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Practice Test 4

Structure Section
Time: 20 Minutes
25 Questions

Directions: This section measures your ability to recognize language appropriate for standard
written English. One type of question consists of incomplete sentences, with a blank showing
where information is to be filled in. Choose the word or phrase that most correctly completes
the sentence. A second type of question consists of sentences with four underlined words or
phrases. For each sentence, choose the one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect in stan-
dard written English. Mark the answer in your book or on a separate piece of paper.

1. The gymnasium facilities of this public 5. __________, that runner is likely to be


school are __________ those of the the first one chosen.

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finest private school in the county.
A. Due to her agility and speed
A. second after
B. Because of she is agile and fast

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B. second only to C. Because agile and rapid

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C. first except for D. Because her agility and speed
D. second place from

6. Spanish is the only course that it is not


A
2. An orangutan escaped from the zoo and
A offered in the summer term, but there
B
was foraged food in a residential
B C D are several classes offered in the fall.
neighborhood. C D

7. It was not until the students were seated


3. The more the horse tried to free itself __________ the proctor realized he had
from the restraint, __________. the wrong test booklets.

A. the tighter it became A. that


B. it became tighter B. when
C. the horse could not escape C. as soon as
D. it was unable to move D. and

8. Sarah was not best speaker in the class,


4. The school officials are considering a A
A
but her personality and ability to convey
comprehensive planning to alleviate the B C
B C
her feelings helped her become the most
problem of overcrowding in the
D
requested.
dormitories. D
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9. As a result of the additional rain with so 14. Television news producers are
much flooding already having occurred, A
residents were seeking shelter sometimes accuse of sensationalism,
B
__________ than in previous years. but it appears that is what the public
C D
A. in more numbers desires.
B. more numerously
C. greater in numbers 15. The man displayed his anger when he
discovered that the laundry machine
D. in greater numbers was __________ order.

A. out
10. The issues learned during the early
A B. out of
stages of the project causing the C. no on
B C
researchers to initiate additional D. outside
D
research.
16. The workers attempted to free the cat
11. The company president wrote an e-mail A B
and planned to send __________ as from the trap, but several obstacles
C
soon as the vote was complete. were in way.
D
A. to all directors the message
17. In spite of the fact that the Olympic
B. the message by all directors athletes are not permitted to compete
C. message to all directors for compensation, some of them
__________ the past and will again in
D. the message to all directors
the future.

A. so did in
12. Only when black bear has been spotted
A B B. compete in
by the forest rangers will this portion of
C C. in
the park be closed down. D. did so in
D

13. As the result of Diane’s illness and the


effects of the medication, __________ 18. Not only could the younger people
to curtail her work and public speaking
activities. completed all the work quickly and
A B
accurately, but the retired workers could
A. has
C
B. had also.
D
C. she has had
D. she will had

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19. Allen’s not having finished his thesis 23. Having been found guilty of
A B A
did not discourage him from applying racketeering, even though he was never
C
for other degree program. proven guilty of many crimes he was
D B
believe to have committed, the mobster
20. To master the art of fiction writing C D
__________ discipline and practice, as was sentenced to a number of years in
well as studying the works of other
great authors. prison.

A. require
24. Had Jorge be able to complete his thesis
B. requires A B
C. requiring instead of returning to work, he would
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D. that requires have graduated a year ago.
D

25. Heather Friedman, __________ at


That investors in the stock market

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21.
many school functions and other
enjoys increases and suffer declines is community events, is destined for fame

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A B and fortune if she receives the right
simply a fact of the financial market, backing and is discovered by the right
people.
and a smart investor is not too excited
A. who has sung
about the former or crestfallen about the
C D B. has sung
latter.
C. sung
22. Because it is impossible for rescuers to D. sang
dig through much of the rubble, the
number of people affected by the
devastating earthquake __________ yet
been determined with certainty.

A. have not
B. has not
C. not
D. only

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