February 26, 2008

English quiz

Remember, some time ago I did a survey about visitors to this blog. About one third of them are 50 or above, and another one-third are 30 or below. The rest are between 30 and 50. So, many of you had left school for a number of years. Unless you work in the education line, I think you would have forgotten some of your English lessons.

Check yourself with this quiz; it has a little of everything - tenses, verb-subject agreement, infinitives, pronouns, nouns, vocabulary, clauses, idioms. Just pick the correct answer:


1. " Is it really true? " she asked, giving him an ___ look.
(a) incredible (b) incredulous

2. It ___ since last night.
(a) has been raining (b) was raining

3. Which sentence is correct?
(a) The principal who everyone respects has been transferred.
(b) The principal, who everyone respects, has been transferred.

4. Yesterday the teacher made him ___ round the field.
(a) run (b) ran

5. I suspect he has sent us on a wild-goose chase.
'on a wild-goose chase' means...
(a) to catch wild geese (b) on a foolish and fruitless search

6. Neither he nor his brothers ___ in school today.
(a) is (b) are

7. I want two ___ apples.
(a) dozen (b) dozens

8. She gave you $200. He also gave you some money. Did he give you more than ___ ?
(a) her (b) she

10 comments:

amai said...

1. " Is it really true? " she asked, giving him an ___ look.
(b) incredulous

2. It ___ since last night.
(a) has been raining

3. Which sentence is correct?
(b) The principal, who everyone respects, has been transferred.

4. Yesterday the teacher made him ___ round the field.
(a) run

5. I suspect he has sent us on a wild-goose chase.
'on a wild-goose chase' means...
(b) on a foolish and fruitless search

6. Neither he nor his brothers ___ in school today.
(b) are

7. I want two ___ apples.
(a) dozen

8. She gave you $200. He also gave you some money. Did he give you more than ___ ?
(a) her

Surely got some mistakes...My grammar sucks!

shanice said...

Amai directed me here..

1. " Is it really true? " she asked, giving him an ___ look.
(b) incredulous

2. It ___ since last night.
(a) has been raining

3. Which sentence is correct?
(b) The principal, who everyone respects, has been transferred.

4. Yesterday the teacher made him ___ round the field.
(a) run

5. I suspect he has sent us on a wild-goose chase.
'on a wild-goose chase' means...
(b) on a foolish and fruitless search

6. Neither he nor his brothers ___ in school today.
(b) are

7. I want two ___ apples.
(a) dozen

8. She gave you $200. He also gave you some money. Did he give you more than ___ ?
(b) she

i'm also not sure huh..

mingde said...

lucky no ask principal or principle... i having headaches with these 2 words...

fr said...

MD: that means you know the answers lor

Haha, you all very humble...say not sure, sucks ... and got excellent results!!!

Shanice's answers are THE answers.

shanice said...

wah.. thank you thank you!! got prize? haha.. typical sporean..

mingde said...

pai seh... i got 2 wrongs

amai said...

hehe..I got one error....not too bad...hehehe


anymore???

Lam Chun See said...

I think no. 8 should be "her". Did he give you more than her?

Victor said...

1. " Is it really true? " she asked, giving him an ___ look.
(b) incredulous

2. It ___ since last night.
(a) has been raining

3. Which sentence is correct?
(b) The principal, who everyone respects, has been transferred.

4. Yesterday the teacher made him ___ round the field.
(a) run

5. I suspect he has sent us on a wild-goose chase.
'on a wild-goose chase' means...
(b) on a foolish and fruitless search

6. Neither he nor his brothers ___ in school today.
(b) are

7. I want two ___ apples.
(a) dozen

8. She gave you $200. He also gave you some money. Did he give you more than ___ ?
(b) she

I didn't look at the answers the others provided here. How did I fare?

fr said...

Congratulations, Vic, all correct but sorry, no prize.

Chun See
Of what I understand, both answers are acceptable if the circumstances are not known.

In this case it means..
Did he give you more than she (gave you)? So the answer is she.