Tuesday, February 26, 2013

oDesk U.S. English Basic Skill Test 2015

oDesk U.S. English Basic skill test is the most important test for all Data Entry Operator. 




Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.

Charlotte knew________the secret investigation_________her past, but she closed her eyes to it and pretended it wasn’t happening.
Answer: a. of, about
Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
I think Pamela deserves to be punished for her________stupid and________behavior.
Answer: b. totally, irresponsible

Question:  Which of the following sentences punctuated correctly?
a. Tracy bought three suits; seven scarves; and ten pairs of shoes.
Answer: b. We are expecting a hurricane this afternoon, therefore we have closed the school early.

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
While_________of our relatives live on the__________hill in the county, _________of our friends live in the _________areas of the valley.
Answer:: c. many, windiest, most, more, protected

Question: Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.
Those who are not wise_____________.
Answer:: d. does not need to be necessarily stupid.

Question:  Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
Don’t _________think Larry should call__________wife if______________is going to be late for dinner?
Answer: a. you, his, he

Question: Rearrange the following words to create most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
days for last has good weather few The been the not
Answer::d. The weather has not been good for the last few days

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
Knowing that February was the___________month of the year, Cheryl planned her vacation____________.
Answer:: b. shortest, accordingly

Question: Rearrange the following words to create most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
Answer:: e. Whenever I can’t spend time with my friend, I always speak to him on the phone.

Question: Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.
Does Jack wear that furry hat often?
Answer:: d. No, he only wears it when his ears are cold.

Question: Which of the following sentence illustrates correct pronoun usage?
a. is those the set of plates the bride wanted, or did she want this set?
d.Whose book is that-his or our?
Answer:: e. None of the above

Question: Which of the sentence illustrates proper sentence structure?
a. Everyone knows that a mango is much sweeter to an orange
Answer:: d. The queen had hardly finished her speech when the people began to disperse.

Question: Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“It may snow tomorrow.” he said.
Answer:: d. He said it might snow tomorrow.

Question: Which of the following sentence punctuated correctly?
Answer:: d. “Come here.” she said, “and let me get a good look at you.”

Question: Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“Sharon must go to the bank today.” said Albert.
Answer:: d. Albert said Sharon had to go to the bank today.

Question: Choose the option that correctly changes original sentence from active to passive.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
That tall man is carrying a lot of lumber.
REWRITTEN SENTENCES:
Answer:: d. A lot of lumber is being carried by that tall man.

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
I placed my notes__________my desk and referred to them____________ the meeting.
Answer:: b. beside, during

Question: Rearrange the following words to create most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
Sleeping likes the . midday Katie until on weekends
Answer:: Katie likes sleeping until midday on the weekends.

Question: Choose the series of verbs that best completes  the following sentence.
Everyone ____________too busy cooking and __________ the campsite ____________ the family _________ from the woods.
Answer:: d. was, setting up, to notice, watching

Question: Choose the series of verbs that best completes  the following sentence.
I find it very hard to remember ______________ letters that are entrusted to me. In fact, I remember_____________to do so dozens of times!
Answer:: d. mailing, forgetting

Question:  Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes  the following sentence.
Lilacs ___________ violets are usually purple, I have seen some _________ are white.
Answer:: c. and, although, that

Question: Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.
Only after they had an exhaustive study__________ how to adapt the technology to the needs of our company.
Answer:: c. they did begin to understand

Question: Which of the following sentence illustrates proper use of comma?
Answer:: f. All of the above

Question: Which of the following sentence does NOT illustrates correct verb and tense usage?
Answer:: b. Clarabelle’s mother absolutely hated nicknames and always calls her daughter by her full name.

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Victor, who stole ____________ ideas and used them  to make _________ a millionaire, never once offered ______________ a world of thanks.
Answer:: d. our, himself, us

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
______________ is the name of the opera, and ___________ role did you say Maria would play?
Answer:: c. What, which

Question: Choose the verbs and phrases that best completes the following sentence.
This dish _____________ too spicy. Why ___________ so pepper?
Answer:: e. a and c

Question: Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
Carol has said, “I am responsible for this project.”
Answer:: a. Carol has said that she is responsible for this.

