ACT English: Style Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In just one year, Eric was already making a surprising amount of money from his magazine, and it was enough money to start paying his staff and even save some for college!

Question 2 2. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

Question 3 3. Over the years, Eric has covered topics that range over as diverse a spectrum as shoe color, cufflinks, and fabric for formal suits.

Question 4 4. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Question 5 5. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 7 7.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

The inadequate supply of pasta salad was not enough to feed the two dozen people who showed up to the club's inaugural meeting.

Question 8 8.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Question 9 9.

While the magazine primarily focuses on younger men, Eric also publishes content aimed at a more mature audience.

What is the best way to deal with the underlined portion of the sentence?

Question 10 10.

As his readership grew, Eric hired an editor to scrutinize every article for the smallest typos and spelling errors.

Which of the following replacements for 'scrutinize' would NOT be appropriate?

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Question 11 11.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

Question 12 12.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

Question 13 13.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

Question 14 14. From the date of its first humble beginnings, Eric's magazine has grown to a nationally-recognized publication.

Question 15 15. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

ACT English: Style Chapter Exam Instructions

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