English Placement Practice Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    A: What´s your typical week like?B: __________
    • A. 

      If the weather is good, I'm going to the park.

    • B. 

      I work every weekday.

    • C. 

      I have another plans.

    • D. 

      I'm not doing anything special.

  • 2. 
    A: So, what are you doing on Saturday?B: __________
    • A. 

      I'm going to a baseball game.

    • B. 

      It's great to see you.

    • C. 

      I play tennis very well.

    • D. 

      It's hot and sunny today.

  • 3. 
    A: Would you like chicken or fish?B: __________
    • A. 

      About the same.

    • B. 

      I'd like fish, please.

    • C. 

      I'll check.

    • D. 

      I think I'd like the same thing.

  • 4. 
    A: Where were you last night?B: __________
    • A. 

      Yes, I was.

    • B. 

      At about 8:00.

    • C. 

      Really nice.

    • D. 

      I was at home.

  • 5. 
    A:  I broke my arm.B:  __________
    • A. 

      Congratulations!

    • B. 

      That's too bad. I'm sorry.

    • C. 

      Too bad I wasn´t there!

    • D. 

      That's interesting.

  • 6. 
    A:  Let´s go shopping.B:  __________
    • A. 

      I'm really sorry. I'm too busy.

    • B. 

      I think I'd like the same thing.

    • C. 

      I'm not sure. What about you?

    • D. 

      That's too bad. Maybe some other time.

  • 7. 
    A:  Could you please close the window?B:  __________
    • A. 

      Not at all.

    • B. 

      No problem.

    • C. 

      Not much.

    • D. 

      No, I don't.

  • 8. 
    A:  What do you like to do in your free time?B:  __________
    • A. 

      Me? I'm definitely an evening person.

    • B. 

      Well, I have some great news.

    • C. 

      Well, I like to hang out with friends.

    • D. 

      Let's go shopping.

  • 9. 
    She doesn´t have a computer at home.  She __________ at work.
    • A. 

      Exercises

    • B. 

      Checks e-mail

    • C. 

      Does the laundry

    • D. 

      Makes breakfast

  • 10. 
    Today is Monday.  The day after tomorrow is __________.
    • A. 

      Tuesday

    • B. 

      Sunday

    • C. 

      Wednesday

    • D. 

      Thursday

  • 11. 
    It's 10:00 A.M.  I'm meeting Allyson at 3:00 P.M.  We're meeting __________.
    • A. 

      This afternoon

    • B. 

      Right now

    • C. 

      Tonight

    • D. 

      This morning

  • 12. 
    I'd like something to drink.  Could you get me some __________?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Cheese

    • C. 

      Rice

    • D. 

      Butter

  • 13. 
    Are you going shopping?  We need a __________ of bread.
    • A. 

      Loaf

    • B. 

      Can

    • C. 

      Bottle

    • D. 

      Box

  • 14. 
    It's September.  William's birthday was two months ago.  His birthday was in __________.
    • A. 

      November

    • B. 

      August

    • C. 

      July

    • D. 

      February

  • 15. 
    The shower is in the __________.
    • A. 

      Garden

    • B. 

      Bathroom

    • C. 

      Closet

    • D. 

      Kitchen

  • 16. 
    Alex's hair isn't curly.  It's __________.
    • A. 

      Short

    • B. 

      Blonde

    • C. 

      Straight

    • D. 

      Light

  • 17. 
    Robert __________ right now.
    • A. 

      Exercises

    • B. 

      Exercise

    • C. 

      Is exercising

    • D. 

      Exercised

  • 18. 
    When my wife is late for work, she __________ on her makeup in the car.
    • A. 

      Puts

    • B. 

      Is going to put

    • C. 

      Is putting

    • D. 

      Put

  • 19. 
    I __________ my sister yesterday, but she wasn't there.
    • A. 

      Call

    • B. 

      Should call

    • C. 

      Called

    • D. 

