modifying the verb "think."

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  • 10. 

    Which of the below is correct in terms of a one clause sentence structure and meaning?

    • A.

      Ahmad, is tasting that cup of coffee.

    • B.

      In Summer, People, foreigns from outside the country, go shopping in the city's huge shopping malls.

    • C.

      The handsome astronomy, the vase on the table, reached Pluto yesterday.

    • D.

      The books the double sided group of sheets is sold in the book shop

    • E.

      All are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. In Summer, People, foreigns from outside the country, go shopping in the city's huge shopping malls.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it follows a one clause sentence structure and conveys a clear meaning. It states that during the summer, people, specifically foreigners from outside the country, go shopping in the city's huge shopping malls. The sentence is grammatically correct and provides a complete thought without any additional clauses or fragments.

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  • 11. 

    In the end, the famous singer has decided to stop singing.

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect, lacks a verb

    • C.

      Incorrect, lacks an appositive

    • D.

      Incorrect, lacks a subject

    • E.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Incorrect, lacks a subject
    Explanation
    The given answer is "incorrect, lacks a subject." This is because the sentence "In the end, the famous singer has decided to stop singing" does not have a clear subject. A subject is necessary in a sentence to indicate who or what is performing the action. In this case, it is unclear who has decided to stop singing.

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  • 12. 

    The tetracyclines, _______ antibiotics, are used to treat infections.

    • A.

      Are a family of

    • B.

      Being a family

    • C.

      A family of

    • D.

      Their family is

    Correct Answer
    C. A family of
    Explanation
    The tetracyclines are a group or category of antibiotics that are used to treat infections. They belong to the same family or class of antibiotics, which share similar chemical structures and mechanisms of action. Therefore, the correct answer is "a family of."

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  • 13. 

    ______, Messi rarely misses his shots on the goal.

    • A.

      A talented football player

    • B.

      An excellent basketball player is

    • C.

      Messi is an excellent football player

    • D.

      His excellent football play

    Correct Answer
    A. A talented football player
    Explanation
    Messi rarely misses his shots on the goal because he is a talented football player. This suggests that his skill and ability in football are high, allowing him to consistently score goals without missing.

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  • 14. 

    The girl ______ smelling the flowers is gorgeous.

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Often

    • E.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    D. Often
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "often" because the word "often" is an adverb that describes the frequency of an action. In this sentence, it suggests that the girl frequently smells the flowers, and this action is being used to describe her as gorgeous.

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  • 15. 

    The employee working very hard will get a present at the end of the season The verb in the sentence above is

    • A.

      Employee

    • B.

      Working

    • C.

      Will get

    • D.

      Very hard

    • E.

      Present

    Correct Answer
    C. Will get
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will get" because it is the verb phrase in the sentence. It indicates that the employee will receive a present at the end of the season.

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  • 16. 

    The tortoise racing the rabbit is leading the race

    • A.

      Subject: racing , Verb: tortoise , Adjective: leading

    • B.

      Subject: tortoise , Adjective: leading , Verb: racing

    • C.

      Verb: is leading , Adjective: rabbit , Subject: totoise

    • D.

      Adjective: racing , Subject: tortoise , Verb: is leading

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective: racing , Subject: tortoise , Verb: is leading
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly identifies the adjective "racing" to describe the subject "tortoise" and the verb "is leading" to describe the action being performed by the subject.

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  • 17. 

    This basketball player ________ many goals has the highest priority to be named the player of the year.

    • A.

      Is scoring

    • B.

      Scoring

    • C.

      Scores

    • D.

      Is scores

    • E.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Scoring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Scoring." This is because the sentence is discussing the action of scoring goals in basketball, and it is this action that has the highest priority in determining the player of the year.

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  • 18. 

    The fish eaten at the concert were poisoned. "eaten" is a ?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Past simple

    • D.

      Part of the verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "eaten" in the sentence is functioning as an adjective. It describes the state of the fish, indicating that they were consumed. In this context, "eaten" is not a verb or a past simple tense, but rather a past participle used as an adjective.

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  • 19. 

    The donkey played with the playing farmer a nice play.

    • A.

      Played: Subject , Playing: Adjective

    • B.

      Played: Adjective , Playing: Object

    • C.

      Played: Verb , Playing: Verb

    • D.

      Played: Verb , Playing: Adjective

    • E.

      Played: Adjective , Playing: Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Played: Verb , Playing: Adjective
    Explanation
    The correct answer is played: Verb, Playing: Adjective. In the given sentence, "played" is used as a verb to describe the action of the donkey engaging in play. "Playing" is used as an adjective to describe the farmer, indicating that the farmer is someone who enjoys playing.

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  • 20. 

    Those caught by police officers were arrested.

    • A.

      Incorrect, lacks a subject

    • B.

      Incorrect, needs a verb

    • C.

      Correct

    • D.

      Incorrect, misses an adjective

    • E.

      Incorrect, extra verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Correct
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the sentence "Those caught by police officers were arrested" is grammatically correct and complete. It has a subject "Those caught by police officers" and a verb "were arrested." The sentence conveys the idea that individuals who were caught by police officers faced arrest.

