Grammar, Academic Writing, and Research (Course Summative) Test

Grammar (Word Classes, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences), Academic Writing, and Research (Course Summative) Test. This multiple-choice type of test focuses on the students’ mastery of English language structures including word classes (parts of speech), phrases, clauses, and sentences. Also, it includes items related to business correspondence and research. Answers are currently unavailable. 

  1. “Is it fair?” The simple subject of the sentence.
    • it
    • is
    • fair
    • you (implied)
  2. If classified according to structure, the sentence in item #1 is:
    • compound
    • simple
    • complex
    • compound-complex
  3. What order does the sentence in item #1 follow?
    • Natural order; the implied subject you comes before the verb is.
    • Natural order; the sentence is interrogative.
    • Inverted order; the linking verb comes before the subject.
    • Inverted order; the subject is between a linking verb and a main verb.
  4. “Ricardo turns down the offer.” The sentence pattern is:
    • S-IV; subject + intransitive verb
    • S-LV-C; subject + linking verb +Complement
    • S-TV-IO-DO; subject + transitive verb +direct object
    • S-TV-DO; subject +transitive verb + direct object
  5. The noun “offer” in the sentence in item #4 is:
    • Direct object; it receives the action in the transitive verb.
    • Object complement; it renames the direct object.
    • Subject complement; it identifies the subject of the sentence.
    • Indirect object; it answers the question to whom or to what.
  6. The word “down” in the sentence in item #4 is functioning as:
    • a preposition of the phrase “down the offer”
    • a part of the phrasal verb “turns down”
    • an adverb
    • a direct object
  7. Which of the following is the correct sequence of writing process?
    • editing, presenting, prewriting, drafting, and revising
    • prewriting, editing, revising , drafting, and presenting
    • prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and presenting
    • drafting, prewriting, editing, presenting, and revising
  8. In descriptive composition writing, what order is usually considered?
    • chronological Order
    • deductive Order
    • inductive Order
    • spatial Order
  9. The most important idea may be stressed through the use of bracket, a parenthesis, a pair of quotation marks, a pair of hyphens or dashes.
    • punctuation
    • repetition
    • position
    • capitalization
  10. It is a written work that investigates something for the purpose of answering questions posed by the researcher.
    • research
    • interview
    • research paper
    • questionnaire
  11. “Are you not finishing your master’s?” In construction of questionnaire, which rule does the question violate?
    • The question should be stated in affirmative form.
    • It should not be biased.
    • It must be free from assumption.
    • The content of the question must be specific.
  12. In a particular sentence, a phrase that begins with a preposition “behind” answers the question “hid where?” The phrase is:
    • adverb phrase
    • adjective phrase
    • prepositional phrase
    • infinitive phrase
  13. A noun in a sentence may function as any of the following except:
    • subject
    • appositive
    • object of preposition
    • none of them
  14. “Ricardo’s dog, a cocker spaniel, won a blue ribbon.” In the given sentence, the phrase between a pair of commas is:
    • infinitive phrase
    • gerund phrase
    • prepositional phrase
    • appositive
  15. Which of these may contain both subject and predicate?
    • sentence
    • subordinate clause
    • independent clause
    • all of them
  16. In choosing a researchable topic, which of the following must be the primary consideration?
    • The topic must be distinctive.
    • The topic must be limited into one area of knowledge.
    • The topic must be within the researcher’s line of interest or specialization.
    • The topic must be interesting.
  17. Which of the bibliographical entries below does not follow the standard MLA format?
    • Bell, Stewart.The Martyr’s Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist. Mississauga, ON: Wiley, 2005.
    • Meidenbauer, Jörg, ed.Discoveries and Inventions: From Prehistoric to Times.
      Lisse: Rebo, 2004.
    • Suzuki, David E., McConnell, Amanda F. and De Cambra, Maria H.The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Nature. Vancouver: Greystone, 2002.
    • Heath, Joseph, and Andrew Potter.The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t Be Jammed. 2nd ed. Toronto: Harper, 2005.
  18. In research writing, it is a citation in which the author’s surname followed by the page number is written in parentheses right after the passage or quotation.
