Skill Sheet 1: SST 60

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 284

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SST Quizzes & Trivia

Use sentence-combining techniques effectively avoiding problematic comma splices, run sentences, and sentence fragments, especially in sentences containing compound subjects or verbs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Will Kellogg was an unlikely candidate for fame and  fortune, he became one of America’s great successes. 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Fortune but he

    • C. 

      Fortune, yet he

    • D. 

      Fortune; he

  • 2. 
    The two Kellogg boys could not have been more different.   Will, and John were different from each other. John was the family genius.            2 
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Will and John were different

    • C. 

      Will and John. Were different

    • D. 

      Will and, John were different

  • 3. 
    As a noted surgeon, John became the  head of an exclusive health resort to treat his                                                                         patients with exercise and, a strict vegetarian diet.                                  3  
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      With exercise and a strict vegetarian diet.

    • C. 

      With exercise. A strict vegetarian diet.

    • D. 

      With exercise, and a strict vegetarian diet.

  • 4. 
    In 1880, Dr. John hired Will to work at the resort. From   shaving to shining, Will worked on the resort he was Dr. John’s servant.                                            4
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Will worked on the resort and he was

    • C. 

      Will worked on the resort, he was

    • D. 

      Will worked on the resort. He was

  • 5. 
    Will jogged alongside getting his daily work orders as John bicycled to work.                                                                                                   5                                        
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Orders, John bicycled

    • C. 

      Orders John bicycled

    • D. 

      Orders, as John bicycled

  • 6. 
    One of the special foods at the resort was pressed wheat. The brothers   boiled wheat dough and pressed it through rollers into thin sheets.                                  6    
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Wheat dough and, pressed

    • C. 

      Wheat dough, and pressed

    • D. 

      Wheat dough. Pressed

  • 7. 
    One day when they pressed it, it turned into flakes instead of forming sheets its. Moisture                                                                                                                                        7 had dried out overnight.  
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Of forming sheets because its moisture

    • C. 

      Of forming sheets, because its moisture

    • D. 

      Of forming sheets, its moisture

  • 8. 
    The brothers toasted the flakes and they served them. They                                        8 guests loved the new cereal and ordered it from their homes.    
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Toasted the flakes and, they

    • C. 

      Toasted the flakes; they

    • D. 

      Toasted the flakes and they

  • 9. 
    Since there was such high demand, the brothers opened a mail-order business, but the       9 snobbish Dr. John refused to sell the flakes to grocery stores.                           
    • A. 

      Because

    • B. 

      Although

    • C. 

      As

    • D. 

      Seeing

  • 10. 
    In 1906, Will finally bought out John’s share of the cereal patents and struck out on his own.  A business genius, he invented advertising techniques that made his new product, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, a household term Will K. Kellogg quickly became one of the richest people in America. 10    
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      A household term, Will K. Kellogg

    • C. 

      A household term, so Will K. Kellogg

    • D. 

      A household. Term Will K. Kellogg

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