Language Skills Quiz, Unit 1

40 Questions | Total Attempts: 127

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Language Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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. 
  • 2. 
    Directions:       Identify the underlined phrase as the appropriate type of phrase.
  • 3. 
    Choose the letter of the sentence that best answers the question.
  • 4. 
    For each question, compose an original sentence that clearly expresses the meaning of the vocabulary word, is used as the correct part of speech, and contains the correct grammar component requested.
  • 5. 
    Write a sentence with the word affluent that contains a participial phrase.
  • 6. 
    Write a sentence with the word curtail that contains an appositive phrase.
  • 7. 
    Write a sentence with the word dichotomy that contains a gerund phrase as subject.
  • 8. 
    Write a sentence with the word eschew that contains a gerund phrase as the subject.
  • 9. 
    Write a sentence with the word underscore that contains an infinitive phrase as direct object.
  • 10. 
    Using the words from this unit, choose the one that best completes each sentence.
  • 11. 
    I doubt very much that he can [Blank] his assertion that he won two gold medals in the 1980 Olympics.
  • 12. 
    Your essay would be a great deal tighter and more [Blank] if you removed all the extraneous information it now contains.
  • 13. 
    “There is no need for you to [Blank] the point,” I replied, “when I already     understand clearly what your criticism is.”
  • 14. 
    Some of the episodes in the TV series were wonderfully fresh and original; others were just plain [Blank].
  • 15. 
    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.
  • 16. 
    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.
  • 17. 
    When the temperature outside suddenly dropped, the water in the ditch [Blank] into mass of icy sludge.
  • 18. 
    Be careful when shopping because you do not want unnecessary purchases to [Blank] the value of the coupons you are using. 
  • 19. 
    A mystery disease caused the grapes to [Blank] on the vine.
  • 20. 
    The newspaper will be making some changes in order to adapt to the region's shifting [Blank].
  • 21. 
    The challenge of the course made it difficult [Blank]
  • 22. 
    gently raised the issue[Blank]
  • 23. 
    Student who controls the conversation[Blank]
  • 24. 
    nit-picking about my work[Blank]
  • 25. 
    An unquenchable thirst for knowledge[Blank]
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