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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) English as a Second Language ESL Questions

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Grade 12 Root Words CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 12 Root Words
Which word means "absence of the government"?
  1. Anarchy
  2. Aristocracy
  3. Autocracy
  4. Autonomy
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with a noun, adjective, or adverb and a present participle when they come before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The doctor prescribed some medicine that was fast-acting.
  2. The doctor prescribed a fast-acting medication.
  3. Those were some beautiful looking flowers.
  4. It was a heavily-decorated room.
Grade 12 Defining Words
Grade 12 Defining Words
to praise vociferously
  1. dire
  2. vantage
  3. hail
  4. earnest
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen to connect two words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Mr. Harrison was a well-respected member of society.
  2. Mr. Harrison was well-respected.
  3. Long-term-planning is something ever high school should do.
  4. On my birthday, I will turn twenty-one.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Grade 12 Root Words
Government run by officials is called
  1. Democracy
  2. Bureaucracy
  3. Gerontocracy
  4. Kekistocracy
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, L.8.2a, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.3
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man." - Notes from the Underground

In the sentence above, how is the ellipsis used?
  1. To indicate an omission in the sentence
  2. To show the narrator trailing off in thought
  3. To denote information before the sentence
  4. To connect the two ideas
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The mayor-elect signed the bill into law.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use a hyphen with select suffixes.
  3. Use a hyphen with a noun and past participle.
  4. Use a hyphen with compound modifiers.
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