English Comprehension Test

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English Comprehension Test

This is a quiz designed to measure proficiency in the English language. It is necessary in this job to have a good grasp of both written and spoken English. Reminder: This is a timed quiz. You have 20 minutes to answer all the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Reading Comprehension  A dog is bigger than a mouse, but smaller than an elephant.
    • A. 

      A dog is smaller than a mouse.

    • B. 

      A dog is very big.

    • C. 

      A dog is the biggest.

    • D. 

      An elephant is bigger than a dog.

  • 2. 
    Verb Forms We usually ______ dinner at 8:00 p.m.
    • A. 

      Eat 

    • B. 

      Eating

    • C. 

      Never have eaten

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 3. 
    Verb Forms Yesterday, we ______ a very interesting conference call about the new ERP project. 
    • A. 

      Are having

    • B. 

      Have

    • C. 

      Had

    • D. 

      Were had

  • 4. 
    Verb st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The plane _____ from Ottawa International Airport . 
    • A. 

      Took off

    • B. 

      Took down

    • C. 

      Landed

    • D. 

      Drove

  • 5. 
    Prepositions The printer is _______ the table ______ the computer.
    • A. 

      On ---- at

    • B. 

      On ---- next to

    • C. 

      On ---- on

    • D. 

      On ---- under

  • 6. 
    Prepositions She always gets up early ______ the morning, so she can make it to work______ time.
    • A. 

      By ---- in

    • B. 

      In ---- in

    • C. 

      On ---- on

    • D. 

      In ---- on

  • 7. 
    Context Clues I took the volume off the shelf and resumed where I had left off. I finished it by the next morning. Volume means...
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Knitting

    • C. 

      A book

    • D. 

      A cigarette

  • 8. 
    Prepositions The professor said ________ the first day of the course that there would be a big final test _______ the end of the semester.
    • A. 

      At ---- on

    • B. 

      At ---- at

    • C. 

      On ---- at

    • D. 

      On ---- in

  • 9. 
    Context Clues The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people.
    • A. 

      Fun, lively

    • B. 

      Horrible, repugnant

    • C. 

      Delicious, tasty

    • D. 

      Good, nice

  • 10. 
    Verb Tenses st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Usually, I ______________ as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I  ______________ French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.
    • A. 

      Am working ---- was studying

    • B. 

      Worked ---- studied

    • C. 

      Work ---- am studying

    • D. 

      Am working ---- am studying

  • 11. 
    Pronouns If you happen to see your parents this weekend, give ___ my best regards.
    • A. 

      WithIf you happen to see your parents this weekend, give ___ my best regards.

    • B. 

      Him

    • C. 

      Them

    • D. 

      They

  • 12. 
    Tag Questions st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } You'll be leaving for Vancouver soon, __________ ? 
    • A. 

      Won't you?

    • B. 

      Don't you?

    • C. 

      Aren't you?

    • D. 

      Shouldn't you?

  • 13. 
    Subject-Verb Agreement Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agree.
    • A. 

      At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - was living

    • B. 

      At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - were living

    • C. 

      At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - were living happily ever after

    • D. 

      At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - was

  • 14. 
    Context Clues You can trust the salesmen at that store because they always conduct business in an aboveboard manner.
    • A. 

      Honestly, openly

    • B. 

      Sneaky, dishonest

    • C. 

      Horrible, repugnant

    • D. 

      Strange, unusual