Writing Practice Test 1

Each question has a few answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question. At the end of the quiz, you will see your results.

1. The cat jumped on the chair ___________ the dog came in.
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Question 1 of 10

2. Identify the subject complement of the following sentence.

 

This knapsack seems awfully heavy.
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Question 2 of 10

3. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable. In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was”. Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

 

He would forget all about me if he ________________ famous.
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B.

Question 3 of 10

4. Fix the parallel structure of the following sentence:

 

Mary likes hiking, swimming, and to ride a bicycle.
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B.

Question 4 of 10

5. The postman came to the house ________ I opened the door.
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Question 5 of 10

6. Choose the correct sentence. Pay attention to qualifiers and determiners.
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Question 6 of 10

7. Nicholas and I wanted so badly to go to the movie, but when the car broke down, I thought to myself, this is another fine mess.

 

Which word or phrase in the sentence needs to be in italics?
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D.

Question 7 of 10

8. Which sentence is correct?
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Question 8 of 10

9. Which word is the best choice for the subordinating clause?

 

... Henry wanted to join the Army, he had to take a series of tests.
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Question 9 of 10

10. Identify the part of speech of the word that appears in all caps in the sentence below.

 

The police ran AFTER the thief.
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Question 10 of 10


 

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This quick quiz gives you practice in identifying correct and incorrect usage of standard English grammar and reading comprehension. You can identify your weaknesses and strong points.

Clear explanations of each correct answer are also provided at the end of the quiz. This practice test also helps you with improving your reading strategies.

As students progress through school, they are asked to read increasingly complex informational and graphical texts in their courses.

The ability to understand and use the information in these texts is key to a student’s success in learning.

Reading is a thinking process. Effective readers know that when they read, what they read is supposed to make sense.

Reading is a process of finding meaning in a text. Writers use many ways to convey the meaning of words and concepts. Some are overt and some are subtle. These clues include definitions, examples, descriptions, illustrations, clarification, parenthetical notes, comparison, and elaboration.

Last Updated on November 20, 2020