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Outcomes Placement Test Package Placement Test Question 26

I can’t hear you – it’s …….. noisy in here.

(a) too
(b) too much
(c) too many
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To survive, the people now known as Paleo-Indians had to be resourceful and resilient, able to survive only if they develop hunting and gathering techniques suited to their changing environments.

(A) able to survive only if they develop
(B) able to survive only by developing
(C) their ability to survive only by developing
(D) that they are able to survive only by developing
(E) that they were able to survive only if they develop
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Outcomes Placement Test Package Placement Test Question 18

When I first moved to Hong Kong, life in a different country was very strange, but now I’m used …….. here.

(a) living
(b) to live
(c) to living
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The likelihood that she will decide to take the job is great, she is never completely predictable.

a. The likelihood
b. Although the likelihood
c. Since the likelihood
d. In fact, the likelihood
e. Knowing that the likelihood
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Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and ______ his right to the throne, or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown.

a. reprimand
b. upbraid
c. abdicate
d. winnow
e. extol
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The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea. All birds nest on land.

a. Whereupon all birds nest on land, the Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea.
b. The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea, whereas all birds nest on land.
c. Whenever all birds nest on land, the Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea.
d. The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea, as all birds nest on land.
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Because you simultaneously focus two eyes on an object, employing a sophisticated method of determining distance and perceiving depth, we call our vision binocular.

(A) you simultaneously focus two eyes on an object
(B) you simultaneously focus on an object by two eyes
(C) of our simultaneous focus on an object with two eyes
(D) of our simultaneously focusing on an object by two eyes
(E) we simultaneously focus two eyes on an object
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It didn’t take long for the children to ……. off the cakes and pastries that had not been eaten at the party.

(a) end
(b) ending
(c) finish
(d) finishing
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As ______ beings we live each day conscious of our shortcomings and victories.

a. sensational
b. sentient
c. sentimental
d. static
e. senile
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Choose the sentence that is NOT correctly written or that is unclear. If all sentences are correct, choose answer d.

a. After he left, I went straight to bed.
b. For the first time, I understood what she was talking about.
c. We visited the town where my father grew up last summer
d. No mistakes.