TOEFL Grammar Practice Test Quiz! Trivia

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TOEFL Grammar Practice Test Quiz! Trivia

A TOEFL certification proves that not only can one write but read in the English language. To write sentences correctly, one needs to know how to use different parts of speech correctly. In this special quiz, you will be expected to write the incomplete sentences correctly by adding the best choice to be grammatically correct. Check it out and see how much more practice you need.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The flexibility of film allows the artist __________ unbridled imagination to the animation of cartoon characters.  
    • A. 

      To bring

    • B. 

      Bringing

    • C. 

      Is brought

    • D. 

      Brings

  • 2. 
    Traditionally, __________in New England on Thanksgiving Day.
    • A. 

      When served is sweet cider

    • B. 

      When sweet cider is served

    • C. 

      Is served sweet cider

    • D. 

      Sweet cider is served

  • 3. 
    Typical of the grassland dwellers of the continent __________, or pronghorn.
    • A. 

      It is the American antelope

    • B. 

      The American antelope is

    • C. 

      Is the American antelope

    • D. 

      The American antelope

  • 4. 
    Lillian D. Wald, public health nurse and __________, was born in Cincinnati Ohio, in 1867.  
    • A. 

      Reforming society

    • B. 

      Social reformer

    • C. 

      Ho reformed society

    • D. 

      Er social reform

  • 5. 
    Copper sulfate, spread in judicious amounts, kills algae __________ harming fish or aquatic invert-ebrates.       
    • A. 

      Does not

    • B. 

      But does no

    • C. 

      Except

    • D. 

      Without

  • 6. 
    Of the millions who saw Haley’s comet in 1986, how many people __________long enough to see it return in the twenty-first century.
    • A. 

      Will they live

    • B. 

      They will be living

    • C. 

      Will live

    • D. 

      Living

  • 7. 
    __________that fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise are universally reflected in facial expressions.    
    • A. 

      Anthropologists have discovered

    • B. 

      Anthropologists discovering

    • C. 

      The discovery by anthropologists

    • D. 

      Discovered by anthropologists

  • 8. 
    In 1964__________of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s paintings was shown at the Smithsonian Institution.
    • A. 

      Was a major collection

    • B. 

      That a major collection

    • C. 

      A collection was major

    • D. 

      A major collection

  • 9. 
    __________irritating effect on humans, the use of phenol as a general antiseptic has been largely discontinued. (A) Its (B) Where its (C) Since its (D) Because of its  
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      Where its

    • C. 

      Since its

    • D. 

      Because of its

  • 10. 
    In order to remain in existence,__________must, in the long run, produce something consumers consider useful or desirable. (A) a profit-making organization (B) a profit-making organization which (C) therefore a profit-making organization (D) whichever a profit-making organization  
    • A. 

      A profit-making organization

    • B. 

      A profit-making organization which

    • C. 

      Therefore a profit-making organization

    • D. 

      Whichever a profit-making organization

  • 11. 
    The greater the population there is in a locality,__________for water, transportation, and disposal of refuse.
    • A. 

      The greater the need there is

    • B. 

      Greater need

    • C. 

      Is there great need

    • D. 

      The great need

  • 12. 
    A historical novel may do more than mirror history; __________future events.
    • A. 

      Even influencing

    • B. 

      It may even influence

    • C. 

      May even influence

    • D. 

      That it may even influence

  • 13. 
    __________a child, sculptor Anne Whitney showed an eager intellect and artistic talent that her parents recognized and encouraged.
    • A. 

      Has been

    • B. 

      It was while

    • C. 

      She was

    • D. 

      As

  • 14. 
    It is widely believed that the pull of gravity on a falling raindrop changes__________round shape into a teardrop shape.
    • A. 

      Of the drop

    • B. 

      The drop's

    • C. 

      Drop of

    • D. 

      Drops their

  • 15. 
    __________modern offices becoming more mechanized, designers are attempting to personalize them with warmer, less severe interiors.
    • A. 

      If

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      With

    • D. 

      Once

  • 16. 
     Not woman held a presidential cabinet position in the United States until 1933, when Frances Perkins became secretary of labor.  
    • A. 

      Not

    • B. 

      Position

    • C. 

      Until

    • D. 

      Became

  • 17. 
    The human body relies on certainty nutrients for its survival.  
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Relies

    • C. 

      Certainly

    • D. 

      Survival

  • 18. 
    Too much electric current may flow into a circuit as a result either of a fault in the circuit and of an outside event such as lightning.
    • A. 

      Too much

    • B. 

      May flow

    • C. 

      Fault

    • D. 

      And

  • 19. 
    The Appalachian Trail, extending approximately 2,020 miles from Maine to Georgia, is the longer continuous marked footpath in the world.  
    • A. 

      Extending

    • B. 

      Miles

    • C. 

      Longer

    • D. 

      Continuous

  • 20. 
    For years, elephants were hunted for food and ivory, and as a result theirs numbers have been greatly reduced.  
    • A. 

      Hunted

    • B. 

      Theirs

    • C. 

      Numbers

    • D. 

      Greatly

  • 21. 
    Barges which carrier most of the heavy freight on rivers and canals are usually propelled by towing.  
    • A. 

      Carrier

    • B. 

      Heavy

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      Towing

  • 22. 
    Although afflicted by serious eyesight problems, Alicia Alonso was one the principal stars of the American Ballet Theater and later formed her own dance company.  
    • A. 

      Although

    • B. 

      Eyesight problems

    • C. 

      One the principal

    • D. 

      Her own

  • 23. 
    The ritual combat of animals are triggered by precise signals.  
    • A. 

      Ritual

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      By

    • D. 

      Signals

  • 24. 
    It is more difficult to write simply, directly, and effective than to employ flowery but vague expressions that only obscure one’s meaning.  
    • A. 

      More difficult

    • B. 

      Effective

    • C. 

      To employ

    • D. 

      Vague

  • 25. 
    Different species of octopuses may measure anywhere from two inches to over thirty feet in long.  
    • A. 

      Species

    • B. 

      Anywhere

    • C. 

      To over

    • D. 

      In long

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