ESL Level 8 Exam: Trivia Quiz!

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ESL Level 8 Exam: Trivia Quiz! - Quiz

English as a Second Language (ESL) is a study program for school students to improve and enhance their English language. The main aim of ESL is to improve the students' grammar, reading, listening comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. This quiz has been designed to test your grammar. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ____________ their reputation as dirty animals, pigs are very smart and organized.

    • A.

      Despite

    • B.

      Though

    • C.

      No matter

    • D.

      Whereas

    Correct Answer
    A. Despite
    Explanation
    Despite their reputation as dirty animals, pigs are very smart and organized. This means that even though pigs are commonly seen as unclean, they possess high levels of intelligence and have a well-structured behavior. The word "despite" is used to contrast the negative perception of pigs with their actual characteristics, highlighting the contradiction between the two.

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  • 2. 

    Some students start studying English when they are very young, _____________ all of the students here all adults.

    • A.

      As if

    • B.

      So

    • C.

      Except

    • D.

      However

    Correct Answer
    D. However
    Explanation
    The word "however" is the correct answer because it is used to contrast two ideas or statements. In this context, it is contrasting the fact that some students start studying English when they are very young with the fact that all of the students here are adults. It indicates that there is a difference or contradiction between the two statements.

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  • 3. 

    First, we will come up with the money, ___________ we will plan the trip.

    • A.

      Thus

    • B.

      Also

    • C.

      Then

    • D.

      Likewise

    Correct Answer
    C. Then
    Explanation
    The word "then" is the correct answer because it indicates the correct order of actions. It suggests that the first step is to come up with the money, and after that, the next step is to plan the trip. "Then" is used to show a sequence of events or actions, making it the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 4. 

    There were only two hotels near the beach and _______________ of them had any rooms.

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Either

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The word "neither" is the correct answer because it indicates that both hotels near the beach did not have any rooms available. It implies that neither of the two hotels had any rooms.

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  • 5. 

    The line was so long ________________________________.

    • A.

      I had to restart it.

    • B.

      We decided to go somewhere else.

    • C.

      Because she was afraid to drop it.

    Correct Answer
    B. We decided to go somewhere else.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "we decided to go somewhere else." This answer is the most logical and coherent option to complete the sentence. If the line was so long, it would make sense for the person to decide to go somewhere else instead of waiting in line. The other options, such as "I had to restart it" and "because she was afraid to drop it," do not provide a clear or logical reason for the person's actions.

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  • 6. 

    Because my computer froze _______________________________.

    • A.

      I had to restart it.

    • B.

      We decided to go somewhere else.

    • C.

      The more tired I get.

    Correct Answer
    A. I had to restart it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I had to restart it" because when a computer freezes, it becomes unresponsive and the only solution is to restart it in order to regain functionality.

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  • 7. 

    Regardless of bad weather _______________________.

    • A.

      The day that Kennedy was assassinated.

    • B.

      Because he was afraid to drop it.

    • C.

      The mail will be delivered.

    Correct Answer
    C. The mail will be delivered.
    Explanation
    This is the motto of the American Postal Service: "Neither, rain, nor sleet, nor hair"

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  • 8. 

    The more I work _____________________________.

    • A.

      We decided to go somewhere else.

    • B.

      I had to restart it.

    • C.

      The more tired I get.

    Correct Answer
    C. The more tired I get.
    Explanation
    This sentence follows a comparative structure, indicating that the speaker's level of tiredness increases in direct proportion to the amount of work they do. The phrase "the more tired I get" accurately completes the sentence by expressing the cause and effect relationship between working and becoming tired.

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  • 9. 

    Beth held the baby carefully _______________________________.

    • A.

      The more tired I get.

    • B.

      Because she was afraid to drop it.

    • C.

      She was to this new it.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because she was afraid to drop it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "because she was afraid to drop it." This answer explains why Beth held the baby carefully. It suggests that she was cautious and careful in her actions because she was afraid that she might drop the baby.

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  • 10. 

    Lyndon B. Johnson became president ________________________________.

    • A.

      The day that Kennedy was assassinated.

    • B.

      When got the line too long and gave up Kennedy.

    • C.

      The day Kennedy assassinated was

    Correct Answer
    A. The day that Kennedy was assassinated.
    Explanation
    Lyndon B. Johnson became president the day that Kennedy was assassinated. This means that Johnson assumed the presidency immediately following Kennedy's assassination, indicating a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the two events.

