TOEFL Mini-test Skills 37-38

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TOEFL Mini-test Skills 37-38 - Quiz

Choose the letter of the word or group of words that best completes the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    __________ discussed by the board of directors when it was proposed again by the supervisors.

    • A.

      The problem had already

    • B.

      The problem is already

    • C.

      The problem had already been

    • D.

      The problem has already

    Correct Answer
    C. The problem had already been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The problem had already been." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the discussion of the problem by the board of directors had already taken place before it was proposed again by the supervisors. The use of "had already been" suggests that the problem had been discussed and possibly resolved before it resurfaced.

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  • 2. 

    Much of the carnage of elephants, giraffes, and big cats __________ uncaring hunters.

    • A.

      Must commit by

    • B.

      Must be committed

    • C.

      Must have committed

    • D.

      Must have been commited by

    Correct Answer
    D. Must have been commited by
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "must have been committed by." This is because the sentence is in the passive voice and is referring to actions that have already happened in the past. The phrase "must have been committed" indicates that the carnage was done by someone or something in the past, suggesting that it was not a recent or ongoing event.

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  • 3. 

    The x-ray treatments __________ up to the time that he was dismissed from the hospital.

    • A.

      Gave daily

    • B.

      Were given daily

    • C.

      Basically have given

    • D.

      Daily had been given

    Correct Answer
    B. Were given daily
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were given daily". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to a continuous action that happened in the past. The phrase "were given daily" indicates that the x-ray treatments were administered every day until the person was discharged from the hospital.

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  • 4. 

    Particular issues that concern teenagers were covering in the half-hour program.

    • A.

      Issues

    • B.

      Concern

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Covering

    Correct Answer
    D. Covering
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the past continuous tense. "Covering" is the correct form of the verb "cover" to match the subject "Particular issues." It indicates that the half-hour program was actively addressing or discussing the specific issues that concern teenagers.

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  • 5. 

    Electrical impulses may also picked up by the optic nerve.

    • A.

      Impulses

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Picked

    • D.

      By the optic

    Correct Answer
    C. Picked
    Explanation
    Electrical impulses can be picked up by the optic nerve.

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  • 6. 

    Workers training for a specific job have a strong possibility of being replace by a machine.

    • A.

      Training

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Being

    • D.

      Replace

    Correct Answer
    D. Replace
    Explanation
    Workers training for a specific job have a strong possibility of being replaced by a machine. This means that after receiving training for a particular job, there is a high chance that machines or automation will take over the tasks performed by these workers. This could be due to advancements in technology or the desire for increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the workplace. As a result, the workers may no longer be needed in their current roles, leading to their replacement by machines.

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  • 7. 

    On June 30, 1992, international timekeepers in Paris were added an extra second to the day.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      Were added

    • C.

      Second

    • D.

      The day

    Correct Answer
    B. Were added
    Explanation
    On June 30, 1992, an extra second was added to the day by international timekeepers in Paris.

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  • 8. 

    The report could not be turned in on time because all the needed work lost.

    • A.

      Could not be

    • B.

      Turned

    • C.

      Needed

    • D.

      Lost

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost
    Explanation
    The reason why the report could not be turned in on time is because all the necessary work was lost. This implies that the work that was required to complete the report was somehow misplaced or destroyed, making it impossible to submit the report within the designated timeframe.

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  • 9. 

    In English these questions have be formed by changing the word order of a statement, whereas in some languages the word order remains the same.

    • A.

      Have be

    • B.

      Formed

    • C.

      Changing

    • D.

      Remains

    Correct Answer
    A. Have be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been". The sentence is discussing how these questions are formed in English and other languages. The correct verb form to use in this context is "have been" instead of "have be". The phrase "have been formed" indicates that the questions have been created or constructed in a certain way.

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  • 10. 

    He was not able to define the process by which the body had protected by the immunologic system.

    • A.

      Was not

    • B.

      To define

    • C.

      By which

    • D.

      Had protected

    Correct Answer
    D. Had protected
    Explanation
    The sentence is written in the past perfect tense, indicating that the body's protection by the immunologic system occurred before the time being referred to. The use of "had protected" suggests that the action of protection happened prior to the inability to define the process.

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