In the sentence below, which pronoun would BEST replace the underlined words? Rochelle and my sister are waiting for the school bus. A. C. They Them B. Themselves Their D.
Rochelle and my sister are waiting for the school bus. A. C. Complex Simple B. Compound
Which word in the sentence below is the adverb? Todd stepped quietly around the sleepy dog. A. stepped C. sleepy B. quietly D. dog
What change should be made to the sentence below? They made it threw the winter without seeing a single snowflake. A. Change threw to through B. Change winter to Winter C. Change snowflake to snow-flake
They made it threw the winter without seeing a single snowflake. A. C. Complex Simple B. Compound
What is the correct verb form to complete the sentence below? Jamie had ______ most of her childhood on a wheat farm in Iowa. A. C. spend spended B. spent D. spends
Which sentence would be the BEST closing sentence for the paragraph below? Louis Armstong’s amazing solos on the cornet won him fans around the world. No one else could” swing” a pop song like Louis. In addition, his gravelly singing voice expressed a wide range of emotions. Jazz became the most popular music in large northern cities. Louis Armstrong’s many talents made him one of the greatest jazz musicians. Louis Armstrong traveled the world, but he always thought of New Orleans as his home.
Which word BEST fills in the blank in the sentence below? The ______ brush dabbed paint onto the canvas in the rapid pattern. A. painter C. painters B. D. painter’ painter’s
Which sentence below is a fragment? A. Mark and Tyler left. B. The birds sang outside on the ledge. C. We hurried back to the store. D. The girl holding a basket of flowers.
Where should a comma be added in the sentence below?Miss Connolly the parade will start on Main Street in one hour. A. C. After Connolly After parade B. D. After start After Street
Where should a comma be added in the sentence below?If you have difficulty finding the house call me on my cell phone. A. C. After have After house B. D. After difficulty After me
Which word from the sentence below is the direct object? At the end of the day, we tied our boat to the dock outside my uncle’s cabin. A. C. day boat B. D. tied dock
At the end of the day, we tied our boat to the dock outside my uncle’s cabin. A. C. Complex Simple B. Compound
Which conjunction BEST fills in the blank in the sentence below? I wanted to finish my book tonight, _____ I was too sleepy A. C. so and B. D. but while
Which sentence below is a fragment? A. Like a bat, a dolphin employs sound waves to locate objects. B. It sends this sound wave into the water around it. C. Bounces off an object and creates an echo. D. The dolphin uses the echo to judge the distance to each object.
What is the purpose of the sentence below? During the summer in St. Petersburg, Russia, the sky looks like dawn all night long. A. To give information B. To ask a question C. To give a command D. To show excitement
How should the capitalization in the sentence below be corrected?Serena asked her aunt, “can you come to my dance recital next week?” A. Put a capital A in aunt B. Put a capital C in can C. Put a capital D in dance D. Put a capital N in next
Which word would LEAST likely be used as a transition word when writing a paragraph? A. finally B. then C. first D. room
Which of the following sentences contains an error? Tim, Lindsay, and I are longtime chess players. A. Lindsay and me reached the finals of the tournament. B. C. Competitors like me improve their skills by playing in chess tournaments. D. Winning the tournament was an exciting experience for me.
Which sentence is a compound sentence? Michael signed up for the fair, but he was not able to attend. A. B. Since I had run the exercise booth last year, I took Michael’s place. C. I enjoy the health fair because it seems to help so many people. D. If the school administration wants us to, Michael and I will work the fair next year.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly? Janene said, “I watched a TV program” about the pyramids last night. A. B. I saw that program also, “Sean said. C. “What time was the show on?” asked Patricia. D. “I believe,” said Sean, that the show began at eight.
Which word in the sentence below is a preposition? Yesterday morning, Todd and I took a walk around the lake. A. C. Yesterday walk B. D. and around
Which sentence uses commas correctly? Fishing, which is my favorite activity is not hard to learn. A. B. Mr. Burke, our principal, will speak at the assembly. C. Sandy my cousin, is in town for the weekend. D. “The twins, Mike and Mary are both good students.
Which is the correctly spelled word that belongs in the blank? I almost lost my _____ and fell off the boat. A. C. ballance balence B. D. balance ballense
Which word BEST completes the sentence below? Teri and Jorge bought a movie on DVD, and I’m going to watch it with ______. A. C. their they B. D. us them
Which sentence is a run-on sentence? A. If it rains any more, the pond will flood. B. Our garage and the garage next door are only a few feet apart. C. The grass does not grow under the tree, it needs more sunlight. D. A birdhouse is easy to build and lasts a long time.
