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These questions focus on the simple present and simple past tenses. There are 10 questions, and you have 7minutes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Chose the incorrest word. Abraham Lincoln delivers his  most famous address at the dedication of the soldiers` cementary in Gettysburg in 1863

    • A.

      Delivers

    • B.

      Soldiers`

    • C.

      Most famous

    • D.

      Dedication

    Correct Answer
    A. Delivers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "delivers". The word "delivers" is incorrect because it should be "delivered" to match the past tense of the sentence. The sentence is referring to an event that happened in the past, so the verb should be in the past tense.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the incorrect underlined wordA narcotic is a substance that was having a strong depressant effect on the human nervous system.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Was having

    • D.

      On the

    Correct Answer
    C. Was having
    Explanation
    The word "was having" is incorrect in this sentence because it creates redundancy. The correct form should be "has" instead of "was having" to convey the intended meaning that a narcotic is a substance that has a strong depressant effect on the human nervous system.

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  • 3. 

    Princess Grace of Monaco was a famous American  motion-picture  actress before she _____ Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956.

    • A.

      Marries

    • B.

      Married

    • C.

      Marrying

    • D.

      Has married

    • E.

      Has marryied

    Correct Answer
    B. Married
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, so the correct answer is "married." This is because Princess Grace of Monaco was a famous American motion-picture actress before she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956.

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  • 4. 

    Typically, _____ in meadows or damp woods and boom in the spring.

    • A.

      Wild violets grow

    • B.

      Wild violets growth

    • C.

      Growing wild violets

    • D.

      The growth of wild violets

    Correct Answer
    A. Wild violets grow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wild violets grow". The sentence structure suggests that the subject "wild violets" should be followed by a verb, indicating an action. The word "grow" fits this structure and makes the most sense in the context of meadows or damp woods booming in the spring.

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  • 5. 

    Fins the incorrect underlined wordA Norway rat weighed about one pound, and its body is between eight and eighteen inches long.

    • A.

      Weighted

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Its

    • D.

      Between

    • E.

      Long

    Correct Answer
    A. Weighted
    Explanation
    The word "weighted" is incorrect in this sentence. The correct word should be "weighed" to maintain consistency in tense.

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  • 6. 

    Find the incorrect underlined word.The poet Marianne Moore was initially associated with the imagist movement, but later develops her own rhyme patterns and verse forms.

    • A.

      Poet

    • B.

      Associated

    • C.

      Develops

    • D.

      Own

    • E.

      Verse

    Correct Answer
    C. Develops
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "develops." The word should be "developed" instead of "develops" to maintain tense consistency in the sentence. The sentence is referring to a past action, so the verb should be in the past tense.

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  • 7. 

    With affection and humor,poet Phyllis McGinley_____of ordinary life.

    • A.

      Praises the virtues

    • B.

      The virtues praises

    • C.

      Praising the virtues

    • D.

      The virtues praised

    Correct Answer
    A. Praises the virtues
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the poet Phyllis McGinley is being described as expressing affection and humor in her writing. The word "praises" indicates that she is speaking positively about something, and the phrase "the virtues" suggests that she is specifically praising admirable qualities or characteristics. Therefore, the correct answer is "praises the virtues."

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  • 8. 

    The Jay Treaty , signed in 1794, addressed disputes that _____ between the United States and Great Britain after hte revolutionary War in Amrerica ended.

    • A.

      Arise

    • B.

      Arose

    • C.

      Have been arising

    • D.

      Arised

    Correct Answer
    B. Arose
    Explanation
    The Jay Treaty, signed in 1794, addressed disputes that arose between the United States and Great Britain after the Revolutionary War in America ended.

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  • 9. 

    Write the incorrect underlined wordThe barnacle has been describied as a shimplike animal that stands on its head in a limestone house and kicking food into its mouth  with its feet.

    • A.

      Has been described

    • B.

      Stands

    • C.

      Its

    • D.

      Kicking

    • E.

      Feet

    Correct Answer
    D. Kicking
    Explanation
    The word "kicking" is incorrect in this sentence. The correct word should be "picking" as barnacles use their feet to pick up food and bring it into their mouths.

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  • 10. 

    The Hawaiian alfhabet, introduced by missionaries in the 1820s, _____ and only seven consonants.

    • A.

      The five vowels consist of

    • B.

      Consisting of five vowels

    • C.

      That consisted of five vowels

    • D.

      Consists of five vowels

    Correct Answer
    D. Consists of five vowels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "consists of five vowels". This is because the sentence is referring to the Hawaiian alphabet and how it is composed. The use of "consists of" indicates that the Hawaiian alphabet is made up of five vowels.

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