English Language Arts Practice Test Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    We saw a ____ in the woods while hiking.

    • A.

      Bair

    • B.

      Baer

    • C.

      Bare

    • D.

      Bear

    Correct Answer
    D. Bear
    Explanation
    Bear is the correctly spelled form of the animal.

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  • 2. 

    What is the correct use of a period in the following sentence?

    • A.

      She had a bad day

    • B.

      She had a bad day.

    • C.

      She had. a bad day.

    • D.

      She. had. a. bad. day.

    Correct Answer
    B. She had a bad day.
    Explanation
    She had a bad day. A period is only used at the end of a sentence, and not anywhere in between.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following words is an abstract noun?

    • A.

      Car

    • B.

      Tent

    • C.

      Ruler

    • D.

      Health

    Correct Answer
    D. Health
    Explanation
    Health is an abstract noun; it does not physically exist.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence? The dog wagged its tail.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Pronoun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Pronoun
    Explanation
    Its is a possessive pronoun; it replaces the noun dog.

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  • 5. 

    How many verbs are in the following sentence? They toured the art museum and saw the conservatory.

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    Toured and saw are verbs.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following suffixes means capable of?

    • A.

      -ful

    • B.

      -tion

    • C.

      -ous

    • D.

      -ible

    Correct Answer
    D. -ible
    Explanation
    The suffix that means “capable of” is ible.

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  • 7. 

    What is the best definition of the word argument in the context of reading and writing?

    • A.

      An eloquent summary

    • B.

      An angry conversation

    • C.

      A persuasive point in a text

    • D.

      An object or direct object phrase

    Correct Answer
    C. A persuasive point in a text
    Explanation
    In the context of reading and writing, an argument is a statement meant to prove a point, not a heated disagreement.

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  • 8. 

    What is the main idea of a text?

    • A.

      The most important idea in a text

    • B.

      The most persuasive sentence in a text

    • C.

      An example that supports the central point

    • D.

      An opening sentence that grabs the attention

    Correct Answer
    A. The most important idea in a text
    Explanation
    The main idea is the central idea of a text. It may or may not be intended to persuade the reader.

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