# Quiz 9 - Nouns, Expressions Of Quantity, Forms Of Other, And Articles

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An intermediate-level grammar quiz for college ESL students in Professor Douglas' EL 102 class.

Questions and Answers
• 1.

### Choose the correct sentence.

• A.

Calculus isn't Julia's best subject, but she succeeds with the hard work.

• B.

Calculus isn't Julia best subject, but she succeeds with hard work.

• C.

Calculus isn't Julia's best subject, but she succeeds with hard work.

• D.

Calculus isn't Julia's best subject, but she succeeds with a hard work.

Correct Answer
C. Calculus isn't Julia's best subject, but she succeeds with hard work.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Calculus isn't Julia's best subject, but she succeeds with hard work." The sentence is grammatically correct and effectively conveys the idea that although calculus is not Julia's strongest subject, she still manages to succeed through hard work. The incorrect options either have incorrect punctuation or lack the possessive form of "Julia's."

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• 2.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

The soup that we had it for lunch yesterday was excellent.

• B.

Soup that we had for lunch yesterday was excellent.

• C.

A soup that we had for lunch yesterday was excellent.

• D.

The soup that we had for lunch yesterday was excellent.

Correct Answer
D. The soup that we had for lunch yesterday was excellent.
Explanation
The correct sentence is "The soup that we had for lunch yesterday was excellent." This sentence is grammatically correct and clear in its meaning. It correctly uses the definite article "the" before "soup" to specify a particular soup that was had for lunch yesterday.

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• 3.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

What a beautiful bracelet! Is it made of the gold?

• B.

What a beautiful bracelet! Is it made of gold?

• C.

What beautiful bracelet! Is it made of gold?

• D.

What a beautiful bracelet! Is it made of a gold?

Correct Answer
B. What a beautiful bracelet! Is it made of gold?
Explanation
The correct sentence is "What a beautiful bracelet! Is it made of gold?" The use of the article "the" before "gold" is incorrect because it implies that there is only one specific type of gold that the bracelet could be made of. However, there are no indications in the sentence that suggest a specific type of gold. Therefore, the correct sentence should simply ask if the bracelet is made of gold without specifying a particular type.

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• 4.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

Poor Juanita. She has a little time to study because her boss expects her to work overtime.

• B.

Poor Juanita. She has a little times to study because her boss expects her to work overtime.

• C.

Poor Juanita. She has few time to study because her boss expects her to work overtime.

• D.

Poor Juanita. She has little time to study because her boss expects her to work overtime.

Correct Answer
D. Poor Juanita. She has little time to study because her boss expects her to work overtime.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Poor Juanita. She has little time to study because her boss expects her to work overtime." This sentence is grammatically correct and makes sense in the context of the given information. It correctly uses the phrase "little time" to indicate that Juanita has a small amount of time available for studying due to her boss's expectation of working overtime.

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• 5.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too much homework.

• B.

Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too many homeworks.

• C.

Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too much homeworks.

• D.

Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too many homework.

Correct Answer
A. Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too much homework.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Sometimes I think that our teacher gives us too much homework." This sentence is grammatically correct because "homework" is an uncountable noun, so it should be used with the singular form of the verb "gives" and the singular form of the adjective "much." Using the plural form of either the noun or the adjective would be grammatically incorrect.

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• 6.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

My grandfather had long and happy life.

• B.

My grandfather had the long and happy life.

• C.

My grandfather had a long and happy life.

• D.

My grandfather had an long and happy life.

Correct Answer
C. My grandfather had a long and happy life.
Explanation
The correct answer is "My grandfather had a long and happy life." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the indefinite article "a" before the noun "long and happy life." The use of "a" indicates that the grandfather had one of many possible long and happy lives.

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• 7.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

All of students in my class have been working hard this semester.

• B.

All of the student in my class have been working hard this semester.

• C.

All of student in my class have been working hard this semester.

• D.

All of the students in my class have been working hard this semester.

