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Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences

Quiz by Tammy Eisenhauer

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21 questions
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  • Q1
    COMPOUND
    The weather forecast had predicted severe thunderstorms, but the dark and heavy thunderclouds never materialized.
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  • Q2
    COMPLEX
    Since 1923, the United States Flag Code has provided advisory rules for displaying and handling the U.S. flag.
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  • Q3
    COMPOUND
    Lorraine Hansberry wrote the widely acclaimed 1959 Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, and her accomplishment opened the door for other African American playwrights.
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  • Q4
    COMPLEX
    Leonardo da Vinci, who was a renowned painter and sculptor, was also an inventor and scientist.
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  • Q5
    SIMPLE
    The vibrant trumpet-shaped blooms of the trumpet vine make it ideal for attracting hummingbirds.
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  • Q6
    SIMPLE
    The production of a single pound of honey requires nectar from approximately two million flowers.
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  • Q7
    COMPOUND
    Aaron has an unconventional swing, but he manages to drive the ball farther than some professional golfers.
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  • Q8
    COMPLEX
    Since it takes approximately one thousand years for a used printer cartridge to decompose, recycling these plastic ink dispensers helps the environment.
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  • Q9
    COMPOUND
    Tanner always approaches difficult tasks enthusiastically, and he frequently motivates others with his energy and fervor.
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  • Q10
    COMPLEX
    Because most wild orchids naturally affix themselves to trees and branches, planting an orchid in soil will likely kill it.
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  • Q11
    COMPLEX
    If we can't find an inexpensive hotel for the Fourth of July weekend, we can always stay with my parents.
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  • Q12
    COMPOUND
    Annual plants survive only one season and must be replaced each year, but perennials return each year with new flowers and foliage.
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  • Q13
    COMPOUND
    Students are unhappy with the new dress code requirements, and they will be discussing their grievances at the next school board meeting.
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  • Q14
    SIMPLE
    Connor took several incredible panoramic photographs of the sweeping view from the top of Table Mountain.
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  • Q15
    COMPOUND
    Mulberry leaves are silkworms' natural food preference, but silk farmers will often feed the caterpillars a specially designed artificial diet.
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  • Q16
    COMPOUND
    Bows and arrows made their first appearance more than twenty-five thousand years ago, and archery has been used ever since for hunting, combat, and sport.
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  • Q17
    COMPLEX
    After a potato blight destroyed Ireland's potato crop and precipitated the Great Famine of 1845, the country lost twenty-five percent of its population to starvation and emigration.
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  • Q18
    SIMPLE
    Sentence that contains ONE main clause (complete thought)
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  • Q19
    COMPOUND
    Sentence that contains TWO or more independent (or main) clauses (complete thoughts) joined by FANBOYS
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  • Q20
    Connecting words used to join two independent clauses together to form a compound sentence
    FANBOYS
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