      Am calling

  • 20. 
    If she __________ home, she's going to relax.
    • A. 

      Is going to stay

    • B. 

      Stay

    • C. 

      Would you like to stay

    • D. 

      Stays

  • 21. 
    A:  Excuse me.  I'm looking for the Beekman Gallery.B:  __________
    • A. 

      Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side.

    • B. 

      Really? I'd love to go, but I'm busy tonight.

    • C. 

      Sorry. You're out of luck.

    • D. 

      Well, thanks, but I'm not really an art fan.

  • 22. 
    A:  Tell me something about your family.B:  Sure.  __________
    • A. 

      What do you mean?

    • B. 

      What should we do?

    • C. 

      What do you do?

    • D. 

      What do you want to know?

  • 23. 
    A:  Where are you off to?B:  __________.
    • A. 

      I think I'll start with the shrimp.

    • B. 

      I'm sorry, I'm not from around here.

    • C. 

      I'm on my way to the gym.

    • D. 

      I'll take the blazer.

  • 24. 
    A:  How would you like to pay for it?B:  __________.
    • A. 

      Cash, please.

    • B. 

      I'll take the check, please.

    • C. 

      No more than $50.

    • D. 

      I can give you $30.

  • 25. 
    A:  Can we make the 5:00 train?B:  __________
    • A. 

      It makes two stops.

    • B. 

      It's a local.

    • C. 

      It left ten minutes ago.

    • D. 

      It was pretty long, actually.

  • 26. 
    John and Carl are brothers.  John's wife is Carl´s __________.
    • A. 

      Niece

    • B. 

      Sister-in-law

    • C. 

      Cousin

    • D. 

      Aunt

  • 27. 
    You use a __________ to send a copy of your document to someone else over the telephone line.
    • A. 

      Printer

    • B. 

      Photocopier

    • C. 

      Fax machine

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 28. 
    Rice is a grain, and __________ is a dairy product.
    • A. 

      Yogurt

    • B. 

      Broccoli

    • C. 

      Beef

    • D. 

      Olive oil

  • 29. 
    Bruce hardly ever exercises.  He's really __________.
    • A. 

      Modest

    • B. 

      Out of shape

    • C. 

      Inappropriate

    • D. 

      Healthy

  • 30. 
    Women's thights are in the __________ department.
    • A. 

      Lingerie

    • B. 

      Outerwear

    • C. 

      Hosiery

    • D. 

      Accessories

  • 31. 
    The concert is __________ Saturday, June 4th.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      Off

    • D. 

      On

  • 32. 
    __________ your sister live?
    • A. 

      Where is

    • B. 

      Where do

    • C. 

      Where

    • D. 

      Where does

  • 33. 
    We __________ a new laptop this afternoon.
    • A. 

      Are buying

    • B. 

      Buy

    • C. 

      Buys

    • D. 

      Is buying

  • 34. 
    __________ milk in the fridge.
    • A. 

      There are

    • B. 

      It's

    • C. 

      They're

    • D. 

      There's

  • 35. 
    There is roast chicken in the menu.  __________ roast chicken comes with soup.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      The

    • C. 

      Any

    • D. 

      An

  • 36. 
    Sonia wants to see a movie, but she has an exam tomorrow.  She __________ study tonight.
    • A. 

      Can't

    • B. 

      Has to

    • C. 

      Can

    • D. 

      Could

  • 37. 
    I'll take the green polo shirt:  Can you gift wrap __________ for me?
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      Him

    • C. 

      Them

    • D. 

      Her

  • 38. 
    What __________ last night?
    • A. 

      You did

    • B. 

      Were you

    • C. 

      Did you do

    • D. 

      Are you doing

  • 39. 
    These loafers aren't __________. They're very uncomfortable.
    • A. 

      Bigger

    • B. 

      Too big

    • C. 

      The biggest

    • D. 

      Big enough

  • 40. 
    I __________my husband in 2003.
    • A. 

      Have met

    • B. 

