Pvhs English 1_2 Final

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Pvhs English 1_2 Final

This test will contain information from the PVHS English 1_2 coursework from section 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    For many writers the worst part of the writing experience is the very _________
    • A. 

      Beginning

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      End

  • 2. 
    Although he had been an often decorated soldier during World War II and had fought many battles for the losing cause of liberalism in Congress.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Run-on: put a comma after World War II.

    • C. 

      Run-on: put a semicolon after World War II.

    • D. 

      Fragment: put a comma after Congress and finish the sentence.

  • 3. 
    This is going to be the most difficult exam of your college career, you had better start studying for it immediately.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: put a comma after immediately and finish the sentence.

    • C. 

      Run-on: replace that comma with a semicolon.

  • 4. 
    Knowing better than anyone else how the state legislature had ignored the needs of the community college system and created a crisis characterized by an uneducated workforce that had no place to go for proper training and realizing that someone had to do something about the situation or the state would begin to lose jobs to states in the American south that were more aggressive in providing and publicizing excellence in education, Representative Fuentes began to lay plans for an education bill that took into consideration the needs of the state's community colleges and the students who attended them.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      This sentence is too long; it must be a run-on.

    • C. 

      Even though this sentence is very long, it is actually a fragment.

  • 5. 
    Coach Espinoza really wants this job with Notre Dame University, she is very excited about returning to the college she graduated from.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: put a comma after from and finish the sentence.

    • C. 

      Run-on: change that comma to a period and start a new sentence.

  • 6. 
    Right after the Christmas holidays and during those three weeks before class begins in January.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: put a comma after January and finish the sentence.

    • C. 

      Run-on: put a comma after holidays.

  • 7. 
    She ran.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: the sentence is too short and needs more details to be a complete thought.

  • 8. 
    Perplexed by the rising rates of inflation and alarmed by the decline in major construction projects.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Run-on: put a comma after inflation.

    • C. 

      Fragment: put a comma after projects and finish the sentence.

  • 9. 
    Anabel realizes what she is doing, I think, but she doing it anyway.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: we're missing part of a verb.

    • C. 

      Run-on: change the comma after doing to a semicolon.

  • 10. 
    Professor Pepin spends a lot of time translating medieval texts on ancient medicine, however, he also stays informed about the latest developments in modern asthma treatments.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Fragment: although this is a long sentence, it's missing part of a verb.

    • C. 

      Run-on: remove the verb from the second independent clause.

    • D. 

      Run-on: change the comma after medicine to a semicolon.

  • 11. 
    If we're ever going to get out of here in time, we're going to have to re-write all these papers, set up the desks, and clean the chalkboards; stack those books in the corner and clean up the mess around the wastebasket; notify security about the broken window, the thermostat that Raoul messed up, and the desk that was stolen before we even got here.
    • A. 

      There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

    • B. 

      Run-on: the sentence should be broken into three smaller sentences.

    • C. 

      Fragment: although the sentence is very long, it's missing a verb string.

    • D. 

      Run-on: change those two semicolons to commas.

  • 12. 
    Either the physicians in this hospital or the chief administrator ____ going to have to make a decision.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 13. 
    ______ my boss or my sisters in the union going to win this grievance?
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 14. 
    Some of the votes __________ to have been miscounted.
    • A. 

      Seem

    • B. 

      Seems

  • 15. 
    The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring _____ more than just a nuisance.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

  • 16. 
    Everyone selected to serve on this jury _____ to be willing to give up a lot of time.
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Has

  • 17. 
    Kara Wolters, together with her teammates, _________ a formidable opponent on the basketball court.
    • A. 

      Presents

    • B. 

      Present

  • 18. 
    He seems to forget that there __________ things to be done before he can graduate.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

  • 19. 
    There _______ to be some people left in that town after yesterday's flood.
    • A. 

      Have

    • B. 

      Has

  • 20. 
    Some of the grain __________ to be contaminated.
    • A. 

      Appear

    • B. 

      Appears

  • 21. 
    Three-quarters of the students __________ against the tuition hike.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 22. 
    Three-quarters of the student body __________ against the tuition hike.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 23. 
    A high percentage of the population _________ voting for the new school.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 24. 
    A high percentage of the people _________ voting for the new school.
    • A. 

      Was

    • B. 

      Were

  • 25. 
    My grandmother really loved Juan. She left all her money to Federico and _______ .
    • A. 

      He

    • B. 

      Him

  • 26. 
    A student in that all-women's college should have no fears about ________ future.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      Their

  • 27. 
    He was so worried about ________ he should ask to the big dance, that he ended up not asking anyone.
    • A. 

      Who

    • B. 

