Section 2
Structure and Written Expression
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This section is designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section, with special directions for each type.

PART A: Click here to read the directions.

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  1. __________ of the Stamp Act in 1765 provoked strong opposition among the American colonists.
    The passage was It was the passage Before the passage The passage

  2. In 1905 Juneau replaced Sitka __________ Alaska.
    the capital was as the capital of the capital being was the capital of

  3. __________ were first viewed through a telescope by Galileo.
    Jupiter has four moons Jupiter's four moons Jupiter surrounded by four moons Surrounded by four moons, Jupiter

  4. __________ the end of the Ice Age around 8000 B.C., mammoths became extinct.
    With It was That In addition

  5. There are two basic kinds of air compressors, reciprocating and __________.
    another kind that is rotating one that rotates a rotating kind rotating

  6. The human body has four jugular veins, __________ each side of the neck.
    there are two on it has two on two are on two on

  7. __________ its proximity to New York, New Jersey is an important link in the nation's transportation system.
    Since As a result However Because of

  8. Agronomists work to improve the quality of crops, increase the yield of fields, and __________ of the soil.
    the quality is maintained maintain the quality the maintenance of the quality maintaining the quality

  9. From 1898 to 1933, the U.S. Weather Bureau obtained information about the weather from __________ to box kites.
    attached devices attached to devices devices attached devices were attached

  10. Projective tests __________ as the Rorschach Test have no right or wrong answers.
    such similar like same

  11. One purpose __________ to decide if there is sufficient evidence to try a person for a crime.
    of a grand jury is of a grand jury for a grand jury of a grand jury which is

  12. __________ in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge spans the channel at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.
    Completes Completed Completing To complete

  13. A slipped disk is a condition __________ the intervertebral disk protrudes and presses on nerves.
    what which is in which that

  14. Scientists stress that the overall warming trend of the last decade holds much more significance __________ single year's
    any do than do any than any do do than

  15. When __________ impulses from many of the neurons in one part of the brain, an epileptic seizure occurs.
    the simultaneous bursts simultaneously burst there are simultaneous bursts of simultaneously bursting

PART B: Click here to read the directions.

  1. Latex rubber is made from a milky substantial in plants and trees of the sapodilla family.

  2. The state with the most large production of tobacco products is North Carolina.

  3. Ballads, like folk tales, began thousands of years ago among people who could not read or writing.

  4. The first professional baseball game it took place in 1846 when the New York Nine defeated the New York Knickerbockers 23 to 1.

  5. More than 300 different kinds of nails is manufactured in the United States.

  6. Among Thomas Jefferson's many accomplishment was his work to establish the University of Virginia.

  7. The state of New Mexico is not densely population, with an average of only four people per square kilometer.

  8. Alike bases which cause litmus to turn blue, acids cause litmus to turn red.

  9. Plant cuttings who are placed in water will develop roots and can then be planted in soil.

  10. Lead poisoning can result if to much lead builds up in the body.

  11. Many American childrens learned to read from the more than 120 million copies of McGuffy’s Reader.

  12. In A Farewell to Arms (1926) Hemingway tried to capture the feelings the American people at the end of World War I.

  13. From 1785 to 1790, the capital of the U.S. is located in New York City.

  14. Many Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state.

  15. When T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland appeared in 1922, critics were divided as to how well it was wrote.

  16. The Wagner Act guarantees workers in the U.S. the right to organizing labor unions.

  17. According the kinetic theory, all matter consists of constantly moving particles.

  18. The average salt content of seawater is more than 3 percents.

  19. The isotopes of one element can have different weighs.

  20. It is in the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere, that wind, storms, and another kinds of weather take place.

  21. The differing curricula at the community colleges in Kent County reflect the fact that the student population at each sites is not consistent.

  22. Of the two Diomede Islands, only one belongs the United States.

  23. The novels of Kurt Vonnegut present a desperately comic aware of human nature.

  24. In spite of her physician handicaps, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe with honors.

  25. Some toxins are produced by alive bacteria, but others are released only after a bacterium dies.