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College English Language Arts Questions

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College Sentence Structure
Which of the following is grammatically correct?
  1. Peter walk to school with his brother every day.
  2. Dorothy and Viv lives at the white house with green shutters.
  3. Dorothy, Viv, and their sisters travels for most of the year.
  4. Peter runs home ahead of his brother every day.
College Sentence Structure
Identify the sentence which uses the best grammar.
  1. National news are filled with dramatic stories.
  2. Few in the South are worried about frostbite.
  3. Everyone are thinking about the news these days.
  4. Five percent of working adults is in favor of decreased taxes.
College Figurative Language
Irony occurs when the
  1. events play out the way the reader expects.
  2. events of a situation provide information.
  3. author's words state one thing but imply the opposite.
  4. author flashes back in time to a previous event.
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Which of the following is NOT an example of making inferences while reading?
  1. using context clues to determine meaning
  2. finding stated main ideas
  3. finding implied main ideas
  4. drawing conclusions
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
All of the following are thinking steps to prevent drawing false inferences EXCEPT
  1. verify and value the facts.
  2. assess prior knowledge.
  3. detect contradictions.
  4. listen to your personal opinions and experience.
College Prefixes and Suffixes
Which word means "absence of the government"?
  1. Anarchy
  2. Aristocracy
  3. Autocracy
  4. Autonomy
College Prefixes and Suffixes
Government run by officials is called
  1. Democracy
  2. Bureaucracy
  3. Gerontocracy
  4. Kekistocracy
College Prefixes and Suffixes
Murder of one's children is called
  1. Foeticide
  2. Filicide
  3. Fratricide
  4. Homicide
College Synonyms
Consent
  1. structure
  2. escape
  3. agreement
College Adjectives
Which sentence is correct?
  1. He was hit bad in the game last week.
  2. Him was hit badly in the game last week.
  3. His was hit bad in the game last week.
  4. He was hit badly in the game last week.
College Text Structure
Patterns of organization are used by authors in order to:
  1. provide examples of major supporting details.
  2. develop the topic into a stated main idea sentence.
  3. present arguments to persuade the reader to their point of view.
  4. show how ideas are related to one another.
College Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
College Vocabulary
What is a research tool that provides a list of words with similar meanings?
  1. a thesaurus
  2. a dictionary
  3. an encyclopedia
  4. an atlas
College Vocabulary
Undermine
  1. Loath
  2. weaken
  3. overstate
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