Pvhs English 3_4 Final

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a complex sentence because it consists of an independent clause ("Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer") and a dependent clause ("over where they should spend their summer vacation"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for its meaning.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Compound 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Begins
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Indicate
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    A. An introductory adverb clause
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. An absolute phrase
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A mass noun
    Explanation
    The term that describes the word "laughter" is a mass noun. Mass nouns are used to refer to things that cannot be counted or quantified, such as substances or concepts. In this case, "laughter" is not something that can be counted, but rather a concept or action that is considered a form of medicine. Therefore, it is classified as a mass noun.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    D. An infinitive phrase acting as the object of this sentence
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Subject-verb agreement
  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    C. A split infinitive
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb tense consistency
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The indirect object
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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)

    Correct Answer
    C. A complex sentence
  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    A. Having a squinting modifier
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Him
  • 26. 

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

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      Their

    Correct Answer
    A. Her
  • 27. 

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

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whom

    Correct Answer
    B. Whom
  • 28. 

    Neither Tashonda nor _____ am responsible for this mess.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    A. I
  • 29. 

    This is a matter for you and _______ to decide.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    B. Me
    Explanation
    This sentence is referring to a decision that needs to be made between the speaker and someone else. The correct pronoun to use in this context is "me" because it is the object pronoun that refers to the speaker. The word "me" indicates that the decision is to be made by the speaker and the other person.

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  • 30. 

    No one on this bus seems to know ______ way around this part of New York City.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      His or her

    Correct Answer
    B. His or her
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his or her" because it is a gender-neutral pronoun that can be used to refer to both males and females. In this context, it implies that no one on the bus knows the way around the part of New York City they are in, regardless of their gender. Using "their" would suggest that multiple people on the bus do not know the way, while using "his" would imply that only males on the bus are unfamiliar with the area. Therefore, "his or her" is the most appropriate choice to maintain gender inclusivity.

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  • 31. 

    Alicia's wrist began to hurt, and her mother made a doctor's appointment for her.

    • A.

      The underlined part is the sole independent clause here.

    • B.

      The real independent clause begins with "and."

    • C.

      This sentence contains two independent clauses.

    Correct Answer
    C. This sentence contains two independent clauses.
  • 32. 

    Zipping around the park in her little sportster, Juditha began to feel, at last, like a millionaire.

    • A.

      The underlined part is the independent clause.

    • B.

      Trick question: there is no independent clause.

    • C.

      The independent clause begins with "Juditha."

    Correct Answer
    C. The independent clause begins with "Juditha."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the independent clause begins with "Juditha." This is because an independent clause is a group of words that can stand alone as a complete sentence and express a complete thought. In this sentence, "Juditha began to feel, at last, like a millionaire" is the independent clause as it contains a subject (Juditha) and a verb (began to feel) and expresses a complete thought. The phrase "Zipping around the park in her little sportster" is a participial phrase that provides additional information about Juditha but does not form a complete sentence on its own.

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  • 33. 

    Although Jerzy had taken several courses in computer science, he couldn't solve the problems with his hard drive.

    • A.

      The underlined part is the independent clause.

    • B.

      The independent clause begins with the word "he."

    • C.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses.

    Correct Answer
    B. The independent clause begins with the word "he."
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the independent clause begins with the word "he." This means that the part of the sentence starting with "he" can stand alone as a complete sentence. In this case, "he couldn't solve the problems with his hard drive" is a complete thought that expresses Jerzy's inability to fix the issues with his hard drive.

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  • 34. 

    The Celtics have begun their long journey back to championship basketball, working seriously on fundamentals and beginning to attract new fans to the game.

    • A.

      The sentence is one long independent clause.

    • B.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses.

    • C.

      Only the underlined part is the independent clause.

    Correct Answer
    C. Only the underlined part is the independent clause.
  • 35. 

    Ernesto wanted to spend the night studying, but his wife had other ideas.

    • A.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses.

    • B.

      Only the underlined part of the sentence is an independent clause.

    • C.

      The sentence is one long independent clause (with a compound verb).

    Correct Answer
    A. The sentence contains two independent clauses.
  • 36. 

    The crowd began to clap and cheer as the team entered through a cloud of smoke.

    • A.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses.

    • B.

      The independent clause begins with the word "as."

    • C.

      The underlined part is the independent clause.

    Correct Answer
    C. The underlined part is the independent clause.
  • 37. 

    Gordy worked his way up to middle management but kept on wishing for a better job.

    • A.

      The underlined part of the sentence is the independent clause.

    • B.

      The sentence is one independent clause.

    • C.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sentence is one independent clause.
  • 38. 

    Gesualdo began to leap around the room when his wife fed him the jalapeño peppers.

    • A.

      The independent clause is the part of the sentence not underlined.

    • B.

      The independent clause is the part of the sentence that is underlined.

    • C.