Rachel is choosing a topic for a social studies report on the Civil War. Which topic has the BEST focus? A. Battles in the Civil War B. The Battle of Bull Run C. The Leaders of the Confederacy D. Georgians Who Fought in the Civil War
Which of the following is the correct way to address a letter? A. Dear Mrs. Alvarez, B. dear mrs.alvarez, C. dear Mrs. Alvarez, D. Dear mrs. Alvarez,
Which punctuation mark is missing from the sentence below? Raes mom asked Dr. Long , “When is my next appointment?” A. C. period quotation marks B. D. comma apostrophe
Which word from the sentence below is a conjunction? Suzanne’s sculpture of an eagle won first prize, but all the entries were impressive. A. C. of but B. D. won were
A semicolon should be added to the sentence below. After which word does the semicolon need to be added? Several students in my class speak Spanish two girls not only speak that language but French as well. A. C. class girls B. D. Spanish French
Where does the underlined word in the sentence below BEST fit? In our city frequently, the wind changes direction around sunset. A. C. After city After changes B. After wind D. After sunset
Which word BEST completes the sentence below? Did you ever find out _____ glasses were left on the windowsill yesterday? A. C. whos’ whos B. who’s D. whose
Which phrase from the sentence below is a verb phrase? Kevin will have finished his class project by next Wednesday. A. will have finished B. finished his class project C. his class project D. by next Wednesday
Where should a comma be placed in the sentence below? Jennifer you know I want to go with you to the party. A. After Jennifer B. After the first you C. After go D. After the second you
How should the capitalization in the sentence below be corrected? “If we don’t see each other tomorrow,” said Aaron, “We can talk on the telephone on Friday night.” A. Put a capital S in said B. Put a lowercase w in We C. Put a capital N in night
What is the purpose of the sentence below? How lovely the dew sparkles in the early morning sunshine! A. To ask a question B. To make a request C. To make a statement D. To express excitement
Which sentence contains a present tense verb? Drew had intended to play one more year. A. B. The fog rolls in silently at night. The Atlanta Braves will be playing three games this weekend. C. D. We waited for the rain to subside.
Which word is the predicate adjective in the sentence below? The young conductor was happy after the concert. A. C. young happy B. conductor D. concert
Which of the following is a simple sentence? In the moonlight, all the houses in the neighborhood looked blue. A. Laura enjoys swimming in the lake, and she also like to hike. B. If you will help me paint this fence, I’ll split my painting fee with you. C. D. Golf is my favorite sport, but I play basketball and football as well.
Stories about Hercules show him performing twelve labors. These were very hard feats. The Greek Gods Hermes and Athena decide to help Hercules. He accomplishes these feats and is a hero. The stories of Hercules are examples of what kind of story? Traditional literature A. C. mythology B. D. A fable A mystery
What is the meaning of the word grate in the sentence below? The firefighters placed a heavy metal grate over the hole, and sternly told us to leave the grate in place. A. A kind of shovel with a rectangular handle B. A framework of latticed bars used to block an opening C. A piece of fabric
What is the meaning of the word subterranean in the sentence below? “It looks like a little subterranean room!” I cried, giving her the flashlight and moving so she could see. A. under the earth’s surface B. small C. above the earth’s surface D. large
What is the meaning of the word persistent in the sentence below? As I stood in the backyard, I could hear her faint, but persistent cries. A. loud B. not stopping C. quiet D. bitter
What is the meaning of the word musty in the sentence below? I’m fond of dark, musty-smelling places especially with cobwebs. A. having a salty odor B. having a sweet smell C. having a stale or moldy odor D. having a good odor
What is the meaning of the word survivor in the sentence below? A survivor of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 described his experience. A. Someone who lived through the event B. Someone who died C. A damaged building D. A person who rode a bike
Which of the following is NOT a synonym for gorgeous? A. stunning B. dazzling C. magnificent D. hideous
Use the dictionary entry below to answer the question. Arrant (arent) adj. Egregious, outstandingly bad. What is the meaning of the word arrant? A. C. naughty sleepy B. D. good hungry
Which word in the sentence below is a possessive pronoun? I can’t hear you, because his music echoes off those bedroom walls. A. C. I his B. D. you those