Sentence Structures Pre-test
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by Annie Nelson
| 21 Questions
1
1
The Grand Canyon, a popular tourist destination, is located in Arizona.
What type of sentence is this?
A simple
B complex
C compound
D compound-complex
2
1
The Grand Canyon, a popular tourist destination, is located in Arizona.
What type of sentence is this?
A simple
B complex
C compound
D compound-complex
3
1
The Grand Canyon, a popular tourist destination, is located in Arizona.
What type of sentence is this?
A simple
B complex
C compound
D compound-complex
4
1
Which of the following is a compound sentence?
A Sheila is quite an extraordinary woman.
B Ralph is in New York, but Ron is in California.
C Even though I asked him, I didn't get an answer.
D My friend, Albert, is an exceptionally brilliant pianist.
5
1
Which is a complex sentence?
A We attended the ballet last night, and my brother and I thought it was boring!
B When Barbara starts working before noon, she can leave in time to fix dinner.
C The dancers in a ballet change costumes about three times during a twohour period.
D My mother works from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and she then works again from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
6
1
We were unable to get to school on time this morning because of the snow.
The sentence above is a
A simple sentence.
B complex sentence.
C modified sentence.
D compound sentence
7
1
The seventh-grade class enjoyed reading the book The warrior.
What word needs to be capitalized?
A seventh
B grade
C class
D warrior
8
1
Which of the following is a compound-complex sentence?
A The beach is a lot of fun, but the sand can be annoying!
B The colors of the American flag are red, white, and blue.
C When I looked outside, it was raining, so I brought my umbrella.
D It is hard to believe that computers used to be as large as a room.
9
1
Which group of words is a sentence fragment?
A The streetlight shines brightly on the road at night.
B Because the powerful waves crash against the beach.
C The green and yellow parakeet sang softly in its cage.
D Since the rain had stopped, the children ran outside to play.
10
1
The Smoky Mountains are in North Carolina; Florida residents like to vacation there in the summer.
A simple
B complex
C compound
D compound-complex
11
1
Which of the following is a fragment?
A Television can be educational if you select the right programs.
B My parents always watch public television, and they learn about many different things.
C They believe it is exciting, and sometimes it is, even to me.
D My favorite program, which I watch every week without fail.
12
1
Developing good study habits is essential to academic success. 2First, you have to locate a quiet place to study. 3Many people like studying history better than studying mathematics. 4Then, organize all the materials you need in one area for easy retrieval. 5Next, you need to eliminate all distractions. 6Finally, you are ready to study.

Which sentence does not belong?
A sentence 2
B sentence 3
C sentence 4
D sentence 5
13
1
Which is a run-on sentence?
A That baby wants to be barefoot all the time his mother lets him, too.
B Science fiction books are probably my favorite, although I also like mysteries.
C Ballet is not just for women; after all, there are many men who are professional dancers.
D The most interesting part of my vacation was seeing the ocean for the first time and going swimming in it.
14
1
Which is a fragment?
A My all-time favorite movie is Star Wars.
B From 11:45 to 12:15, Mrs. Ross and her class.
C Do you prefer pepperoni pizza or mushroom pizza?
D Sam and Laura are best friends and next-door neighbors.
15
1
Which word in the sentence below needs to be capitalized?
When she was seven years old, our next door neighbor, mrs. O'Malley, traveled from Ireland to the United States on a ship across the ocean with her parents.
A mrs.
B ship
C ocean
D parents
16
1
What correction should be made to the sentence below?
I brung my lunch to school today in a plain brown bag.
A change school to School
B change my to our
C change brung to brought
D change I to We
17
1
Which best fills in the balnk in the sentence below?
The children in the Dolphin Club swam ______________________ than those in the Sailfish Club.
A farther
B more far
C farthest
D more farthest
18
1
Which is the proper way to punctuate the sentence below?
She said, I'm going to the post office and the library.
A "She said," I'm going to the post office and the library.
B She said, I'm going to the post office and the library."
C "She said, I'm going to the post office and the library."
D She said, "I'm going to the post office and the library."
19
1
Which form of the word correctly fills in the blank in the sentence below?
Frank _____________ to take off his shoes.
A refuse
B refusing
C refuses
D is refuse
20
1
Which is a compound sentence?
A Marie wanted Alex to go shopping with her.
B Alex played football, so Marie went shopping.
C He broke his foot when he fell going out for a pass.
D "Next time you should go shopping with me," she said.
21
1
Read the next chapter in your textbook. Then answer the questions at the end.

Which is the BEST way to combine the two sentences?
A Read the next chapter in the textbook and the questions at the end.
B Answer the questions at the end and then read the next chapter in your textbook.
C After you have answered the questions at the end, read the next chapter in the textbook.
D After you have read the next chapter in the textbook, answer the questions at the end.
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