Diagnostic Test A

Diagnostic Test A - Diagnostic Test A This test is designed...

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Diagnostic Test A This test is designed to help your instructor identify your English skills strengths and weaknesses. Note that the entire test should take approximately 45 minutes, so do not spend too much time on any one item. You will be able to view a record of your results once you have completed the test. Part 1 Directions: Fill in the circle beside the word that best completes the sentence. EXAMPLE: Although Mr. Washington is a __________ man and could do anything he chooses, he works from home in order to care for his children. A. talented B. ambitious C. strong D. unhappy E. disgruntled 1. In the northeastern United States, brightly colored leaves __________ the landscape every fall. A. dot B. reflect C. capture D. entice E. enchant 2. An eyewitness to the homicide identified the __________ during a lineup at the police station. A. burglar B. fugitive C. suspect
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D. convict E. perp 3. After the traffic light turned green, the schoolchildren began to walk __________ the street. A. up B. over C. along D. across E. to 4. While hiking __________ Mt. Hood, a dangerous eleven-thousand-foot mountain, several Eagle Scouts became lost. A. under B. on C. over D. against E. behind 5. Computer programmers write __________ instructions for the computer so that it will follow our commands. A. explicit B. legitimate C. perspicacious D. equivocal E. ambiguous
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6. A consumer who buys a personal digital assistant (PDA) should __________ its quality, cost, and capabilities. A. undertake B. cerebrate C. criticize D. consider E. opine 7. Entrepreneurs must be __________ because the marketplace is highly competitive. A. gentle B. amateurish C. aggressive D. entrepreneurial E. expensive 8. When I was eighteen, I made an __________ decision to parachute over a lake on a windy day. A. idealistic B. irrelevant C. unrealistic D. impetuous E. obvious Part 2 Directions: Some of the following sentences may contain errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or style. Locations of possible errors are underlined. If there is an error in the sentence, fill in the circle that corresponds to the letter of the underlined error. If there is no error, fill in the circle next to the statement “no error.”
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Note: No sentence contains more than one error. EXAMPLE: Adolecence is the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority. A. Adolecence B. puberty C. terminating D. majority E. no error 9. Some scientists are interested in the relationship between coincidental phenomena and factual events while other scientists are interested strictly in reality. A. coincidental B. phenomena C. factual D. strictly E. no error 10. The persistent doctor, who was supposed to remove my appendix, allmost operated on the patient who occupied the room adjacent to mine.
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