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1 THE BARRETT BOWL Midterm Edition

2 Rules No name calling No whining  Remember to keep your voices low when discussing answers amongst your teammates… Sheets that are not turned in to Ms. Barrett by “Time’s Up!” do NOT count.

3 Round 1

4 1. Of the underlined words/phrases/ punctuation, which contains the error? The rhododendron, which ornaments so many English gardens, is not native to Europe.

5 2. Of the underlined words/phrases/punctuation, which contains the error? The three richest men in America have assets worth more than the combined assets of the sixty poorest countries of the world.

6 3. Of the underlined words/phrases/punctuation, which contains the error? Television viewers claim that the number of scenes depicting alcohol consumption have increased dramatically over the last decade.

7 4. Of the underlined words/phrases/punctuation, which contains the error? If you are sure that you are in the right, you would not mind an independent examination of the case.

8 5. Of the underlined words/phrases/punctuation, which contains the error? The union insisted on an increase in their members’ starting pay, and threatened to call a strike if the company refused to meet the demand.

9 You have 2 minutes to hand in your answers. You have 1 minute to hand in your answers. *****Time's UP!!!!*****

10 1. Of the underlined words/phrases/ punctuation, which contains the error? The rhododendron, which ornaments so many English gardens, is not native to Europe. NO ERROR!

11 2. Of the underlined words/phrases/punctuation, which contains the error? The three richest men in America have assets worth more than the combined assets of the sixty poorest countries of the world. NO ERROR

12 3. Television viewers claim that the number of scenes depicting alcohol consumption have increased dramatically over the last decade. have should be has– plural (scenes) vs. singular (the number of scenes– subject of the sentence)

13 4. If you are sure that you are in the right, you would not mind an independent examination of the case. If you are sure… PRESENT TENSE… next part of the sentence must be FUTURE TENSE …you will not mind

14 5. The union insisted on an increase in their members’ starting pay, and threatened to call a strike if the company refused to meet the demand. their should be its because “the union” is a singular noun even though you may think of it as a group of people

15 Round 2

16 6. I just wanted to set the table and be done with it, but my mother scrupulously arranged each napkin, dish, and utensil until they were in perfect alignment. The word in bold most likely means: a.great attention to detail b.in a careless fashion c.quickly

17 7. When Jose found out that his little brother Emilio carelessly broke Jose’s Xbox disc tray, Jose was vexed and sure let Emilio know it! The word in bold most likely means: a.frustrated b.disappointed c.angry

18 8. Jane could have easily offended Suzie when she informed her that the dress did not fit her well, but Jane used tact and consideration when choosing her words, so Suzie understood without being hurt. “tact” most likely means, dealing with a situation: a. nicely b. offensively c. carefully d. maturely

19 9. “Mechanical pencils rule,” my fifteen-year-old grandniece, Genevieve, declared when I invited her to be her generation’s voice on school supplies. “Nobody sharpens anymore.” Then, continuing with a fashion maven’s hyperbole and arbitrary imperatives, she gave a passionate disquisition on types of clickers, new grips, smaller lead sizes, and other niceties of pencil selection. As she consigned the yellow-painted wooden pencil to the wastebasket of history, I felt a rush of nostalgia for the perfumed sharpener shavings of my youth. ---The author mentions “sharpener shavings” (line 10) in order to portray a mood of : (A) unrestrained joy (C) bitter disappointment (B) sentimental reminiscence (D) cautious optimism (E) dark foreboding

20 You have 2 minutes to hand in your answers. You have 1 minute to hand in your answers. *****Time's UP!!!!*****

21 6. I just wanted to set the table and be done with it, but my mother scrupulously arranged each napkin, dish, and utensil until they were in perfect alignment. The word in bold most likely means: a.great attention to detail b.in a careless fashion c.quickly

22 7. When Jose found out that his little brother Emilio carelessly broke Jose’s Xbox disc tray, Jose was vexed and sure let Emilio know it! The word in bold most likely means: a.frustrated b.disappointed c.angry

23 8. Jane could have easily offended Suzie when she informed her that the dress did not fit her well, but Jane used tact and consideration when choosing her words, so Suzie understood without being hurt. “tact” most likely means, dealing with a situation: a. nicely b. offensively c. carefully d. maturely