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  • 11. 

    I didn't like __________________ of the choices.

    • A.

      Neither

    • B.

      Either

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    B. Either
    Explanation
    The phrase "I didn't like" indicates a negative sentiment towards something. The word "either" is used to present two options or choices. In this context, the use of "either" suggests that the speaker did not like one of the choices presented. Therefore, "either" is the correct answer as it accurately completes the sentence and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 12. 

    The more _______________ the task, the greater the satisfaction upon completing it.

    • A.

      Habitually

    • B.

      Annoyed

    • C.

      Challenging

    Correct Answer
    C. Challenging
    Explanation
    The word "challenging" fits logically in the sentence because it implies that the more difficult or demanding the task is, the greater the satisfaction will be when it is completed. This suggests that overcoming challenges and achieving success in difficult tasks brings a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.

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  • 13. 

    Everyone was______________ by the child's screaming.

    • A.

      Boring

    • B.

      Annoyed

    • C.

      Interesting

    Correct Answer
    B. Annoyed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "annoyed". This means that the child's screaming caused irritation or frustration to everyone present.

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  • 14. 

    The ________________ goods were confiscated at the boarder.

    • A.

      Habitually

    • B.

      Smuggled

    • C.

      Seldom

    Correct Answer
    B. Smuggled
    Explanation
    The word "smuggled" is the correct answer because it directly relates to the context of the sentence. The sentence states that goods were confiscated at the border, implying that these goods were being transported illegally. "Smuggled" is the only word among the options that specifically refers to the act of illegally transporting goods across borders. "Habitually" and "seldom" do not fit the context and do not provide a logical explanation for the confiscation of goods.

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  • 15. 

    Place the words in the correct order using the Order of Adjectives before Nouns rule: (two, apples, red, baskets)

    • A.

      Two baskets of apples red

    • B.

      Two baskets of red apples

    • C.

      Apples red two baskets of

    Correct Answer
    B. Two baskets of red apples
    Explanation
    According to the Order of Adjectives before Nouns rule, adjectives should be placed in a specific order. The correct order is quantity (two), followed by type (baskets), then color (red), and finally, the noun (apples). Therefore, the correct order is "two baskets of red apples."

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  • 16. 

    In which sentence is 'should' used correctly.

    • A.

      Bob, you be more careful should you.

    • B.

      Bob, you should be more careful.

    • C.

      John should got to be more careful.

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob, you should be more careful.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bob, you should be more careful." This sentence uses "should" correctly to express a suggestion or advice. It follows the structure of subject + "should" + verb, indicating that the speaker is advising Bob to be more careful. The other options either have incorrect word order or use "should" inappropriately.

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  • 17. 

    Which is the correct use of 'ought'?

    • A.

      I ought to help my sister.

    • B.

      Ought I help me sister.

    • C.

      Sister ought me help.

    Correct Answer
    A. I ought to help my sister.
    Explanation
    The correct use of 'ought' is "I ought to help my sister." This sentence follows the correct grammatical structure of subject + ought + infinitive verb. The subject "I" is followed by "ought to" and then the infinitive verb "help." This construction is used to express a moral obligation or duty.

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  • 18. 

    Which is the correct use of "fast-acting"?

    • A.

      Bob wanted to take his time cleaning so he used the "fast acting" spray.

    • B.

      I'm lazy so I used the "fast acting" oven cleaner spray.

    • C.

      "fast acting" is a made up word or phrase

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm lazy so I used the "fast acting" oven cleaner spray.
    Explanation
    The correct use of "fast-acting" is in the sentence "I'm lazy so I used the 'fast acting' oven cleaner spray." This sentence correctly uses the term to describe the oven cleaner spray as being quick and efficient in its action.

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  • 19. 

    A trip to Florida would be good for you.  ____________ the tickets are affordable.

    • A.

      Correspondingly

    • B.

      Furthermore

    • C.

      Besides

    • D.

      Therefore

    Correct Answer
    C. Besides
    Explanation
    A trip to Florida would be good for you, besides the fact that the tickets are affordable. This implies that there are other reasons why a trip to Florida would be beneficial, apart from the affordability of the tickets.

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  • 20. 

    The idea of opening a coffee shop was very ______________ to them.  So they paid close attention.

    • A.

      Boring

    • B.

      Habitually

    • C.

