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Language Practice Test 15 Questions (set 2)

Directions: This test consists of 10 multiple-choice questions. Answer all of the questions. Do not leave any question unanswered.

 

Question 1 of 15

1. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows it.

Anastasia sat by the fountain in the park with her head in her palms. She was weeping mournfully and wearing all black. In between gasps and sobs, Anastasia cried out, “Oh... John…” And then her cell phone beeped. Her hand dived into her purse and her heart skipped a beat. It was a text message from John! She opened up the message and read the few stark words, “I need to get my jacket back from you.” Anastasia threw her head onto her arms and resumed sobbing.

1. Why is Anastasia crying?
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Question 2 of 15

2. Running down the hill in Summer time, a dog started to chase after me.

What correction should be made to the underlined portion of the sentence above? 
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Question 2 of 15

Question 3 of 15

3. ContextUsing the context clues, choose the best definition for the underlined word.

The homes on the north side of the tracks were poor and shabby, but those on the south side were obviously affluent.
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Question 4 of 15

4. Using the context clues, choose the best definition for the underlined word

It is a fact that a large number of small businesses fail because the owner hasn’t enough capital to tide him over slack periods and emergencies that is, it takes a certain amount of working money to keep a business going.
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Question 4 of 15

Question 5 of 15

5. Choose the best suggestion to improve the sentence

Can you please tone down your argument just a little bit?
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Question 6 of 15

6. There were only two Americans staying at the hotel. Where’s the hotel?
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Question 7 of 15

7.

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 7 of 15

Question 8 of 15

8. Identifying a Logical Conclusion1. Read the following short newspaper article:

As most readers are aware, our city has been struggling over the last several years to keep downtown businesses thriving. Locals often report that access issues prevent them from shopping downtown. Last week the city of Clarion reported in their local newspaper that the addition of two new parking lots in their downtown area increased the surrounding business revenue by 7% in the last year. It is also well known that Moville and Clarion are similar in terms of population and city characteristics. Moville is currently looking for ways to increase downtown revenue and is open to the public for suggestions.

What’s the logical conclusion to this paragraph?
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Question 8 of 15

Question 9 of 15

9. Which of the following passages contains one or more fragments?

A) I have never known anyone who was a better student than Paula. Who always did her homework in half the time I took.

B) The city’s water supply has been threatened. Very little rain having fallen during the past months.

C) Kipling’s poems have always appealed to me. Because of their strong rhythm.  And their rhyme.
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Question 10 of 15

10. True or false?
You should always skim or scan the material before reading it.

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Question 11 of 15

11. True or false?
Background noise can help you focus.

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Question 12 of 15

12. Choose the correct pronoun for the sentence.

My father and  ______ always go fishing on Saturday mornings.
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Question 13 of 15

13. Synthesizing text is also called …
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Question 14 of 15

14. Which of the following does NOT contain an idiom?
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Question 15 of 15

15. Identify the participle in this sentence:

I wouldn’t stop playing until I got a winning score.

Question 15 of 15


 




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