24 9. “Mechanical pencils rule,” my fifteen-year-old grandniece, Genevieve, declared when I invited her to be her generation’s voice on school supplies. “Nobody sharpens anymore.” Then, continuing with a fashion maven’s hyperbole and arbitrary imperatives, she gave a passionate disquisition on types of clickers, new grips, smaller lead sizes, and other niceties of pencil selection. As she consigned the yellow-painted wooden pencil to the wastebasket of history, I felt a rush of nostalgia for the perfumed sharpener shavings of my youth. ---The author mentions “sharpener shavings” (line 10) in order to portray a mood of : (A) unrestrained joy (C) bitter disappointment (B) sentimental reminiscence (D) cautious optimism (E) dark foreboding

25 Round 3

26 10. Winslow Homer, one of America’s foremost artists, spent his last 27 years and painted on the scenic Maine coast. (A) spent his last 27 years and painted (B) spent his last 27 years having painted (C) spent his last 27 years painting (D) having spent his last 27 years doing his painting (E) spending his last 27 years painting

27 11. The library is older than it but still just as beautiful as the courthouse. (A) older than it but still just as beautiful as the courthouse (B) older and it is just as beautiful as the courthouse (C) older than the courthouse; it is just as beautiful as it (D) older than the courthouse but just as beautiful (E) just as beautiful

28 12. To complete the music program, a student must present one vocal performance, one instrumental performance, and composing one original work. (A) and composing one original work (B) and one original composition (C) with one original composition (D) and to compose one original work (E) as well as the student’s original composition

29 13. The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor’s office. (A)The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor’s office. (B) For such a large event, the time and the place are subject to the mayor’s office’s approving them. (C) The time and the place for such a large event are subject to the approval of the mayor’s office. (D) The time and place for such a large event are subject to be approved by the office of the mayor. (E) Subject to the approval of the mayor’s office are the time and place for such a large event taking place.

30 14. In similarity with some other great works, the enduring horror tale Frankenstein was first published anonymously; its author, Mary Shelley, wrote the novel when she was not quite nineteen years old. (A) In similarity with (B) As (C) Like what happened with (D) Like the case with (E) Like

31 15. …gave the newcomer the impression that this part of Phoenix was recovering from an air raid that had set the ground on fire and driven the residents from their homes with only their most cherished and salvageable belongings… is best defined as an example of: a.personification, as it gives the living quality of “driven” to the non-living thing of “air raid” b.irony, as it presents the contrast of the phrase “air raid” with the phrase “most cherished” c.metaphor, as it implies a comparison between the condition of the residential area and the site of an emergency evacuation d.Imagery, as it paints a vivid picture of the residential area

32 You have 2 minutes to hand in your answers. You have 1 minute to hand in your answers. *****Time's UP!!!!*****

33 10. Winslow Homer, one of America’s foremost artists, spent his last 27 years and painted on the scenic Maine coast. (A) spent his last 27 years and painted (B) spent his last 27 years having painted (C) spent his last 27 years painting (D) having spent his last 27 years doing his painting (E) spending his last 27 years painting

34 11. The library is older than it but still just as beautiful as the courthouse. (A) older than it but still just as beautiful as the courthouse (B) older and it is just as beautiful as the courthouse (C) older than the courthouse; it is just as beautiful as it (D) older than the courthouse but just as beautiful (E) just as beautiful

35 12. To complete the music program, a student must present one vocal performance, one instrumental performance, and composing one original work. (A) and composing one original work (B) and one original composition (C) with one original composition (D) and to compose one original work (E) as well as the student’s original composition

36 13. The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor’s office. (A)The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor’s office. (B) For such a large event, the time and the place are subject to the mayor’s office’s approving them. (C) The time and the place for such a large event are subject to the approval of the mayor’s office. (D) The time and place for such a large event are subject to be approved by the office of the mayor. (E) Subject to the approval of the mayor’s office are the time and place for such a large event taking place.

37 14. In similarity with some other great works, the enduring horror tale Frankenstein was first published anonymously; its author, Mary Shelley, wrote the novel when she was not quite nineteen years old. (A) In similarity with (B) As (C) Like what happened with (D) Like the case with (E) Like

38 15. …gave the newcomer the impression that this part of Phoenix was recovering from an air raid that had set the ground on fire and driven the residents from their homes with only their most cherished and salvageable belongings… is best defined as an example of: a.personification, as it gives the living quality of “driven” to the non-living thing of “air raid” b.irony, as it presents the contrast of the phrase “air raid” with the phrase “most cherished” c.metaphor, as it implies a comparison between the condition of the residential area and the site of an emergency evacuation d.Imagery, as it paints a vivid picture of the residential area

39 Thank You For Playing! Scores are now being calculated.


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