Legacy Middle School Language Arts Final

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Covering the elements of Fiction, Literary Devices, Writing process.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A person asks a question, and you don't know the answer.  What is the appropriate response?

    • A.

      Ignore them, and move on.

    • B.

      Ask a question to clarify and elaborate the question.

    • C.

      Talk while they are talking.

    • D.

      Ask a friend for help, or to repeat what they said.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ask a question to clarify and elaborate the question.
    Explanation
    When faced with a question you don't know the answer to, the appropriate response is to ask a question to clarify and elaborate the question. This shows that you are actively engaged in the conversation and interested in understanding the question better. It also gives the person who asked the question an opportunity to provide more information or context that could potentially help you in formulating a response.

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  • 2. 

    A person chooses an autobiography to read for information about their favorite person.  An autobiography is:

    • A.

      A story that is made up.

    • B.

      A true account of a person, written by someone else.

    • C.

      A true account of a person, written by the person.

    • D.

      A waste of time.

    Correct Answer
    C. A true account of a person, written by the person.
    Explanation
    An autobiography is a book written by the person themselves, providing a true and firsthand account of their own life. It is a reliable source of information about the person's experiences, thoughts, and perspectives. Choosing an autobiography to read would be a good way to gain accurate and authentic information about one's favorite person.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following is the correct order of the steps of the writing process?

    • A.

      Drafting, pre-writing, publishing, revising, editing

    • B.

      Pre-writing, editing, revising, publishing, drafting

    • C.

      Revising, editing, publishing, pre-writing, drafting

    • D.

      Pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, publishing.

    Correct Answer
    D. Pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, publishing.
    Explanation
    The correct order of the steps of the writing process is as follows: pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. Pre-writing involves brainstorming ideas and planning the content of the writing. Drafting is the initial stage where the writer puts their thoughts into written form. Revising involves reviewing and making changes to the content, structure, and organization of the writing. Editing focuses on correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other errors. Finally, publishing is the last step where the final version of the writing is shared or made available to the intended audience.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following is not a simple (complete) sentence?

    • A.

      The dog ran to the car.

    • B.

      The dog ran to the fence.

    • C.

      The dog ran.

    • D.

      The dog ran to

    • E.

      Mrs. Meyer is my favorite teacher.

    Correct Answer
    D. The dog ran to
    Explanation
    The sentence "The dog ran to" is not a complete sentence because it is missing the object or destination of the action. It is an incomplete thought and does not convey a complete idea.

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  • 5. 

    A noun is:

    • A.

      An action word.

    • B.

      A word that describes a person, place, or thing.

    • C.

      A word that describes an action word.

    • D.

      A person, place, thing or idea

    Correct Answer
    D. A person, place, thing or idea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A person, place, thing or idea." A noun is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. It is a part of speech that is used to name and identify people, objects, places, and concepts. Nouns can be concrete or abstract, and they play a fundamental role in constructing sentences and conveying meaning in language.

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  • 6. 

    Which answer best defines a verb?

    • A.

      A person, place, thing, or idea.

    • B.

      An action word.

    • C.

      A word that describes a person, place, thing, or idea.

    • D.

      A word that tells how you do something.

    Correct Answer
    B. An action word.
    Explanation
    The best definition of a verb is "an action word." Verbs are words that express actions, such as running, jumping, or speaking. They indicate what someone or something is doing. This definition accurately describes the function and purpose of a verb in a sentence.

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  • 7. 

    The techniques the writer uses to help the reader become acquainted with a person or character in a story.

    • A.

      Method

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Characterization

    • D.

      Plot

    Correct Answer
    C. Characterization
    Explanation
    Characterization is the correct answer because it refers to the techniques used by the writer to develop and portray a character in a story. This can include providing physical descriptions, revealing the character's thoughts and emotions, and showing their actions and interactions with others. By using characterization, the writer helps the reader to understand and become familiar with the person or character in the story.

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  • 8. 

    The main character in the story

    • A.

