Time: 25 minutes.
This section is designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section, with special directions for each type.
Structure Directions: Questions 1-15 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (0). Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. Fill in the space so that the letter inside the oval cannot be seen.
Geysers have often been compared to volcanoes ——they both emit hot liquids from below the Earth’s surface.
(A) due to
(C) in spite of
(D) regardless of
The sentence should read, “Geysers have often been compared to volcanoes because they both emit hot liquids from below the Earth’s surface.” Therefore, you should choose (B).
During the early period of ocean navigation, —–any need for sophisticated instruments and techniques.
(A) so that hardly
(B) when there hardly was
(C) hardly was
(D) there was hardly
The sentence should read, “During the early period of ocean navigation, there was hardly any need for sophisticated instruments and techniques.” Therefore, you should choose (D).
Directions: In questions 16-40 each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.
Guppies are sometimes call rainbow fish because of the males’ bright colors.
The sentence should read, “Guppies are sometimes called rainbow fish because of the males’ bright colors.” Therefore, you should choose (A).
Serving several term in Congress, Shirley Chisholm became an important United States politician.
The sentence should read, “Serving several terms in Congress, Shirley Chisholm became an important United States politician.” Therefore, you should choose (B)
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1. Portland, Maine, is _____ the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow spent his early years.
2. As consumers’ response to traditional advertising techniques declines, businesses are beginning _____ new methods of reaching customers.
3. The knee is _____ most other joints in the body because it cannot twist without injury.
4. The quince is an attractive shrub or small tree _____ closely related to the apple and pear trees.
5. Many gases, including the nitrogen and oxygen in air, _____ color or odor.
6. The American Academy of Poets, _____ the 1930’s, provides financial assistance to support working poets.
7. During the Pleistocene glacial periods _____ portions of the Earth where plant and animal life flourished, making it possible for people to subsist.
8. The photographs of Carrie Mae Weems, in which she often makes her family members _____, are an affectionate and incisive representation of the African American experience.
9. Hubble’s law states that the greater the distance between any two galaxies, _____ is their relative speed of separation.
10. The onion is characterized by an edible bulb composed of leaves rich in sugar and a pungent oil, _____ the vegetable’s strong taste.
11. A regional writer with a gift for dialect, _____ her fiction with the eccentric, comic, but vital inhabitants of rural
12. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor the air contains at a certain temperature _____ with the amount it could hold at that temperature.
13. Scientists believe the first inhabitants of the Americas arrived by crossing the land bridge that connected Siberia and _____ more than I 0,000 years ago.
14. Fibers of hair and wool are not continuous and must normally be spun into thread _____ woven into textile fabrics.
15. Margaret Brent, because of her skill in managing estates, became _____ largest landholders in colonial Maryland.
16. The Armory Show, held in New York in 1913, was a important exhibition of
modern European art.
17. Ripe fruit is often stored in a place who contains much carbon dioxide so that the fruit will not decay too rapidly.
18. In 1852 Massachusetts passed a law requiring all children from four to eighteen years of old to attend school.
19. The main purpose of classifying animals is to show the most probable evolutionary relationship of the different species to each another
20. Matthew C. Perry, a United States naval commander, gained fame not in war and through diplomacy
21. One of the most impressive collections of nineteenth-century European paintings in the United States can be found to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
22. Three of every four migrating water birds in North America visits the Gulf of Mexico’s winter wetlands.
23. Charleston, West Virginia, was named for Charles Clendenin who son George acquired land at the junction of tile Elk and Kanawha rivers in 1787
24. Financier Andrew Mellon donated most of his magnificent art collection to the
National Gallery of Art, where it is now locating.
25. Soil temperatures in Death Valley, California, near the Nevada border, have been known to reach 90 of degrees Celsius.
26. When the Sun, Moon, and Earth are alignment and the Moon crosses the Earth’s orbital plane, a solar eclipse occurs.
27. Mary Cassatt’s paintings of mothers and children are known for its fine linear rhythm, simple modelings, and harmonies of clear color.
28. Plants synthesize carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide with the aid of energy is derived from sunlight.
29. The best American popular music balances a powerful emotions of youth with tenderness, grace, and wit
30. In the nineteenth century, women used quilts to inscribe their responses to social, economic, and politics issues.
31. Fossils in 500-inillion-year-old rocks demonstrate that life forms in the Cambrian period were mostly marine animals capability of secreting calcium to form shells.
32. Rainbows in the shape of complete circles are sometimes seen from airplanes because they are not cutting off by the horizon.
33. Hot at the equator causes the air to expand, rise, and flow toward the poles
34. Although research has been ongoing since 1930, the existence of ESP – perception and communication without the use of sight, hear, taste, touch, or smell – is still disputed.
35. As many as 50 percent of the income from motion pictures produced in the United States comes from marketing the films abroad.
36. Sleep is controlled by the brain and associated by characteristic breathing rhythms.
37. The walls around the city of Quebec, which was originally a fort military, still stand, making Quebec the only walled city in North America.
38. The manufacture of automobile was extremely expensive until assembly-line techniques made them cheaper to produce
39. The ballad is characterized by informal diction, by a narrative largely dependent on action and dialogue, by thematic intense, and by stress on repetition.
40. Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard against which the wives of all United States Presidents since have evaluated.