English Diagnostic Test - Section 1

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 462

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English Quizzes & Trivia

Just like any language the words you use on a daily basis may actually be wrong, if you do not understand the language clearly. This English diagnostic test is designed to measure students' strengths and weaknesses in the area of English. Why don’t you give it a try and see if you are on top of the chain or below? Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Muhammad Ali ________ his boxing career under the name Cassius Clay.
    • A. 

      Beginning

    • B. 

      Begun

    • C. 

      Began

  • 2. 
    Cassius Clay was boxing as an amateur in 1960, when he ________ the Golden Gloves title and an Olympic gold medal.
    • A. 

      Earning

    • B. 

      Earn

    • C. 

      Earned

  • 3. 
    In 1964, he defeated Sonny Liston and __________ the world heavyweight champion.
    • A. 

      Became

    • B. 

      Become

    • C. 

      Becoming

  • 4. 
    Ali ________ increasingly well known for his quick moves in the ring and his quick wit everywhere else.
    • A. 

      Grow

    • B. 

      Growed

    • C. 

      Grew

  • 5. 
    In 1967, Clay joined the Nation of Islam and ________ the Muslim name Muhammad Ali.
    • A. 

      Taken

    • B. 

      Taked

    • C. 

      Took

  • 6. 
    He refused to be drafted that year for religious reasons and was _________ from boxing and stripped of his title.
    • A. 

      Ban

    • B. 

      Banned

    • C. 

      Bans

  • 7. 
    Ali returned to boxing in 1971, but he  _________ his title to Joe Frasier the following year. 
    • A. 

      Loss

    • B. 

      Losed

    • C. 

      Lost

  • 8. 
    He _______ the title back in 1974 by defeating George Foreman.
    • A. 

      Got

    • B. 

      Gotten

    • C. 

      Get

  • 9. 
    Ali lost the title to Leon Spinks in 1978 but __________ him again and won it back later that year.
    • A. 

      Fought

    • B. 

      Fighted

    • C. 

      Fight

  • 10. 
    Although Ali retired in 1979 and has been in declining health, many Americans still _______ him greatly.
    • A. 

      Admired

    • B. 

      Admire

    • C. 

      Admires

  • 11. 
    Nobody needs to tell you.  That a person's mail is private.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 12. 
    In these days of computerized mailing lists.  Your name and address are certainly not private. 
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 13. 
    The direct-mail business has exploded.  Sixty-five billion pieces of unsolicited mail reach American homes and offices each year.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 14. 
    To put it another way.  Four trees per person per year contribute to this tide of printed waste.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 15. 
    Now you can also get electronic junk mail, or spam; millions of advertisements are sent over the Internet at the push of a button. 
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 16. 
    Email advertisers can target specific audiences.  Such as small-business owners or college students.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 17. 
    If your Internet service provider charges by the hour or the minute, you will be paying to read unwanted spam. 
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 18. 
    Companies choosing from among more than 20,000 mailing lists.  For just pennies per name, firms can target recipients with mass mailings, either paper or electronic.  And make a profit from a relatively low response.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 19. 
    Even though you can delete the email, you can't remove your name from many computerized mailing lists.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 20. 
    Your name can be "sold" over and over.  Until it's almost impossible to track it to the business that first listed it.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Incorrect

  • 21. 
    The Vietnam War became the focus of many young _________ disagreements with their parents.
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      People's

    • C. 

      Peoples'

  • 22. 
    Young Americans felt that their _______ generation was more inhibited than theirs.
    • A. 

      Parents

    • B. 

      Parents'

  • 23. 
    In the 1960s, "dropping out" was often an _______ choice.
    • A. 

      Activist

    • B. 

      Activists

    • C. 

      Activist's

  • 24. 
    Members of the World War II generation were often horrified by their ___________________ behavior.
    • A. 

      Sons and daughters

    • B. 

      Son's and daughter's

    • C. 

      Sons' and daughters'

  • 25. 
    When people recall that decade, they tend to remember _______ excesses.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its'

    • C. 

      Its

  • 26. 
    THE TRUTH “A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.” - C.E. AyersIs it always essential to tell the truth, or are there circumstances in which it is better to lie? Plan your response, and then write an essay...