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Although Marvin said he had the keys___________ the flower pot, we were unable to find them___________ the dark. In the end, we waited for him at the coffee shop ____________the corner.
Answer:: a. under, in. around

Question: Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.
The excited children who had run toward the loud _______________.
Answer::d. music, told the others about the ice cream truck outside.

Question: Rearrange the following words to create most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
your company name? of what the is
Answer:: c. What is the name of your company?

Question: 
Which of the following sentences NOT punctuated correctly?
a. All of the apple’s at the grocers were rotten so I bought oranges instead.
Answer:: b. “Seven canteens full of water should enough for the hike,” said Tabitha.

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
After realizing that our hosts hadn’t actually invested _________ to ____________ party. ____________ excused ____________ from the table and slipped out the back door.
Answer:: a. us, their, we, ourselves.

Question: Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction?
Answer:: b. We painted the conference room yellow, hung a poster on the wall, and are rearranging the chairs.

Question: Which of the following sentence uses correct pronoun usage?
  Answer:: e. All of the above

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
The archeologists were_____________ to discover such a __________ and__________ ____________ artifact at that mostly uncovered site.
Answer:: b. amazed, rare, incredibly, beautiful

Question: Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“I’m not feeling well,” Agatha said.
Answer:  a. Agatha has said that she doesn’t feel well.
  
Question: Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
      Rhonda says, "I get to work early every day."
    Answer:a.     Rhonda says she gets to work early every day.
  
 Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
While __________ of our relatives live on the __________ hill in the county, __________ of our friends live in the __________ __________ areas of the valley.
Answer:b.     most, windier, more, most, protective

Question: 
Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Although the issue was very serious, the committee disposed ______ it in a few minutes and moved _______ to other business.
  Answer: b.     of, away

Question: 
Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
          "I will be moving soon," said Alma.
   Answer:c.     Alma says she'll be moving soon.
  

Question: 
Read the original sentence below and then choose the rewritten sentence that illustrates proper sentence structure.
It is easy to carry solid objects, but the same cannot be said of liquids.
   Answer: b.     Unlike liquids, we can easily carry solid objects.

Question: 
Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate correct verb and verb tense usage?
   Answer:d.     Have you ever wondered how many jelly beans there are in the world?

Question: 
Choose the series of verbs and phrases that best completes the following passage.
         This dish _________ too spicy. Why __________ so much pepper?
    Answer:d.     was, the chef used   

Question: 
Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
your company name ? of What the is
Answer:c.     What is the name of your company?

Question: 
Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence.
If Harry __________ to the party too early, don't let him in; he __________ outside like everyone else.
Answer:a.     gets, will have to wait

Question: 
Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
The archaeologists were ________ to discover such a __________ and __________ _________ artifact at that mostly uncovered site.
Answer:c.     beautiful, rarity, amazingly, incredible

Question: 
Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
The archaeologists were ________ to discover such a __________ and __________ _________ artifact at that mostly uncovered site.
Answer:.     beautiful, rarity, amazingly, incredible

Question: 
Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence.
Mr. Peach has sent his four children to Ivy League colleges __________ he has sacrificed his health working day and night in that dusty factory.
Answer:b.     ; however,

Question: 
Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
Jerry said, "I saw my cousin at the fair."
Answer:d.     Jerry says he saw his cousin at the fair.

Question: 
Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions?
Answer:c.     For my birthday, I would like a book, an hourglass, and the keys to a new boat.

Question: 
Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
work . is always to brother willing not My
Answer:a.     My brother is not willing to work always.

Question: 
Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.
I think Fran could be ______ great public speaker, _______ she is still too shy to try it.
Answer:b.     a, but

Question: 
Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
days . for last has good weather few The been the not
Answer:d.     The weather has not been good for the last few days.

Question: 
Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.
_______ she was feeling ill, Teresa wanted to eat only _____ apple _____ some soup.
Answer:b.     After, an, and

Question: 
Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
That house used to be ______ , but ______ have given it to ______.
Answer:c.     mine, I, her

Question: 
Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.
Neither we ________ Sal, our neighbor, could understand ________ it had been our dog Rover or Sal's cat's kittens _________ had destroyed all the flower beds in the middle of _______ night.
Answer:b.     or, if, who, the

Question: Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.