      Was meeting

    • C. 

      Used to meet

    • D. 

      Met

  • 41. 
    Rose has __________ seen that movie.
    • A. 

      Yet

    • B. 

      Ever

    • C. 

      Already

    • D. 

      Before

  • 42. 
    Anthony __________ in London since 2001.
    • A. 

      Has lived

    • B. 

      Lived

    • C. 

      Was living

    • D. 

      Lives

  • 43. 
    __________ her later?
    • A. 

      Were you calling

    • B. 

      Have you called

    • C. 

      Will you call

    • D. 

      Do you call

  • 44. 
    You __________ make a reservation soon.  That restaurant is very popular.
    • A. 

      Would rather

    • B. 

      Used to

    • C. 

      Will

    • D. 

      Had better

  • 45. 
    Luckily, I __________ a seat belt when I had the accident.
    • A. 

      Wore

    • B. 

      Was wearing

    • C. 

      Have worn

    • D. 

      Had better wear

  • 46. 
    I bought __________ shampoo at the drugstore.
    • A. 

      Any

    • B. 

      Much

    • C. 

      Some

    • D. 

      Many

  • 47. 
    I __________ to exercise.
    • A. 

      Enjoy

    • B. 

      Dislike

    • C. 

      Need

    • D. 

      Feel like

  • 48. 
    My husband is tired __________ working in New York.
    • A. 

      About

    • B. 

      Of

    • C. 

      For

    • D. 

      With

  • 49. 
    The photograph __________ by Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1954.
    • A. 

      Took

    • B. 

      Was taking

    • C. 

      Has taken

    • D. 

      Was taken

  • 50. 
    Our old laptop was __________ fast as the new one.  The new one is much faster.
    • A. 

      Just as

    • B. 

      Almost as

    • C. 

      Not quite as

    • D. 

      Not nearly as

  • 51. 
    Is this car __________?
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      They're

    • C. 

      Theirs

    • D. 

      There's

  • 52. 
    If we eat in a restaurant, I __________ the bill.
    • A. 

      Would pay

    • B. 

      Paid

    • C. 

      Have paid

    • D. 

      Will pay

  • 53. 
    If I found a wallet, I __________ it.
    • A. 

      Was returning

    • B. 

      Returned

    • C. 

      Would return

    • D. 

      Have returned

  • 54. 
    A __________ movie is very strange or unusual, in a negative way.
    • A. 

      Boring

    • B. 

      Weird

    • C. 

      Violent

    • D. 

      Silly

  • 55. 
    In a car, the light that shows the direction you want to turn is the __________.
    • A. 

      Headlight

    • B. 

      Steering wheel

    • C. 

      Taillight

    • D. 

      Signal

  • 56. 
    A comb, __________, shampoo, and hair spray are hair care products.
    • A. 

      A razor

    • B. 

      Lotion

    • C. 

      A brush

    • D. 

      A file

  • 57. 
    A:  __________B:  No.  It's my first time.
    • A. 

      Have you ever been here before?

    • B. 

      Have you been here long?

    • C. 

      Have you seen any good movies lately?

    • D. 

      Have we met before?

  • 58. 
    A:  You look down.  What's up?B:  __________
    • A. 

      To tell you the truth, it was just too much trouble.

    • B. 

      I couldn't live without it.

    • C. 

      I'm just tired of the same old grind.

    • D. 

      It doesn´t matter to me.

  • 59. 
    I'm on time, __________ I?
    • A. 

      Am

    • B. 

      Don't

    • C. 

      Aren't

    • D. 

      Won't

  • 60. 
    I __________ the movie when it came out on DVD.
    • A. 

      Already saw

    • B. 

      Have already seen

    • C. 

      Was already going to see

    • D. 

      Had already seen

  • 61. 
      I heard she lost a filling, so she __________ be at the dentist.
    • A. 

      Must not

    • B. 

      Might be able to

    • C. 

      Must

    • D. 