      Protagonist

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Static character

    Correct Answer
    A. Protagonist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Protagonist." In a story, the protagonist is the main character who drives the plot and is usually involved in the central conflict. They are often presented as the hero or the character that the reader or audience is meant to root for. The protagonist's actions, decisions, and growth throughout the story are typically the focus, making them a crucial element in storytelling.

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  • 9. 

    The manner in which an author writes (length of sentences, use of vocabulary, amount of descriptions)

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Point of View

    • D.

      Style

    Correct Answer
    D. Style
    Explanation
    Style refers to the unique way in which an author writes, including the length of sentences, use of vocabulary, and amount of descriptions. It encompasses the author's distinctive voice and the choices they make in their writing. Style can greatly impact the tone and atmosphere of a piece of literature, as well as the reader's experience. It is an essential element of storytelling that helps to convey the author's message and create a sense of individuality in their work.

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  • 10. 

    "I, me, my" point of view

    • A.

      First person

    • B.

      Third person

    • C.

      Second person

    Correct Answer
    A. First person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "First person" because the pronouns "I, me, my" are used to refer to oneself or the speaker. This point of view is characterized by the speaker being directly involved in the action or situation being described.

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  • 11. 

    Feelings, fears, or other weaknesses that cause problems for the characters.

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Internal conflict

    • C.

      Conclusions

    Correct Answer
    B. Internal conflict
    Explanation
    Internal conflict refers to the emotional struggle within a character's mind. It involves the battle between different feelings, fears, or weaknesses that cause problems for the character. This conflict is usually depicted through the character's thoughts, decisions, and actions. It adds depth and complexity to the character and drives the narrative forward. The resolution of the internal conflict often leads to character growth and development, as the character overcomes their inner struggles and finds a resolution or conclusion to their problems.

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  • 12. 

    A person or force that causes problems for the protagonist.

    • A.

      Antagonist

    • B.

      Suspense

    • C.

      Flat character

    Correct Answer
    A. Antagonist
    Explanation
    An antagonist is a character or force that creates obstacles and conflicts for the protagonist. They are usually portrayed as the main source of opposition and challenges for the main character, often acting as the primary villain or adversary. The antagonist's actions and motivations drive the plot forward and create tension and conflict, making the protagonist's journey more difficult and engaging for the audience.

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  • 13. 

    • The character who encourages the main character

    • A.

      Supporting character

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Protagonist

    Correct Answer
    A. Supporting character
    Explanation
    A supporting character is a character in a story who provides encouragement and assistance to the main character. They often play a crucial role in helping the main character overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. They may offer advice, guidance, or emotional support, and their presence is essential for the development and growth of the main character. In contrast, an antagonist is a character who opposes or creates conflict for the main character, while a protagonist is the main character who drives the story forward.

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  • 14. 

    The time and place of the story

    • A.

      Starbucks

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    B. Setting
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct answer related to the time and place of the story. The answer is "setting," which refers to the location and time period in which the story takes place. In this case, the story is set in a Starbucks. The setting is an important element in storytelling as it helps to create the atmosphere, establish the mood, and provide context for the events that unfold in the narrative.

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  • 15. 

    The excitement that adds to the rising action

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Conclusion

    • C.

      Suspense

    Correct Answer
    C. Suspense
    Explanation
    Suspense refers to the feeling of uncertainty or anticipation that keeps the audience engaged and eager to know what will happen next. It is the element that adds excitement to the rising action of a story, as it builds tension and keeps the readers or viewers hooked. Suspense is often present in the lead-up to the resolution or conclusion of a story, as it keeps the audience guessing and wondering about the outcome.

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  • 16. 

    The action leading to the end of the story

    • A.

      Rising action

    • B.

      Falling action

    • C.

      Introduction

    Correct Answer
    B. Falling action
    Explanation
    The falling action is the part of the story where the conflicts and complications start to resolve and the story moves towards its conclusion. It is the action that follows the climax and leads to the end of the story. Therefore, it makes sense that the falling action would be the action leading to the end of the story.

