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AP English: Sentence Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Why is the word 'who' important to the following dependent clause?

''The man who had it all eventually lost everything.''

Question 2 2. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 3 3. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 5 5. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 8 8.

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.

Question 9 9.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 10 10.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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Question 11 11.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

Question 12 12.

Identify the subject(s) of the following sentence:

He didn't know the mob boss paid off the cop.

Question 13 13.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

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

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 15 15.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17.

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 18 18.

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 19 19. When using coordinating conjunctions like but, and, or and so, writers should _____

Question 20 20. Choose the most correct statement regarding parallel structure in a series of items.

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Question 21 21.

What is the object in the following sentence?

Maria raised her voice and sang sweetly.

Question 22 22.

Which word is the indirect object in the following sentence?

Darla gave Heath a Valentine's Day card.

Question 23 23.

What is the predicate of the following sentence?

Abraham and Betty fought like two caged tigers.

Question 24 24.

How many clauses appear in the sentence below?

When he woke up that morning, Joseph wondered about his chances at getting the job, but he shrugged off any doubts.

Question 25 25.

Read the following sentence: After five years, Kirk finally beat the last level.

Which word is the object of a preposition?

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Question 26 26.

'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 27 27.

'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 28 28.

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

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

Question 29 29.

'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 30 30.

'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'?

AP English: Sentence Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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