Language 20 questions set 2

These questions are written by our English Language instructor and are similar to what you’ll find on the GED test.

Each question has several answer choices.

Choose the best answer for each question.

 

Question 1 of 20

1. Locate errors in the sentence:

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

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Question 2 of 20

2. 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 3 of 20

3. 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

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From the passage, what would you guess the profession of the narrator to be?

It was the 6th of May, a day which corresponds to the 6th of November in the countries of the Northern Hemisphere. The sky had been obscured for some days, and it was of importance to make preparations for the winter. However, the temperature was not as yet much lower, and a centigrade thermometer, transported to Lincoln Island, would still have marked an average of ten to twelve degrees above zero. This was not surprising, since Lincoln Island, probably situated between the thirty-fifth and fortieth parallel, would be subject, in the Southern Hemisphere, to the same climate as Sicily or Greece in the Northern Hemisphere. But as Greece and Sicily have severe cold, producing snow and ice, so doubtless would Lincoln Island in the severest part of the winter and it was advisable to provide against it.

In any case if cold did not yet threaten [those who are stranded], the rainy season would begin, and on this lonely island, exposed to all the fury of the elements, in mid-ocean, bad weather would be frequent, and probably terrible. The question of a more comfortable dwelling than the Chimneys must therefore be seriously considered and promptly resolved on.

Jules Verne, “The Mysterious Island,” 1874

 

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Question 5 of 20

5. Sentence: As the trend for cultural icons to goes digital, so must our marketing plans.

Which correction should be made to this sentence?

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Question 6 of 20

6. 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 7 of 20

7. 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 8 of 20

8. Correct this sentence by adding only one comma:

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

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Question 9 of 20

9. Look at the parts of the following word and then choose the best definition.

hydroponic

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Question 10 of 20

10. Locate errors in the sentence:

Years ago, there were much films on Biblical themes; now, the subject is almost taboo.

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Question 11 of 20

11. How is the tense of a verb shown?

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Question 12 of 20

12. Locate errors in the sentence:

The celebrity Oprah Winfrey is possible the foremost advocate of adult fiction these days.

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Question 13 of 20

13. Choose the correct form:

soon

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Question 14 of 20

14. Choose the answer which incorrectly completes the sentence.

Deductive reasoning, or ‘top-down’ logic …

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Question 15 of 20

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

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Question 16 of 20

16. Look at the parts of the following words and then choose the best definition.

immobile

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Question 17 of 20

17. Sentence: No longer are young adults interested in sitcoms as they watch reality televisions shows now.

Which is the best way to change the underlined portion of the sentence?

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Question 18 of 20

18. 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 19 of 20

19. Locate errors in the sentence:

Some people believe that among rap, country, and popular music, rap is better.

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Question 20 of 20

20. Read this sentence:

Market research and analysis show that the proposed advertising media for the new fall lines need to be reprioritized and changed. 

If you rewrote this sentence beginning with  In prior years, market research and analysis  the next two words should be:

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