    • parenthetical note
    • footnote
    • bibliography
    • parentheses
  19. A sentence can be:
    • It can be just a word.
    • It can be a group of words expressing a complete thought.
    • It contains a subject and a predicate and ends with a punctuation mark.
    • All of the aforementioned.
  20. “Mom combs my hair more gently than Dad does.” If classified according to structure, the sentence is:
    • simple
    • compound
    • complex
    • compound-complex
  21. The unit “than Dad does” in the sentence in item #20 is:
    • prepositional phrase
    • adverb phrase
    • adverb clause
    • adjective clause
  22. “Jay, sweep the floor, and Joy, arrange the chairs before you leave the room.” The sentence is:
    • simple
    • compound
    • complex
    • compound-complex
  23. Which of these can be considered as miscellaneous parts of a business letter
    • complimentary close, attention line, subject line, and signature
    • reference line, postscript, enclosure, and inside address
    • carbon copy, salutation, inside address, and letterhead
    • attention line, reference line, typist line, and postscript
  24. This part of a business letter points out that an item or some data are included or attached to the letter.
    • enclosure
    • postscript
    • carbon copy
    • reference line
  25. Re: Cancellation of Order. This may be an example of:
    • reference line
    • subject line
    • attention line
    • enclosure
  26. The content of the letter was dictated by Mr. Ricardo M. Raagas to Ms. Mary D. Santos, the typist. How should the dictator’s and typist’s initials be printed?
    • RMR/MDS
    • RMR/mds
    • MDS/rmr
    • MDS/RMR
  27. Which of the following research topics is specific and researchable?
    • Perceptions on Same Sex Relationships of College Freshmen
    • The Underlying Doubt on Internet as Primary Source of Educational Information of Section A19 Students
    • both A and B
    • none of A and B
  28. It is considered as the heart and soul of the research paper.
    • introduction
    • bibliography
    • body
    • conclusion
  29. It depends only on the use of structural devices to show the logical connection between sentences or paragraphs.
    • principle of unity
    • principle of emphasis
    • principle of coherence
    • order
  30. In sentence, it tells what the subject does or has. It can also tell what the subject is or is like.
    • subject
    • predicate
    • direct object
    • indirect object
  31. It is a detailed set of questions about the topic that serves as an instrument for the interviewer in carrying out the interview.
    • questionnaire
    • interview schedule
    • interview guide
    • survey tests
  32. Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question?
    • Which do you prefer—web browsing or reading books?
    • Are you a college graduate?
    • Do you think the lawmaking body should ratify this Reproductive Health Bill?
    • How will renewal of marriage contract after ten years affect the social image of Filipino women?
  33. “Do you really think I’m a liar?” the verb phrase or the simple predicate in the given interrogative sentence is:
    • am
    • think
    • really think
    • do think
  34. RR drafted a short essay on the widespread condition of juvenile delinquency in his community. After revising and editing the draft, he proofread it and thought that it would be better if he would post it online in his blog. What process of writing involves blogging
    • presenting
    • drafting
    • prewriting
    • revising
  35. Which sentence contains two independent clauses?
    • Allen and Reginald arrived home early and prepared the meal.
    • Allen and Reginald prepared the meal and the movie to watch.
    • Allen prepared Reginald a meal.
    • Allen prepared the meal, and Reginald chose the movie to watch.
  36. Which sentence follows the S-TV-DO (subject + transitive verb + direct object) pattern?
    • Ricardo turns down the offer.
    • The offer has been turned down by Ricardo.
    • Rockwell considers her seatmate her greatest rival.
    • Kenneth reserved Bolivia a seat.
  37. “Jeremiah’s suggestion was to quit.” The sentence unit “to quit” is:
    • prepositional phrase
    • infinitive phrase
    • infinitive
    • adverb phrase
  38. “To quit” in the sentence in item #37 functions as a noun, particularly as:
    • subject (the sentence is in an inverted order)
    • predicate nominative
    • direct object
    • predicate adjective
  39. “The man in blue seated next to you is my secret beau.” The phrase “seated next to you” is a verbal phrase. What then is a verbal phrase?
