Structure Question: TOEFL Review Exercise (Skill 1-10)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Previous Skill: Adverb Clause Connector/Subject (Skill 10)

Choose the letter of the word or group of words that best completes the sentence.

1. _____ is famous as the home of the U.S. Naval Academy.
    (A) Annapolis
    (B) Because of Annapolis
    (C) Why Annapolis
    (D) Because Annapolis

2. Some scientists think _____ be a planet but a moon of Neptune.
    (A) that Pluto does not seem.
    (B) not Pluto
    (C) Pluto that might not
    (D) that Pluto might not

3. With _____ of sophisticated oil lamps, elaborate tools were made to cut the wicks.
     (A) appeared
     (B) the appearance
     (C) the appearance was
     (D) it appeared

4. Fort Union was the site of what ____ principal fur-trading post on the upper Missouri River.
    (A) the
    (B) being the
    (C) was the
    (D) it was the

5. Since _____ commercial risk, it has to appeal to a large audience to justify its cost.
    (A) the face of the movie
    (B) moving faces
    (C) a movie faces
    (D) to face a movie


6. A current of water known as the Gulf Stream comes up from the Gulf of Mexico, and then ____ the 
    North Atlantic toward Europe.
    (A) it crosses
    (B) crossing
    (C) with its crosses
    (D) crosses it

7. Systems ____ the two symbols 0 and 1 are called binary number systems.
    (A) use
    (B) they use
    (C) uses
    (D) using

8. Genes, _____ the blueprints for cell construction, exist in tightly organized packages called chromosomes.
(A) are
(B) they are
(C) which
(D) which are

9. The Earth’s atmosphere consists of gases _____ in place around the Earth by the gravitational pull of 
     the planet.
     (A) held
     (B) hold
     (C) it holds
     (D) the hold

10. Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated with a number of composers including Jerome Kern, whom 
       _____ in writing the musical Show Boat.
      (A) joined
      (B) was joined
      (C) he joined
      (D) joining

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