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English Quickies

English Quickies
Quiz 11, Set 1

Question 1
This ___ a cat.

A. is
B. are
C. were
D. have



Question 2
The police took immediate ____________ when they realised

the situation was getting out of control.

Economic ____________ stagnated as the recession took hold.

A. action; action
B. action; activity
C. activity; action
D. activity; activity



Question 3
____________ before the conflict began, the army

pulled down the border posts.

The senator spoke ____________ about the need for political reform.

A. Briefly; briefly
B. Shortly; briefly
C. Briefly; shortly
D. Shortly; shortly



Question 4
As prices ____________, demand usually drops.

In response to the current oil shortage,

Some airlines plan to ____________ their fares.

A. raise; rise
B. rise; raise



Question 5
Donald _________ to watch Transformers movies.

A. like
B. likes
C. liking
D. is like



Question 6
Which of the following sentence(s) is/are correct grammatically correct?

I. Zhen sent a long e-mail message to Charles.

II. Zhen sent Charles a long e-mail message.

A. none of above.
B. I only
C. II only
D. I and II



Question 7
Ting's plan was good in theory.

____________, in practice it was extremely difficult to implement.

Zhen's plan was excellent.

____________, it was clear from the beginning that it was going to be a

A. However; Moreover
B. Finally; However
C. Moreover; Anyway
D. Moreover; Fortunately



Question 8
The government knows how to tackle the crisis and has the ability to raise debt.

Which of these words is closest in meaning to the underlined word?

A. concentrate in
B. deal with
C. play with
D. all of above



Question 9
An event that is ____________ happens once every two years.

A. biannual
B. biennial
C. twice
D. double



Question 10
The longer the recession lingers in the developed world, the more
trade between developing countries is likely to grow.

Which of these words is closest in meaning to the underlined word?

A. stays
B. strikes
C. happens
D. ends