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6th WEEKLY ASSESSMENT IN ENGLISH 8

Quiz by Anne Kenneth Bal-ot

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  • Q1

    Jasmine is laughing, answering the telephone, and working at the computer.

    Non-parallel

    Parallel

    30s
  • Q2

    Jasmine is very kind, efficient, and clever.

    Non-parallel

    Parallel

    30s
  • Q3

    She spends a lot of time answering the phone, typing of letters, and greets visitors.

    Parallel

    Non-parallel

    30s
  • Q4

    When she is finished, she knows she will feel pride, happiness, and relief.

    Non-parallel

    Parallel

    30s
  • Q5

    Choose the correct form of the word to make the sentence parallel. Amos chose a bouquet of white roses, red carnations, and ____.

    yellow tulips

    tulips that were yellow

    30s
  • Q6

    Choose the correct form of the word to make the sentence parallel. Smoking and ____ are both prohibited on the subway.

    to spit

    spitting

    30s
  • Q7

    Choose the correct form of the word to make the sentence parallel. Laura usually either braids her hair or ____ it up in a French twist.

    puts

    putting

    put

    30s
  • Q8

    Which of the following sentences is NOT in parallel form?

    Football, baseball, and basketball can all be considered very American sports.

    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

    School lunches are nutritious, economical, and taste delicious.

    Government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

    30s
  • Q9

    Which of the following sentences is NOT parallel?

    To err is human; forgiving is divine.

    The escaped prisoner was wanted, dead or alive.

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.

    Whether in class, at work, or at home, she was always busy.

    30s
  • Q10

    Which of the following sentences is NOT in parallel form?

    We must either raise revenues or it will be necessary to reduce expenses.

    Sir Humphry Davy, the celebrated English chemist, was an excellent literary critic as well as a great scientist.

    The new instructor was both enthusiastic and demanding.

    I think, therefore I am.

    30s
  • Q11

    Which of the following sentences is NOT parallel?

    The crowd that had gathered outside the court was loud and angry.

    It is a truism that to give is more rewarding than getting.

    Annie's dress was old, faded, and wrinkled.

    Examples of aerobic exercises are distance running, swimming, cycling, and walking.

    30s
  • Q12

    A figure of speech is...

    a non-literal way of saying something

    what the author literally means

    a familiar expression

    something only writers use

    30s
  • Q13

     Figures of speech mean exactly what the words say.

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q14

    A figure of speech has to be interpreted by the reader or listener.

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q15

    Two figures of speech that involve comparisons are?

    alliteration and metaphor

    personification and idiom

    simile and metaphor

    hyperbole and simile

    30s

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