Language Practice Test 15 Questions (set 4)

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.

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Question 2 of 15

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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

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Question 3 of 15

3. Read the following paragraph and locate the writer’s conclusion.

[1] Though Columbus Day’s original intent was to celebrate Christopher Columbus’s historic landing in the New World, many groups feel that it should instead be a day of remembrance for the millions of natives who died as a result of colonization. [2] Despite the contentious nature of the holiday, did Columbus play an integral role in the creation of what we know now as the United States of America? [3]Yes, and his voyages facilitated a massive exchange of goods between the New World and the Old that continues to this day. [4] Regardless of how one feels about the holiday, Columbus had a huge impact on history, and the world wouldn’t look the same today without him.

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Question 4 of 15

4. Using 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 5 of 15

5. Choose the sentence that should be ended with an exclamation point:
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6. Which of the words below has the most negative connotation:
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7. Which of the following sentences presents a false dichotomy?
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8. Which sentence uses the slash correctly?
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9. Which word is the predicate in each sentence? Out of the darkness came a huge lumbering creature.
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10. Which answer shows the correct use of a question mark?
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Question 11 of 15

11. Henry felt terrible about the lies he had told to his mother. If she ever
found out the truth, she’d never trust him again.

1. Which of the verbs in the passage above is a linking verb?
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Question 12 of 15

12. 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 13 of 15

13. True or false?
Do regular self-checks on your comprehension before continuing.

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14. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.
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Question 15 of 15

15. Supporting details are required in what kinds of texts?
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