6th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which action listed below is NOT a strategy for varying sentence structure?

Question 2 2.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 3 3.

'Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.' - John Lennon

In this famous quote, which choice best describes the first part of the sentence, 'Life is what happens'?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

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Question 6 6.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Stopping a zombie with a sword is better than a gun, if you separate its head from its shoulders.

Question 7 7.

In the following sentence, identify the dangling modifier and why it is wrong.

Since getting that new job out of town, my gas bills have doubled and my car is falling apart.

Question 8 8.

In the following sentence, identify the phrases that correctly modify the word 'sheep.'

Startled by the explosion, the sheep began racing around the pen, ignoring the crowds.

Question 9 9. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

Question 10 10.

Which pronoun could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The kids you're looking for are _____.

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Question 11 11.

Determine if the following sentence contains an incorrect modifier.

After falling from a ladder, the firefighter was rushed to the emergency room in a taxi and given blood before surgery.

Question 12 12.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

Question 13 13.

'Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.' - Muhammad Ali

In this famous quote, which choice best describes the second part of the sentence 'when you can't think of a good answer?'

Question 14 14.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

Question 15 15.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

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Question 16 16.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 17 17.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 18 18.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 19 19.

'People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.' - Stephen Hawking

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

Question 20 20. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

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Question 21 21.

Consider the following passage:

The team from Chicago barely made it into the finals. The top-ranked team was the clear favorite to beat the team from Chicago, but somehow the team from Chicago won.

Which of the following pronouns could you use to replace an instance of 'the team from Chicago,' in the second sentence to minimize repetition?

Question 22 22. What is sentence structure?

Question 23 23.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

The business with the casino owner and the oil tycoon was shady.

Question 24 24.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

Question 25 25.

'Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.' - H.G. Wells

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

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Question 26 26.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

Question 27 27.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the simple subject?

The new English teacher was thoroughly prepared for class.

Question 28 28.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My younger brother ran his first marathon yesterday.

Question 29 29.

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Which of the following choices best describes this famous quote?

Question 30 30.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My biology teacher announced the date of the next test.

6th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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