    • a verb form that functions in a sentence as another parts of speech other than verb
    • a verbal plus any complements and modifiers
    • a group of words that contains a participle
    • an infinitive plus any complements and modifiers
  40. “The supervisor in the building was murdered. The supervisor was murdered in the building.” Is there a difference in function of the prepositional phrase “in the building” as used in both sentences?
    • No, both begin with preposition “in” and ends with a noun “building.”
    • No, both function as modifiers.
    • Yes, they are used as adjective and adverb phrases respectively.
    • Yes, the first functions as adverb phrase; the second as adjective phrase.
  41. In essay writing, for instance, the essayist traces the reasons behind the existence of addiction to computer games, then, he also states the outcomes or say, negative effects of such addiction most especially to academic performances of students engaged to. The form or style of his essay is likely:
    • comparison and contrast
    • classification and division
    • cause and effect
    • dialectic
  42. “He struggled to suppress the feelings of jealousy.” The infinitive phrase in the sentence is used as:
    • subject complement
    • indirect object
    • direct object
    • predicate nominative
  43. It is a group of words, though containing a subject and a predicate, still cannot stand alone as sentence.
    • phrase
    • independent clause
    • subordinate clause
    • main clause
  44. A type of questionnaire in which respondents are guided in making his responses. It is also called as guided response, restricted and objective type of questionnaire.
    • open-ended questionnaire
    • divergent type of questionnaire
    • close-ended questionnaire
    • survey Questionnaire
  45. Which is NOT true about research?
    • Research provides solution to specific issue or problem.
    • Research proves not disproves a theory or speculation.
    • It predicts what is to come or what lies ahead.
    • None of the Above.
  46. In composition writing, Ian makes first a review of the different elements such as characters, settings and scenes of the movie “Insidious,” then at the concluding part, gives his overall impression of it. Ian’s composition is using what order or structural device?
    • deductive order
    • spatial order
    • inductive order
    • chronological order
  47. In business letter, it is the name and address to whom the letter is to be sent.
    • letterhead
    • inside address
    • carbon copy
    • signature
  48. Which of these sentences follows the inverted order?
    • Suddenly, it’s over.
    • There appeared the three lovely maidens.
    • You’re the man.
    • This is my first boyfriend.
  49. Which is not a preposition?
    • but
    • than
    • still
    • amidst
  50. In which of the following sentences the word “but” is used as a preposition?
    • She was warned that the stove was hot, but still she touched it.
    • They’ve done nothing but argue all afternoon.
    • I didn’t tell anyone but my sister.
    • She went to the shop, but it was already closed.
  51. “Payment was received two weeks after it was due; therefore, you will be charged a late fee.” The word “therefore” is used as:
    • adjective
    • preposition
    • conjunctive adverb
    • conjunction
  52. In structure, the sentence in item #51 is:
    • simple
    • compound
    • complex
    • compound-complex
  53. According to function or purpose, the sentence in item # 51 is:
    • imperative
    • interrogative
    • declarative
    • exclamatory
  54. Which of these can be considered as primary source of information?
    • empirical observation
    • encyclopedia
    • books
    • webpage
  55. In research paper writing, this part presents the findings of the study as well as the suggestions to be offered regarding the study.
    • bibliography
    • body
    • conclusion
    • title page
  56. Which is NOT a sentence?
    • He never escaped the infamy his crimes had earned him.
    • Whenever he leaves the house and drives his car away.
    • Take whatever you want.
  57. “Nitrogen is another element essential for life.” The prepositional phrase “for life” modifies what part of speech in the given sentence?
    • noun
    • adverb
    • adjective
    • adverb phrase
  58. The word “another’ in the sentence in item #57 functions as;
    • adverb
    • preposition
    • adjective
    • pronoun
  59. In sentence, “The grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement,” the word indict means:
    • vindicate
    • exonerate
    • exculpate
    • charge
  60. “He had been in gymnastics for sometime before he even considered to essay the move.” The word “essay” is used as:
    • noun
    • verb
    • adjective
    • adverb