writers choice 12 , English homework help

1. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the noun in

quotes:

Artists often receive greater “recognition” from later generations than

from their own.

a. proper

b. concrete

c. abstract

d. collective

2 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the noun in

quotes:

“Halloween”, the evening of October 31 joyfully celebrated by children,

was believed in medieval times to be the day that the souls of the dead

would visit their former homes.

a. proper

b. concrete

c. abstract

d. collective

3 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the noun in

quotes:

Did you know that Persia introduced “spinach” to Sicily in A.D. 827?

a. proper

b. concrete

c. abstract

d. collective

4 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the noun in

quotes:

A “group” of Pygmies still lives in the remote forests of Cameroon, but

its numbers are declining.

a. proper

b. concrete

c. abstract

d. collective

5. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

He intendes to challenge the saying that “anyone” who represents himself

in court has a fool for a lawyer.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

6. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

I do not care how you treat your books, but I do care how you treat

“mine”.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

7. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

“Who” could have predicted that she had such talent?

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

8. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

The Council of Social Concern, “which” helps the needy, has many

volunteers.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

9. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

In taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test, we have to pace “ourselves”

carefully.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

10. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

“Those” were the reasons Mr. Rice gave for assigning a 1,500 word

paper.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

11. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

What do “you” do if your best is just not good enough to satisfy your

standards?

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

12. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the pronoun in

quotes:

Joanne “herself” was the one who climbed the tree to get the cat down.

a. personal e. demonstrative

b. possessive f. interrogative

c. reflexive g. relative

d. intensive h. indefinite

13 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the verb or

verbs in quotes:

A sonnet “is” a lyric poem, usually in iambic pentameter, which follows

a definite rhyme scheme.

a. transitive verb

b. intransitive verb

c. linking verb

d. auxiliary verb

e. verb phrase

14. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the verb or

verbs in quotes:

The English or Shakespearean sonnet “employs” a rhyme scheme of abab

cdcd efef gg.

a. transitive verb

b. intransitive verb

c. linking verb

d. auxiliary verb

e. verb phrase

15. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the verb or

verbs in quotes:

The Shakespearean sonnet “was” used by such writers as Shakespeare,

Spenser, and Milton.

a. transitive verb

b. intransitive verb

c. linking verb

d. auxiliary verb

e. verb phrase

16. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the verb or

verbs in quotes:

The Italian or Petrarchan sonnet, introduced by the Italian poet

Petrarch, “flourished” in the English Renaissance.

a. transitive verb

b. intransitive verb

c. linking verb

d. auxiliary verb

e. verb phrase

17 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the verb or

verbs in quotes:

The rhyme scheme that “has been” commonly “used” in the Petrarchan

sonnet is abbaabba cdecde.

a. transitive verb

b. intransitive verb

c. linking verb

d. auxiliary verb

e. verb phrase

18. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

Can you define the term “”Renaissance” woman”?

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

19. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

She is a woman whose knowledge in several fields is “profound”.

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

20. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

One of the “more widely” remembered soliloquies in English literature is

that of Hamlet, which begins: “To be or not to be…”

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

21. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

A twentieth-century English actor who performed “most brilliantly” in

the role of Hamlet was Laurence Olivier.

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

22. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

Olivier is “frequently” referred to as the greatest actor of the

twentieth century.

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

23. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

The American actor, John Barrymore, however, was generally ranked as the

“greatest” Hamlet of his time.

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

24. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the adjective

or adverb in quotes.

Those who were lucky enough to have seen (many years ago) Paul Robeson

in the role of Othello have said that they could not imagine a “more

dynamic” performance.

a. positive adjective e. comparative adverb

b. comparative adjective f. superlative adverb

c. superlative adjective g. proper adjective

d. positive adverb

25. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

“Both” Mark “and” Ginny are here.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

26. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

“Before” I hit the ball, I warmed up in the batter’s box.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

27. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

A woman “with” a dog meandered through the park.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

28. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

“Wow!” I’ve never seen anything like that before.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

29. Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

He sings “but” I dance.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

30 Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the word or

words in quotes:

It’s too cold to go outside right now; “furthermore,” I can’t find my

gloves.

a. preposition e. conjunctive adverb

b. coordinating conjunction f. interjection

c. correlative conjunction

d. subordinating conjunction

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