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  • 17. 

    All of the "loose ends" are tied up during the

    • A.

      Climax plot

    • B.

      Rising action

    • C.

      Resolution

    Correct Answer
    C. Resolution
    Explanation
    The resolution is the part of the story where all the loose ends are tied up and the main conflict is resolved. It is the point where the story reaches its conclusion and the reader gets a sense of closure. In the resolution, the conflicts and questions that were introduced in the rising action and developed in the plot are addressed and resolved, leading to the end of the story.

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  • 18. 

    Which conflict would be considered an external conflict?

    • A.

      Fear of flying

    • B.

      Someone chasing you with a gun

    • C.

      Mental illness

    Correct Answer
    B. Someone chasing you with a gun
    Explanation
    An external conflict involves a struggle between a character and an external force, such as another person or a situation. In this case, someone chasing you with a gun is an example of an external conflict because it involves a direct confrontation between the protagonist and an external threat. The fear of flying and mental illness, on the other hand, are internal conflicts as they involve struggles within the character's mind or emotions.

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  • 19. 

    This is what influences the protagonist and antagonist to act the way they do

    • A.

      Round characters

    • B.

      Motivation and goals

    • C.

      Flat characters

    Correct Answer
    B. Motivation and goals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is motivation and goals. Motivation and goals are the driving forces behind the actions and behaviors of both the protagonist and antagonist in a story. These factors shape their decisions, choices, and overall character development. By understanding their motivations and goals, we can gain insight into why they act the way they do and how their actions contribute to the plot and conflict of the story.

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  • 20. 

    Writing that tells a story

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Narrative

    • C.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Narrative
    Explanation
    A narrative is a form of writing that tells a story. It typically includes characters, a plot, and a sequence of events. Limericks and sonnets, on the other hand, are specific types of poems with distinct structures and rhyme schemes. Therefore, the correct answer is narrative, as it is the only option that accurately describes writing that tells a story.

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  • 21. 

    The beat in poetry

    • A.

      Ballad

    • B.

      Meter and rhythm

    • C.

      Symbol

    Correct Answer
    B. Meter and rhythm
    Explanation
    Meter and rhythm are the correct answer because they both refer to the musicality and flow of a poem. Meter is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry, while rhythm is the overall pattern of beats and accents in a poem. These elements help create a sense of harmony and cadence, enhancing the poetic experience for the reader or listener.

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  • 22. 

    A Japanese poem style with a topic about nature, constructed with 5 words in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third.

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Limerick

    • C.

      Slapstick

    Correct Answer
    A. Haiku
    Explanation
    A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that focuses on nature and follows a specific structure. It consists of three lines, with the first line containing 5 syllables, the second line containing 7 syllables, and the third line containing 5 syllables. This concise structure allows for a brief yet impactful expression of a moment or observation in nature. Haikus often evoke a sense of tranquility and capture the beauty of the natural world.

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  • 23. 

    A poem in which the verse is not metrical or rhythmic

    • A.

      Free verse

    • B.

      Epic

    • C.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    A. Free verse
    Explanation
    Free verse is a type of poem that does not follow a specific metrical or rhythmic pattern. Unlike epic poems, which are long narrative poems with a formal structure, or limericks, which have a specific rhyming scheme and rhythm, free verse allows for more flexibility and experimentation in terms of line length, rhythm, and structure. It is characterized by its freedom from traditional poetic conventions and its emphasis on natural speech patterns and individual expression.

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  • 24. 

    Something that stands for or suggests something else (like a flag represents the US)

    • A.

      Sonnet

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Symbol

    Correct Answer
    C. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is something that represents or suggests something else. In this case, a flag represents the US. Similarly, a symbol can be used to convey meaning or represent an idea or concept. In literature, symbols are often used to add depth and layers of meaning to a text. Therefore, "symbol" is the correct answer as it fits the given definition and explanation.

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  • 25. 

