Compound And Complex Sentences Exam: Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Barbara and Joanne whispered and giggled all night.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Barbara and Joanne whispered and giggled all night" is a simple sentence because it consists of only one independent clause. It expresses a complete thought and does not contain any dependent clauses.

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  • 2. 

    John went to school today, but James remained at home.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Compound Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a compound sentence because it consists of two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "but." Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, with "John went to school today" and "James remained at home" expressing complete thoughts. The use of "but" shows a contrast or opposition between the actions of John and James.

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  • 3. 

    We decided to go fishing and camp out at the lake.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "We decided to go fishing and camp out at the lake" is a simple sentence because it consists of one independent clause. It expresses a complete thought and does not contain any dependent clauses or additional independent clauses joined by coordinating conjunctions.

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  • 4. 

    Those clouds promise rain, so we should hurry up and leave before we get caught in a flash flood.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement is a compound-complex sentence because it consists of two independent clauses ("Those clouds promise rain" and "we should hurry up and leave before we get caught in a flash flood") joined by the coordinating conjunction "so". Additionally, it includes a dependent clause ("before we get caught in a flash flood") that adds more information to the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Since we had only gone a mile from camp, we decided to return before dark.

    • 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 two independent clauses joined by the subordinating conjunction "before". The first independent clause is "Since we had only gone a mile from camp" and the second independent clause is "we decided to return before dark". The subordinating conjunction "before" shows the relationship between the two clauses, indicating that the decision to return was based on the fact that they had only gone a mile from camp.

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  • 6. 

    After the tornado hit, my house was completed destroyed.

    • 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 ("my house was completely destroyed") and a dependent clause ("After the tornado hit"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause to convey a complete thought.

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  • 7. 

    This summer our vacation should be both exciting and restful.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement "This summer our vacation should be both exciting and restful" is a simple sentence because it contains only one independent clause. It expresses a complete thought and does not have any dependent clauses or conjunctions to connect multiple clauses.

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  • 8. 

    Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.

    • A.

      Simple sentence

    • B.

      Compound Sentence

    • C.

      Complex Sentence

    • D.

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    Correct Answer
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a compound-complex sentence because it consists of two independent clauses ("Older television sets had tubes" and "the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions") joined by a coordinating conjunction ("and"). Additionally, it includes a dependent clause ("which take less space") that functions as an adjective clause modifying "the newest models."

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