Language Skills Quiz, Unit 1

40 Questions | Total Attempts: 116

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Using the words from this unit, choose the one that best completes each sentence.
  • 2. 
    I doubt very much that he can [Blank] his assertion that he won two gold medals in the 1980 Olympics.
  • 3. 
    Your essay would be a great deal tighter and more [Blank] if you removed all the extraneous information it now contains.
  • 4. 
    “There is no need for you to [Blank] the point,” I replied, “when I already     understand clearly what your criticism is.”
  • 5. 
    Some of the episodes in the TV series were wonderfully fresh and original; others were just plain [Blank].
  • 6. 
    There is nothing wrong in trying to [Blank] the great singers of the past as long as you eventually develop a style of your own.
  • 7. 
    I don’t object to the inclusion of anecdotes in a serious lecture, but they should at the very least be [Blank] to the subject.
  • 8. 
    When the temperature outside suddenly dropped, the water in the ditch [Blank] into mass of icy sludge.
  • 9. 
    Be careful when shopping because you do not want unnecessary purchases to [Blank] the value of the coupons you are using. 
  • 10. 
    A mystery disease caused the grapes to [Blank] on the vine.
  • 11. 
    The newspaper will be making some changes in order to adapt to the region's shifting [Blank].
  • 12. 
    Directions:    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined word or phrase. Write the word in the space provided. 
  • 13. 
    The challenge of the course made it difficult [Blank]
  • 14. 
    gently raised the issue[Blank]
  • 15. 
    Student who controls the conversation[Blank]
  • 16. 
    nit-picking about my work[Blank]
  • 17. 
    An unquenchable thirst for knowledge[Blank]
  • 18. 
    Directions:       Identify the underlined phrase as the appropriate type of phrase.
  • 19. 
    Mr. Ziegler’s website is handy for help in studying vocabulary.
    • A. 

      Adjective prep phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb prep phrase

    • C. 

      Appositive phrase

  • 20. 
    Luckily for me, today’s vocabulary quiz with a word bank was easy.
    • A. 

      Adjective prep phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb prep phrase

    • C. 

      Appositive phrase

  • 21. 
    After the quiz, I found several of the words in the newspaper.
    • A. 

      Adjective Prep Phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb Prep Phrase

    • C. 

      Appositive Phrase

  • 22. 
    Mr. Ziegler, our English teacher, has a link on his website for grammar practice as well.
    • A. 

      Adjective Prep Phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb Prep Phrase

    • C. 

      Appositive Phrase

  • 23. 
    Unfortunately, the list of words for next week look harder.
    • A. 

      Adjective Prep Phrase

    • B. 

      Adverb Prep Phrase

    • C. 

      Appositive Phrase

  • 24. 
    An activity some people find absorbing is trading antique toys.
    • A. 

      Participial Phrase

    • B. 

      Gerund Phrase

    • C. 

      Infinitive Phrase

    • D. 

      Appositive Phrase

  • 25. 
    Removing his coat, Jack rushed to the riverbank.
    • A. 

      Participial Phrase

    • B. 

      Gerund Phrase

    • C. 

      Infinitive Phrase

    • D. 

      Appositive Phrase