English Placement Test Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ____'s your name? Thomas

    • A.

      How

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      What

    Correct Answer
    C. What
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the interrogative pronoun that is used to ask for someone's name. "What" is the correct answer because it is the appropriate pronoun to use in this context.

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  • 2. 

    This is Lucy and her brother, Dan. ____ my friends.

    • A.

      We're

    • B.

      They're

    • C.

      You're

    Correct Answer
    B. They're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They're." This is because the sentence is introducing Lucy and her brother Dan, and the pronoun "they" is used to refer to multiple people. Therefore, "They're" is the correct contraction to use in this context.

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  • 3. 

    ____? I'm from Italy.

    • A.

      Where are you from?

    • B.

      From where you are?

    • C.

      Where you are from?

    Correct Answer
    A. Where are you from?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Where are you from?" This is the correct question form to ask someone about their place of origin. The other options are incorrect because they do not follow the correct question structure.

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  • 4. 

    I'm from Milan. ____ is in Italy.             

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      He

    Correct Answer
    B. It
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It" because the pronoun "It" is used to refer to a place or thing, and in this case, "Milan" is a place.

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  • 5. 

    Excuse me, how ____ your last name? It´s R-I-L-E-Y

    • A.

      Spell

    • B.

      You spell

    • C.

      Do you spell

    Correct Answer
    C. Do you spell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do you spell". In this context, the person is asking for clarification on how to spell the last name. The phrase "do you spell" is used to inquire about the specific spelling of a word or name.

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  • 6. 

    Oh, ____ are my keys!

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      These

    • C.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. These
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "These". The word "these" is used to refer to objects that are near the speaker or have been previously mentioned. In this case, the speaker is referring to their keys, which are likely within their immediate vicinity. Therefore, "these" is the appropriate word to use in this context.

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  • 7. 

    I'd like ____ omelette, please.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The word "omelette" starts with a vowel sound, specifically the sound /ɒ/, which is similar to the sound of the letter "a" in "an". Therefore, the correct article to use before "omelette" is "an".

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  • 8. 

    And here is your ____.

    • A.

      Desk

    • B.

      Desks.

    • C.

      A desk

    Correct Answer
    A. Desk
    Explanation
    The given answer "desk" is correct because it is the most suitable option to complete the sentence. The sentence structure suggests that the speaker is offering or presenting something, and "desk" is a noun that fits in this context. The other options, "desks" and "a desk," are also nouns, but they do not fit as well grammatically or contextually. Therefore, "desk" is the best choice for completing the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    My name's Pete and this is Sylvia. ____ doctors from France.

    • A.

      I'm

    • B.

      We're

    • C.

      She's

    Correct Answer
    B. We're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We're." This is because Pete is introducing both himself and Sylvia as doctors from France. Since "We're" is the contraction of "we are," it accurately represents the plural form of "I am" and is the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Sorry, ____ Paul. My name's Eric.

    • A.

      I isn't

    • B.

      I'm not

    • C.

      I aren't

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm not." In this sentence, the speaker is apologizing to Paul and introducing themselves as Eric. The contraction "I'm" is short for "I am," and the word "not" is used to negate the statement. Therefore, the speaker is saying that their name is not Paul.

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  • 11. 

    ____? No, he isn't.            

    • A.

      Is this your phone?

    • B.

      Are you from Italy?

    • C.

      Is Mr Banning a teacher?

    Correct Answer
    C. Is Mr Banning a teacher?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Is Mr Banning a teacher?" because the question is asking whether Mr Banning is a teacher or not. The response "No, he isn't." implies that Mr Banning is not a teacher.

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  • 12. 

    ____ is the school? It's 50 years old

    • A.

      How many years

    • B.

      How much years

    • C.

      How old

    Correct Answer
    C. How old
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the appropriate way to ask about the age of the school. "How old" is the correct phrase to use when inquiring about the age of a person, place, or thing. In this case, it is used to ask about the age of the school, which is stated to be 50 years old.

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  • 13. 

    What is ____?

    • A.

      Job´s Mary

    • B.

      Mary job

    • C.

      Mary's job

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary's job
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary's job" because it correctly shows possession. The use of the apostrophe and the letter "s" after Mary indicates that the job belongs to Mary.

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  • 14. 

