Directions: Questions 1 -5 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
1. Most doctors of the Colonial period believed _______ was caused by an imbalance of humors in the body.
(A) In disease (B) That disease
(C) Of disease (D) about disease
2. In 1976 Sarah Caldwell became _________ at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
(A) She was the first woman to conduct (B) The first woman conductor
(C) The woman was first conducting (D) The woman conducts first
3. On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became _________ to sing a major role at New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.
(A) The first African American (B) The first African American was
(C) She was the first African American (D) When the first African American
4. Perhaps the most significant postwar trend was the decentralization of cities throughout the United States, _________ when massive highway-building programs permitted greater suburban growth.
(A) And accelerated a phenomenon (B) A phenomenon that accelerated
(C) Accelerating a phenomenon which, (D) The acceleration of which phenomenon
5. Ronald Reagan had served two terms as governor of California before _________ President.
(A) He became (B) When becoming
(C) Became (D) Did he become
Directions: In questions 6 -15 each sentences has for underlined word or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
6. During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's, (A) much African American writers, artists, and (B) musicians came to Harlem in New York City, (C) creating a cultural ( D) center there.
7. In Concord, Massachusetts, there is a (A) museum commemorating the (B) life of Louisa May Alcott, the (C) author the nineteenth-century (D) novel Little Women.
8. Lactose, (A) a sugar (B) present in milk, is one (C) of simple sugars used in (D) food preparations for infants.
9. Jackson , Michigan , (A) a city (B) who was (C) settled in 1829, was named (D) for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States .
10. Boulder, Colorado, (A) is only city in the United States (B) that derives its (C) water supply from (D) a glacier.
11. (A) Construction (B) of first skyscraper (C) began in Chicago in 1883 (D) with the ten-story Home Insurance Building.
12. The Mississippi riverboat, which (A) evolved from simpler (B) steamship of the early 1800's, became the (C) dominant form of (D) passenger transport on the Mississippi River.
13. Modern stringed instruments comprise (A) both instruments (B) of ancient origin, (C) such as the harp, and the (D) developed recently family of bowed instruments that includes the violin.
14. Stars provided early (A) astronomer with a (B) reference system (C) for measuring (D) the motions of planets, the Moon, and the Sun.
15. The coal industry is important to (A) every industrial nation (B) because most (C) other industries are directly or indirectly (D) dependent on it.
Grammar TEST ONE