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ACT English Test - 7

DIRECTIONS: In the passage that follows, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose "NO CHANGE." In some cases, you will find in the right-hand column a question about the underlined part. You are to choose the best answer to the question.

You will also find questions about a section of the passage, or about the passage as a whole. These questions do not refer to an underlined portion of the passage, but rather are identified by a number or numbers in a box.

For each question, choose the alternative you consider best. Read the passage through once before you begin to answer the questions that accompany it. For many of the questions, you must read several sentences beyond the question to determine the answer. Be sure that you have read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative.

I had (1) a job interview scheduled for tomorrow, so I have a lot of preparing to do. First of all, I must do some research on the company to insure (2) that I am well-prepared to answer any questions they ask. (3) Secondly, (4) I need to find an outfit to wear that is appropriate for an interview. Finally, I will practice typical interview questions with someone in order to feel more confident. Having a interview (5) can be nerve-racking, but I feel like I will be prepared.
1.
A) No change.
B) has
C) have
D) am having


2.
A) No change.
B) ensure
C) insured
D) be insured


3.
A) No change.
B) he asks
C) she asks
D) the interviewer asks


4.
A) No change.
B) Secondly
C) Secondly:
D) Secondly;


5.
A) No change.
B) an interview
C) interview
D) and interview



Christmas is a holiday celebrated around the world. It had emerged (1) from many different religions and backgrounds. In America, Christians celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ. However, many symbols came from other religions. The Christmas tree, for instance (2) is known to have originated in Germany. The wreath that many people hang on they're (3) doors was once a symbol of the Winter solstice (4) as a reminder of the change in seasons. Santa Claus dates back to a monk of the third century. All of these symbols combine in the celebration of Christmas although they may have originated from different beliefs. (5)
6.
A) No change.
B) emerged
C) have emerged
D) has emerged


7.
A) No change.
B) tree for instance
C) tree; for instance
D) tree, for instance,


8.
A) No change
B) there
C) there are
D) their


9.
A) No change.
B) winter solstice
C) Winter Solstice
D) winter Solstice


10.
A) No change.
B) All of these symbols combine in the celebration of Christmas, although they may have originated from different beliefs.
C) Although they may have originated from different beliefs, all of these symbols combine in the celebration of Christmas.
D) Although they may have originated from different beliefs; all of these symbols combine in the celebration of Christmas.




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