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Chapter Quiz

 

Read Chapter 8 in Language Network, pages 184-205, to find out more about sentence structure.

Sentence Structure (Print Quiz)

1.

Identify the following sentence as simple or compound: Tony scrubbed the kitchen floor, and his brother cleaned out the basement.

 

(A)

simple sentence

 

(B)

compound sentence

  

2.

Identify the following sentence as simple or compound: My older sister or my cousin will call you tonight.

 

(A)

simple sentence

 

(B)

compound sentence

  

3.

Identify the following sentence as simple, compound, or complex: We can wait here until Carlos calls us.

 

(A)

simple

 

(B)

compound

 

(C)

complex

  

4.

Identify the following sentence as simple, compound, or complex: Fog had closed the airport early in the afternoon.

 

(A)

simple

 

(B)

compound

 

(C)

complex

  

5.

Identify the following sentence as simple, compound, or complex: A chain was attached to a handle; we pulled on it to open the door.

 

(A)

simple

 

(B)

compound

 

(C)

complex

  

6.

Decide whether the following sentence is correctly or incorrectly punctuated: A local group announced that it would restore the house on Old Mill Road or it would rebuild the house.

 

(A)

correct

 

(B)

incorrect

  

7.

Decide whether the following sentence is correctly or incorrectly punctuated: The new owners built a running track for horses, and they developed a grazing area for sheep.

 

(A)

correct

 

(B)

incorrect

  

8.

Identify the type of dependent clause in the following sentence: All of us were amazed at what happened.

 

(A)

adverb clause

 

(B)

adjective clause

 

(C)

noun clause

  

9.

Identify the type of dependent clause in the following sentence: The bushes that surround the house need attention.

 

(A)

adverb clause

 

(B)

adjective clause

 

(C)

noun clause

  

10.

Identify the type of dependent clause in the following sentence: The orchestra was tuning up when we arrived.

 

(A)

adverb clause

 

(B)

adjective clause

 

(C)

noun clause

  
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