Thursday, August 8, 2013

English 11 Pre-Assessment Exam

Instructions: Identify the sentence pattern.

1.       The restaurant served 3 kinds of barbeque.

2.       The family hikes the Appalachian Trail every year.

3.       My mother gave me new shoes.

4.       The people elected the young candidate governor.

5.       Maryanne is one of the sisters in Sense and Sensibility.

6.       That boy never gave me the time of day.

7.       Jane Austen wrote six novels.

8.       Many consider Jane Austen England's novelist.

9.       Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's most famous novel.

10.   Elizabeth I ruled England until 1603.

Instruction: Identify the sentence structure.

1.       We found the entrance to the turnpike quickly, but then we ran out of gas.

2.        Leaving the safety of the harbor, we ventured out to sea.

3.       I received your letter last week.

4.       Although the photograph had faded badly, we could still see many details.

5.       Either Fran or Dave will sell the tickets.

6.       The clerk rang up the sale and then wrapped our purchases for us.

7.       When I left the house, I was extremely anxious, but I knew I would do so well on the test.

8.       The room was stuffy, so I opened the window nearest the chair where I sat.

9.       One group addressed the envelopes, and another sorted them by zip code.

10.   The peninsula—a long, pencil-like projection—is covered in thick vegetation.


Instruction: Rewrite the following declarative sentences into yes/no questions.

1.       He wants to go.

2.       Mother went home.

3.       The girl wishes to spend her time here.

4.       The dramatic presentations appeal to you.

5.       The students prepared for the event.

6.       People think they can get away with bribery.

7.       You watch TV regularly.

8.       He used to stay late at night.

9.       Rose believes it has to be this way.

10.   You enjoy lab work.


Instruction: Write the appropriate wh-question for the given response.

1.       Keeping himself busy.

2.       Mary wants to leave early.  

3.       Dad ‘s coming. 

4.       Fuchsia.

5.       Those are Jane’s shoes. 

6.       We are expecting fifty guests.

7.       Peter’s house is three blocks away.

8.       To school.

9.       Probably at nine.

10.   I am not going because I am not dressed appropriately.


Instruction: Write the appropriate tag.

1.       The murderer was taking orders from the master mind.

2.       She had to report the plan overheard over the phone.

3.       There were too many coincidences.

4.       The murderer had done his task when the phone rang.

5.       Neither has decided to stay.

6.       Either of you is moving out.

7.       Be sure that all the lights downstairs are out.

8.       Here are the books you wanted to borrow from the library.

9.       Mrs. Stevenson realizes that she is the woman victim in the murder plot.

10.   It is possible that the plot can be traced to Elbert.


Instruction: Embed the following questions.

1.       Where is the AV room?

Do you know . . .

2.       When will she arrive?

He knows . . .

3.       What does this word mean?

Please let us know . . .

4.       Who am I?

She doesn’t know . . .

5.       Where did I place my sunglasses?

Do you remember . . .

6.       Which chapters would the exam cover?

Somebody asked . . .

7.       What is our new assignment?

Did he tell you . . .

8.       What does she want?

Did May reveal . . .

9.        Are your cousins coming over?

Does your brother know . . .

10.   Is your mother going to know?

What happens . . .


Instruction: Revise the following sentences by correcting faulty parallelism.

1.       Planning, drafting, and revision are three steps in the writing process.

2.       I was appalled to see her manners, to hear her bad language, and feeling her intense animosity.

3.       Some experts believe that our population is too large, but it will diminish.

4.       The student not only won a National Merit scholarship but also a local scholarship.

5.       Most people prefer corn to eating Brussels sprouts.

6.       I left my job at 7:00 PM rather stopping work at 5:00 PM.

7.       I delight in rainy days as much as sunny days delight other people.

8.       She not only plays soccer but also basketball.

9.       The new employee was lazy, insolent, and often came too late.

10.  Ken either will go to the parade or to the Egyptian museum.       

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