    Text written in plain speech, free from exaggeration or imagery 

    • A.

      Literal language

    • B.

      Pig latin

    • C.

      Fantasy

    Correct Answer
    A. Literal language
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "literal language" because it refers to text that is written in a straightforward and factual manner without the use of exaggeration or imagery. This means that the text is clear, concise, and does not contain any hidden meanings or figurative language.

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  • 26. 

    Metaphors, similes, and imagery are all examples of

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Figurative language

    • C.

      Free verse

    Correct Answer
    B. Figurative language
    Explanation
    Metaphors, similes, and imagery are all examples of figurative language because they involve the use of words or phrases in a non-literal way to create a deeper meaning or evoke emotions. These literary devices help to paint vivid pictures in the reader's mind and add depth and richness to the text. By comparing one thing to another or using descriptive language, figurative language enhances the reader's understanding and enjoyment of the poem or any other form of writing.

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  • 27. 

    Check all the "state of being" verbs:  

    • A.

      Am, are, is, was, were, be, being, been

    • B.

      Is, was, were, when, where

    • C.

      Who, where, what, why, how

    • D.

      Beware, besides, believe, because, bedecked

    Correct Answer
    A. Am, are, is, was, were, be, being, been
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes all the "state of being" verbs, which are words that express a state or condition. These verbs are used to link the subject of a sentence to a noun, pronoun, or adjective that describes or identifies the subject. The verbs listed in the answer (am, are, is, was, were, be, being, been) are all examples of "state of being" verbs and can be used in sentences to indicate a state or condition.

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  • 28. 

    Expository writing:

    • A.

      Tells a story

    • B.

      Describes or explains something

    • C.

      Persuades someone to do something they originally didn't want to do

    Correct Answer
    B. Describes or explains something
    Explanation
    Expository writing is a form of writing that focuses on describing or explaining something. It aims to provide information, clarify concepts, or present a detailed analysis of a subject. Unlike storytelling or persuasive writing, expository writing does not aim to tell a story or persuade someone to do something they initially didn't want to do. Instead, it focuses on providing clear and concise explanations or descriptions to help the reader understand a topic or concept.

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  • 29. 

    The introductory paragraph of an essay should include

    • A.

      The title

    • B.

      The topic sentence

    • C.

      As much detail as possible

    Correct Answer
    B. The topic sentence
    Explanation
    The introductory paragraph of an essay should include the topic sentence. The topic sentence is a clear and concise statement that introduces the main idea or focus of the essay. It sets the tone for the rest of the essay and provides a roadmap for the reader to understand what will be discussed. Including the title and as much detail as possible may be helpful in some cases, but the topic sentence is the most essential element that should be included in the introductory paragraph.

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  • 30. 

    A main idea should be supported with detail in this part of the essay:

    • A.

      Body

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Conclusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Body
    Explanation
    The body of an essay is where the main idea is developed and supported with details. It is the section that provides the necessary evidence, examples, and arguments to support the thesis statement. The body paragraphs present the main points and provide explanations, analysis, and evidence to convince the reader of the validity of the main idea. Therefore, the body is the appropriate part of an essay where the main idea should be supported with detail.

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  • 31. 

    "I told you a million times to do your homework!" is an example of:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    "I told you a million times to do your homework!" is an example of hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this sentence, the speaker is using hyperbole to emphasize the frequency or intensity of their request. By saying "a million times," they are exaggerating the number of times they have made this request to highlight their frustration or exasperation.

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  • 32. 

    "Life is a mere dream, a fleeting shadow on a cloudy day" is an example of:

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "Life is a mere dream, a fleeting shadow on a cloudy day" compares life to a dream and a fleeting shadow, suggesting that it is transient and ephemeral. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps convey the idea that life is temporary and insubstantial. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor.

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  • 33. 