    Your bag is next ____ the table.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, "next to" is a prepositional phrase that indicates the location of the bag in relation to the table. The preposition "to" is commonly used to show proximity or closeness, so it is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 15. 

    I go to work ____ train.

    • A.

      With

    • B.

      By

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    B. By
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by". This is because when we say "I go to work by train," we are indicating the mode of transportation that is used to travel to work. "By" is commonly used to show the means or method of transportation.

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  • 16. 

    She ____ a dog.

    • A.

      Not have

    • B.

      Don't have

    • C.

      Doesn't have

    Correct Answer
    C. Doesn't have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't have" because it is the correct form of the verb "have" for the pronoun "she" in the present tense. The word "doesn't" is the contraction of "does not," which is used with the third person singular pronouns (he, she, it) to form negative sentences. Therefore, "doesn't have" indicates that she does not possess a dog.

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  • 17. 

    Stephen ____ for our company

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Works

    • C.

      Is work

    Correct Answer
    B. Works
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "works" because it agrees with the subject "Stephen" in the sentence. When using the third person singular pronoun "he," "she," or "it," we add an "s" to the base form of the verb. Therefore, "works" is the correct form in this context.

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  • 18. 

    When do you play tennis? ____ Mondays.               

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    Correct Answer
    A. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "On" because when referring to specific days of the week, we use the preposition "on". In this case, the question is asking about the specific day when the person plays tennis, which is Mondays. Therefore, the correct phrase to complete the sentence is "On Mondays".

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  • 19. 

    What time ____ work?

    • A.

      He starts

    • B.

      Do he starts

    • C.

      Does he starts

    Correct Answer
    C. Does he starts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does he starts" because when asking a question about a third person singular subject (he), we need to use the auxiliary verb "does" followed by the base form of the main verb (start). The correct sentence structure is "Does he start?"

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  • 20. 

    ____ two airports in the city.

    • A.

      There is

    • B.

      There are

    • C.

      It is

    Correct Answer
    B. There are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There are" because the sentence is referring to multiple airports in the city, indicating a plural subject. "There are" is the correct verb form to use with a plural subject.

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  • 21. 

    ____ at school last week?

    • A.

      Do you were

    • B.

      Was you

    • C.

      Were you

    Correct Answer
    C. Were you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were you." This is the correct form of the question in past tense. "Were" is the past tense of "are" and is used with the pronoun "you" to form questions.

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  • 22. 

    Brad Pitt is a popular actor but I don't like ____.

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. Him
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "him". This implies that the speaker does not like Brad Pitt personally.

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  • 23. 

    We ____ that film last week.

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      Sees

    Correct Answer
    B. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw" because it is the past tense of the verb "see." In the given sentence, the action of seeing the film took place in the past, so the verb needs to be in the past tense.

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  • 24. 

    He ____ tennis with me yesterday.

    • A.

      Doesn't played

    • B.

      Didn't played

    • C.

      Didn't play

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't play." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and requires the use of the auxiliary verb "did" to form the negative past simple. The base form of the main verb "play" is used after "did" without the "-ed" ending.

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  • 25. 

    ____ to the cinema.

    • A.

      We don't go often

    • B.

      We don't often go

    • C.

      Often we don't go

    Correct Answer
    A. We don't go often
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We don't go often" because in English, adverbs of frequency usually come before the main verb. In this sentence, "often" is an adverb of frequency and it should come after the auxiliary verb "do" and before the main verb "go". Therefore, the correct sentence structure is "We don't go often".

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  • 26. 

    She was born ____ May 6th, 1979

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". This preposition is used to indicate a specific day or date. In this case, it is used to specify the day on which she was born, which is May 6th, 1979.

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  • 27. 

    Were you at home at 5 p.m. yesterday?               No, I ____

    • A.

      Didn't

    • B.

      Am not

    • C.

      Wasn't

    Correct Answer
    C. Wasn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wasn't." This answer is correct because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" for the first person singular pronoun "I." It indicates that the speaker was not at home at 5 p.m. yesterday.

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  • 28. 

    Excuse me, ____ is the T-shirt?              It's $ 25.000.

    • A.

      What expensive

    • B.

      How much

    • C.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "how much". This question is asking for the price of the T-shirt, so the appropriate response would be to ask "how much" it costs.

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  • 29. 

    She's only four but she ____.

    • A.

      Can read

    • B.

