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

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Grade 12 Root Words
Murder of one's children is called
  1. Foeticide
  2. Filicide
  3. Fratricide
  4. Homicide
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen between a prefix and a capitalized word.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. We live in a post-baby era.
  2. Many people who burn the flag are anti-American.
  3. We took steps to start pre-planning for retirement.
  4. I am pro Canadian.
Grade 12 Vocabulary
Many students screaming in the hall way create...
  1. pandemonium
  2. dally
  3. vast
  4. metacognition
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.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in a compound adjective with a fraction.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. I ate half-a-pizza.
  2. Half-of-a-pepperoni pizza was left.
  3. I half-wanted to eat the entire pizza, but I knew I had to save some for others.
  4. Three-quarters are equal to 75-cents or 75-percent of a dollar.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in compound adjectives with numbers when the number comes first.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Students will learn how to multiply in year-3 of their schooling.
  2. She is going into her third-year of school.
  3. I am going to college to study to be a first-grade teacher.
  4. When I graduate, I want to teach first-grade.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with compound expressions.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Cars should try-to-avoid driving the wrong way on one way streets.
  2. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way-streets.
  3. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong-way on one way streets.
  4. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way streets.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use hyphens with prefixes ex, self, and all, but only when ex means former.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The ex-principal wished he could get his job back.
  2. My sister showed she was very self-ish when she ate the last piece of pizza.
  3. To be omniscient means to be allknowing.
  4. The self-serves itself.
Grade 12 Root Words
Grade 12 Defining Words
Define comparing
  1. to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities and differences
  2. to compare in order to show unlikeness or differences; note the opposite natures, purposes, etc.
Grade 12 Phrases and Clauses
Unless the mail comes before noon, Sarah will miss the deadline.

"Unless the mail comes before noon" is an example of:
  1. participal phrase
  2. misplaced modifier
  3. adverbial phrase
  4. appositive phrase
  5. adverbial clause
Grade 12 Types of Sentences
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