    "Look at all those folks, watching a poor devil on trial for his life. It's like a Roman carnival", is an example of:

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Allusion

    • C.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Allusion
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Look at all those folks, watching a poor devil on trial for his life. It's like a Roman carnival", is an example of allusion. This is because it refers to the Roman carnival, which is a cultural reference that the speaker assumes the audience will understand. The comparison between the people watching the trial and the Roman carnival helps to emphasize the chaotic and spectacle-like nature of the scene.

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  • 34. 

    From To Kill a Mockingbird:  "We would squirm our way through sweating sidewalk crowds and sometimes hear ...our accusers."

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Free verse

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird contains the repetition of the "s" sound in words like "squirm," "sweating," and "sidewalk." This repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words is known as alliteration. It adds rhythm and musicality to the sentence, making it more engaging and memorable for the reader.

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  • 35. 

    My Fair Lady:  "I'm getting married in the morning! Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime." And another example: The soldiers tromped through the field, as the cannons roared and bullets whizzed past their ears.

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Allusion

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is onomatopoeia because the phrase "Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime" imitates the sound of bells ringing. Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that uses words to imitate or suggest sounds. In this case, the word "ding dong" is used to mimic the sound of bells.

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  • 36. 

    The fingers of the wind tangled my hair and carressed my cheeks.

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of personification because it attributes human qualities (fingers, tangled, caressed) to the wind, which is an inanimate object. This figure of speech helps to create a vivid and imaginative image in the reader's mind, enhancing the overall description of the wind's effect on the speaker's hair and cheeks.

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  • 37. 

    When writing persuasively, one should remember to:

    • A.

      Use figurative language to make it more interesting

    • B.

      Use lots of exclamation points so your audience will know how important your

    • C.

      Address the needs or viewpoints of your audience

    Correct Answer
    C. Address the needs or viewpoints of your audience
    Explanation
    When writing persuasively, it is important to address the needs or viewpoints of your audience. This means considering their interests, concerns, and perspectives, and tailoring your arguments and language accordingly. By doing so, you can establish a connection with your audience, show that you understand their concerns, and present your ideas in a way that resonates with them. This approach increases the chances of your audience being receptive to your message and being persuaded by your arguments.

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  • 38. 

    Is/ isn't /ain't

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is "False" because the correct form of the verb "to be" in this sentence should be "isn't" or "is not." The options "is" and "ain't" are incorrect forms of the verb and do not agree with the subject. Therefore, the correct answer is "False."

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  • 39. 

    Am/ if

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer "False" is correct because "am/if" is not a valid statement in any programming language. "am" is not a valid keyword or operator, and "if" is a conditional statement that requires a condition to be specified. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 40. 

    Are/ am / 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True". However, without any context or additional information, it is difficult to provide a specific explanation for this answer. It could be related to a statement or question that requires the use of "are" or "am" in a particular way. Without further details, it is impossible to determine the exact reason for selecting "True" as the correct answer.

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  • 41. 

    Be/ become/ began/

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is "False". However, without any context or complete question, it is not possible to provide a specific explanation for why the answer is false. The answer could be false based on the grammar rules of verb tenses or the meaning of the words "be," "become," or "began." Without further information, it is not possible to determine the exact reason for the answer being false.

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  • 42. 

    Is/ was/ were

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "True" because "is/was/were" is a verb form used to indicate the present or past tense of the verb "to be."

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  • 43. 

    Have/ has /had

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "True" because "have/has/had" is used as the auxiliary verb in present perfect and past perfect tenses to indicate an action that occurred in the past but has a connection to the present.

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  • 44. 

    Shall/ should

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "True" because "shall" and "should" are both modal verbs that express obligation or necessity. However, "shall" is used when referring to future actions or intentions, while "should" is used to suggest or give advice. Therefore, both words can be used correctly depending on the context and the intended meaning.

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  • 45. 

    May/ might/ must/

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "True". The words "may", "might", and "must" are modal verbs that are used to express possibility or certainty. In this context, it suggests that there is a possibility or certainty that the statement is true. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 46. 

    Mustn't/ maybe

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. This means that the statement "mustn't/maybe" is not true.

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