Tidball - Parallel Structure

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Parallel Structure Quizzes & Trivia

Sentences are formed to follow a certain structure. Parallel structure is the repetition and balance of chosen words or phrases that share a specific grammatical structure within a sentence. This quiz tests students' abilities to recognize the parallel structure, as well as differentiating between parallel words, phrases, and clauses. Do you understand the use of parallelism? Test yourself by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates parallelism?
    • A. 

      My best friend Jane loves to eat ice cream, text her friends, and hanging out at the mall.

    • B. 

      After graduation he spent the summer in Europe, he got his first short story published in a literary magazine, and he proposed to his girlfriend.

    • C. 

      My teacher said that I need to make source cards, note cards, and write a works cited page.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following phrases demonstrates parallelism?
    • A. 

      Work hard studying, trying painting, and learn a lot.

    • B. 

      Have children, to promote art, and painting mothers.

    • C. 

      Achieve success, to become famous, and attain glory.

    • D. 

      To study art, to get an education, and to make a living.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following sentences demonstrates parallelism?
    • A. 

      My three steps in applying to college were the following: filling out applications, sent them in, and visited college campuses.

    • B. 

      On the day of the field trip please bring the following: permission slips, a change of clothes, and you'll need money.

    • C. 

      Aaron's favorite things include the following: chocolate, comfy clothes, and movies.

    • D. 

      For her presentation on Tuesday Rosa did the follwing: dressed in her best outfit, arrived early to set up, and her lines were recited three times.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    The puppy loved to run in circles, chase its tail, and chew up my shoes.The preceeding is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Parallel words

    • B. 

      Parallel phrases

    • C. 

      Parallel clauses

  • 5. 
    After watching Barak Obama take the oath of office, kids in my class jumped up and down, they hugged one another, and they cried tears of joy.The preceeding is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Parallel words

    • B. 

      Parallel phrases

    • C. 

      Parallel clauses

  • 6. 
    Choose the answer that best completes the following sentence.My Aunt told me that the hardest parts of growing up are that you must learn to be responsible, that you must work to support yourself, and
    • A. 

      Must be independant of your parents.

    • B. 

      Be independant of your parents.

    • C. 

      That you must be independant of your parents.

  • 7. 
    Choose the answer that best completes the following sentence.When I took the kittens I found to the humane society, they were immunized, they were bathed, and
    • A. 

      They ate their dinner.

    • B. 

      They were fed dinner.

    • C. 

      Had their dinner.

  • 8. 
    Choose the answer that best completes the following sentence.At this year's Fourth of July fireworks we saw all of the following: people on bikes, dogs in costumes, girls in bikinis, and
    • A. 

      Cats on leashes.

    • B. 

      Cats wearing leashes.

    • C. 

      Cats that were on leashes.

    • D. 

      Leashed cats.