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Quiz Meeting 7 ( THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT )

01 Jan

Quiz : READING COMPREHENSION

1. What is the author’s main purpose in the passage?
A.  To describe the San Andreas Fault
    B.  To give a definition of a fault
C.  To explain the reason for tremors and earthquakes
D.  To classify different kinds of faults

2. How does the author define the San Andreas Fault?
    A.  A plate that underlies the North American continent
B.  A crack in the Earth’s crush between two plates.
C.  Occasional tremors and earthquakes
D.  Intense pressure that builds up

3. The word originates in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by
A.  gets wider            C.  begins
B.  changes direction        D.  disappears

4. In which direction does the western side of the fault move?
A.  West      B. East    C.  North    D.  South

5. The word it in the paragraph 1 refers to
A.  San Francisco     B. ocean     C.  coast      D.  fault

6. The word intermittent in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which one of the following?
A.  dangerous        C.  uncommon
B.  predictable        D.  occasional

7. Along the San Andreas Fault, tremors are
A.  small and insignificant    C.  frequent events
B.  rare, but disastrous        D.  very unpredictable

8. The phrase “the Big One” refers to which of the following?
A.  A serious earthquake    C.  The river scale
B.  The San Andreas Fault     D.  California

9. Which of the following words best describes the San Andreas Fault?
A. Straight      B. Deep        C. Wide          D. Rough

Quiz : STRUCTURE

Problem 52  Count Nouns

Number (plural)              Noun (count-plural)
sixty                              years

– Incorrect    :  Several of the people in this class speak three or four language.
Correct      :  Several of the people in this class speak thirth or four language.
.

– Incorrect    :  The temperature has risen ten degree in two hours.
Correct      :  The temperature has risen ten degree in two hours.

– Incorrect    :  The teacher has ordered two book, but they aren’t in at the bookstore.
Correct      :  The teacher has ordered second book, but they aren’t in at the bookstore.

Problem 53 :  Nouncount Nouns
Noun (noncount)            verb (singular)
Friendship                is                    important

Incorrect:  Bread are expensive in the grocery store on the corner.
Correct  : Bread is expensive in the grocery store on the corner.

Incorrect:  I like my tea with the milk.
Correct  :  I like my tea with it’s milk.

Incorrect:  If you open the door, airs will circulate better.
Correct  :  If you open the door,it’s air’s will circulate better.

Problem 54 Nouns with Count and Nouncount Meaning

a document
I have                    a paper                    due Monday
construction material
Let’s use                    paper                to make the present

Incorrect    :  My neighbor dislikes a noise.
Correct      :  My neighbor dislikes a noise. (all sounds)

Incorrect    :  We need glass for the juice.
Correct      :  We need glasses for the juice.
or
We need a glass for the juice.  (containers)
Incorrect    :  A war is as old as mankind.
Correct      : A wars is as old as mankind. (the act of war)

Problem 55 Count and Nouncount Nouns with Similar Meanings

a            noun (count)
The shape of        a       snowflake        is unique

Incorrect    :  We are late because we got stuck in a traffic.
Correct      :  We are late because we got stuck in a traffic.
or
We are late because we got stuck in a traffic.

Incorrect    :  A machinery in the factory needs to be fixed.
Correct      : A machinery in the factory needs to be fixed.
or
machinery in the factory needs to be fixed.

Incorrect    :  We are supposed to have a sunshine this weekend.
Correct      :  We are supposed to have a sunshine this weekend.

Problem 56  Noncount Nouns that Are Count Nouns in Other Languages

Noun (noncount)
Did you do your                        homework

.
Incorrect    :  George had a good luck when he first came to State University.
Correct      :  George had good luckly when he first came to State University.

Incorrect    :  A news was released about the hostages.
Correct      : it’s news was released about the hostages.

Incorrect    :  Did you get a permission to take the placement test.
Correct      :  Did you get permissions to take the placement test.

Problem 57 Singular and Plural Expression of  Noncount Nouns

a        singular    of    noun (noncount)
A folk song    a            piece        of    Popular music

number      plural    of    noun (noncount)
I order                twelve             bars        of        soap

Incorrect    :  Each furniture in this display is on sale for half  price.
Correct      :  Each furniture in this display is on sale for half price.

Incorrect    :  I’d like a steak, a salad, and a corn’s ear with butter.
Correct      :  I’d like a steak, a salad, and a Two corn’s ear with butter.

Incorrect    :  The Engineering Department purchased a new equipment to stimulate
conditions in outer space.
Correct      :  The Engineering Department purchased a new piece of equipment to stimulate condition in outer space.

Problem 58 Classifications–Kind and Type

kinds            noun (plural count)
types        of     (noncount)
Cable TV has many different         kinds        of    shows
Dr. Parker gives several        types        of        homework

kind            noun (singular count)
one        type        of            (noncount)
One        kind        of                  show              Is news
One        type        of              homework         is a lab report

Incorrect    :  This exam has two types problems.
Correct      :  This exam has two types problems.
.

Incorrect    :  Are you looking for a special kinds of car?
Correct      :  Are you looking for two types problems.?

Incorrect    :  I only know how to run one type a computer program.
Correct      :  I only know how to run one kind a computer program..

Problem 59 Infinitive and –ing Subject

S (infinitive)        V
To read    a foreign language        is      even more difficult

S (-ing)            V
Reading    quickly and well          requires        practice

Incorrect    :  Shoplift is considered a serious crime.
Correct      :  Shoplift_is considered a serious crime.
or
Shoping lift is considered a serious crime.

Incorrect    :  The rest in the afternoon is a custom in many countries.
Correct      :  rest in the afternoon is a custom in many countries.
or
The resting  in the afternoon is a custom in many countries.

Incorrect    :  To exercising makes most people feel better.
Correct      :  To exercise  makes most people feel better.
or
excercising makes most people feel better.
Problem 60 Qualifying Phrases with –ing Nouns

qualifying phrase
the       -ing        of      noun
The    reading        of technical material        requires knowledge of technical terms

Incorrect    :  Winning of prizes is not as important as playing well.
Correct      :  the Win of prizes is not as important as playing well.

Incorrect    :  Sending of electronic mail (e-mail) is now common.
Correct      :  the Send of electronic mail (e-mail) is now common.

Incorrect    :  Singing of Christmas carols is an old tradition.
Correct      :  The Sing of Christmas carols is an old tradition.

Problem 61 Nominal That Clause

Nominal that clause S                V
That vitamin C prevents colds        is        well known

Incorrect    :  Is likely that the library is closed.
Correct      :  Is likely that the library is likely.

Incorrect    :  She will win is almost certain.
Correct      : She will win is that almost certain.

Incorrect    :  That is not fair seems obvious.
Correct      :  That is not fair seem obvious.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in English for IT

 

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