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Choose the meaning of the bold word for questions 1–4.
1. He had left school in junior high, "ostensibly" because his mother was ill. (“Delfino II: Diez in the Desert") (1 point)
oddly
surely
fortunately
supposedly *
2. And I throbbed with a burning desire / To travel this "immensity". (“Your World") (1 point)
monstrosity
vastness *
world
infinity
3. [T]he Last Poets "embodied" black power. (“Hip-Hop Planet") (1 point)
enabled
exploded
weakened
personified*
4. What happens to a dream "deferred"? (“Harlem II") (1 point)
postponed
hidden *
moved
forgotten
Identify the choice that best describes the underlined word or phrase for questions 5–7.
5. The Statue of Liberty has stood for more than 100 years in New York Harbor. (1 point)
adverb phrase
adjective
appositive phrase
adverb *
6. Frédéric Bartholdi, the sculptor, came up with the concept of a “mighty woman with a torch” as he sailed into the harbor. (1 point)
infinitive
appositive phrase
adverb phrase
adjective phrase*
7. The huge statue was shipped in 214 separate cases, then assembled in New York. (1 point)
adverb phrase
adjective *
adjective phrase
appositive phrase
Identify the choice that best describes the underlined verb or verbal phrase for questions 8–10.
8. Bowling is the top participation sport in the U.S. today, with 53 million players. (1 point)
gerund
present participle
participial phrase*
infinitive
9. One form of bowling, found in Scotland, involves heaving a ball at the pins and flopping down faceforward. (1 point)
gerund phrase *
participial phrase
adverb phrase
none of the above
10. To score accurately, bowlers must learn what the terms spare, strike, and split mean. (1 point)
infinitive phrase
gerund phrase
adverb phrase *
none of the above
Identify the grammar problem in question 11.
11. A cool, pine-scented breeze. (1 point)
misplaced modifier
dangling modifier
phrase fragment
none of the above*
Identify the choice that best describes the underlined clause for questions 12–15.
12. Throughout history, birds have been considered important symbols and omens. (1 point)
independent clause
adjective clause
adverb clause *
noun clause
13. In Europe, where winters are long and hard, cuckoos are considered a sign of spring. (1 point)
independent clause
adjective clause *
adverb clause
noun clause
14. Many people believe that storks symbolize good luck and welcome stork nests on their chimneys. (1 point)
independent clause*
adjective clause
adverb clause
noun clause
15. Doves, which are considered symbols of peace and beauty, are related to plain old pigeons. (1 point)
independent clause
adjective clause*
adverb clause
noun clause
16. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? (1 point)
Were you aware, that Daylight Savings Time begins tomorrow?
What most people do, is change their clocks in the morning, not the night before.
How you choose to wake up tomorrow, is up to you. *
I hope that you do not oversleep, or we will be late for school.
Identify the choice that best describes the sentences for questions 17–19.
17. Even before telescopes were invented, humans were interested in astronomy. (1 point)
simple *
compound
complex
compound-complex
This item has been reviewed and is scheduled to be updated. All students will receive full credit for any response to the following.
18. Galileo, the first astronomer to use a telescope, confirmed the theory that the earth and planets circle the sun. (1 point)
simple *
compound
complex
compound-complex
19. Halley’s comet should return in the year 2061. (1 point)
simple
compound
complex *
compound-complex


Am I wrong on any of these? k Thanks!

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    4 is wrong.
    5 - 15 -- nothing is underlined or marked.
    16 - 19 are wrong.

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