2 Which word is derived from the name of the nymph in Greek mythology who pined away for Narcissus until all that was left was her voice?VocalEchoLarynxArticulate
3 In which sentence does the underlined word have the most negative connotation? The man’s remarks were harmful.The man’s remarks were mischievous.The man’s remarks were malicious.The man’s remarks were unpleasant.
4 Which sentence demonstrates the figurative meaning of the word parasite? Her dog had parasites, so she took him to the veterinarian to get some medicine.A leech is a kind of freshwater parasite.My friend says I’m a parasite because I always borrow money from him.Certain plant parasites can cause permanent harm to trees if not removed.
5 The word glorify most nearly means Imagine.Predict.Examine.Honor.
6 Which word is derived from the name of the mountain in Greece where the mythological god Zeus resides?Atlantic.Olympic.Chaotic.Phonetic.
7 “Uncle Hank looked at several stores before buying a set of cheap tires for his truck.” In this sentence, the word cheap means “inexpensive,” but the adjective also suggests that the tires were very likely.The wrong size.Made recently.Of poor quality.Easy to locate.
8 Which word is derived from a Latin root meaning “to choose”? Barrier.Creatures.Memories.Collection.
9 The word volcano is derived from which of the following names for the god of fire? Odin.Hephaestus.Vulcan.Pele.
10 “Many homes and apartments in our neighborhood have a lot of landscaping.” Which word would best replace the underlined words to make the sentence more precise?Broad.Extensive.Sweeping.Spacious.
11 Cara is writing letter beginning with, “Dear Mayor Lewis:” How should this be written? My Dear Mayor Lewis,Leave as is.
12 “I see the park going to school every day “I see the park going to school every day.” Which is the best way to write this sentence?Every day I see the park going to school.I see the park on the way to school every day.Every day I see the park on my way to school.I see the park every day going to school.
13 “It is easily the best place in the city for: sports, picnics, and enjoying nature.” How should the underlined part of the sentence be written?For-sports,For; sports.For sports,For: sports
14 “By the time Europeans arrived in North America, many different tribes of Native Americans are enjoying popcorn.” What form of the verb should replace the underlined words?Enjoyed.Is enjoying.Were enjoying.Will have enjoyed.
15 Which resource would be the best source of information to find the temperature at which popcorn kernels pop?“Healthy Snacks”Popcorn: A Healthy Alternative“How Popcorn Evolved”Science of Food
16 How should the sentence be written to reflect correct punctuation? Shackleton’s men left on foot searching: for food, shelter, and water.Shackleton’s men left on foot searching-for food shelter, and water.Shackleton’s men left on foot searching, for food, shelter, and water.Shacketon’s men left on foot searching for food, shelter, and water.
17 When a final draft of a student report is typed, what line spacing should be used? Single-line spacing.Double-line spacing.1.5-line spacing.2.5-line spacing.
18 “When you think of a knight, do you think of him facing an opponent in a death-defying joust!” What is the correct way to write the underlined words?In a death defying joust.In a death-defying joust?In a death-defying joust.Leave as is.
19 In which sentence does the underlined word have the most positive connotation? The grandmother was kind, although occasionally she was disgruntled.The grandmother was kind, although occasionally she was grouchy.The grandmother was kind, although occasionally she was cranky.The grandmother was kind, although occasionally she was temperamental.
20 In which of these sentences is the underlined word not spelled correctly? Chivalry was the code by which knights lived.Many duels were fought over the disrespect shown to a woman.If a man had been knighted, he had shown the proper honor in battle.Knights must show a respectful demeaner toward ladies of the court.
21 “Few people noticed that Rothschild was snapping up these bonds when everyone else was desperately trying to sell them.” In this sentence, snapping up meansGiving away.Destroying.Throwing out.Buying.
22 In which sentence does the underlined word have the most negative connotation? The runner was cocky about his ability to win the race.The runner was confident about his ability to win the race.The runner was certain about his ability to win the race.The runner was sure about his ability to win the race.
23 The word effect is derived from a Latin root meaning To make.To gather.To urge.To believe.
24 “Hong Kong is a very cosmopolitan city “Hong Kong is a very cosmopolitan city.” The word cosmopolitan comes from theLatin word for lion.Greek name for the universe.Roman goddess of the earth.Greek god Oceanus, god of the water.
