MINI-TEST 6: WRITTEN EXPRESSION
Directions: The sentences below have four underlined words or phrases, (A), (B), (C), and (D). Identify the one underlined expression that must be changed for the sentence to be correct. Then find the number of the question on your answer sheet and fill in the space corresponding to the letter.
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1) Bricks can be made from many difference types of clay.
2) Despite most mushrooms are edible, some species cause serious poisoning.
3) Judges in dog shows rate dogs on such points as their colorful, posture, shape, and size.
4) The medicine of prehistoric people probably consisted of a mixture of scientific practices, superstitions, and religious believes.
5) The game backgammon has been playing for thousands of years.
6) One of the greatest of American automobile designer was Harley Earl.
7) Before the late eighteenth century, most textiles were done at home.
8) Political science. alike the other social sciences, is not an exact science.
9) About 8,000 years ago, people began using animals to carry themselves and their belongings.
10) Storks constantly rearrange their nests to keep their eggs safety, dry, and warm.
11) In its purely state, hydrochloric acid is a gas, but it is almost always used as a solution in water.
12) Animals that hibernate usually eat large numbers of food in the autumn.
13) Many folk songs have been written about railroads and railroads workers.
14) Some plants and insects exhibit so high degree of interdependence that the elimination of one results in the elimination of the other.
15) Lightly, sandy soil absorbs water more quickly than clay or loam.
16) Fannie Farmer, an educator and cooking expert, she wrote the first distinctively American cookbook.
17) The rhesus monkey has been widely used in biological, psychological, and medicine research.
18. During the Depression of the 1930’s, many artists were giving jobs by the Federal Arts Project.
19) Crocodiles are sometimes confused with alligators, but are different from they in a number of ways.
20) As a concert violinist, conductor, and he composed both serious and popular music, Leonard Bernstein achieved a series of remarkable successes.
21) It is a chemical called capsaicin that gives hot peppers their spice flavor.
22) Flying snakes can launch itself from the top of one tree and glide to another.
23) A basic knowledge of social studies such as history and geography are considered an important part of the education of every child.
24) The black walnut tree is grown principally for its lumber, which is used for cabinets and furnitures.
25) Plymouth was the soonest of the five colonies established by the Pilgrims in Massachusetts.