Language 20 questions set 1

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

 

Question 1 of 20

1. How is the tense of a verb shown?

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Question 1 of 20

Question 2 of 20

2. Choose the answer(s) which correctly complete(s) the sentence.

Inductive reasoning, or ‘bottom-up logic’, …

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Question 2 of 20

Question 3 of 20

3. Which word is the subject in this sentence?

Bob made his mother a writing desk in woodshop class.

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Question 3 of 20

Question 4 of 20

4. Correct the sentence below by adding only one comma.

We got encouragement from everyone but our parents helped us most of all.

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Question 4 of 20

Question 5 of 20

5. Choose the correct form:

soon

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Question 5 of 20

Question 6 of 20

6. If a comma is needed between the two italicized words, choose “comma”. If not, choose: “no comma”.

She is a creative intelligent executive.

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Question 6 of 20

Question 7 of 20

7. Use the context clues to determine WHEN this story takes place.

Today, Facebook announced new features and tools for Facebook Fundraisers that are aimed at helping fundraiser creators and donors make even greater impact.
Every day, people start Facebook Fundraisers to support the causes that matter to them.

 

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Question 7 of 20

Question 8 of 20

8. Which of the following will NOT make your essay look professional?

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Question 8 of 20

Question 9 of 20

9. Read this text and choose the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option A.

It is with great pleasure that I am recommending Anne Thomson to you.  I am the Head Sales Manager at Vacuums Plus and Anne has been under my supervision from March of 2002 to February of 2017 as a saleswoman.  Anne would be a great asset to any company. She is one of the brightest employees I have ever had. She also has a great drive and passion for her work.

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Question 9 of 20

Question 10 of 20

10. Which word is the subject of this sentence?

According to engineers, computers can give us an amazing amount of information about a car.

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Question 10 of 20

Question 11 of 20

11. If a comma is needed between the two italicized words, choose “comma”. If not, choose: “no comma”.

With dinner they served a tossed green salad.

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Question 11 of 20

Question 12 of 20

12. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.

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Question 12 of 20

Question 13 of 20

13. Correct this sentence by adding only one comma:

The sophomores decorated the gym and the juniors provided the refreshments.

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Question 13 of 20

Question 14 of 20

14. Use the context clues to determine WHERE Anne currently does live.

Anne used to live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before she became an expat. Here is her story.

My husband first came here for work in November 2016. His company bought a Danish company and needed assistance with the integration. It was supposed to be a 2-week trip that became 3 and gave me a chance to come over and visit Copenhagen myself.
By the time he came from the extended trip we were offered an expat assignment for 6-9 months with the understanding that it could turn into 2-3 years - we said YES and jumped right in.

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Question 14 of 20

Question 15 of 20

15. Choose the answer which incorrectly completes the sentence.

Deductive reasoning, or ‘top-down’ logic …

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Question 15 of 20

Question 16 of 20

16. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.

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Question 16 of 20

Question 17 of 20

17. Locate errors in the sentence:

The Cuban Missile Crisis was averted when Kennedy struck a secret deal with the Soviets.

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Question 17 of 20

Question 18 of 20

18. Choose the answer(s) which correctly complete(s) the sentence.

Inductive reasoning, or ‘bottom-up logic’, …

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Question 18 of 20

Question 19 of 20

19. Locate errors in a sentence:

A poorly performance is typical of students who take tests under pressure.

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Question 19 of 20

Question 20 of 20

20.

THE BOOK THIEF

                —Of course, an introduction. A beginning. Where are my manners? I could introduce myself properly, but it’s not really necessary. You will know me well enough and soon enough, depending on a diverse range of variables. It suffices to say that at some point in time, I will be standing over you, as genially as possible. Your soul will be in my arms. A color will be perched on my shoulder. I will carry you gently away.
At that moment, you will be lying there (I rarely find people standing up). You will be caked in your own body. There might be a discovery; a scream will dribble down the air. The only sound I’ll hear after that will be my own breathing, and the sound of the smell, of my footsteps.

The question is, what color will everything be at that moment when I come for you? What will the sky be saying?
Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky. Dark, dark chocolate. People say it suits me. I do, however, try to enjoy every color I see — the whole spectrum. A billion or so flavors, none of them quite the same, and a sky to slowly suck on. It takes the edge off the stress. It helps me relax.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, Chapter 1

Which of the following words best describes the narrator’s attitude toward chocolate?

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Question 20 of 20


 

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Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are.

It’s important that you know what your weak points are so you can focus on learning these topics.

Recent GED graduates have some good advice for you: don’t try to learn for all four GED tests at once.

You are allowed to take one of the four GED tests at a time, so prepare for one subject area, take that test, and move on to next subject field.

When preparing for the GED test, the most common slipup is forgetting to block some time for learning.

Postponement and pretexts are your biggest enemies. Please adopt a learning schedule and stick to it.

The second common mistake that leads to failing the GED test is the fact that students spend too much time on one question and end up not making it through the whole test.

Time management is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to passing the GED test.

These practice tests are part of our GED online prep. Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are.

Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are.

It’s important that you know what your weak points are so you can focus on learning these topics.

Recent GED graduates have some good advice for you: don’t try to learn for all four GED tests at once.

You are allowed to take one of the four GED tests at a time, so prepare for one subject area, take that test, and move on to next subject field.

When preparing for the GED test, the most common slipup is forgetting to block some time for learning.

Postponement and pretexts are your biggest enemies. Please adopt a learning schedule and stick to it.

The second common mistake that leads to failing the GED test is the fact that students spend too much time on one question and end up not making it through the whole test.

Time management is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to passing the GED test.

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