Quiz

1. Universal truths and events in fictions are always expressed
A. with consistent verbs.
B. in the present tense.
C. in the active voice.

2. When a sentence expresses two actions in the past, the earlier of the two actions is put -
A. in the past perfect tense.
B. after the first action.

3. If Mel would have closed his car windows, he would not be sitting on a pile of towels.
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a tense or shift error.

4. Mercutio fought Tybalt and dies as a result.
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a tense or shift error.

5. Because Fred did a great deal of research on the senator, she was very eager to meet him.
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This sentence has a tense or shift error.

6. Find the error: The students hateda the lecture by the art critic who has beenb the editor of Art magazine beforec he retiredd.No Errore
A.   B.   C.   D.   E.  

7. Find the error: When the movie begins,a Tex Slocum, playedb by John Wayne, is headingc back to his ranch when he metd a posse searching for two escaped thieves No Error.e
A.   B.   C.   D.   E.  

8. How could one correct: At halftime of the basketball game, the announcer told the crowd that a player was injured in the first period and needed a doctor's aid.
A. that a player was injured in the first period and needed a doctor's aid
B. that a player was injured in the first period and had needed a doctor's aid
C. that a player had been injured in the first period and needed a doctor's aid
D. that a player needed a doctor's aid who had been injured first period
E. that an injured player in the first period and needs a doctor's aid

9. How could one correct: The metal work on the old schooner is of such high quality that no modern boating equipment had come close to it.
A. no modern boating equipment had come close to it
B. it had no equal compared to modern boating equipment
C. no modern boating equipment comes close to it
D. no modern boat comes close to it
E. no modern boating equipment has been its equal

10. Studying insects my whole life, I knew an ant from an aunt.
A. This sentence is correct.
B. This is has a tense or shift error.

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