A Test On Sentence Types! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The dogs barked all night long.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The dogs barked all night long" is a simple sentence because it consists of only one independent clause. It does not contain any dependent clauses or conjunctions to join multiple clauses together. Therefore, it can be categorized as a simple sentence.

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  • 2. 

    She didn't move to the highrise; she is afraid of heights.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    B. Compound
    Explanation
    The given sentence consists of two independent clauses connected by a semicolon. Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, indicating that they are both independent. Therefore, the sentence is a compound sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Because she is afraid of heights, she rented an apartment on the first floor.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a complex sentence because it contains both an independent clause ("she rented an apartment on the first floor") and a dependent clause ("Because she is afraid of heights"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for meaning.

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  • 4. 

    Because I was expecting house guests, I vacuumed the house and changed the beds.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a complex sentence because it contains one independent clause ("I vacuumed the house and changed the beds") and one dependent clause ("Because I was expecting house guests"). The dependent clause provides additional information about the reason or cause for the actions mentioned in the independent clause.

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  • 5. 

    I brought the dog into the garage, and we washed him in dish soap and tomato juice because he had been sprayed by a skunk.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    D. Compound-complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "and" (I brought the dog into the garage) and (we washed him in dish soap and tomato juice). Additionally, it also includes a dependent clause (because he had been sprayed by a skunk). Therefore, the sentence is a compound-complex sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Maria and Lucy met for lunch and then shopped all afternoon.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a simple sentence because it consists of only one independent clause. There are no dependent clauses or coordinating conjunctions present in the sentence. It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence.

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  • 7. 

    When the police officer pulled me over, I was nervous, for I knew I had been speeding.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    D. Compound-complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a compound-complex sentence because it contains two independent clauses ("I was nervous" and "I knew I had been speeding") joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction ("for"). Additionally, it also includes a dependent clause ("When the police officer pulled me over") which adds more information to the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    We don't eat butter; instead, we use margarine.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    B. Compound
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a semicolon. Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the sentence is classified as a compound sentence.

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  • 9. 

    The man who hit my car has driven away.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a complex sentence because it consists of an independent clause "The man who hit my car has driven away" and a dependent clause "who hit my car". The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for its meaning.

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  • 10. 

    Even though she had enough money, she didn't buy the expensive wedding dress.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a complex sentence because it consists of an independent clause ("Even though she had enough money") and a dependent clause ("she didn't buy the expensive wedding dress"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for meaning.

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