English Practice Test Quiz: MCQ!

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English Practice Test Quiz: MCQ!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tania excels at dancing the merengue, having ____ the steps during her childhood years in the Dominican Republic.  
    • A. 

      Diverted

    • B. 

      Mastered

    • C. 

      Ignored

    • D. 

      Confused

    • E. 

      Promised

  • 2. 
    The artist, often so ____ as to seem unapproachable, tended to be more relaxed and easygoing when among friends.
    • A. 

      Generous

    • B. 

      Creative

    • C. 

      Sympathetic

    • D. 

      Reserved

    • E. 

      Reasonable

  • 3. 
    For centuries, Mars has been called the "Red Planet," but the designation is ____ because Mars is not precisely red. 
    • A. 

      A technicalitty

    • B. 

      A misnomer

    • C. 

      An epigram

    • D. 

      An understatement

    • E. 

      A platitude

  • 4. 
    In his essay, writer Rudolfo Anaya strives to ____ his sometimes incongruous Mexican and American identities by combining ____ worldviews to create one unique vision.
    • A. 

      Distinguish ____ irreconcilable

    • B. 

      Assimilate ____ simultaneous

    • C. 

      Synthesize ____ divergent

    • D. 

      Mitigate ____ redundant

    • E. 

      Reinforce ____ equivalent

  • 5. 
    The mayor's reelection by an overwhelming majority was not so much an endorsement of his administration's ____ as it was a ____ of his opponent's extreme views.
    • A. 

      Programs ____ vindication

    • B. 

      Adversities ____ denunciation

    • C. 

      Methods ____ dissemination

    • D. 

      Policies ____ repudiation

    • E. 

      Indifference ____ ratification

  • 6. 
    Lina Wertmuller's film Love and Anarchy is a ____ its title, contemplating the two concepts without taking a position on them.
    • A. 

      Demolition of

    • B. 

      Critique of

    • C. 

      Commemoration of

    • D. 

      Mediation on

    • E. 

      Diatribe against

  • 7. 
    City leaders practiced ____ out of respect for taxpayers, ____ the number of the new public projects.
    • A. 

      Forbearance ____ augmenting

    • B. 

      Mendacity ____ circumventing

    • C. 

      Austerity ____ curtailing

    • D. 

      Profligacy ____ truncating

    • E. 

      Reticence ____ extolling

  • 8. 
    To call Carlos ____ would be to mistake his natural self-confidence and youthful high spirits for willful defiance.
    • A. 

      Superfluous

    • B. 

      Voracious

    • C. 

      Obstreperous

    • D. 

      Duplicitous

    • E. 

      Incredulous

  • 9. 
    According to his supervisor, Kenji was an inveterate ____: he habitually put off doing his work until the last minute.
    • A. 

      Iconoclast

    • B. 

      Connoisseur

    • C. 

      Procrastinator

    • D. 

      Protégé

    • E. 

      Misanthrope

  • 10. 
    Although pre-Columbian jewelry often incorporated complex religious symbolism, its function was generally more ____ than ____.
    • A. 

      Decorative ____ devotional

    • B. 

      Ritualistic ____ utilitarian

    • C. 

      Theological ____ aesthetic

    • D. 

      Pragmatic ____ practical

    • E. 

      Cosmetic ____ conspicuous

  • 11. 
    Mayor Hardy remains ____ in her ____, refusing to adopt an expedient silence on controversial issues of social importance.
    • A. 

      Circumspect ____ fervor

    • B. 

      Neutral ____ ambition

    • C. 

      Vocal ____ equanimity

    • D. 

      Firm ____ outspokenness

    • E. 

      Confident ____ capriciousness

  • 12. 
    The sentimentality of Tom's screenplay was so extreme that it bordered on ____.
    • A. 

      Rectitude

    • B. 

      Opulence

    • C. 

      Munificence

    • D. 

      Mawkishness

    • E. 

      Serendipity

  • 13. 
    Unlike her predecessor's rambling prose, Susan Hubbell's reports were both ____ and comprehensive.
    • A. 

      Interminable

    • B. 

      Complete

    • C. 

      Intractable

    • D. 

      Banal

    • E. 

      Succinct

  • 14. 
    Honey, which has antibacterial properties, is commonly used in traditional medicine as a balm to ____ painful wounds.
    • A. 

      Enhance

    • B. 

      Clarify

    • C. 

      Fortify

    • D. 

      Soothe

    • E. 

      Induce

  • 15. 
    The biographer now displays greater ____ in her work: she explores the feelings and motives of her subject and with deeper insight than she once did. 
    • A. 

      Impatience

    • B. 

      Puzzlement

    • C. 

      Empathy

    • D. 

      Entertainment

    • E. 

      Suspence

  • 16. 
    The ability to cram computer circuitry onto silicon chips faces fundamental limitations: it is possible to make the innards of a circuit so ____ that they no longer ____. 
    • A. 

      Flexible ____ bend

    • B. 

      Small ____ function

    • C. 

      Desirable ____ sell

    • D. 

      Successful ____ work

    • E. 

      Complex ____ break

  • 17. 
    Citing irrefutable evidence of corruption, the investigating committee ____ the senator for his ____.
    • A. 

      Castigated ____ misconduct

    • B. 

      Exonerated ____ propriety

    • C. 

      Censured ____ veracity

    • D. 

      Eulogized ____ dishonesty

    • E. 

      Denounced _____ rectitude

  • 18. 
    Astronomer Heidi Hammel, a proponent of science education, conveys a passion for planetery science that her enraptured audiences find ____.
    • A. 

      Duplicitous

    • B. 

      Infectious

    • C. 

      Timorous

    • D. 

      Equivocal

    • E. 

      Archaic

    • F. 

      Archaic

    • G. 

      Archaic

  • 19. 
    Joe claimed always to be ____ in a crisis, but Kameko insisted that he was, on the contrary, easily ____.
    • A. 

      Overwrought ____ undone

    • B. 

      Flustered ____ nonplussed

    • C. 

      Composed ____ consoled

    • D. 

      Imperturbable ____ ruffle

    • E. 

      Unflappable ____ becalmed

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