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Тест: CLEP - English

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Tests your knowledge of grammar, diction, idioms, effectiveness of expression, and correctness.
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(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following is the best version of the underlined portion of sentence 1?

It's hard to find time to do schoolwork, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing, and enjoying yourself.

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following is the best revision of sentence 3?

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


In the context of paragraph 2, which is the best version of sentence 6?

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following is the best way to revise the underlined portions of sentences 7 and 8 so that the two sentences are combined into one?

Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. Popcornthat was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which is the best way to revise the underlined portion of sentence 11?

I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met.

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following would best replace But at the beginning of sentence 14?

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following would be the best revision of sentence 15?

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following is the best way to revise the portion of sentence 17?

(1)Working and going to school at the same time is difficult. (2)It's hard to find time to do school work, and there's no time for goofing off, leisure, relaxing and enjoying yourself. (3) What makes the situation worse is that as a young person, the only jobs available are usually boring or unpleasant.

(4) When I worked at the movie complex, I was getting paid minimum wage. (5) I had to run from theater to theater to clean each as quickly as possible. (6) Picking up of garbage was not only disgusting, it was also exhausting. (7) Spilled drinks made the seats and floors sticky. (8) Popcorn that was dropped and stepped on became a mushy pulp.

(9)The video rental store wasn't much better. (10) I always had a manager looking over my shoulder to make sure that I did everything right. (11) I was constantly being threatened with losing my job, and the customers have been the rudest people I ever met. (12) They would take pleasure in making my life as difficult as possible.

(13) Working the buffet line at Soupserve depressed me also.(14) But it was the rude customers that made the job unpleasant. (15) Sweating from the high temperatures, the customers complained the food was not warm enough, while I served them standing between the warming ovens and the steam table.

(16) Having these jobs has convinced me that I need to complete my education. (17) I'm looking forward to completing my degree in my chosen field, business, and going to work as an accountant, which won't be as boring and unpleasant as the jobs I've held while in school.


Which of the following is the major strategy used to support the main idea of this passage?

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His method (1)of doing business is (2)hardly appreciated; he (3)feels inferior (4)than others.

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(1)It was the (2)worse storm (3)that the inhabitants of the island (4)could remember.

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He had no interest (1)toward music, art, or the theater, (2) since his time (3)was spent (4)in making money.

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Johnson (1) has (2) no equal as a salesman; his commissions are (3) larger than those made by almost any other (4) salesman.

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The actors (1) were (2) already to perform long (3) before the curtain (4) went up.

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(1) If people (2) had helped solved the energy crisis,(3) it might (4) of been a lesson to humanity.

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As they (1) listened to his (2) fabulous statistics, the board members (3) became more and more (4) incredible.

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He (1) had the privilege (2) to be absent (3) whenever he (4) had an attack of asthma.

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Here, (1) Mr. President, (2) is all reports (3)issued by the executive committee, (4) which met last month.

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Philip (1) answers the telephone, (2) fell (3) against the table, and (4) broke his leg.

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(1) It is very dangerous to (2)differ from a superior in the company (3) unless there (4) is mutual respect.

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(1) 6% of the students (2) voted, although there (3) had been a militant demonstration for (4) students' rights.

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The student (1) thought that (2) the lecturer had (3) referred (4) to The Communist Manifesto.

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The meeting (1) was interesting to some people (2) and to (3) me it (4) was boring.

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(1) Such a comment about anyone (2) who (3) we know to be generous, kind, and thoughtful (4) is unfair.

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I (1) am living in New York City (2) for five years now, and I still (3) feel the excitement (4) of this great city.

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If he (1) would have been there, he would have seen for (2) himself the (3)further improvements they (4) had made.

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He (1) has always been negligent (2) about his health, and he (3) is feeling the (4) effects of his carelessness.

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We (1) were not allowed (2) to skate on the pond until it (3) had froze to a depth of 10 in. and the red signal (4) had been hoisted.

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Steve was the (1) least prepared of the two (2) who (3) took the examination (4) last Friday.

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They were (1) probably declining (2) in influence as values of prestige and status (3) became more (4) dominant in the American corporate life.

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