English Diagnostic Test - Section 3

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 29

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English Diagnostic Quizzes & Trivia

This test is designed to measure students' strengths and weaknesses in the area of English.


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...