English MCQs

Critical Evaluation Essay
November 7, 2020
November 7, 2020

English MCQs

Question 1 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following combine with main verbs to indicate time, possibility, and other kinds of meaning?

A. conjunctions 
B. modifiers 
C. pronouns 
D. helping verbs 

Question 2 of 20 5.0 Points
Other than examples, a good way to provide detail in your paragraphs would be to __________.

A. restate the topic sentence 
B. restate the thesis 
C. use transitional words 
D. use comparisons 

Question 3 of 20 5.0 Points
The main purpose of a transition is to __________.

A. conclude a thought 
B. indicate doubt 
C. add emphasis 
D. link ideas 

Question 4 of 20 5.0 Points
The word run is what part of speech?

A. verb 
B. adjective 
C. noun 
D. all of the above 

Question 5 of 20 5.0 Points
Identify the part of speech or the form of a part of speech in the underlined portion of the sentence. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in US history.

A. noun 
B. verb 
C. adjective 
D. adverb 

Question 6 of 20 5.0 Points
Choose the correct ending for the sentence, considering verb tense and avoiding passive voice: Kareem is so good at word games that he __________.

A. wins every time he plays 
B. won every time he plays 
C. used to win every time 
D. never wins 

Question 7 of 20 5.0 Points
Have, has, and had are examples of what?

A. helping verbs 
B. being verbs 
C. adverbs 
D. action verbs 

Question 8 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following is a complex sentence?

A. She was invited to the party, but she had already made other plans. 
B. He wasn’t hungry because he had a late lunch. 
C. The dog followed her around the apartment all day long. 
D. Initially, the conference seemed unimportant, but he was glad he attended. 

Question 9 of 20 5.0 Points
The etymology of a word tells you its __________.

A. origins and history 
B. part of speech 
C. pronunciation 
D. usage label 

Question 10 of 20 5.0 Points
An effective body paragraph contains __________.

A. charts, graphs, tables and footnotes 
B. a thesis statement, topics, examples and references 
C. an introduction, thesis, support and conclusion 
D. direction, unity, coherence and support 

Question 11 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following is a compound sentence?

A. After it began to rain, he could not find his umbrella. 
B. They met after work for a game of tennis. 
C. She liked her neighbors, but she rarely saw them. 
D. The afternoon meeting extended into the evening hours. 

Question 12 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following is a simple sentence?

A. The store opened early and closed late to celebrate its annual sale. 
B. She left home on time, but she still arrived late due to traffic. 
C. After he compared the prices and features, he purchased the less expensive model. 
D. She could not attend the wedding, but she sent the bride and groom a gift. 

Question 13 of 20 5.0 Points
Choose the version of the sentence below that has correctly placed modifiers.

A. Coughing and sputtering, Alan steered the old car to the side of the road. 
B. The old car was coughing and sputtering as Alan steered it to the side of the road. 
C. The car Alan was driving coughed and sputtered as he steering it down the road. 
D. The coughing and sputtering car Alan was driving steered down the road. 

Question 14 of 20 5.0 Points
A detailed, paragraph-long example is called a/an __________.

A. extended example 
B. transitional example 
C. vague example 
D. direct example 

Question 15 of 20 5.0 Points
Two sentences joined together with a coordinating conjunction and a comma form a __________.

A. compound sentence 
B. complex sentence 
C. comma splice 
D. run-on 

Question 16 of 20 5.0 Points
A body paragraph in an essay is one that ________.

A. expounds upon the thesis of the essay 
B. brings closure to the piece 
C. features footnoted information 
D. introduces the ideas that will be covered in the essay 

Question 17 of 20 5.0 Points
A(n) __________ names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A. noun 
B. verb 
C. adjective 
D. pronoun 

Question 18 of 20 5.0 Points
In order to have a complete sentence, you need a __________.

A. subject and verb 
B. subject, verb, and a complete thought 
C. subject, verb, and a prepositional phrase 
D. subject, verb, and a dependent clause 

Question 19 of 20 5.0 Points
A sentence that consists of two or more main clauses and no subordinate clause is a __________.

A. compound sentence 
B. compound-complex sentence 
C. complex sentence 
D. simple sentence 

Question 20 of 20 5.0 Points
If a thesis statement lists multiple supporting points, topic sentences __________.

A. are not used 
B. follow the same order 
C. do not offer direction 
D. only address the first point 

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