After realizing that our hosts hadn't actually invited ______ to ______ party, ______  excused ______  from the table and slipped out the back door.

Answer:c.     them, our, they, themselves

Question: 
Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
"I'm not feeling well," Agatha said. 
 Answer:d.     Agatha says she isn't feeling well.

Question: 
Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.
Those who are not wise ____________  .
Answer:a.     do not need be necessarily stupid

Question: 
Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
Don't ________ think Larry should call ________ wife if ________ is going to be late for dinner?
Answer:a.     you, his, he

Question: 
Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction? 
  Answer:b.     We painted the conference room yellow, hung a poster on the wall, and are rearranging the chairs.

Question: 
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Answer:b.     Come here she said, and let me get a good look at you.

Question: 
Choose the option that correctly changes the original sentence from active voice to passive voice.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
That tall man is carrying a lot of lumber.
REWRITTEN SENTENCES:
Answer:c.     The lumber is carried by the tall man.

Question: 
Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Jack, leaning casually ________ the tree, watched as Sally walked slowly ________ him.
Answer:c.   upon, past

Question: 
Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
"Sharon must go to the bank today," said Albert.
Answer:c.     Albert says Sharon must go to the bank today.

Question: 
Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate correct pronoun usage?
Answer:c.     You should wear that jacket to their wedding because it's the nicest one you have.

Question: 
Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following passage.
Although Marvin said he had hidden the keys _______ the flower pot, we were unable to find them  _______ the dark. In the end, we waited for him at the coffee shop ___________ the corner.
Answer:a.  under, in, around

Question: 
Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following passage.
I find it very hard to remember _________ letters that are entrusted to me. In fact, I remember _________ to do so dozens of times!
Answer:d.     mailing, forgetting

Question: 
Which of the following sentences illustrates proper sentence structure?
Answer:c.     The man in the black cape mounted his powerful stallion and it galloped away.

Question: 
Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction
Answer:d.     Tatiana declared that the people in her office are smarter than the people who work in Tad's office. 

Question: Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
The deer ran quickly _______  the trees, its hooves pounding _______  the forest floor.
Answer:a.     amid, from

Question: 
Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
_______  is the name of the opera, and _______ role did you say Maria would play?
 Answer:c.     What, which

Question: 
Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.
The excited children, who had run toward the loud _____________ .
Answer:d.     music, told the others about the ice cream truck outside

Question: 
Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
Knowing that February was the _________ month of the year, Cheryl planned her vacation ___________.
Answer:c.     shorter, according

Question: 
Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
Answer:a.  We expect only three things from our dog: loyalty, affection, and tail wagging.

Question: Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
_______ is the name of the opera, and ______ role did you say Maria would pay?
Answer:Answer: c (what, which)

Question: Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.

Answer:Answer: a (No, because by the time I got there all the tickets had already been sold.)

Question: Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence.
It’s never too late to learn how to swim ______ you may fall off a boat!
Answer: b (you never know when)

Question: Choose the series of verbs and phrases that best completes the following passage.
This dish ______ too spicy. Why _______ so much pepper?
Answer:: e (a and c)

Question: Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
With can’t phone, on whenever always to the time spend I speak I my friend, him
Answer: e (Whenever I can’t spend time with my friend. I always speak to him on the phone.

Question: Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.
Did you hear the weather report for tomorrow?
Answer: b (No, I wasn’t listening to the radio.)

Question: Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.
Victor, who stole ______ ideas and used them to make ______ a millionaire, never once offered ______ a word of thanks.
Answer: d (our, himself, us)

Question: Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?
Answer: e (All of the above)

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentences.
While ______ of our relatives live on the _______ hill in the country, ______of our friends live in the ________ area of the valley.
Answer: c (many, windiest, most, protected)

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
Knowing that February was the ______ month of the year, Cheryl planned her vacation ________.
Answer: b (shortest, accordingly)

Question: Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence.
Mr. Peach has sent his four children to lvy league colleges _______ he has sacrificed his health working day and night dusty factory.
Answer: b (; however)

Question: Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentences.
I think Pamela deserves to be punished for her _______ stupid and ______ behavior.
Answer: b (total, irresponsible)

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