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Sada won the science fair with her project on plant growth in different soil types. Joan needs to interview Sada and write an article for the school newspaper about Sada’s science project. Which is not a question Joan will ask?
a) What part of your science project did you find difficult to accomplish and why? b) Who were the other first place winners and runners-up in each of the categories? c) Why did you decide to do a science project about plants growing in different soil types? d) How do you think that your work on this science project will help you in the future?
Which of the following sentences does not use past perfect tense?
a) By the end of a strong thunderstorm, the tree had fallen to the ground. b) Mr. Ling had a beautiful magnolia tree in his backyard. c) Mrs. Ling had nurtured the tree from a sapling. d) Losing the old tree had broken their hearts.
Read the advertisement: Best of Books Sale 2 Days Only! New and Used Books February 15th and 16th! Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. Which of the following is a persuasive detail that can be added to the advertisement?
a) The sale will end at 5:00 p.m. on February 16th. b) Books are much less expensive than at a store. c) All students must be with a teacher to buy books. d) All books must be sold, or they will be thrown out.
Which of the following sentences does not use a compound noun?
a) Grandmother planted the daylilies in her flowerpots. b) The swimming pool was my favorite place to be all summer. c) My favorite aunt just purchased a new computer and a printer. d) The fifth graders raised money for Blair Batson Children’s Hospital.
Which sentence uses an abstract noun?
a) Donna is building a robot for her science experiment. b) Donna would like a blue ribbon from the committee of judges. c) Donna has the determination and skill that she needs for the task. d) Donna has asked her brother for some of the supplies that she will need.
Which of the following sentences does not contain a predicate nominative?
a) My friend has become an excellent pianist. b) My new teacher is a very intelligent lady c) My grandmother’s car is a jalopy. d) My uncle has a brand new car.
Which of the following sentences contains a word that is misspelled?
a) Trevor received the highest award in various sports because of his tremendous atheletic ability. b) Trevor’s parents were pleased with their son’s reputation for completing his homework while playing sports. c) Trevor’s teachers appreciated his hard work and the effort he put into his lessons every day. d) Trevor was aware of the importance of achieving both in sports and in the classroom.
Mark enjoyed reading Out at Home in the magazine Sports Illustrated especially since his cousin was discussed in the article. Which of the following is a correctly punctuated revision of the sentence?
a) Since Mark’s cousin was discussed in “Out at Home” in the magazine “Sports Illustrated,” he enjoyed reading the article. b) Mark enjoyed reading “Out at Home” in the magazine Sports Illustrated because his cousin was discussed in the article. c) Mark’s cousin was discussed in Out at Home in the magazine Sports Illustrated, and he enjoyed reading the article. d) Mark enjoyed reading Out at Home in the magazine “Sports Illustrated” because his cousin was discussed in the article.
Which sentence below is a complex sentence?
a) On Thursday heavy rain fell during the night, and we had to cancel our softball game on Friday. b) The rain storm on Thursday night soaked the softball field and ruined our plans for a softball game on Friday. c) We had scheduled our softball game for Friday, but we could not play it after the rain storm on Thursday night. d) On Friday we could not play our softball game because the rain storm on Thursday night had soaked the softball field.
Which list contains a word that is misspelled?
a) aisle, numb, properly, secretery b) broad, colonial, decrease, rehearse c) equipment, foreign, theater, vacuum d) gasoline, humorous, justice, memorial
Read the sentences. Thomas raced to the finish line before anyone else. Frankie ran in first place until near the end of the race. Which sentence below combines the information in the two sentences using a compound sentence with a compound predicate
a) Thomas and Frankie ran in the same race, but Thomas finished before Frankie. b) Thomas did not run in first place for the entire race, but he did cross the finish line before Frankie. c) Frankie did not finish the race in first place, but he did run in front of Thomas until the finish line. d) Frankie ran in the race with Thomas and stayed in first place for a while, but Thomas won the race.
Below, read the sentence Jane wrote. Before reading the book about Chief Crazy Horse, Sandy looked at the chapters called A Mountain Statue and The Black Hills.Which of the following revisions corrects an error in punctuation in Jane’s sentence?
a) Sandy looked at the chapters called A Mountain Statue and The Black Hills before reading the book about Chief Crazy Hor b) After looking at the chapters about Chief Crazy Horse called ‘A Mountain Statue’ and ‘The Black Hills,’ Sandy read the c) Before reading the book about Chief Crazy Horse, Sandy looked at the chapters called A Mountain Statue and The Black Hi d) Sandy looked at the chapters called “A Mountain Statue” and “The Black Hills” before reading the book about Chief Crazy Ho
Cory is writing a descriptive paragraph about his canary. Which of the following sentences will Cory use in his paragraph to include vivid language and specific details?
a) My yellow canary wraps its tiny claws around a wooden perch that swings from a wire attached to a shiny blue cage and c b) I have a pretty bird called a canary that sings and swings on a perch that hangs from a wire in a blue cage. c) I have a pet canary that has yellow feathers and an orange beak and likes to sit on a brown perch in a blue cage and si d) My yellow canary sits on a perch in its cage and sings beautiful songs as it swings back and forth.
Which of the following answer choices does not correct the run-on sentence?
a) Monarch butterflies migrate like birds; each fall great numbers flutter thousands of miles to their destination. b) Monarch butterflies migrate like birds. Each fall great numbers flutter thousands of miles to their destination. c) Monarch butterflies are like birds, and each fall great numbers migrate and flutter thousands of miles to their destinatio d) Monarch butterflies migrate like birds, each fall great numbers flutter thousands of miles to their destination.
Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence with a compound subject?
a) The chimpanzee and the orangutan are intelligent and can be taught many things. b) The red squirrel and the gray squirrel have caused the growth of many oak forests in America. c) Rabbits and turtles make good pets, but dogs are still the most popular family pet in our area. d) Most birds are safely tucked into bed by dark, but the screech owl hunts all night and does not go to bed until dawn.
Which of the following sentences uses the word automobile as a predicate nominative?
a) The Mercedes Benz is a very dependable automobile. b) My grandfather bought a new automobile last week. c) The teenaged son has driven the family’s automobile. d) Ben is writing an interesting book about the automobile.
Juan created a brainstorming list. Read the following ideas he wrote down about a time a snake showed up unexpectedly.(1)Sister screams loudly (2)Sister sees snake (3)Daddy comes with a shovel (4)Sister picks daisies. Which order should they go?
a) 2, 1, 3, 4 b) 2, 3, 1, 4 c) 4, 2, 1, 3 d) 4, 3, 2, 1
Read the following sentence that Monique wrote. The graceful swans on the pond became unusually friendly with the neighborhood children. Which of the following answer choices imitates Monique’s use of a predicate adjective?
a) The energetic boy in the park curiously watched the busy squirrels. b) A tall painting of the ocean was an amazing display at the art show. c) The fifth-grade class grew very tired during the walkathon. d) Many busy people in large cities walk or ride a bicycle to work every morning.
Nylon is an ideal fabric for making parachutes. Nylon is strong. Nylon is flexible. Which of the following sentences correctly combines the three sentences using an appositive phrase?
a) Nylon is an ideal fabric for parachutes, and it is strong and flexible. b) Nylon is an ideal fabric and is strong and flexible for parachutes. c) Nylon is an ideal fabric for strong and flexible parachutes. d) Nylon, an ideal fabric for parachutes, is strong and flexible.
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