Correct Answer
D. All of the students in my class have been working hard this semester.
Explanation
The correct sentence is "All of the students in my class have been working hard this semester." This is the correct sentence because it uses the plural form of "students" to match the plural subject. Additionally, it uses the correct preposition "in" to indicate the students are in the class.

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• 8.

### Choose the correct answer:

• A.

Penguins are interesting creatures. They are bird, but they cannot fly.

• B.

Penguins are the interesting creatures. They are birds, but they cannot fly.

• C.

Penguins are interesting creatures. They are birds, but they cannot fly.

• D.

Penguins are interesting creatures. They are the birds, but they cannot fly.

Correct Answer
C. Penguins are interesting creatures. They are birds, but they cannot fly.
Explanation
The given answer accurately describes penguins as interesting creatures that are birds but cannot fly.

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• 9.

### Choose the correct answer:

• A.

Two countries border United States. One is Canada, and the other is Mexico.

• B.

Two countries border the United States. One is Canada, and other is Mexico.

• C.

Two countries border the United States. One is Canada, and another is Mexico.

• D.

Two countries border the United States. One is Canada, and the other is Mexico.

Correct Answer
D. Two countries border the United States. One is Canada, and the other is Mexico.
Explanation
The given answer is correct because it accurately states that two countries, Canada and Mexico, border the United States. It provides the necessary information in a clear and concise manner.

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• 10.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

We only have a little bread left, so could you pick some up for us at the store?

• B.

We only have a little bread left, so could you pick some up for us at store?

• C.

We only have a few bread left, so could you pick some up for us at the store?

• D.

We only have little bread left, so could you pick some up for us at the store?

Correct Answer
A. We only have a little bread left, so could you pick some up for us at the store?
Explanation
The correct answer is "We only have a little bread left, so could you pick some up for us at the store?" This sentence is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning. It uses the correct article "a" before "little bread" and includes the necessary preposition "at" before "the store."

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• 11.

### Choose the correct answer:

• A.

Some of the magazines at the doctor office are two years old.

• B.

Some of the magazines at the doctor's office are two years old.

• C.

Some of the magazine at the doctor's office are two years old.

• D.

Some of the magazines at doctor's office are two years old.

Correct Answer
B. Some of the magazines at the doctor's office are two years old.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Some of the magazines at the doctor's office are two years old." This answer is correct because it includes the correct use of possessive form ("doctor's office") and the plural form of "magazines." The other options either have incorrect use of possessive form or use the singular form of "magazine" instead of plural.

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• 12.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

There are many different kind of computers in the world.

• B.

There are many different kinds of computer in the world.

• C.

There are many different kinds of computers in the world.

• D.

There are many differents kinds of computers in the world.

Correct Answer
C. There are many different kinds of computers in the world.
Explanation
The correct answer is "There are many different kinds of computers in the world." This is the correct sentence because it uses the plural form of "kinds" to match the plural noun "computers". Additionally, it uses the correct adjective form "different" before "kinds" to describe the variety of computers.

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• 13.

### Choose the correct sentence

• A.

Frida Kahlo's painting showed many factories and tall buildings on the side for United States.

• B.

Frida Kahlo's painting showed many factory and tall building on the side for the United States.

• C.

Frida Kahlo painting showed many factories and tall buildings on the side for the United States.

• D.

Frida Kahlo's painting showed many factories and tall buildings on the side for the United States.

Correct Answer
D. Frida Kahlo's painting showed many factories and tall buildings on the side for the United States.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Frida Kahlo's painting showed many factories and tall buildings on the side for the United States." This sentence is grammatically correct and uses the possessive form "Frida Kahlo's" to indicate that the painting belongs to Frida Kahlo. It also correctly uses the plural form "factories" and "buildings" to match the subject. The inclusion of "for the United States" indicates that the painting is depicting something related to the United States.

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• 14.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

It is often said that politics is a dirty business.

• B.

It is often said that politics are a dirty business.

• C.

It is often said that politics is dirty business.

• D.

It is often said that politics are the dirty business.