      Cans read

    • C.

      Cans reads

    Correct Answer
    A. Can read
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can read" because "can" is the correct form of the modal verb to indicate ability in the present tense. The base form of the verb "read" is used after "can" without the -s ending because it is not necessary to add -s to the verb when using the modal verb "can".

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  • 30. 

    It's my mum's birthday next week. I ____ her a present right away.

    • A.

      Buy

    • B.

      Am going to buy

    • C.

      Buying

    Correct Answer
    B. Am going to buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am going to buy". This is because the sentence is referring to a future action (mum's birthday next week) and the phrase "am going to" is used to express future plans or intentions. Therefore, it is appropriate to use "am going to buy" to indicate the speaker's intention to purchase a present for their mum.

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  • 31. 

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    • Gina is married to John. He's her ____

    • A.

      Uncle

    • B.

      Husband

    • C.

      Wife

    Correct Answer
    B. Husband
    Explanation
    Gina is married to John, so he is her husband.

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  • 32. 

    We usually ____ shopping in a supermarket.

    • A.

      Make

    • B.

      Do

    • C.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    B. Do
    Explanation
    The verb "do" is used to talk about general activities or tasks, such as doing homework or doing the laundry. In this sentence, "do" is the most appropriate choice because it is used to describe the activity of shopping in a supermarket, which is a general task or activity. The verbs "make" and "go" do not fit in this context because they do not accurately convey the action of shopping in a supermarket.

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  • 33. 

    I love this watch! It's ____.

    • A.

      Cheap

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Really beautiful

    Correct Answer
    C. Really beautiful
    Explanation
    The statement "I love this watch!" indicates a positive sentiment towards the watch. The word "really" intensifies the adjective "beautiful," suggesting that the watch is exceptionally attractive. Therefore, the correct answer is "really beautiful."

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  • 34. 

    He doesn't have a car so he often uses public ____.

    • A.

      Taxi

    • B.

      Transportation

    • C.

      Car

    Correct Answer
    B. Transportation
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the person does not have a car, so it implies that he relies on some other means of getting around. The word "transportation" fits perfectly in this context as it refers to the general act of moving people or goods from one place to another. This encompasses various modes of public transportation like buses, trains, taxis, etc.

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  • 35. 

    I don't  ____ on Sundays

    • A.

      Job

    • B.

      Office

    • C.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    C. Work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "work" because the sentence is stating that the speaker does not engage in any work-related activities on Sundays. This implies that they do not perform any job or office-related tasks on that particular day.

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  • 36. 

    Do you like Chinese ____?

    • A.

      Kitchen

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Cook

    Correct Answer
    B. Food
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a preference towards a certain type of Chinese cuisine. The correct answer is "food" because it is the most appropriate option to complete the sentence and express a liking for Chinese cuisine in general. The other options, "kitchen" and "cook," do not fit the sentence grammatically or semantically.

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  • 37. 

    They hardly ____ visit us.

    • A.

      Ever

    • B.

      Sometimes

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Ever
    Explanation
    The word "ever" is the correct answer because it indicates that the speaker's family rarely or almost never visits them. This word implies that there have been very few instances or occasions when the speaker's family has come to visit. It suggests a low frequency or occurrence of visits from the speaker's family.

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  • 38. 

    I'm Jeff Caine. Nice to ____ you, Mr Caine

    • A.

      Speak

    • B.

      Talk

    • C.

      Meet

    Correct Answer
    C. Meet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meet" because it is the most appropriate word to use in this context when introducing oneself to someone. When meeting someone for the first time, it is common to say "Nice to meet you," which indicates that the speaker is pleased to make the acquaintance of the person they are speaking to.

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  • 39. 

    Can I help you? No, thanks. i´m just _____

    • A.

      Watching

    • B.

      Looking

    • C.

      Seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. Looking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looking". In this context, the person is indicating that they are simply observing or searching for something visually, rather than actively participating or engaging in any other activity.

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  • 40. 

    Mandy is over there. She's ____ a blue T-shirt and jeans.

    • A.

      Having

    • B.

      Wearing

    • C.

      Doing

    Correct Answer
    B. Wearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wearing" because it is the most appropriate verb to describe the action of putting on clothes. In this sentence, it indicates that Mandy is currently dressed in a blue T-shirt and jeans.

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