      Might not

  • 62. 
    My wife needs to have this dress __________ by Saturday.
    • A. 

      To dry-clean

    • B. 

      Dry-clean

    • C. 

      Dry-cleaned

    • D. 

      Dry-cleaning

  • 63. 
    She got her mother __________ the wedding.
    • A. 

      To plan

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Planned

    • D. 

      Planning

  • 64. 
    Andre __________ be a doctor, but he changed his mind.
    • A. 

      Would

    • B. 

      Was going to

    • C. 

      Might

    • D. 

      Could have

  • 65. 
    Joe __________ married Amy.  They would have been happy.
    • A. 

      Must have

    • B. 

      May have

    • C. 

      Had

    • D. 

      Should have

  • 66. 
    The Cherry Blossom Festival is a holiday __________ in Japan every spring.
    • A. 

      Who is celebrated

    • B. 

      Is celebrated

    • C. 

      To celebrate

    • D. 

      That is celebrated

  • 67. 
    Sunita invited her parents __________ for dinner on Saturday.
    • A. 

      To come

    • B. 

      Come

    • C. 

      Should come

    • D. 

      Please come

  • 68. 
    Could you tell me __________?
    • A. 

      Whether this means

    • B. 

      What does this mean

    • C. 

      This means

    • D. 

      What this means

  • 69. 
    If I were you, I __________ buy it.
    • A. 

      Wouldn't

    • B. 

      Didn't

    • C. 

      Hadn't

    • D. 

      Couldn't

  • 70. 
    We __________ lost if we had called in advance for directions.
    • A. 

      Wouldn´t get

    • B. 

      Hadn't gotten

    • C. 

      Didn't get

    • D. 

      Wouldn't have gotten

  • 71. 
    __________ the topic of the international conference.
    • A. 

      Poverties are

    • B. 

      The poverty is

    • C. 

      Poverty is

    • D. 

      A poverty is

  • 72. 
    Our friends encouraged __________ early.
    • A. 

      To arrive

    • B. 

      We arrive

    • C. 

      Us to arrive

    • D. 

      Arriving

  • 73. 
    It's too dangerous __________ swimming at that beach.
    • A. 

      To go

    • B. 

      You go

    • C. 

      Go

    • D. 

      You to go

  • 74. 
    Valencia is __________ the east coast of Spain.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      Of

    • D. 

      At

  • 75. 
    Each country has customs and traditions about how to behave in social situations,  These rules are called __________.
    • A. 

      Punctuality

    • B. 

      Table manners

    • C. 

      Etiquette

    • D. 

      Taboos

  • 76. 
    __________ happens when there is no rain for a long period of time.
    • A. 

      A drought

    • B. 

      A landslide

    • C. 

      A flood

    • D. 

      An epidemic

  • 77. 
    A:  Sorry we're late.  We got lost.B:  __________
    • A. 

      That's one way to look at it.

    • B. 

      That's OK. It can happen to anyone.

    • C. 

      That would be fine.

    • D. 

      It's OK, under some circumstances.

  • 78. 
    A:  __________B:  No, I'm just browsing.
    • A. 

      Are you reading anything good these days?

    • B. 

      Anything you'd like to tell them?

    • C. 

      Do you think that's all doable in one day?

    • D. 

      Looking for anything special?

  • 79. 
    I remember __________ holidays with my family when I was young.
    • A. 

      Celebrating

    • B. 

      To celebrate

    • C. 

      Celebrated

    • D. 

      Celebrate

  • 80. 
    Oh no! Yesterday was may mother's birthday, and I forgot __________ her.
    • A. 

      Calling

    • B. 

      To call

    • C. 

      Called

    • D. 

      Call

  • 81. 
    How many times __________ to the opera already this year?
    • A. 

      Are you going

    • B. 

      Have you been going

    • C. 

      Have you gone

    • D. 

      Were you going

  • 82. 
    Jason asked me __________ I had bought tickets yet.
    • A. 

      When

    • B. 

