Pvhs English 3_4 Final

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English Final Quizzes & Trivia

This test will contain information from the PVHS English 3/4 coursework section 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 2. 
    Pauline loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 3. 
    Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 4. 
    Bruno dislikes sitting on the beach; he always gets a nasty sunburn.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 5. 
    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. 

      Begins

    • B. 

      Began

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    The climate of New Zealand can be a pleasure for you if _______ don't mind a little rain.
    • A. 

      We

    • B. 

      He

    • C. 

      You

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    There are four possible answers to this question.Click on the word or phrase that is the simple subject in sentence one.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Question

    • C. 

      Possible

    • D. 

      Answers

  • 12. 
    After she had purchased all her Christmas gifts, Juliza felt much better about the upcoming holidays.How would you describe "After she had purchased all her Christmas gifts"?
    • A. 

      An introductory adverb clause

    • B. 

      A dangling participle

    • C. 

      A misplaced modifer

    • D. 

      An adjective clause

    • E. 

      A tasteful infraction

  • 13. 
    His hair greased down and his comb sticking out of his back pocket, Jerzi looked like a rock star out of the early 50s.How would you describe "His hair greased down and his comb sticking out of his back pocket"?
    • A. 

      An introductory adverb clause

    • B. 

      A prepositional phrase

    • C. 

      An absolute phrase

    • D. 

      A dependent clause modifying Jerzi

    • E. 

      An idiom

  • 14. 
    Laughter is the best medicine.What term describes the word "laughter"?
    • A. 

      A collective noun

    • B. 

      A mass noun

    • C. 

      A count noun

    • D. 

      A proper noun

    • E. 

      A supernomial

  • 15. 
    For three months now, he's been learning to bunt his way onto first base.How would you describe "to bunt his way onto first base"?
    • A. 

      An absolute phrase

    • B. 

      The indirect object of this sentence

    • C. 

      A reflexive pronoun

    • D. 

      An infinitive phrase acting as the object of this sentence

    • E. 

      Both (b) and (d)

  • 16. 
    Dr. Pepinsky is the last of those professors who wears a tie in the classroom.This sentence illustrates a problem in
    • A. 

      Pronoun-antecedent agreement

    • B. 

      Punctuation

    • C. 

      Spelling

    • D. 

      Subject-verb agreement

    • E. 

      This sentence has no grammatical problems.

  • 17. 
    Tashonda wanted to calmly and deliberately and without prejudice make up her own mind.This sentence illustrates a problem referred to as
    • A. 

      Inconsistency in tense

    • B. 

      Subject-verb agreement

    • C. 

      A split infinitive

    • D. 

      Sexist language

    • E. 

      Both (c) and (d)

  • 18. 
    The students knew that Professor Villa teaches molecular biology at the university.This sentence illustrates a problem in
    • A. 

      Pronoun-antecedent agreement

    • B. 

      A run-on sentence or fused sentence

    • C. 

      Verb tense consistency

    • D. 

      Squinting modifier

    • E. 

      Both (a) and (b) above

  • 19. 
    Calixta gave her professor the best paper she had ever written.In this sentence, "her professor" is
    • A. 

      The indirect object

    • B. 

      The direct object

    • C. 

      A predicate noun

    • D. 

      An absolute phrase

  • 20. 
    After the invention of television, small movie theaters began closing down.The phrase "After the invention of television" could be described as
    • A. 

      An introductory adverbial clause

    • B. 

      An absolute phrase

    • C. 

      A prepositional phrase acting as an adjective

    • D. 

      A cliché

    • E. 

      A prepositional phrase acting as an adverb

  • 21. 
    Coach Espinoza met with her new recruits and tried to instill in them the drive to win that had characterized her teams in the past.We could categorize this sentece as
    • A. 

      A run-on sentence

    • B. 

      A compound-complex sentence

    • C. 

      A complex sentence

    • D. 

      A compound sentence

    • E. 

      Both (a) and (d)

  • 22. 
    Young patients who are visited by their parents often get released earlier.We could describe this sentence as
    • A. 

      Having a squinting modifier

    • B. 

      Being a run-on sentence

    • C. 

      Having a comma-splice

    • D. 

      Being a compound sentence

    • E. 

      Either (b) or (c)

  • 23. 
    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.

  • 24. 
    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.

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

      He

    • B. 

      Him