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  • 1. 
    Choose the best answer to the questions that follow this document:Batteries  A  (1.) Many of the gadgets we use regularly which require batteris to power them. (2.) Flashlights, smoke alarms, toys, and portable CD players are only a few examples from a long list of possibilities. (3.) When replacing the batteries that these devices require, we should understand the differences between the types of batteries that are available.B (4.)First of all some batteries are rechargeable, and some are not. (5.)Rechargable batteries are not good choices  for devices that are seldom used. (6.) Rechargable batteries are best for high-drain devices. (7.)Which are used fairly regularly. (8)There is a disadvantage to these batteries due to the fact that they require frequent recharging.C (9)Three kinds of primary-cell batteries are general-purpose, heavy-duty, or alkaline. (10)General-purpose batteries are low priced but usually won't last very long. (11)Heavy-duty batteries cost more and represent a good choice for low to medium drain devices. (12) These batteries are very good choices for smoke, alarms or flashlights.D (13) Lastly, alkaline batteries work best for high-drain devices that are used often, such as a CD player. (14) These batteries are the most expensive of the three primary-cell batteries.E (15) Knowing the choices of batteries that are avaiable help us save money and frustration. (16) In this case, education can truly translate into power.
  • 2. 
    Sentence 1: Many of the gadgets we use regularly which requires batteries to power them.Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of the text? If the original is the best way, choose option A.
    • A. 

      Regularly which requires batteries

    • B. 

      Regularly that require batteries

    • C. 

      Regularly require batteries

    • D. 

      Batteries for which

    • E. 

      Require regularly batteries which

  • 3. 
    Sentence 4: First of all some batteries are rechargeable, and some are not.What correction should be made to sentence 4?
    • A. 

      Insert a comma after "First"

    • B. 

      Remove the word "all"

    • C. 

      Insert a comma after "all"

    • D. 

      Change "rechargeable" to "Rechargeable"

    • E. 

      Replace "and" with "so"

  • 4. 
    Sentence 6 & 7: Rechargeable batteries are best for high-drain devices. Which are used fairly regularly.Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of the text? If the original is the best way, choose option A.
    • A. 

      Devices. Which

    • B. 

      Devices, and which

    • C. 

      Devices. That

    • D. 

      Devices those which

    • E. 

      Devices that

  • 5. 
    Sentence 8: There is a disadvantage to these batteries due to the fact that they require frequent recharging. If you rewrote sentence 8 beginning with,One disadvantage to these batteries is the next words should be
    • A. 

      Recharging due

    • B. 

      That they

    • C. 

      Besides the fact

    • D. 

      Even though they

    • E. 

      Resulting

  • 6. 
    Which sentence below would be most effective at the beginning of paragraph C?
    • A. 

      We use batteries very often in household devices.

    • B. 

      The disposal of batteries can be a problem.

    • C. 

      Batteries in cars keep rising in cost.

    • D. 

      Not all batteries are rechargeable as explained earlier.

    • E. 

      Batteries that are not rechargeable are called primary cells.

  • 7. 
    Sentence 12: These batteries are very good choices for smoke, alarms or flashlights.What correction should be made to sentence 12?
    • A. 

      Change "are" to "were"

    • B. 

      Change "very" to "vary"

    • C. 

      Change "for" to "fore"

    • D. 

      Remove the comma after "smoke"

    • E. 

      Insert a comma after "alarms"

  • 8. 
    Which revision would make the document "Batteries" more effective?
    • A. 

      Move sentence 2 to following sentence 3

    • B. 

      Remove sentence 3

    • C. 

      Move sentence 10 to follow sentence 11

    • D. 

      Combine paragraphs C and D

    • E. 

      Combine paragraphs D and E

  • 9. 
    Sentence 15: Knowing tha choices of batteries that are avaiable help us save money and frustration.What correction should be made?
    • A. 

      Change "are" to "is"

    • B. 

      Change "help" to "helps"

    • C. 

      Change "us" to "them"

    • D. 

      Change "save" to "saving"

    • E. 

      Insert a comma after "money"

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