English

I ……. my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work.

(a) began
(b) started
(c) begin
(d) start
English

I ……. go now because I am already late for my class.

(a) must
(b) had
(c) have
English

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.
English

Choose the sentence that expresses the idea most clearly.

a. Some people say jury duty is a nuisance that just takes up their precious time and that we don’t get paid enough.
b. Some people say jury duty is a nuisance that just takes up your precious time and that one doesn’t get paid enough.
c. Some people say jury duty is a nuisance that just takes up precious time and that doesn’t pay enough.
d. Some people say jury duty is a nuisance that just takes up our precious time and that they don’t get paid enough.
English

Both by ——- and by gender, American painter Mary Cassatt was an ——-, because her artistic peers were Frenchmen.

(A) background . . amateur
(B) citizenship . . intellectual
(C) nationality . . anomaly
(D) style . . advocate
(E) skill . . expert
English

Most species of the bacterium Streptococcus are harmless. Some species of Streptococcus are dangerous pathogens.

a. Whereas most species of the bacterium Streptococcus are harmless, some are dangerous pathogens.
b. Since most species of the bacterium Streptococcus are harmless, some are dangerous pathogens.
c. As most species of the bacterium Streptococcus are harmless, some are dangerous pathogens.
d. Because most species of the bacterium Streptococcus are harmless, some are dangerous pathogens.
English

Architects define a physical structure as a set of materials arranged in such a way that these materials can ——- the downward pull of gravity.

(A) mimic
(B) resist
(C) amplify
(D) dislodge
(E) demonstrate
English

My friends loved the restaurant. I thought it was overpriced.

a. That my friends loved the restaurant, I thought it was overpriced.
b. My friends loved the restaurant, whereas I thought it was overpriced.
c. My friends loved the restaurant, when I thought it was overpriced.
d. My friends loved the restaurant, or I thought it was overpriced.
English

Sadly their marriage of 25 years ……. in divorce.

(a) ends
(b) ended
(c) finishes
(d) finished
English

Her ______ display of tears at work did not impress her new boss, who felt she should try to control her emotions.

a. maudlin
b. meritorious
c. precarious
d. plausible
e. schematic