Grade VIII-o English Language Online Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Change the voice. The wind blew down the trees.

    • A.

      The trees are blown down by the wind.

    • B.

      The trees were blown down by the wind.

    • C.

      The trees are blowing down by the wind.

    • D.

      The trees were blowing down by the wind.

    Correct Answer
    B. The trees were blown down by the wind.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The trees were blown down by the wind." This answer correctly changes the active voice sentence "The wind blew down the trees" into the passive voice. It maintains the past tense of the verb "blew" and correctly places the subject "the trees" after the verb.

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  • 2. 

    Change the voice. The police caught the thieves.

    • A.

      The thieves caught by the police.

    • B.

      The thieves were caught by the police.

    • C.

      The thieves had been caught by the police.

    • D.

      The thieves was caught by the police.

    Correct Answer
    C. The thieves had been caught by the police.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The thieves had been caught by the police." This is the correct passive voice form of the given sentence. It indicates that the action of catching the thieves was completed in the past and emphasizes that it had happened before another event or time in the past.

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  • 3. 

    Change into active voice. The letter was posted by Alice.

    • A.

      Alice posted the letter.

    • B.

      Alice is posting the letter.

    • C.

      Alice posts the letter.

    • D.

      Alice was posting the letter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Alice posted the letter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Alice posted the letter." because it changes the sentence from passive voice to active voice. In the original sentence, the subject (Alice) is receiving the action (posting), but in the correct answer, the subject (Alice) is performing the action (posting).

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  • 4. 

    Change into active voice. We were received by the hostess.

    • A.

      The hostess will receive us.

    • B.

      The hostess is receiving us.

    • C.

      The hostess would receive us.

    • D.

      The hostess received us.

    Correct Answer
    D. The hostess received us.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The hostess received us." This is the correct active voice form of the given sentence in the passive voice. It indicates that the hostess performed the action of receiving us.

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  • 5. 

    Change into indirect speech. He said: “I know the way.”

    • A.

      He said he knew the way.

    • B.

      He said he knows the way.

    • C.

      He said he will know the way.

    • D.

      He said he would know the way.

    Correct Answer
    A. He said he knew the way.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He said he knew the way." The original statement is in direct speech, where the speaker says "I know the way." When changing it into indirect speech, we need to shift the pronouns and verb tenses. In this case, "I" changes to "he" and the present tense "know" changes to the past tense "knew." Therefore, the correct indirect speech version is "He said he knew the way."

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  • 6. 

    Change into indirect speech. They said: “We sold the house.”

    • A.

      They said they would sell the house.

    • B.

      They said they have sold the house.

    • C.

      They said they had sold the house.

    • D.

      They said they are selling the house.

    Correct Answer
    C. They said they had sold the house.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They said they had sold the house." In indirect speech, the verb tense changes to past perfect when reporting something that was said in the past. Therefore, "sold" changes to "had sold" to indicate that the action had already been completed before the time of reporting.

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  • 7. 

    Change into direct speech. He said they had been learning.

    • A.

      He said: “We have been learning.”

    • B.

      He said: “We have learning.”

    • C.

      He said: “We are learning.”

    • D.

      He said: “We were learning.”

    Correct Answer
    A. He said: “We have been learning.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He said: 'We have been learning.'" because it accurately reflects the past tense reported speech and includes the correct verb tense and form.

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  • 8. 

    Change into direct speech. Bill said he had been sitting.

    • A.

      Bill said: “he is sitting.”

    • B.

      Bill said: “he was sitting.”

    • C.

      Bill said: “I was sitting.”

    • D.

      Bill said: “I am sitting.”

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill said: “I was sitting.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bill said: 'I was sitting.'" This is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the reported speech in direct speech form. The original statement "Bill said he had been sitting" is changed to "Bill said: 'I was sitting.'" to match the tense and subject of the reported speech.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the correct meaning of the following proverb. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

    • A.

      The book has a good cover.

    • B.

      The book's cover is torn.

    • C.

      Things are not always what they seem.

    • D.

      Things are always as they seem.

    Correct Answer
    C. Things are not always what they seem.
    Explanation
    This proverb means that one should not form an opinion or make assumptions about someone or something based solely on their appearance. It suggests that appearances can be deceiving and that there may be more to a person or thing than meets the eye. In this context, the answer "Things are not always what they seem" accurately captures the meaning of the proverb.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct meaning of the following proverb. All that glitters is not gold.

    • A.

      Gold is always precious.

    • B.

      Everything that looks precious turns out to be so.

    • C.

      Not everything that looks precious turns out to be so.

    • D.

      Gold does not glitter but is expensive.

    Correct Answer
    C. Not everything that looks precious turns out to be so.
    Explanation
    This proverb means that not everything that appears valuable or attractive is actually valuable or genuine. It suggests that appearances can be deceiving and that one should not judge something solely based on its outward appearance.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the best answer to complete the following blanks. I bought you this cake. I ________ you like it.

    • A.

      Hoping

    • B.

      Hope

    • C.

      Hoped

    Correct Answer
    B. Hope
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hope" because it is the present tense form of the verb that matches the tense of the sentence. The speaker is expressing their expectation or desire that the person they bought the cake for will like it.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the best answer to complete the following blanks. ’m going to the bank ____________ get some money.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      To

    Correct Answer
    C. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their intention to go to the bank in order to get some money. The word "to" indicates the purpose or goal of their action.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the best answer to complete the following blanks. If I were a rich person with lots of money, ________________________________________.

    • A.

      I can travel around the world.

    • B.

      I would travel around the world.

    • C.

      I will travel around the world.

    Correct Answer
    B. I would travel around the world.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I would travel around the world." This answer is the best choice because it uses the conditional form of the verb "to be" ("If I were") and the conditional form of the verb "to travel" ("I would travel"). This form is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations, which is appropriate in this context where the speaker is imagining what they would do if they were rich.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the best answer to complete the following blanks. I ______________ at Ocean Park yesterday.

    • A.

      Got a good time

    • B.

      Had got a good time

    • C.

      Had a good time

    Correct Answer
    C. Had a good time
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had a good time." This is the best answer because it uses the correct verb tense and idiomatic expression. "Had" is the past tense of "have," which is the appropriate verb to use when talking about an experience or enjoyment. "A good time" is a common phrase used to describe a positive experience or enjoyment.

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  • 15. 

    The clown pulled silly faces to make the children laugh. The word silly in this sentence means:

    • A.

      Bad

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Tricky

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Funny
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "silly" is used to describe the faces pulled by the clown. These faces are meant to be amusing and entertaining, causing the children to laugh. Therefore, the word "silly" in this context means funny.

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