Correct Answer
A. It is often said that politics is a dirty business.
Explanation
The correct sentence is "It is often said that politics is a dirty business." This sentence is correct because "politics" is a singular noun, so it should be paired with the singular form of the verb "is." The sentence is expressing the idea that politics, as a whole, is considered to be a dirty or corrupt field.

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• 15.

### Choose the correct answer:

• A.

Steve rarely has some time to spend going out with his friends.

• B.

State rarely has some times to spend going out with his friends.

• C.

Steve rarely has any time to spend going out with his friends.

• D.

Steve rarely has any times to spend going out with his friends.

Correct Answer
C. Steve rarely has any time to spend going out with his friends.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Steve rarely has any time to spend going out with his friends." This answer is correct because it uses the correct verb tense ("has") and the correct form of the noun ("time"). The sentence is also grammatically correct and conveys the meaning that Steve does not have much free time to spend with his friends.

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• 16.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

Julia went shopping yesterday and bought many new outfits at department store.

• B.

Julia went shopping yesterday and bought much new outfits at the department store.

• C.

Julia went to shopping yesterday and bought many new outfits at the department store.

• D.

Julia went shopping yesterday and bought many new outfits at the department store.

Correct Answer
D. Julia went shopping yesterday and bought many new outfits at the department store.
Explanation
The correct sentence is "Julia went shopping yesterday and bought many new outfits at the department store." This sentence is grammatically correct and uses the appropriate words and structure to convey the intended meaning.

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• 17.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

Brazil is one of the country I would like to visit on a trip to South America.

• B.

Brazil is one of the countries I would like to visit on a trip to South America.

• C.

Brazil is one of countries I would like to visit on trip to South America.

• D.

Brazil is one of the country I would like to visit on trip to South America.

Correct Answer
B. Brazil is one of the countries I would like to visit on a trip to South America.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Brazil is one of the countries I would like to visit on a trip to South America." This sentence is grammatically correct because "countries" is the plural form of "country," which is appropriate when referring to multiple countries in South America. Additionally, the use of the article "a" before "trip" is necessary to indicate that the speaker wants to visit Brazil as part of a specific trip.

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• 18.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

We saw some beautiful cactus in the desert in New Mexico.

• B.

We saw some beautiful cacti in desert in New Mexico.

• C.

We saw some beautiful cacti in the desert in New Mexico.

• D.

We saw some beautiful cactuses in the desert in New Mexico.

Correct Answer
C. We saw some beautiful cacti in the desert in New Mexico.
Explanation
The correct answer is "We saw some beautiful cacti in the desert in New Mexico." This is the correct sentence because "cacti" is the plural form of "cactus," and since we are referring to multiple cacti, the plural form should be used. Additionally, the sentence is grammatically correct and makes sense in the context of seeing beautiful cacti in the desert in New Mexico.

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• 19.

### Choose the correct answer:

• A.

That cake that you baked was delicious! Can I have another piece?

• B.

That cake that you baked was delicious! Can I have other piece?

• C.

That cake that you baked was the delicious! Can I have the other piece?

• D.

That cake that you baked was delicious! Can I have another pieces?

Correct Answer
A. That cake that you baked was delicious! Can I have another piece?
Explanation
The correct answer is "That cake that you baked was delicious! Can I have another piece?" because the word "another" is used to refer to an additional piece of cake, which makes grammatical sense in the context of the sentence. The other options either have incorrect grammar or use the wrong form of the word "piece".

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• 20.

### Choose the correct sentence:

• A.

Bacteria is spread only through physical contact.

• B.

Bacterium are spread only through physical contact.

• C.

Bacteria are spread only through physical contact.

• D.

Bacterias are spread only through physical contact.

Correct Answer
C. Bacteria are spread only through physical contact.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Bacteria are spread only through physical contact." This sentence is correct because it uses the plural form of "bacteria" to match the subject of the sentence. Additionally, it correctly states that bacteria are spread only through physical contact, indicating that physical contact is the only means by which bacteria can be transmitted.

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