English 12 Midterm January 2009

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 74

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English Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This is a mid-term exam created to assess sentence structure, vocabulary, editing skills and composition skills. Part 1, covers Grammar: subject-verb agreement; sentence fragments; run-on sentences; independent and dependent clauses and sentence combining. Part 2 assesses editing skills and Part 3 assesses composition skills. Part 2 and 3 are separate documents and are not available.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence.New information (change, changes) so fast that we can hardly keep up.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Changes

  • 2. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence.People who (live, lives) in third-world countries often do not even have running water.
    • A. 

      Live

    • B. 

      Lives

  • 3. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence.Each of you (has, have) the ability to succeed in life.
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Has

  • 4. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence.Not only the players, but also the coach (has, have) been happy with the season.
    • A. 

      Has

    • B. 

      Have

  • 5. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence. My friend, along with the dogs, (is, are) coming to my house.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 6. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence. The menu (offer, offers) some different choices for soups.
    • A. 

      Offer

    • B. 

      Offers

  • 7. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence. One out of every five cherries (was, were) rotten.
    • A. 

      Was

    • B. 

      Were

  • 8. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence. Either the workers or their boss (is, are) going to go to lunch first.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 9. 
    From the answer choices below, choose the word (shown in brackets) that best completes the sentence. Nobody in the math class (was, were) going to remember the answers.
    • A. 

      Was

    • B. 

      Were

  • 10. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?Tomorrow is another day.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 11. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?Do you like it?
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 12. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?No, you may not!
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 13. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?They were on their way home when they stopped.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 14. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?You don't.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 15. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?It isn't fair.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 16. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?Not my fault.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 17. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?Because laughing makes us happy.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 18. 
    Is the following a sentence or a fragment?Therefore she lied.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

  • 19. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.My book is in my locker but I don’t know where I left my backpack or coat.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      My book is in my locker, but I don’t know where I left my backpack or coat.

    • C. 

      My book is in my locker; but I don’t know where I left my backpack or coat.

    • D. 

      My book is in my locker. But I don’t know where I left my backpack or coat.

  • 20. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.She was the best student in class all the students wanted her to partner with them on projects.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      She was the best student in class; therefore all the students wanted her to partner with them on projects.

    • C. 

      She was the best student in class. All the students wanted her to partner with them on projects.

    • D. 

      She was the best student in class; therefore, all the students wanted her to partner with them on projects.

  • 21. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.He lost his notebook once, he didn’t think he could find it again.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      He lost his notebook once, so he didn’t think he could find it again.

    • C. 

      He lost his notebook once. He didn’t think he could find it again.

    • D. 

      He lost his notebook once; he didn’t think he could find it again.

  • 22. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.There are two ways to get to the office from here I don’t know which is best.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      There are two ways to get to the office from here, but I don’t know which is best.

    • C. 

      There are two ways to get to the office from here. I don’t know which is best.

    • D. 

      There are two ways to get to the office from here, I don’t know which is best.

  • 23. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.He wanted to meet the group in the Cafeteria at lunch he asked his friends where they were sitting.
    • A. 

      Correct.

    • B. 

      He wanted to meet the group in the Cafeteria at lunch. He asked his friends where they were sitting.

    • C. 

      He wanted to meet the group in the Cafeteria at lunch, he asked his friends where they were sitting.

    • D. 

      He wanted to meet the group in the Cafeteria at lunch, so he asked his friends where they were sitting.

  • 24. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.Because there weren’t enough calculators for everyone in the class, we had to share the five that we had.
    • A. 

      Correct.

    • B. 

      Because there weren’t enough calculators for everyone in the class, we had to share the five that we had.

    • C. 

      Because there weren’t enough calculators for everyone in the class. We had to share the five that we had.

    • D. 

      We had to share the five that we had because there weren’t enough calculators for everyone in the class.

  • 25. 
    If the following sentence is a run-on, choose the best answer. If it is not, mark it as correct.Finish your work first, then you can enjoy reading your book.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Finish your work first. Then you can enjoy reading your book.

    • C. 

      Finish your work first; then, you can enjoy reading your book.

    • D. 

      Finish your work first so then you can enjoy reading your book.