      Whom

  • 28. 
    Neither Tashonda nor _____ am responsible for this mess.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      Me

  • 29. 
    This is a matter for you and _______ to decide.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      Me

  • 30. 
    Everybody in this class has completed ________ homework already.
    • A. 

      His or her

    • B. 

      Their

  • 31. 
    To ____________ did you give the book?
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

  • 32. 
    ____________ will you ask to help you with all this work?
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

  • 33. 
    ____________ responsible for this decision?
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

    • C. 

      WHO'S

  • 34. 
    You may give this money to ____________ you please.
    • A. 

      WHOEVER

    • B. 

      WHOMEVER

  • 35. 
    ____________ did this should be kicked out of office.
    • A. 

      WHOEVER

    • B. 

      WHOMEVER

  • 36. 
    ____________ going to support the junta now?
    • A. 

      WHOSE

    • B. 

      WHO'S

  • 37. 
    I can't remember ____________ told me that.
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

  • 38. 
    I can't figure out ____________ I should blame for this.
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

  • 39. 
    Give these old coats to ____________ seems to need them most.
    • A. 

      WHOEVER

    • B. 

      WHOMEVER

  • 40. 
    ____________ shall I say is calling? WHO
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOM

  • 41. 
    ____________ car is parked beside that fire hydrant?
    • A. 

      WHO'S

    • B. 

      WHOSE

  • 42. 
    The teacher seemed to flunk ____________ she didn't like.
    • A. 

      WHOEVER

    • B. 

      WHOMEVER

  • 43. 
    To ____________ should I address this question?
    • A. 

      WHO

    • B. 

      WHOEVER

    • C. 

      WHOM

    • D. 

      WHOMEVER

  • 44. 
    ____________ fault is that?
    • A. 

      WHO'S

    • B. 

      WHOSE

  • 45. 
    When one has been going to college for as long as he has, ____________ to think the college owes _______ a degree.
    • A. 

      You start; you

    • B. 

      One starts; one

    • C. 

      He starts; him

  • 46. 
    Spring begins early in Tennessee. First, the forsythia bursts into blossom; then the dogwood trees _______ to bloom, and the redbud is soon in its glory.
    • A. 

      Begin

    • B. 

      Began

  • 47. 
    The poetry of Robert Frost (1874-1963) often seems to suggest some kind of fate controls our lives. His essays, too, ____________ a similar malignant presence.
    • A. 

      Indicate

    • B. 

      Indicated

  • 48. 
    We have never seen this kind of impatience in the media before. ________ think it has something to do with the weather.
    • A. 

      You

    • B. 

      We

  • 49. 
    The climate of New Zealand can be a pleasure for you if _______ don't mind a little rain.
    • A. 

      We

    • B. 

      He

    • C. 

      You

  • 50. 
    Aunt Mina wrote to tell us of her recent trip to California. She said it was a delightful journey on the plane. Seeing her brother again _________ a real treat.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Was

  • 51. 
    When NYPD Blue went off the air in May, many viewers felt they had lost a friend in ________ own family.
    • A. 

      His

    • B. 

      Our

    • C. 

      Their

  • 52. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and she has an extremely pleasant personality.

    • B. 

      Phuong Tran has wit, charm, and a pleasing personality.

  • 53. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      Raoul's QPA is higher than Ralph.

    • B. 

      Raoul's QPA is higher than Ralph's.

  • 54. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      He wanted three things out of college: to learn a skill, to make good friends, and to learn about life.

    • B. 

      He wanted three things out of college: to learn a skill, to make good friends, and learning about life.

  • 55. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and a wise friend.

    • B. 

      Coach Espinoza was a brilliant strategist, a caring mentor, and friend.

  • 56. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      We found the film repulsive, offensive, and we thought it was embarrassing.

    • B. 

      We found the film repulsive, offensive, and embarrassing.

  • 57. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and he made it conveniently arranged.

    • B. 

      Mr. Nguyen kept his store clean, neat, and conveniently arranged.

  • 58. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      Professor Ali rewarded his students for working hard on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.

    • B. 

      Professor Ali rewarded his students for their hard work on the final project and going beyond the call of duty.

  • 59. 
    Select the sentence that illustrates the use of proper parallel construction.
    • A. 

      There's nothing I like better than finding a good trout stream, setting up camp, and spending a couple of days fishing.

    • B. 

      There's nothing I like better than finding a good trout stream, setting up camp, and to spend a couple of days fishing.

  • 60. 
    What does the following proofreading symbol mean?  
    • A. 

      Insert a comma

    • B. 

      Apostrophe or single quotation mark

    • C. 

      Insert something

    • D. 

      Use double quotation marks