Passive Voice By Leidy Vásquez

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LEIDY DIANA, EFL
Leidy, a dedicated and empathetic EFL teacher with 15 years' experience, excels in teaching various age groups and has a strong background in academic projects, logistics, and management. She is pssionate about teacher training and academic consultancy.
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You are going to find 15 questions where you can see Passive Voice in different contexts. Remember you have 10 minutes, make sure to read the instructions carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The following sentence is in passive: "The movie was so bored that we fell asleep after an hour"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence is incorrect. It should be "The movie was so boring that we fell asleep after an hour." The word "bored" should be replaced with "boring" to make the sentence grammatically correct. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    Which is the correct one?

    • A.

      The children were frightening by the thunder and lightning.

    • B.

      The thunder and lightning were frightened by the children.

    • C.

      The children were frightened by the thunder and lightning.

    Correct Answer
    C. The children were frightened by the thunder and lightning.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The children were frightened by the thunder and lightning." This is the correct answer because it uses the correct verb tense and subject-verb agreement. The sentence states that the children were frightened, which is the correct verb form for the subject "children." Additionally, the sentence correctly identifies the thunder and lightning as the cause of the fear.

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  • 3. 

    I still can't believe it! My bicycle _____ last night.

    • A.

      Was stolen

    • B.

      Was stealed

    • C.

      Was stole

    Correct Answer
    A. Was stolen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was stolen" because it is the past tense form of the verb "steal." In this sentence, the speaker is expressing disbelief about their bicycle being taken or stolen during the previous night.

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  • 4. 

    The Sistine Chapel _______________ by Michelangelo.

    Correct Answer
    was painted
    Explanation
    The Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo.

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  • 5. 

    The following sentence is correct: "Most traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers".  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that most traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers. This implies that a majority of traffic accidents can be attributed to drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. The statement does not provide any contradictory information or logical inconsistencies, making it a valid and true statement.

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  • 6. 

    The current constitutional problem is _____by the top legal minds in the country.

    • A.

      Been studied

    • B.

      Being studied

    • C.

      Studying

    Correct Answer
    B. Being studied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "being studied" because it indicates that the current constitutional problem is currently being analyzed or examined by the top legal minds in the country.

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  • 7. 

    Which one is true?

    • A.

      The Airplane was created by Leonardo DaVinci.

    • B.

      The Airplane was designed by Leonardo DaVinci.

    • C.

      The Airplane was built by Leonardo DaVinci.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Airplane was designed by Leonardo DaVinci.
    Explanation
    Leonardo DaVinci is widely recognized for his sketches and designs of various inventions, including the airplane. While he did not physically build a functioning airplane himself, his designs and concepts laid the foundation for the development of modern aircraft. Therefore, it is accurate to say that the airplane was designed by Leonardo DaVinci.

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  • 8. 

    JFK _______________ by Lee Harvey Oswald.               

    Correct Answer
    was killed
    was assassinated
    Explanation
    The sentence is asking for a verb to fill in the blank that describes what happened to JFK. Both "was killed" and "was assassinated" are correct answers because they both accurately describe the event of JFK's death.

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  • 9. 

    What's the error? "PROGRESS IS BEEN MADE EVERY DAY"

    • A.

      PROGRESS is misspelled

    • B.

      BEEN is not necessary in that sentence

    • C.

      MADE is not the past participle of MAKE.

    • D.

      It's not BEEN, it's BEING

    Correct Answer
    B. BEEN is not necessary in that sentence
    Explanation
    The error in the given sentence is that "BEEN" is not necessary. The correct sentence should be "PROGRESS IS MADE EVERY DAY."

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  • 10. 

    Change into passive: "Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels."

  • 11. 

    The question "How was the Everest climbed? " is the correct one for this answer "The Everest was climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary"       

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question "How was the Everest climbed?" is not the correct one for the answer "The Everest was climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary". The correct question would be "Who climbed the Everest?" as it specifically asks for the person who climbed it. The given question is asking for the method or way in which the Everest was climbed, which is not provided in the answer.

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  • 12. 

    "Ms. Jones, please type those letters before noon." "They've already _____, sir. They're on your desk."

    • A.

      Typed

    • B.

      Being typed

    • C.

      Been typed

    Correct Answer
    C. Been typed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been typed" because the sentence indicates that the letters have already been typed and are currently on the speaker's desk. The past participle "been typed" is used to show that the action of typing the letters was completed in the past.

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  • 13. 

     _____ coffee __________ in Guatemala? (type the complete question when answering)

    Correct Answer
    Is coffee grown in Guatemala?
    Explanation
    The answer to the question "Is coffee grown in Guatemala?" is yes.

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  • 14. 

    What's the correct question for this answer? "CARS ARE MANUFACTURED IN AMERICA, JAPAN, AND KOREA."

    • A.

      Where are cars manufactured?

    • B.

      Are cars manufactured in America?

    • C.

      What countires manufacture cars?

    Correct Answer
    A. Where are cars manufactured?
    Explanation
    The correct question for this answer is "Where are cars manufactured?" This question is asking for the location or countries where cars are produced. The answer provided states that cars are manufactured in America, Japan, and Korea.

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  • 15. 

    Which one is not passive?

    • A.

      An Earthquake destroyed San Francisco in 1906.

    • B.

      Rice is grown by Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese.

    • C.

      The pyramids were built by the pharaohs.

    Correct Answer
    A. An Earthquake destroyed San Francisco in 1906.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "An Earthquake destroyed San Francisco in 1906." This sentence is not passive because it does not have a subject that is receiving the action. Instead, it has an active subject (earthquake) that is directly performing the action of destroying San Francisco. In passive voice, the subject would be the receiver of the action, such as "San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake in 1906."

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