25 In which source would you most likely find information about a job working the registers at a checkout station?“Training Session Schedule”“Promotion Procedures and Benefits”“Cashier Position: Job Description and Training”“Customer Service Position: Job Description and Training”
26 “The rich sound cascading from the instrument captivated Maria “The rich sound cascading from the instrument captivated Maria.” The word captivated comes from theLatin word meaning to seize.Roman word meaning to steal.Greek word meaning to free.Latin word meaning to enslave.
27 “First he stirred fresh mint leaves with sugar and secret ingredients in a small pot on the stove for a very long time, concocting a fragrant elixir of mint.” The word concocting meansExamining.Creating.Imagining.Tasting.
28 “We all jumped up to greet it as it swam over the bluffs behind us “We all jumped up to greet it as it swam over the bluffs behind us.” What is suggested by the use of the word swam in this sentence?Vitality.Clumsiness.Detachment.Weightlessness.
29 The word distracted is derived from a Latin root meaning to wish or to hope.To draw or pull away.To look or see.To say or tell.
30 “Many people around here are not going to divulge answers about other people.” Which of the following words means the same as the word divulge as it is used in the sentence?To reveal information that is considered private.To expose someone for who they really are.To accidentally reveal more information than originally intended.To tell everyone information they need to know about someone or something.
31 What is the proper way to write an in-text citation? (Turner.)(“What a Wonderful World”).(Turner).(Turner, “What a Wonderful World”).
32 Which of the following resources is a magazine article? Smith, Martin. Owls of North America. New York: HarperAllen, Mike. “Owl Species.” National Geographic. May 1999:Lucero, Amber. New Species of the 20th Century. Los Angeles: NortonHernandez, Richard. Technology and Nature. Chicago: University Press
33 In a business letter, where should the date be placed? Adjacent to the return address in the top, left-hand corner of the page.Beneath the return address in the top, right-hand corner of the page.Beneath the recipient’s address in the top, right-hand corner of the page.Beneath the return address in the top, left-hand corner of the page.
34 What is the best way to write the following sentence? Dr. Ruiz now a primate expert began…Dr. Ruiz, now, a primate expert, began…Dr. Ruiz, now a primate, expert, began…Dr. Ruiz, now a primate expert, began…
35 When typing the final draft of a business letter, what line spacing should be used between the closing, signature, and printed name?Four spaces between the closing and the typed name.Two spaces between the closing and the typed name.Three spaces between the closing and the typed name.One space between the closing and the typed name.
36 How should the paragraphs in a business be formatted when using full block style? No indents and skip one space between each paragraph.Indented paragraphs with a single space between each paragraph.Indented paragraphs and no space between paragraphs.No indents and no space between each paragraph.
37 Which question would best yield more sensory details for an essay? What is your favorite dish to make with pineapples?Have you ever gotten a cactus splinter?How much do apples cost?What does cactus fruit taste like?
38 Which source would be best to use to learn more about the origins of the Spanish names for the prickly pear cactus?Science for Dummies.Identifying Nature: Greek and Latin in Science.The Origins of Scientific Names Encyclopedia.The Name Book for Babies.
39 What is the correct way to write the in-text citation? (“Cacti,”).Whowouldhavethought.com.(Amid, “Cacti.” Whowouldhavethought.com).(Amid).
40 Which of these sources should appear first on a Works Cited page? Bitsoi, James. “The Prickly Pear Cactus.” Vegetation Times. May 2008: 66–68.Amid, Pali. “Cacti.”(Amid, “Cacti.” Whowouldhavethought.com). WhoWouldHaveThought. Ed. Greg Builders The Union of Science Teachers. 24 September 2008.Peterson, Phillip. Desert Plants and Their Uses. Phoenix: Primer, 2007.
41 Which website would most likely provide recipes using mango and pineapple? Dinner4One.comRockyMountainDishes.comMyRecipes.comTropicalDishes.com
42 Which is a theme of Romeo and Juliet? Love.Tragedy.Monologues reveal character’s inner thoughts.Children must suffer consequences for their parents.
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