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Unformatted text preview: ACCUPLACER ® Sample Questions for Students ACCUPLACER SAMPLE QUESTIONS 1 Sentence Skills In an ACCUPLACER placement test, there are 20 Sentence Skills questions of two types. • The first type is sentence correction questions that require an understanding of sentence structure. These questions ask you to choose the most appropriate word or phrase to substitute for the underlined portion of the sentence. • The second type is construction shift questions. These questions ask that a sentence be rewritten according to the criteria shown while maintaining essentially the same meaning as the original sentence. Within these two primary categories, the questions are also classified according to the skills being tested. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, others with whether or not the answer is a complete sentence, and still others with the relationship be- tween coordination and subordination. Sentence Skills Sample Questions Directions for questions 1–6 Select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same as the original sentence. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first answer. 1. The baby was obviously getting too hot, then Sam did what he could to cool her. A. hot, then Sam did B. hot. Sam did C. hot; Sam, therefore, did D. hot; Sam, trying to do 2. She hoped to find a new job. One that would let her earn money during the school year. A. job. One that B. job. The kind that C. job, one that D. job, so that it 3. Knocked sideways, the statue looked as if it would fall. A. Knocked sideways, the statue looked B. The statue was knocked sideways, looked C. The statue looked knocked sideways D. The statue, looking knocked sideways, 4. To walk, biking, and driving are Pat’s favorite ways of getting around. A. To walk, biking, and driving B. Walking, biking, and driving C. To walk, biking, and to drive D. To walk, to bike, and also driving 5. When you cross the street in the middle of the block, this is an example of jaywalking. A. When you cross the street in the middle of the block, this B. You cross the street in the middle of the block, this C. Crossing the street in the middle of the block D. The fact that you cross the street in the middle of the block 6. Walking by the corner the other day, a child, I noticed, was watching for the light to change. A. a child, I noticed, was B. I noticed a child watching C. a child was watching, I noticed, D. there was, I noticed, a child watching Directions for questions 7–12 Rewrite the sentence in your head following the directions given below. Keep in mind that your new sentence should be well written and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given you....
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