      The sentence contains two independent clauses

    Correct Answer
    A. The independent clause is the part of the sentence not underlined.
  • 39. 

    Heitor signed the contract but never agreed to purchase the CDs.

    • A.

      This sentence contains two independent clauses.

    • B.

      The underlined part is the complete independent clause.

    • C.

      The entire sentence is one independent clause.

    Correct Answer
    C. The entire sentence is one independent clause.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the entire sentence is one independent clause. This is because the sentence contains a subject ("Heitor") and a predicate ("signed the contract but never agreed to purchase the CDs") and expresses a complete thought on its own. The underlined part is not a complete independent clause on its own as it lacks a subject.

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  • 40. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      Given the hard choices our coach has had to make this year it's no wonder she's decided to retire.

    • B.

      Given the hard choices our coach has had to make this year, it's no wonder she's decided to retire.

    Correct Answer
    B. Given the hard choices our coach has had to make this year, it's no wonder she's decided to retire.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Given the hard choices our coach has had to make this year, it's no wonder she's decided to retire." because it includes the necessary comma after the introductory phrase "Given the hard choices our coach has had to make this year". The comma helps to separate the introductory phrase from the main clause of the sentence.

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  • 41. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      It seems a shame that a diligent, sincere politician like Fuentes should be ignored by shallow and thoughtlessly fickle voters.

    • B.

      It seems a shame that a diligent sincere politician like Fuentes should be ignored by shallow and thoughtlessly fickle voters.

    • C.

      It seems a shame that a diligent sincere politician like Fuentes should be ignored by shallow, and thoughtlessly fickle voters.

    Correct Answer
    A. It seems a shame that a diligent, sincere politician like Fuentes should be ignored by shallow and thoughtlessly fickle voters.
  • 42. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      My favorite teacher, who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.

    • B.

      My favorite teacher who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.

    • C.

      My favorite teacher, who just happens to be my uncle retired from the university last summer.

    Correct Answer
    A. My favorite teacher, who just happens to be my uncle, retired from the university last summer.
  • 43. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      Three major cities Hartford Bridgeport and Stamford make up the crucial voting blocks of Connecticut.

    • B.

      Three major cities, Hartford, Bridgeport, and Stamford, make up the crucial voting blocks of Connecticut.

    • C.

      Three major cities -- Hartford, Bridgeport, and Stamford -- make up the crucial voting blocks of Connecticut.

    Correct Answer
    C. Three major cities -- Hartford, Bridgeport, and Stamford -- make up the crucial voting blocks of Connecticut.
  • 44. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      The team's major concerns this year, however, are staying healthy, finding a good shooting guard, and maintaining good relations with the public.

    • B.

      The team's major concerns this year, however, are: staying healthy, finding a good shooting guard, and maintaining good relations with the public.

    • C.

      The team's major concerns this year; however, are -- staying healthy, finding a good shooting guard, and maintaining good relations with the public.

    Correct Answer
    A. The team's major concerns this year, however, are staying healthy, finding a good shooting guard, and maintaining good relations with the public.
  • 45. 

    Select the correctly punctuated sentence in this group.

    • A.

      My first job in a factory involved the manufacture of escalator handles and ketchup bottle lids.

    • B.

      My first job in a factory involved the manufacture of escalator handles, and ketchup bottle lids.

    Correct Answer
    A. My first job in a factory involved the manufacture of escalator handles and ketchup bottle lids.
  • 46. 

    Select the correctly written sentence in this group.

    • A.

      The children were delighted by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees.

    • B.

      Swinging wildly through the trees, the children were delighted by the monkeys.

    Correct Answer
    A. The children were delighted by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The children were delighted by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees." This sentence is correctly written because it follows the subject-verb-object structure, with "The children" as the subject, "were delighted" as the verb phrase, and "by the monkeys swinging wildly through the trees" as the object. The participial phrase "swinging wildly through the trees" is correctly placed after the noun it modifies, "monkeys."

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  • 47. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

    • A.

      After washing my car, I waxed it.

    • B.

      After talking with our veterinarian, I felt better about the prognosis.

    • C.

      She called her boyfriend because she missed him.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
  • 48. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling gerund phrase?

    • A.

      On completing the grammar quiz, spiking your pencil is acceptable.

    • B.

      When she talks to her parents, she is reminded that she is lucky that they are happy and healthy.

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. On completing the grammar quiz, spiking your pencil is acceptable.
  • 49. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling participial phrase?

    • A.

      Pedrito got into serious trouble missing the grammar quiz last Monday.

    • B.

      To complete the grammar quiz on time, you will have to click your heels three times.

    • C.

      When taking a grammar quiz, concentration is everything.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. When taking a grammar quiz, concentration is everything.
  • 50. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

    • A.

      To raise a good dog, patience is useful.

    • B.

      Moving slowly, Bowie stalked the rabbits.

    • C.

      After eating the catfood, Bowie belched.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To raise a good dog, patience is useful.
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