      That

    • C. 

      Whether

    • D. 

      Whom

  • 83. 
    I intend __________ aside some money each month.
    • A. 

      Put

    • B. 

      Putting

    • C. 

      To put

    • D. 

      To have put

  • 84. 
    By this time next year, Sam __________ his studies and will be working as an accountant.
    • A. 

      Will finish

    • B. 

      Has finished

    • C. 

      Is finishing

    • D. 

      Will have finished

  • 85. 
    __________, Stacy would have lent him money.
    • A. 

      If he would have asked

    • B. 

      That he had asked

    • C. 

      If he might have asked

    • D. 

      Had he asked

  • 86. 
    __________ young people today prefer to dress casually.
    • A. 

      Most

    • B. 

      Every

    • C. 

      A great deal of

    • D. 

      Much

  • 87. 
    Not only __________ here, but they didn't call either.
    • A. 

      They aren't

    • B. 

      Are they not

    • C. 

      Are they

    • D. 

      They are not

  • 88. 
    Neither my husband nor my parents __________.
    • A. 

      Smokes

    • B. 

      Doesn't smoke

    • C. 

      Smoke

    • D. 

      Don´t smoke

  • 89. 
    I can't stand __________ talking during the movie.
    • A. 

      They

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      These

    • D. 

      They're

  • 90. 
    Wild animals shouldn't __________ as pets.
    • A. 

      Keep

    • B. 

      Have kept

    • C. 

      Be kept

    • D. 

      To keep

  • 91. 
    Mr. Reed needs this report for a meeting on Monday.  It __________ be finished on time.
    • A. 

      Can

    • B. 

      Might

    • C. 

      Could

    • D. 

      Must

  • 92. 
    I don't appreciate __________ forced to watch commercials in a movie theater.
    • A. 

      Being

    • B. 

      To have been

    • C. 

      Had I been

    • D. 

      To be

  • 93. 
    The older people are when they marry, __________ children they have.
    • A. 

      Fewer

    • B. 

      Fewest

    • C. 

      The fewer

    • D. 

      The fewest

  • 94. 
    Are you going to wear that __________ shirt?
    • A. 

      Green ugly cotton

    • B. 

      Cotton ugly green

    • C. 

      Ugly green cotton

    • D. 

      Ugly cotton green

  • 95. 
    Jeff spends money carelessly, even when he doesn't have a lot of it.  He's __________.
    • A. 

      Thrifty

    • B. 

      A tightwad

    • C. 

      Generous

    • D. 

      A spendthrift

  • 96. 
    Don´t be so __________.  You can't believe everything you hear, you know.
    • A. 

      Vain

    • B. 

      Clever

    • C. 

      Gullible

    • D. 

      Sincere

  • 97. 
    A: __________B:  No.  But I wish I did.  Why do you ask?
    • A. 

      Hey, is that the new Intellitech laptop?

    • B. 

      I was wondering... Do you play chess?

    • C. 

      Do you mind my smoking?

    • D. 

      Would you ever consider buying a house?

  • 98. 
    A:  __________B:  What's the matter with it?
    • A. 

      Do you think something happened?

    • B. 

      Would you ever consider getting a pet?

    • C. 

      Can you believe that outfit?

    • D. 

      Are you familiar with this CD?

  • 99. 
    I still __________ my mind about what I'll do after school.
    • A. 

      Didn't make up

    • B. 

      Don't make up

    • C. 

      Haven't made up

    • D. 

      Am mot making up

  • 100. 
    My brother-in-law loves to travel.  He __________ over thirty countries.
    • A. 

      Visited

    • B. 

      Has been visiting

    • C. 

      Had visited

    • D. 

      Has visited

  • 101. 
    People __________ break their promises can't be trusted.
    • A. 

      Who

    • B. 

      Whose

    • C. 

      Which

    • D. 

      Whom

  • 102. 
    Michael didn't see Kristin at the party.  When he arrived, she __________.
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Had already left

    • C. 

