Practice Test – Language (RLA) set 3

These questions are written by our English Language guru and are similar to the GED Test. Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.

 

Question 1 of 25

1. The use of endnotes can _______________ the meaning of a paper and create difficulty for potential ______________.
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Question 2 of 25

2.

Allison Dencker’s admission letter

 

 (1)Judgments are shields, and mine was impenetrable. (2)I first saw this quote when it was posted on my sixth-grade classroom wall and I hated it. (3)Rather, I hated Mother Teresa’s intention, but I knew that the quote’s veracity inarguable. (4)I felt that it was better to judge people so as not to have to love them some people don’t deserve a chance. (5)According to Mother Teresa, “If you judge someone, you no time to love them.”

 

University of Stanford, Class 2006

Which sentence would be most effective at the beginning of the paragraph?
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D.  

Question 2 of 25

Question 3 of 25

3.

Allison Dencker’s admission letter

 

 (1)Judgments are shields, and mine was impenetrable. (2)I first saw this quote when it was posted on my sixth-grade classroom wall and I hated it. (3)Rather, I hated Mother Teresa’s intention, but I knew that the quote’s veracity were inarguable. (4)I felt that it was better to judge people so as not to have to love them some people don’t deserve a chance. (5)According to Mother Teresa, “If you judge someone, you no time to love them.”

 

University of Stanford, Class 2006

Which correction should be made to sentence 3?
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Question 3 of 25

Question 4 of 25

4.

Allison Dencker’s admission letter

 

 (1)Judgments are shields, and mine was impenetrable. (2)I first saw this quote when it was posted on my sixth-grade classroom wall and I hated it. (3)Rather, I hated Mother Teresa’s  intention, but I knew that the quote’s veracity inarguable. (4)I felt that it was better to judge people so as not to have to love them some people don’t deserve a chance. (5)According to Mother Teresa, “If you judge someone, you no time to love them.”

 

University of Stanford, Class 2006

What part of speech is sentence 5 missing?
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Question 4 of 25

Question 5 of 25

5.

Resignation Letter Sample - 24 Hour Notice


Dear mr. Banks:


(A)


(1)Please accept this letter as notification I resign from my job effective tomorrow. (2)I apologize for not being able to give more notice. (3)I had to leave the city. (4)However, I regret that, due to circumstances beyond my control. I need to resign right away.


(B)


(5)Please forward my final paycheck to my home address, I will get it there.


(C)


(6)Thank you for the support that you have provided me during my tenure with the company I appreciate it.


Sincerely,


Jack Johnson


By Alison Doyle


What sentence should be removed from paragraph A? 
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B.  
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D.  

Question 5 of 25

Question 6 of 25

6.

Resignation Letter Sample - 24 Hour Notice

Dear mr. Banks:

(A)

(1)Please accept this letter as notification I resign from my job effective tomorrow. (2)I apologize for not being able to give more notice. (3)I had to leave the city. (4)However, I regret that, due to circumstances beyond my control. I need to resign right away.

(B)

(5)Please forward my final paycheck to my home address, I will get it there.

(C)

(6)Thank you for the support that you have provided me during my tenure with the company I appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Jack Johnson

By Alison Doyle

What is the best way to fix the underlined portion of sentence 1?
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B.  
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D.  

Question 6 of 25

Question 7 of 25

7.

A BATTLE OF THE HAMLETS

 

(1)Even before I read the play, I was atracted by the image of the man in black, in pensive profile, holding a skull. (2)My grandfather taught Shakespeare and owns many tempting, illustrated volumes on the subject. (3)I didn’t see any kind of performance of “Hamlet” until I was 11, when I attended a school screening of Oliviers film version. (4)It was a day I shall always remember, it coincided with the death of my beloved white mouse, Fiona, and all that tragic melancholy seemed to give grandeur to my own.

 

By Ben Brantley

What word is not spelled correctly in sentence 1?
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Question 7 of 25

Question 8 of 25

8.