      Interesting

    Correct Answer
    C. Interesting
    Explanation
    The idea of opening a coffee shop was very interesting to them, which means they found it exciting or appealing. This is why they paid close attention to it, indicating their keen interest and enthusiasm towards the idea.

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  • 21. 

    Fix the list of words and order them correctly.  You may add a verb or create a phrase. (Sunday, Paper, Read, that on)

    • A.

      Paper that is Sunday read on

    • B.

      A paper that is read on Sunday

    • C.

      The Sunday Paper

    • D.

      Sunday paper that read on

    • E.

      Paper Read on Sunday

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. A paper that is read on Sunday
    C. The Sunday Paper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A paper that is read on Sunday, The Sunday Paper." This answer correctly arranges the words and creates a phrase that makes sense. It suggests that there is a specific paper that is read on Sundays, which is referred to as "The Sunday Paper."

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  • 22. 

    In which sentence is the word 'Furthermore' used correctly?

    • A.

      I don't like chocolate. Furthermore, pizza is not my favorite

    • B.

      Polly had reason to fear for her safety. Furthermore, she could not trust anyone to protect her.

    • C.

      I don't do my homework ever. Furthermore, I don't like this test.

    Correct Answer
    B. Polly had reason to fear for her safety. Furthermore, she could not trust anyone to protect her.
    Explanation
    The word "Furthermore" is used correctly in the sentence "Polly had reason to fear for her safety. Furthermore, she could not trust anyone to protect her." The word "Furthermore" is used to add on to the previous statement and provide additional information or support for it. In this case, it is used to emphasize the fact that Polly not only had reason to fear for her safety but also could not trust anyone to protect her.

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  • 23. 

    Which is an example of emphatic do (did):

    • A.

      Do sit down! You must be exhausted after walking so far.

    • B.

      Do you want to go to the party?

    • C.

      I have to do the dishes.

    Correct Answer
    A. Do sit down! You must be exhausted after walking so far.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do sit down! You must be exhausted after walking so far." This sentence is an example of emphatic do because it is used to add emphasis or urgency to the command "sit down." The use of "do" in this sentence emphasizes the speaker's insistence that the listener sit down, suggesting that they are very tired after walking a long distance.

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  • 24. 

    Many people have attacked Indiana.  Indiana ____________ _______ ___________ by many people.

    • A.

      Has attached been

    • B.

      Was attacked been

    • C.

      Has been attacked

    Correct Answer
    C. Has been attacked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been attacked". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing or has just been completed. The subject "Indiana" is the receiver of the action, and "has been attacked" correctly shows that Indiana has experienced the action of being attacked by many people.

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  • 25. 

    Many people had attacked Indiana before he left for Egypt.  Indiana ________ ________ __________ many times before he left for Egypt.

    • A.

      Has been attacked

    • B.

      Had been attacked

    • C.

      Had attacked

    • D.

      Have been attacked

    Correct Answer
    B. Had been attacked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been attacked". This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating an action that occurred before another past action. The phrase "had been attacked" suggests that Indiana experienced multiple attacks in the past before he left for Egypt.

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  • 26. 

    Indiana was teaching the female student who wrote "love you" on her eyelids.  The student who wrote "love you" on her eyelids ____________ _____________ __________ by Indiana.

    • A.

      Was being taught

    • B.

      Has beening taught

    • C.

      Was being teached

    Correct Answer
    A. Was being taught
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was being taught." This is the correct answer because it is in the past continuous tense, which is used to describe an action that was happening at a specific point in the past. In this case, the action of teaching was happening to the student who wrote "love you" on her eyelids.

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  • 27. 

    Actually a friend wrote "love you" on the girls eyelids.  "Love you" _______________ by a friend.

    • A.

      Had been written

    • B.

      Was written

    • C.

      Has been written

    • D.

      Was writed

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Had been written
    B. Was written
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been written, was written." The use of "had been written" indicates that the action of writing "love you" on the girl's eyelids occurred before the current moment in the past. "Was written" indicates that the action of writing "love you" on the girl's eyelids is a completed action in the past.

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  • 28. 

    The Germans are hunting Indiana.  Indiana _____________________ by the Germans.

    • A.

      Was hunt

    • B.

      Was hunted

    • C.

      Had been hunted

    • D.

      Is being hunted

    Correct Answer
    D. Is being hunted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is being hunted" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "Indiana" is being actively pursued by the Germans.

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