Grammar Quiz: Identify The Correct Word!

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Grammar Quiz: Identify The Correct Word!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    …………..not a single hard-surfaced road during the entire colonial period aside from the city.
    • A. 

      It was

    • B. 

      There was

    • C. 

      It

    • D. 

      There were

  • 2. 
    . …………..in 1776 that Declaration of Independence was signed.
    • A. 

      It was

    • B. 

      There was

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      It

  • 3. 
    …………..more than 300,000 people in Philadelphia by the end of the colonial period, making it the largest city in the colonies.
    • A. 

      There was

    • B. 

      It was

    • C. 

      There were

    • D. 

      They were

  • 4. 
    In the 18th century, ………….. not many women who had access to formal education in the colonies.
    • A. 

      There were

    • B. 

      It was

    • C. 

      Were

    • D. 

      Were there

  • 5. 
    After the Revolution, although some advances were made in education, …………..a slow process.
    • A. 

      There were

    • B. 

      It

    • C. 

      It was

    • D. 

      There was

  • 6. 
    …………..in fluorescent lamps, television tubes, and other devices.
    • A. 

      Phosphore are used

    • B. 

      It is phosphor

    • C. 

      To use phosphors

    • D. 

      Using phosphors

  • 7. 
    The tips of some undersea mountains …………..islands in the middle of the ocean.
    • A. 

      To form

    • B. 

      They form

    • C. 

      Form

    • D. 

      Forming

  • 8. 
    …………..of fish; jawless fish, cartilaginous fish, and bony fish.
    • A. 

      It is  three types

    • B. 

      There are three types

    • C. 

      Three types

    • D. 

      Three types are

  • 9. 
     …………..to stop yourself from blinking except for a short period of time.
    • A. 

      Impossible it

    • B. 

      Impossible

    • C. 

      It impossible

    • D. 

      It is impossible

  • 10. 
     …………..today was developed by Swiss scientist Horace de Sassure around 1773.
    • A. 

      Mountaineering it as we know

    • B. 

      Mountaineering as we know it

    • C. 

      We know mountaineering it

    • D. 

      We know there is mountaineering

  • 11. 
    . …………..of the surface of the Earth is covered by water.
    • A. 

      Three-quarters is nearly

    • B. 

      There is nearly three-quarter

    • C. 

      It is nearly three-quarters

    • D. 

      Nearly three-quarters

  • 12. 
    By the mid-eighteenth century………….. so many new immigrants entering North America from Europe that the original colonies in the Northeast were overcrowded.
    • A. 

      It were

    • B. 

      Were

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      There were

  • 13. 
    …………..not until the end of the seventeenth century that scientists began to stress the importance of experiments as a way of gaining knowledge.
    • A. 

      There was

    • B. 

      It was

    • C. 

      There

    • D. 

      It

  • 14. 
    ………..are the most poisonous fish in the world.
    • A. 

      There are stonefish

    • B. 

      That the stonefish

    • C. 

      They are stonefish

    • D. 

      Stonefish

  • 15. 
    Seismic prospecting…………..used to map out rock structures below the ground.
    • A. 

      Widely

    • B. 

      Are widely

    • C. 

      Is widely

    • D. 

      It is widely

  • 16. 
     ………..in space, a rocket has to be powerful enough to break out of the pull of the Earth’s gravity.
    • A. 

      To travel

    • B. 

      It is travel

    • C. 

      That travel

    • D. 

      Travel

  • 17. 
    When archeologist discovered the ruins of the Olympic Stadium, interest in the Games …………
    • A. 

      Was renewed

    • B. 

      Were renewed

    • C. 

      They were renewed

    • D. 

      Renewed

  • 18. 
    The ancient Olympic Games …………as amateur contests, but in time became professional.
    • A. 

      Begun

    • B. 

      Began

    • C. 

      Beginning

    • D. 

      They begin

  • 19. 
    The winners received a wreath …………from the branches of the sacred olive tree.
    • A. 

      Made

    • B. 

      Was made

    • C. 

      Making

    • D. 

      To make

  • 20. 
    The marathon first staged in 1896, …………the legendary feat of a Greek soldier who carried news of victory from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens.
    • A. 

      Was commemorated

    • B. 

      Commemorated

    • C. 

      Comemorates

    • D. 

      Commemorating

  • 21. 
    Winning first place in an event was the only glory in the ancient Games because second and third places………….
    • A. 

      Did not recognize

    • B. 

      Are not recognized

    • C. 

      Was not recognized

    • D. 

      Were not recognized

  • 22. 
    After more than 1500 years, Athens …………for the site of the first modern Olympics.
    • A. 

      Were chosen

    • B. 

      Was chosen

    • C. 

      Is chosen

    • D. 

      Chosen

  • 23. 
    The Olympic Games are held every four years in a selected country, and…………to athletes of all nations.
    • A. 

      They are opened

    • B. 

      Are opened

    • C. 

      They are open

    • D. 

      It is open

  • 24. 
    Electronic timing …………..for the first time in the 1912 Olympics in Sweden.
    • A. 

      Were used

    • B. 

      Was used

    • C. 

      Using

    • D. 

      Used

  • 25. 
    The first systematic chart ever made of an ocean current …………..by Benjamin Franklin.
    • A. 

      Published

    • B. 

      Was published

    • C. 

      Publishing

    • D. 

      Has been published

  • 26. 
    Petroleum …………..on every continent and beneath every ocean.
    • A. 

      Is found

    • B. 

      Found

    • C. 

      Are found

    • D. 

      Find

  • 27. 
    Animals …………..on Earth for at least 700 million years.
    • A. 

      Living

    • B. 

      Lived

    • C. 

      Have lived

    • D. 

      Have been lived

  • 28. 
    Some fish …………..distortion of electrical field through special receptors.
    • A. 

      Sense

    • B. 

      Are sensing

    • C. 

      Are sensed

    • D. 

      Senses

  • 29. 
    During the Ice Age, glaciers…………..and retreated several times over large areas of the earth.
    • A. 

      Had been advanced

    • B. 

      Were advance

    • C. 

      Have advanced

    • D. 

      Advanced

  • 30. 
    The authorities permitted women __________ in track and field events in the 1928 Winter Games.
    • A. 

      To take part

    • B. 

      Taking part

    • C. 

      Took part

    • D. 

      Takes part