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Upwork U.S. English Basic Skills Test Answers of 2017

U.S. English Basic Skills Upwork Test Ans (2017)


   
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:• No, I wasn't listening to the radio.

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

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

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

Question:* Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“I’m not feeling well,” Agatha said.
Answer:• Agatha said she wasn’t feeling well.

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

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:• The weather has not been good for the last few days.

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

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?
Answer:• Did Annabel knowingly lie on the witness stand?

Question:* Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
I placed my notes _______ my desk and referred to them _______ the meeting.
Answers:• beside, during

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of apostrophes?
Answer:• Helga borrowed her friend’s skates for the day; however, she failed to return them.

Question:* Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
We were surprised when the ________ parade ________ turned into a ________ party!
Answer:• dull, suddenly, wild

Question:* Read the original sentence below and then choose the rewritten sentence that illustrates proper sentence structure.
ORIGINAL SENTENCE:
It is easy to carry solid objects, but the same cannot be said of liquids.
REWRITTEN SENTENCES:
Answer:• Unlike liquids; solid objects can easily be carried.

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates correct pronoun usage?
Answer:• None of the above

Question:* Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
Of the two books, Sam’s is definitely the __________ ; however, even though Sandra’s didn’t turn out as __________ as expected, she still did a __________ job of writing it.
Answer:• better, well, good
 
Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?
Answer:• Until the snow melts, the train will not be able to move.

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:• music, told the others about the ice cream truck outside

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:• Whenever I can’t spend time with my friend, I always speak to him on the phone.

Question:* Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
Rhonda says, “I get to work early every day.”
Answer:• Rhonda says she gets to work early every day.

 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:• Because, an, or

 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:• many, windiest, most, more, protected

Question:* Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate proper use of articles and conjunctions?
Answer:• Bertha decided to change a locks of her house after burglars stole a computer or an oil painting.

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:• you, his, he
 
Question:* Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.
Will you be going to the company picnic this year?
Answer:• Yes, and I plan on swimming, fishing, and eating all day!

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

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

Question:* Choose the series of verbs and phrases that best completes the following passage.
This dish _________ too spicy. Why __________ so much pepper?
Answer:• is, did the chef use

Question:* Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate correct verb and verb tense usage?
Answer:• 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.
Although the issue was very serious, the committee disposed ______ it in a few minutes and moved _______ to other business.
Answer:• of, away

 Question:* Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
Answer:• All of the apple’s at the grocer’s were rotten, so I bought oranges instead.

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

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:• mailing, forgetting

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

 Question:* Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
The helium-__________ balloon rose __________ into the air; the villagers knew then that their __________ leader was off on another mission.
Answer:• powered, powerfully, powerful

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:• shortest, accordingly

 Question:* Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“I can meet with you at noon,” said Peter.
Answer:• Peter said he could meet with me at noon.
 
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:• gets, will have to wait
 
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:• and, however, that
 
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:• A lot of lumber is being carried by that tall man.

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:• us, their, we, ourselves

Question:* Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Jeremy drove his motorcycle _______ the bridge, _______ the hill, and _______ the diner before finally parking it _______ two police cars.
Answer:• across, down, past, between

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:• of, about

 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:• through, on

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:• totally, irresponsible
 
Question:* Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
last what ! it’s did you night, over After
Answer:• After what you did last night, it’s over!

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

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:• , you never know when
 
Question:* Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
Jerry said, “I saw my cousin at the fair.”
Answer:• Jerry said he had seen his cousin at the fair.

Question:* Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.
Julia, who is studying to be _______foreign correspondent, is currently doing _______ internship in _______ Middle East _______ will return before the end of _______ year.
Answer:• a, an, the, but, the

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:• nor, whether, that, the

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:• our, himself, us

Question:* Choose the verb that best completes the following sentence.
Do you know if Harlon ____________Japanese before moving to Japan?
Answer:• has studied

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:• What, which

Question:* Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence.
Alison regrets _________ you with her remarks; she never meant _________ so.
Answer:• hurting, to do

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:• under, in, around

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions?
Answers:• Celine lives on Arthur Street; however, she works on Beatrice Boulevard.

Question:* Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.
“I will be moving soon,” said Alma.
Answer:• Alma said she would be moving soon.

Question:* Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
Answer:• I need you to pick up several boxes of paperclips, pens, and pencils; three pounds each of potatoes, carrots, and peas; and my dry cleaning.

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:• a, but

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:• , however

Question:* Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.
The _______ , _______ odor was ________ coming from the chemistry lab up the street.
Answer:• nasty, pungent, clearly

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

Question:* Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Jack, leaning casually ________ the tree, watched as Sally walked slowly ________ him.
Answer:• against, toward

Question:* Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.
would I have it anything if had . I you known said would not bother
Answer:• I would not have said anything if I had known it would bother you.

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates incorrect pronoun usage?
Answer:• None of the above

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrates proper sentence structure?
Answer:• The queen had hardly finished her speech when the people began to disperse.

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

Question:* Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
Whiskey, my pet squirrel, jumped ________ my head and ________ the windowsill.
Answer:• over, onto

Question:* Which of the following sentences illustrate(s) the proper use of commas?
Answer:• a and b

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

Question:* Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence.
Everyone __________ too busy cooking and __________ the campsite __________ the family of bears __________ from the woods.
Answer:• was, setting up, to notice, watching

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

Question:* Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.
Did you see the show last night?
Answer:• No, because by the time I got there all the tickets had already been sold.

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:• amazed, rare, incredibly, beautiful


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