World Literature First Semester Final Part 1

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World Literature First Semester Final Part 1

Part 1 – Grammar & Punctuation Directions: Read the question under each punctuation or grammar topic. On a separate sheet of paper, pick the answer choice that best answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a period correctly?
    • A. 

      A) Working on his homework all afternoon. a) Working on his homework all afternoon. Working on his homework all afternoon.

    • B. 

      The dog would have to be put outside while the house was fumigated.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a period correctly?
    • A. 

      He finished all of his chores, even though they weren’t supposed to be done until tomorrow.

    • B. 

      Because she was new in town and had not met any of her neighbors.

  • 3. 
    The astronauts, who were en route from Florida to participate in some tests in the large vacuum chamber – missed their approach and crashed their T-39 into the roof of the Gemini final-assembly area.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Chamber. Missed

    • C. 

      Chamber. They missed

    • D. 

      Chamber, missed

  • 4. 
    The small family endured a grim winter. Susceptible to the vagaries of the weather and lacking many of the basics that would have made their existence less primitive.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Winter. Subject

    • C. 

      Winter, susceptible

    • D. 

      Winter; susceptible

  • 5. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a semicolon correctly?
    • A. 

      Next weekend, I plan to go hiking; which is one of my favorite activities.

    • B. 

      I like to spend time outdoors; I can't stand to stay inside.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a semicolon correctly?
    • A. 

      I had a great weekend; visiting with friends, playing golf, and eating at a nice restaurant.

    • B. 

      It might rain next weekend, though; I might have to stay inside.

  • 7. 
    The oily water of the bay was lapping against the quay’s pilings it reminded Roy of his boyhood in Marblehead.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Pilings, it

    • C. 

      Pilings; it

    • D. 

      DELETE the underlined portion

  • 8. 
    I didn’t mean to close the door behind us, my sleeve got caught on the knob.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Us; my

    • C. 

      Us my

    • D. 

      Us, therefore my

  • 9. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction correctly?
    • A. 

      I don’t want a Dell laptop, or a Mac laptop.

    • B. 

      He used to work at Burger Palace, but now he works at Taco Land.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction correctly?
    • A. 

      Tashonda sent in her applications, so she waited by the phone for a response.

    • B. 

      Willie heard the weather report, and promptly boarded up his house.

  • 11. 
    We all understood the assignment but we didn’t like it.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Assignment,

    • C. 

      Assignment, but

    • D. 

      Assignment, but,

  • 12. 
    Whenever the rest of us went to climb trees, Patrick stayed behind and played with the dog.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Behind, and

    • C. 

      Behind; and

    • D. 

      Behind, and,

  • 13. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a conjunctive adverb correctly?
    • A. 

      Susan was overwhelmed with work; however, she was able to complete her work before she left the office.

    • B. 

      The reporter gave in-depth interviews; also, commenting on the severity of the disaster.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following sentences uses a conjunctive adverb correctly?
    • A. 

      I’m going to do well on the final exam; however, long the exam is.

    • B. 

      Jose has spent years preparing for this event; nevertheless, he's the most nervous person here.

  • 15. 
    Two decades later, when the cotton gin had transformed agriculture in the South.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Later, as

    • C. 

      Later, thus,

    • D. 

      Later,

  • 16. 
    Flying a PA-28 is no more difficult than flying a C-172; when some procedures are quite different.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      C-172, even though

    • C. 

      C-172; although

    • D. 

      C-172,

  • 17. 
     Which of the following sentences uses a colon correctly?
    • A. 

      My friend Stacey loves to eat different kinds of foods: Mexican, Italian, Indian, and Thai.

    • B. 

      Some of the places that the President Obama used to live in are: Hawaii, Indonesia, and Chicago.

  • 18. 
     Which of the following sentences uses a colon correctly?
    • A. 

      Her recipe for gunpowder included: saltpeter, dry oatmeal, and ground-up charcoal briquets.

    • B. 

      The Endangered Species Act contains a potential problem for private property owners: the government refuses to compensate them for the inconveniences imposed.

  • 19. 
    Some of the events included: writing, drama, dance, and oratory.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Included writing,

    • C. 

      Included; writing,

    • D. 

      Included, writing

  • 20. 
    Remember, that person across the table probably hates interviewing. Just as much as you do and would love to be able to hire you.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Interviewing: just

    • C. 

      Interviewing; just

    • D. 

      Interviewing just

  • 21. 
    Which of the following sentences separates nonessential information correctly?
    • A. 

      Students, who do not devote enough time to their studies, do not succeed in college.

    • B. 

      Larry loves to play computer games, especially Xbox 360 games, because they allow him to relax on the weekend.

  • 22. 
     Which of the following sentences separates nonessential information correctly?
    • A. 

      Women, who believe abortions should remain legal, recently held a rally in Washington, D.C.

    • B. 

      My dad, who fought in World War II, used to tell me stories about his adventures.

  • 23. 
    The rules, when established, govern how to proceed.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Rules, when established

    • C. 

      Rules when established

    • D. 

      Once-established rules

  • 24. 
    Our letter carrier Sam is always cheerful.
    • A. 

      NO CHANGE

    • B. 

      Carrier, Sam,

    • C. 

      Carrier, Sam

    • D. 

      Carrier Sam,

  • 25. 
    Which of the following sentences separates an introductory clause correctly?
    • A. 

      In preparation for the final exam, La’Mia studied comma splices and run-on sentences until she thought her brain was going to burst.

    • B. 

      Nina put her notes away, she was convinced that she was going to pass this test.

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