Midterm review

Kristen Menke
Quiz by Kristen Menke, updated more than 1 year ago
Kristen Menke
Created by Kristen Menke about 4 years ago
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This is a practice test to help you prepare for the midterm. Make sure you check your answers to see what areas you need to review before you take the midterm.

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Question 1

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What's wrong with the following sentence? The documents were shredded.
Answer
  • It's in passive voice.
  • Correct as is.

Question 2

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What's wrong in the following sentence? Taking our seats, the meeting started.
Answer
  • Nothing. It's correct.
  • You don't need a comma there.
  • There's a dangling modifier at the beginning.

Question 3

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Tons of deadly plutonium particles were carried over the city by brisk winds.
Answer
  • It's a run-on sentence.
  • It's in passive voice.
  • It's correct.

Question 4

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What's wrong with the following sentence? The gallery that was featured in the evening news recently had another major exhibit.
Answer
  • It's a run-on sentence.
  • It's correct as is.
  • It's got a modifier in the wrong place.

Question 5

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Participants should sign in by noon and pick up your registration materials at the front desk.
Answer
  • It's got parallel construction problems.
  • It's got a dangling modifier.
  • It's correct as is.

Question 6

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Customers may either pick up the merchandise themselves, or the company will deliver it for a small fee.
Answer
  • It's correct as is.
  • It's a comma splice.
  • It's got parallel construction problems.

Question 7

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What's wrong with the following sentence? The first car we considered buying got better mileage, the second car was a prettier color.
Answer
  • This is a comma splice.
  • Correct as is.

Question 8

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Where are we going and why are we in this car?
Answer
  • This is a run-on sentence.
  • Correct as is.

Question 9

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Answer the question about this sentence: Since it was pouring, we cancelled the rain dance. True or False? "Since it was pouring" is a phrase.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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Answer the question about this sentence: Snooping through his email, she came across something interesting. True or False? " Snooping through his email" is a phrase.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Answer the question about this sentence: A key ring, a cell phone, a few coins and a small garter snake. True or False? This is a complete sentence.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Answer the question about this sentence: She gazed dreamily into the fire, which had died down to embers. True or False? "She gazed dreamily into the fire" is a dependent clause.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Rodney and his brother, were the worst baseball players on the team.
Answer
  • It's correct as is.
  • You don't need the comma.
  • You need a comma on both sides of "his brother."

Question 14

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Lily stomped down to her room, and slammed the door.
Answer
  • You need a semicolon in place of the comma.
  • It's correct as is.
  • You need to get rid of the comma.

Question 15

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What's wrong with the following sentence? Whenever you're ready to eat the dining table will be cleared.
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  • It's correct as is.
  • It's a run-on sentence.

Question 16

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Answer the question about this sentence: Canadians who live in the far North get to see the midnight sun. True or false? "Who live in the far North" is a nonessential clause.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Answer the question about this sentence: The library, where one could usually find peace and quiet, was hosting a 30-piece brass band that day. True or false? "Where one could usually find peace and quiet" is a nonessential clause.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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What's wrong with the following sentence? The barber, who gives those great buzz cuts, has moved.
Answer
  • Delete the commas. This is an essential clause and shouldn't have commas around it.
  • Correct as is. It's a nonessential clause and should have commas around it.

Question 19

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What's wrong with the following sentence? My mom, a nurse at the hospital, has to work late sometimes.
Answer
  • Correct as is.
  • Delete the commas.

Question 20

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Which of the following is correct?
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  • The door opened with a grating, creaking sound.
  • The door opened with a grating, creaking, sound.
  • The door opened with, a grating, creaking sound.

Question 21

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence.
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  • Have you read Ezra Pound's, "Cantos?"
  • Have you read Ezra Pound's "Cantos"?
  • Have you read Ezra Pound's "Cantos?"
  • Have you read Ezra Pound's, "Cantos"?

Question 22

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence below:
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  • The Filmores' founded Unity in the late 19th century.
  • The Filmores founded Unity in the late 19th century.

Question 23

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence:
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  • Terrorism is everyones concern.
  • Terrorism is everyone's concern.

Question 24

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence below:
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  • "Prohibitions against doctors' advertising are unfortunate," Rhysburg said. "Because we end up with uneducated patients".
  • "Prohibitions against doctors' advertising are unfortunate," Rhysburg said, "because we end up with uneducated patients."
  • "Prohibitions against doctors' advertising are unfortunate", Rhysburg said. "Because we end up with uneducated patients".
  • "Prohibitions against doctors' advertising are unfortunate," Rhysburg said, "Because we end up with uneducated patients."

Question 25

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence below:
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  • Jones said he was, "happy to be alive."
  • Jones said he was "happy to be alive."

Question 26

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence below:
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  • He announced that he was leaving politics because he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • He announced that he was leaving politics, because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Question 27

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Choose the correctly punctuated sentence below:
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  • The apartment was small and dark; however, the price was right.
  • The apartment was small and dark, however, the price was right.
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