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  • 21. 

    The white, soft bones exhibited in the museum last year are now moved out of the museum The sentence above is:

    • A.

      Correct, past participle adjective: exhibited

    • B.

      Correct, past participle adjective: soft

    • C.

      Correct, past participle adjective: white

    • D.

      Correct, past participle adjective: moved

    • E.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct, past participle adjective: exhibited
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the white, soft bones were exhibited in the museum last year, which indicates that the bones were put on display for people to see. Therefore, the correct answer is "exhibited" as it is a past participle adjective that accurately describes the action of displaying the bones in the museum.

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  • 22. 

    With what is the author primarily concerned?

    • A.

      The longest river in the world

    • B.

      The longest river in America

    • C.

      Significant rivers

    • D.

      The Rio Grande river

    • E.

      All of the above is correct

    Correct Answer
    D. The Rio Grande river
    Explanation
    The author is primarily concerned with the Rio Grande river. The question asks about the author's main focus, and the correct answer states that it is the Rio Grande river. This implies that the author is specifically interested in discussing or providing information about this particular river.

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  • 23. 

    Paragraph two mainly discusses ?

    • A.

      The geography of the Rio Grande river

    • B.

      The beauty of the Rio Grande river

    • C.

      The measurements of the longest river in the world

    • D.

      The other name of the Rio Grande river

    Correct Answer
    A. The geography of the Rio Grande river
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The geography of the Rio Grande river." This is because paragraph two is likely to provide information about the physical features, location, and characteristics of the Rio Grande river, focusing on its geography rather than other aspects such as beauty, measurements, or alternative names.

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  • 24. 

    The second paragraph

    • A.

      Provides examples to support the idea of the first one

    • B.

      Outlines the ideas in the first part of the text

    • C.

      Refutes the idea in the first paragraph

    • D.

      Proceeds the ideas in the first couple of sentences

    Correct Answer
    D. Proceeds the ideas in the first couple of sentences
    Explanation
    The second paragraph proceeds the ideas in the first couple of sentences by expanding on the points made in the initial part of the text. It provides further examples and elaborates on the ideas introduced in the beginning, enhancing the reader's understanding of the topic.

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  • 25. 

    What type of information is included in the last paragraph ?

    • A.

      A theory

    • B.

      A fact

    • C.

      An opinion

    • D.

      An example

    Correct Answer
    B. A fact
    Explanation
    The last paragraph includes information that is presented as a fact. It provides objective information that is supported by evidence and can be verified.

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  • 26. 

    Where is it more likely to find this passage ?

    • A.

      A biology book

    • B.

      A car manual

    • C.

      A countries tour guide

    • D.

      A restaurant's menu

    Correct Answer
    C. A countries tour guide
    Explanation
    A passage about a country is more likely to be found in a country's tour guide because a tour guide provides information and details about the attractions, culture, history, and other aspects of a specific country. A biology book would contain information about biology-related topics, a car manual would provide instructions and details about cars, and a restaurant's menu would list the food and drink options available at the restaurant. Therefore, the most appropriate option for finding a passage about a country would be a country's tour guide.

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  • 27. 

    The pronoun " it " in paragraph two line one refers to

    • A.

      The ranking of the river

    • B.

      The Rio Grande

    • C.

      The longest river

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    A. The ranking of the river
    Explanation
    The pronoun "it" in paragraph two, line one refers to the ranking of the river. This means that the sentence is discussing the ranking of the river mentioned earlier in the paragraph.

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  • 28. 

    "ones" in line one refers to

    • A.

      America longest river

    • B.

      America's Rio Grande

    • C.

      America's rivers

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    C. America's rivers
    Explanation
    The word "ones" in line one refers to America's rivers. This can be inferred from the options given, as "America's rivers" is the only choice that correctly matches the subject of the sentence. The word "ones" is used to refer to a group of things, and in this case, it is referring to the rivers in America.

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  • 29. 

    Based on its use in paragraph 3, the word furious most nearly means

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Dry

    • C.

      Twisted

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    D. Angry
    Explanation
    In paragraph 3, the word "furious" is used to describe a strong emotion. The word "furious" is commonly used to describe extreme anger or rage. Therefore, in the context of the paragraph, "furious" most nearly means "angry".

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  • 30. 

    The world "navigate" in line two is defined as

    • A.

      The river that has much water in it

    • B.

      To find the way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.

    • C.

      A river that is not used for shipping

    • D.

      The waters

    • E.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To find the way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.
    Explanation
    The word "navigate" in line two is defined as finding the way to get to a place when traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.

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  • 31. 

    A synonym of the world " twists " in paragraph three line three would likely be

    • A.

      Jumps

    • B.

      Runs

    • C.

      Moves

    • D.

      Turns

    Correct Answer
    D. Turns
    Explanation
    In paragraph three, line three, the word "twists" indicates a rotational movement or change in direction. The synonyms "jumps," "runs," and "moves" do not convey the same idea of rotation or change in direction. However, the word "turns" is a suitable synonym for "twists" as it implies a rotational movement or change in direction, making it the correct answer.

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