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English Skills Challenge

Quiz by John Frasca

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  • Q1
    Identify the meaning of the prefix underlined in the word Interstate highway.
    between
    over
    without
    under
    30s
  • Q2
    A premonition happens _______ an event.
    before
    after
    weekly
    during
    30s
  • Q3
    What does the prefix "mono" mean in the word monologue?
    one
    not
    un
    two
    30s
  • Q4
    What does the prefix "re" mean in rebate?
    forward
    again
    over
    under
    30s
  • Q5
    What is the mood of this passage: Effie tried to scream, but no sound came from her throat. She recoiled a step from the window. When the girl regained sufficient courage to look out again, the man was gone.
    defiant
    happy
    suspenseful
    boastful
    45s
  • Q6
    Her sound decisions made her successful in life. Which sentence below uses the word sound in a similar way to the previous sentence?
    "Please sound the alarm!" Sarah screamed
    The sound of birds makes me happy.
    The decision was based on sound reasoning.
    Rain on a tin roof is a pleasing sound.
    45s
  • Q7
    Mario was way too sharp to trick. Which sentence below uses the word "sharp" similar to the way it is used in the previous sentence?
    A sharp whistle could be heard in the background.
    Kenneth was on a sharp lookout for shoplifters.
    The sharp, angular cliffs looked too daunting to scale.
    You must be sharp if you wish to make the math team.
    45s
  • Q8
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    The show starts at 700 don't be late.
    The show starts at 7:00; don't be late.
    The show starts at 700, don't be late.
    The show starts at 7:00, don't be late.
    45s
  • Q9
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    Mike's car is in the shop so he has to get a ride to school with Sarah.
    Mike's car is in the shop, so he has to get a ride to school with Sarah.
    Mike's car is in the shop so, he has to get a ride to school with Sarah.
    Mike's car is in the shop so he has to get a ride to school, with Sarah.
    45s
  • Q10
    Marcy took her dog for a walk around the block. Which of the following is a preposition from the sentence above?
    block
    around
    a
    wak
    45s
  • Q11
    What is the author's attitude toward a subject?
    setting
    mood
    conflict
    Tone
    45s
  • Q12
    I can't believe _______ so late for the party.
    weare
    were
    wer'e
    we're
    45s
  • Q13
    The best part of my bike is _______ ability to move fast!
    its
    it's
    45s
  • Q14
    The boys were very happy with _______ performance last night.
    there
    their
    they're
    45s
  • Q15
    I parked my bike over _______ behind that tree.
    they're
    their
    there
    45s

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