A BATTLE OF THE HAMLETS

 

(1)Even before I read the play, I was atracted by the image of the man in black, in pensive profile, holding a skull. (2)My grandfather taught Shakespeare and owns many tempting, illustrated volumes on the subject. (3)I didn’t see any kind of performance of “Hamlet” until I was 11, when I attended a school screening of Oliviers film version. (4)It was a day I shall always remember, it coincided with the death of my beloved white mouse, Fiona, and all that tragic melancholy seemed to give grandeur to my own.

 

By Ben Brantley

Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of sentence 2?
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B.  
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D.  

Question 8 of 25

Question 9 of 25

9.

WHEN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION BATTLE STARTS AT AGE 3

(1)The frenzy over getting children into elite New York preschools is well documented. (2)Parents sweat, bartering and bribe to get their 4-year-olds into prestigious early education programs. (3)Toddlers take achievement tests and participate in observed playgroups to prove there potential. (4)Yes, remarkable resources were offered by private schools. (5)Their student-teacher ratios are excellent. (6)Faculty members in many cases have advanced academic degrees. (7)Most importantly many of the early education programs are a direct pipeline into equally reputable elementary, middle and high schools.

By David Leon Hardt

Where do you think the paragraph should be divided?
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Question 9 of 25

Question 10 of 25

10.

WHEN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION BATTLE STARTS AT AGE 3

(1)The frenzy over getting children into elite New York preschools is well documented. (2)Parents sweat, bartering and bribe to get their 4-year-olds into prestigious early education programs. (3)Toddlers take achievement tests and participate in observed playgroups to prove there potential. (4)Yes, remarkable resources were offered by private schools. (5)Their student-teacher ratios are excellent. (6)Faculty members in many cases have advanced academic degrees. (7)Most importantly many of the early education programs are a direct pipeline into equally reputable elementary, middle and high schools.

By David Leon Hardt

What is the problem with the underlined portion of sentence 7?
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Question 10 of 25

Question 11 of 25

11. Subject Verb Agreement
  1. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.
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Question 11 of 25

Question 12 of 25

12. 2. How is the tense of a verb shown?
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Question 12 of 25

Question 13 of 25

13. Mark each verb as A (action) or L (linking)

Elsa is my best friend.

Question 13 of 25

Question 14 of 25

14. VerbalsAre the underlined words verbals in these sentences? Yes or no?

The ability to speak distinctly is an advantage in a job interview.

Question 14 of 25

Question 15 of 25

15. Are the underlined words verbals in these sentences? Yes or no?When you are reading poetry it requires different skills than reading prose.

Question 15 of 25

Question 16 of 25

16. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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Question 16 of 25

Question 17 of 25

17. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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D.  

Question 17 of 25

Question 18 of 25

18. Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root WordsDrawing on your knowledge of the clue words, choose the best meaning for the word.

1. Clues: anteroom, antediluvian, belligerent, rebellion

The best definition for antebellum is
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Question 18 of 25

Question 19 of 25

19. 2. Clues: supernatural, supervise, annual, anniversary

The best definition for superannuate is
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Question 19 of 25

Question 20 of 25

20. Direct Objects and Indirect ObjectsFind the direct object  in this sentence.

Shirley (1) baked him (2) a cake (3) for his birthday (4).

The direct object is:
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Question 20 of 25

Question 21 of 25

21. Find the indirect object in this sentence.

Shirley (1) baked him (2) a cake (3) for his birthday (4).

The indirect object is:
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Question 21 of 25

Question 22 of 25

22. Unequal Comparison Adverbs1. What determines if you use –er/-est or more/most to make the comparative or superlative forms?
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Question 23 of 25

23. 2. Choose the correct form

well
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Question 23 of 25

Question 24 of 25

24. Functions of ArticlesChoose from drop down menu the correct article [a, an, the] or  NO if no article should be used.

Jake took out  ______ Pepsi out of the refrigerator.

Question 24 of 25

Question 25 of 25

25. He drank the cold Pepsi from _____ bottle.

Question 25 of 25


 

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