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  1. Language ArtsSpring 2008Final Prep Let’s play ball!

  2. Round 1: Identify the sentence structure of the following sentences.

  3. 1. She gave her lunch to her sister, who ate it right away. • A) Simple • B) Compound • C) Complex • D) Compound-Complex

  4. C) Complex

  5. 2. The Johnsons wanted to go to the movies, but the Nelsons had other plans. • A) Simple • B) Compound • C) Complex • D) Compound-Complex

  6. B) Compound

  7. 3. Unfortunately, I do not own a Maserati. • A) Simple • B) Compound • C) Complex • D) Compound-Complex

  8. A) Simple

  9. 4. She knew that he was a poet, but she had not read any of his poetry. • A) Simple • B) Compound • C) Complex • D) Compound-Complex

  10. B) Compound

  11. 5. Call your father as soon as you arrive in Antigonish. • A) Simple • B) Compound • C) Complex • D) Compound-Complex

  12. C) Complex

  13. Round 2: Sentence Structure and Combining Sentences

  14. 6. What would be the BEST way to combine the sentences below? Acid rain may fall onto trees. Acid rain may fall into lakes and rivers. • A. Acid rain may fall onto trees, consequently acid rain may fall into lakes and rivers. • B. Acid rain may fall onto trees, in order that it may fall into lakes and rivers. • C. Acid rain may fall onto trees and into lakes and rivers. • D. Acid rain may fall onto trees, because it may fall into lakes and rivers.

  15. C. Acid rain may fall onto trees and into lakes and rivers.

  16. 7. What would be the best way to combine the two sentences below? Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It is the second largest city in the state. • A. Although Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, it is the second largest city in the state. • B. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, but it is the second largest city in the state. • C. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut because it is the second largest city in the state. • D. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and it is the second largest city in the state.

  17. D. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and it is the second largest city in the state.

  18. 8. What would be the best way to combine the two sentences below? Mark Twain loved industrial inventions. He lost a fortune investing in them. • A. Mark Twain loved industrial inventions because he lost a fortune investing in them. • B. Mark Twain loved industrial inventions, but he lost a fortune investing in them. • C. When Mark Twain loved industrial inventions, he lost a fortune investing in them. • D. Mark Twain loved industrial inventions for he lost a fortune investing in them.

  19. B. Mark Twain loved industrial inventions, but he lost a fortune investing in them.

  20. 9. Which is a sentence fragment? • A. I’m leaving. • B. “Give it a rest,” he said. • C. Finding the information buried in all those books. • D. Looking at the schedule, we saw that there was still time.

  21. C. Finding the information buried in all those books.

  22. 10. Which sentence is a run-on? • A. Emily, Caroline, Sarah, and Grace rode the bus. • B. Danny did not see me sitting under the tree, reading. • C. My dad is home every Saturday I help him in the yard. • D. Yesterday, I fell and broke my arm and went to the hospital.

  23. C. My dad is home every Saturday I help him in the yard.

  24. 11. Which is a simple sentence? • A. When I don’t understand, she makes me understand. • B. Oh, the places you’ll go! • C. Where did you put your keys? • D. I went to the game last night and I had so much fun.

  25. C. Where did you put your keys?

  26. 12. Which is a compound sentence? • A. All of the leaves were turning shades of red, orange, and brown. • B. My father made a cake for Mom, and I made her a card. • C. Jake, Emma, and Harry all love to swim in the pond in the summer. • D. The captain of the soccer team was the most athletic student in the school.

  27. B. My father made a cake for Mom, and I made her a card.

  28. 13. Which is a complex sentence? • A. I don’t believe you because you’ve lied to me before. • B. Please stop talking. • C. We only have two weeks left in school; I am so excited. • D. My brother broke his ankle, but he will only be in a cast for a few weeks.

  29. A. I don’t believe you because you’ve lied to me before.

  30. 14. Which is a compound-complex sentence? • A. All of the children in the class raced to the door. • B. I would not eat that if I were you, but it is up to you. • C. Hannah knew what Jason wanted to do and tried to help him. • D. Sophie, Natalie, and Elizabeth were all good friends at the same school.

  31. B. I would not eat that if I were you, but it is up to you.

  32. Round 3: Punctuation

  33. 15. Which sentence uses a semicolon correctly? • A. Shoneka writes poetry she; is published in a literary magazine. • B. Shoneka writes poetry she is published; in a literary magazine. • C. Shoneka writes; poetry she is published in a literary magazine. • D. Shoneka writes poetry; she is published in a literary magazine.

  34. D. Shoneka writes poetry; she is published in a literary magazine.

  35. 16. How should the following sentence be edited? Please buy the following items from the store bread, bottled water, pepper, salt, and oranges. • A. Add a comma after following (following, items) • B. Add quotation marks after oranges (and oranges.”) • C. Add a colon after store (store: bread) • D. Add an apostrophe after buy (buy’ the)

  36. C. Add a colon after store (store: bread)

  37. 17. How should the following sentence be edited? No one not even her very best friend would be allowed in her secret garden. • A. Take out the word not (No one even her…) • B. Put a comma after one (No one, not even…) • C. Put commas after one and friend (No one, not even her very best friend, would…) • D. Put commas after one and allowed (No one, not even her very best friend would be allowed, in…)

  38. C. Put commas after one and friend (No one, not even her very best friend, would…)

  39. 18. How should the following sentence be edited? Our mom sent us shopping with this list apples, peas, milk, and bread. • A. this list; apples, peas… • B. this list: apples, peas… • C. this list “apples… • D. this list. apples…

  40. B. this list: apples, peas…

  41. 19. Where should the semicolon go? • A. I went to the park there; were so many people out! • B. I went to the park there were so many people out; • C. I went; to the park there were so many people out! • D. I went to the park; there were so many people out!

  42. D. I went to the park; there were so many people out!

  43. 20. Where should there be commas? • A. Oil, which is lighter than water, rises to the surface • B. Oil which, is lighter, than water rises to the surface. • C. Oil, which is lighter than water rises to, the surface. • D. Oil which lighter than, water rises to the, surface.

  44. A. Oil, which is lighter than water, rises to the surface

  45. 21. Where should there be commas? • A. “Don’t forget” she, called “we have dinner at 8.” • B. “Don’t forget,” she called, “we have dinner at 8.” • C. “Don’t, forget” she called “we have dinner, at 8.” • D. “Don’t forget” she called, “we have dinner at 8,”

  46. B. “Don’t forget,” she called, “we have dinner at 8.”

  47. Round 4: Homonyms Choose the correct homonym to complete the sentences.

  48. 22 • We went (to, too, two) the aquarium (where, wear) all the whales are.

  49. We went (to, too, two) the aquarium (where, wear) all the whales are.

  50. 23 • (To, Too, Two) beluga whales were (there, their, they’re).