ENG21 – Summer PACE Name___Key-Answers in Red_____________
1. Which of the following uses the comma incorrectly?
a. In the summer, I would study outside under the maple tree.
b. It was early summer, I was preparing for my exams.
c. I studied all spring, summer, and fall.
d. It was late in the summer, but I was not finished studying.
2. Which of the following uses the semicolon incorrectly?
a. He likes comedies; she prefers dramas.
b. He saw many movies over the summer; frightening ones too.
c. He did not like The Village; however, his favorite movie is Signs.
d. We saw Rocky in Miami, Florida; Rocky II in Dallas, Texas; and Rocky III in Topeka, Kansas.
3. Identify the sentence that uses the apostrophe incorrectly:
a. This student’s major was declared quite early.
b. The college offer’s many different majors.
c. The student fulfilled his major’s requirements early.
d. Many majors meet this student’s needs.
4. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks incorrectly:
a. Hamlet asked, “To be or not to be? That is the question.”
b. “To be or not to be?” Hamlet asked, “That is the question.”
c. “To be or not to be? That is the question,” Hamlet asked.
d. Hamlet asked, “To be or not to be?” “That is the question.”
5. Identify the sentence with incorrect parallelism:
a. The movie featured terrible acting, excessive violence, and plot twists that were ridiculous.
b. The movie featured terrible acting, excessive violence, and ridiculous plot twists.
c. The movie featured terrible acting, excessive violence, ridiculous plot twists, and poor music.
d. None of the above.
6. A colon (:) is used to:
a. Introduce a list.
b. Introduce a thought.
c. Introduce a long quotation.
d. All of the above.
7. What is the name of the punctuation mark that joins two words, such as “anxiety-filled”?
a. A dash.
b. A hyphen.
c. A widget.
d. None of the above.
8. Which of the following does not require a capital letter?
a. Product names.
c. The name of a season.
d. The name of a month.
9. A summary should be:
a. Brief, objective, and comprehensive.
b. Long, subjective, and incomplete.
c. Opinionated and not detailed.
d. Argumentative and not supported.
Circle the correct word in each sentence below.
10. (It’s, Its) hard to tell who is winning.
11. The Celtics play best when they are in (there, their) own stadium.
12. The Lakers are my (sister’s, sisters) favorite team.
13. If they lose, it will have no (affect, effect) on me.
14. The star player does not follow his (doctor’s, doctors) orders.
15. The (Laker’s, Lakers’) coach is very aggressive.
16. I would rather play basketball (than, then) watch it on television.
17. Briefly describe and evaluate Naomi Klein’s writing style.
One possible solution:
Naomi Klein’s writing style is factual, persuasive, and passionate. Klein uses numerous historical facts and other detailed research to support her assertion that concern for branding has overtaken attention to product at most corporations. She provides numerous examples of this trend to make a very persuasive case. But while Klein is very objective, she is also very human: her writing carries a sense of passion and purpose that demonstrate her commitment to a better, brand-free world. It is this combination of incisive thought and concerned heart that make Klein’s No Logo such an enlightening and motivating book.