      Was leaving

    • D. 

      Had been getting ready to leave

  • 103. 
    I suggested that Debra __________ us there at 3:00 P.M.
    • A. 

      Meets

    • B. 

      Met

    • C. 

      Meet

    • D. 

      Would meet

  • 104. 
    I really hope that Thomas __________ too many hours this weekend.
    • A. 

      Not work

    • B. 

      Doesn't work

    • C. 

      Not working

    • D. 

      Don't work

  • 105. 
    I don't believe in __________.
    • A. 

      The superstition

    • B. 

      A superstition

    • C. 

      Superstition

    • D. 

      Superstitions

  • 106. 
    If Ruby __________ the luggage limits, she would have avoided extra charges.
    • A. 

      Checked

    • B. 

      Would check

    • C. 

      Had checked

    • D. 

      Would have checked

  • 107. 
    If Ramon has made a reservation, he __________ in this predicament.
    • A. 

      Wouldn't have been

    • B. 

      Wouldn't be

    • C. 

      Won't be

    • D. 

      Hadn't been

  • 108. 
    We will meet at the park at 10:00 A.M. __________ it rains.
    • A. 

      Even though

    • B. 

      Provided that

    • C. 

      Unless

    • D. 

      Since

  • 109. 
    His interview went very well.  __________, he didn't get the job.
    • A. 

      Therefore

    • B. 

      Otherwise

    • C. 

      Nevertheless

    • D. 

      Consequently

  • 110. 
    The doctors reported that their new study __________ there the following week.
    • A. 

      Will begin

    • B. 

      Would begin

    • C. 

      Begins

    • D. 

      Is beginning

  • 111. 
    In the future, cars __________ powered by an alternative energy source.
    • A. 

      Would be

    • B. 

      Are

    • C. 

      Will be

    • D. 

      Will have been

  • 112. 
    If gunpowder hadn´t been invented, other tools of war __________.
    • A. 

      Will be developed

    • B. 

      Would have been developed

    • C. 

      Would be developed

    • D. 

      Will have been developed

  • 113. 
    Irina has never studied English, but she has __________ a lot of English words from TV, movies, and the Internet.
    • A. 

      Caught on

    • B. 

      Taken up

    • C. 

      Picked up

    • D. 

      Made up

  • 114. 
    I need to clean my house, but I've been putting __________.
    • A. 

      It back

    • B. 

      Back it

    • C. 

      Off it

    • D. 

      It off

  • 115. 
    Andrew said some pretty insulting things to me, but I decided not to let it bother me. I just __________.
    • A. 

      Brushed it off

    • B. 

      Lost my temper

    • C. 

      Told him off

    • D. 

      Took it out on him

  • 116. 
    To do this job successfully, you have to deal with difficult situations all the time.  If you __________, it may be the job for you!
    • A. 

      Get easily distracted

    • B. 

      Are absorted in a task

    • C. 

      Run out of ideas

    • D. 

      Perform well under pressure

  • 117. 
    A:  Did you hear the one about the doctor?B:  No. __________
    • A. 

      What's the matter?

    • B. 

      How does it go?

    • C. 

      How did that happen?

    • D. 

      What's that?

  • 118. 
    A:  __________.B:  Well, you can't be good at everything.
    • A. 

      I wonder if you could do me a favor.

    • B. 

      I've always wanted to take up yoga.

    • C. 

      Nothing is ever good enough for me.

    • D. 

      I wish I had an ear for music.

  • 119. 
    A:  Be sure not to miss the Louvre Museum while you're in Paris. B:  __________
    • A. 

      Oh, yeah? What kind?

    • B. 

      Sure. What's the problem?

    • C. 

      Really? Why's that?

    • D. 

      What are you up to?

  • 120. 
    Luke never __________ dinner.
    • A. 

      Cook

    • B. 

      Is cooking

    • C. 

      Cooks

    • D. 

      Doesn't cook