Time - 25 minutes

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Part 1: Sentence Completion

Directions: Questions 1 to 15 are not complete sentences. One or more words are left out of each sentence. Under each sentence, you will see four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that completes the sentence correctly.


1. America's first globe maker was James Wilson, who __________ and blacksmith in his earlier life.

(A) a farmer had been
(B) had been a farmer
(C) farming
(D) being a farmer

2. Napoleon ___________ the West Indian island of Santo Domingo in 1801.

(A) attacked
(B) is attacking
(C) attacking
(D) has attacked

3. Modern industrial methods have supplanted individual crafts, ___________ stonecarvers, coopers, and cobblers virtually extinct.

(A) make blacksmiths,
(B) made blacksmiths,
(C) making them blacksmiths,
(D) making blacksmiths,

4. Not only knowledge and skills, but also attitudes _______________ in school for students' future adjust ment to society.

(A) when cultivated
(B) cultivated
(C) which need to be cultivated
(D) need to be cultivated

5. On Mercator's maps, the far northern and southern polar regions are _________.

(A) greatly exaggerated in area
(B) exaggerating greatly in area
(C) greatly exaggerate in area
(D) great exaggeration in area

6. On the slope of Long's Peak in Colorado _____________ the ruin of a gigantic tree.
(A) that lies
(B) lies
(C) where lies
(D) lie

7. ____________ in Shanghai than in any other city in China.

(A) More people live
(B) More people living
(C) It has more people
(D) More living people

8. The earth spins on its axis and _______ 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.09 seconds for one complete rotation.

(A) need
(B) needed
(C) needing
(D) needs

9. ___________ on the environment for the gratification of its needs.

(A) Each organism to depend
(B) Every organism depends
(C) All organisms depending
(D) Many organisms can depend

10. Of Charles Dickens' many novels, Great Expectations is perhaps _____________ to many readers.

(A) the most satisfying one
(B) most satisfying one
(C) more than satisfying one
(D) the more satisfying than

11. ___________, the nation's capital remained in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(A) While designing Washington, D.C.
(B) Washington, D.C., was designed
(C) While Washington, D.C., was being designed
(D) Washington, D.C., designed

12. Children learn primarily by _________ the world around them.

(A) experiencing directly of
(B) experience direct
(C) directly physical experience
(D) direct physical experience of

13. It is earth 's gravity that ______ people their weight.

(A) gives
(B) give
(C) giving
(D) given

14. Generally speaking, people should have _________ as their desires will allow.

(A) much education
(B) as much education
(C) education
(D) for education

15. A dolphin six _______ length can move as fast as most ships.

(A) foot in
(B) feet in
(C) foot of
(D) feet of

Part 2: Error Identification

Directions: In questions 16 to 40, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases, marked red (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.

16. A Cotton used to B rank first C between Alabama's crops, but it D represents only a fraction of the agricultural production now.

17. Salmon A lie their eggs and die in freshwater,B although they live in salt water C when most of their D adult lives.

18. To A building their B nests, tailorbirds use C their bills D as needles.

19. Fountain pens A first became B commercial available C about a hundred years D ago.

20. A With its B strong claws and its many C protruding tooth, a gopher D is an excellent digger.

2l. Drug addiction A has resulted B of many C destroyed careers and D expulsions from school or college.

22. A Because of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the United States B begin to realize C the true value of the Louisiana D territory.

23. A Americans annually import B more than $3 billion C worthy of Italian D clothing, jewelry, and shoes.

24. Akuce Ganuktibm, A she spent B her life working with the health and C welfare of D the families of workers.

25. A There are many different ways B of comparing the economy of one nation with C those of D another.

26. A Male guppies, B like many other male fish, C are more D color than females.

27. A When rhinos take mud baths, B the mud C create a barrier to D biting insects.

28. Benjamin Franklin, A as an inventor, B he had broad interests, mechanical skills, C persistence, and a practical view D of life.

29. A In the stock market, the fluctuations in Standard and Poor's 500 Index B does not C always conform D to Dow Jones Averages.

30. A jellyfish, which A isn't really B a fish, C it has no brain, no D bones, and no face.

31. Intemational trade, A going traveling, and television B have lain the groundwork C for modern global life D styles.

32. The most visible A remind of the close relationship B between the United States and France C is the famous Statue of Liberty, D which stands in New York harbor.

33. A Until diamonds are B cut and polished, they just C like look small blue-grey D stones.

34. Jackie Robinson, A whose joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, B was the first black American C to play baseball in D the major leagues.

35. Laser technology A is the heart of B a new C generation of high-speed copiers and D printer.

36. A Fertilize farmland is B one of the C biggest natural resources D in the Central States.

37. The A symptoms of diabetes in B the early stages are C too slight that people don't notice D them.

38. Gone With the Wind A written after Margaret Mitchell B quit her job C as a reporter because D of an ankle injury.

39. With a A policy of eminent domain, B the state has C control ultimate of all D real property.

40. Hay fever symptoms, A ranged from mild B to severe, C differ in degree D according to the individual.