Sentence Structure Practice Exam Quiz!

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Sentence Structure Practice Exam Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the verb of the sentence:   While touring the country, Alex and his family spent much of their time taking photographs of unusual natural landmarks.
    • A. 

      Touring

    • B. 

      Spent

    • C. 

      Taking

    • D. 

      Unusual

  • 2. 
    What is the subject of this sentence: Georgina wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.
    • A. 

      Georgina

    • B. 

      Angry

    • C. 

      Letter

    • D. 

      Friend

    • E. 

      Helen

  • 3. 
    What is the verb of the sentence: Georgina wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.
    • A. 

      Wrote

    • B. 

      Angry

    • C. 

      Letter

    • D. 

      To

    • E. 

      Friend

  • 4. 
    What is the subject of this sentence:  In a the refrigerator, there were only moldy hotdogs left over from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.
    • A. 

      Refrigerator

    • B. 

      There

    • C. 

      Moldy

    • D. 

      Hotdogs

    • E. 

      BBQ

  • 5. 
    What is the verb of the sentence:  In a the refrigerator, there were only moldy hotdogs left over from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      Were

    • C. 

      Left

    • D. 

      Left over

    • E. 

      BBQ

  • 6. 
    Some of the toys he collected were simply to be admired; his favorites were those that could be put into action.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 7. 
    Dr. Spilhaus said that a toy is anything that gives us a chance to stop and refresh ourselves during our hectic life.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 8. 
    I have read that many mechanical principals were first applied to playthings.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 9. 
    Only those who have lost touch with childhood question what a toy can be worth to a young boy or girl.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 10. 
    Ask someone who knows toys what their enchantment is worth.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 11. 
    Dr. Spilhaus, who was an oceanographer, admitted he had sometimes been unable to distinguish between his wok and his play.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 12. 
    Because it's one of their specialties, Lola and her father prepared a special treat of Cuban-style black beans. Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 13. 
    After Lola had soaked a pound of black beans overnight, she drained them and covered them with fresh water to make the beans easier to digest.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 14. 
    Before she lit the stove, she added some chopped onion and green pepper, a bay leaf, cilantro leaves, oregano, and salt pork to the beans.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 15. 
    Whenever a recipe calls for sofrito, the cook finely chops some onion, green pepper, and garlic.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 16. 
    Then these vegetables are fried in a little oil until they are tender, and herbs and spices such as basil, cilantro, cumin, and black and white peppers are added. Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 17. 
    As soon as the sofrito was ready, Mr. Gomez added it to the bean mixture.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.
  • 18. 
    We particularly enjoy the exhibition of Turner's paintings that we saw in London.Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
  • 19. 
    Confucianism, which is known to the Chinese as Ju Chaio, teaches that people should behave according to their proper roles-- father and sun, ruler and subject, master and servant. Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
  • 20. 
    The air temperature rose to 100 degrees, and tempers rose as well. Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
  • 21. 
    My son was sick ___________I took him to the hospital.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Because

  • 22. 
    My daughter took her car to the garage ____________ she had an accident.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Because

  • 23. 
    My neighbor was married ________ now she is divorced.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Because

  • 24. 
    We ate a whole pizza _____________ we were very hungry.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Because

  • 25. 
    Raj enjoys reading ______ he likes to cook.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      So

    • D. 

      Because