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Diagnostic Quiz

 

 

Identify specific English grammar points that need review. Use the study link to find out why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

 

Quiz 1

Beginning

A bee and a flower

 

Determine which article to use in each sentence.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 1-12" button at the bottom.

 

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Unspecific-Specific
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bee sting 

sting (v.) stung (past) – the action of an insect making a hole in the skin and putting in a small amount of poison


Specific-Unspecific
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sting (n.) – the place on the skin where an insect made a hole in the skin and put in poison


Earlier Mention
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hive   

hive (n.) – a manmade structure for bees to make their home
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colony (n.) – a term for a social group
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consists of (v.) – is made up of, includes
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Earlier Mention
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honeybee


All/ Specific One
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pollen on legs

pollen (n.) – a fine, yellow powder produced by flowers


Included Parts
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larva (sing.)  larvae (pl.) – a young insect with a soft tube-shaped body, which will later become an insect with wings


Most of / Most of the
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nectar (n.) – the sweet liquid that bees collect from flowers


Shared Knowledge
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz 2

Intermediate

 

 

 

Determine which article can be used in each sentence.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 13-26" button at the bottom.

 

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fuzzy (adj.) – having thick, little hairs


Unspecific-Specific
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electrostatic charge (n.) – a force of attraction (positive + negatve) such as when rubbing two balloons together


Earlier Mention
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defensive (n.) – intending to protect themselves against attack


Nationality   All/ Class
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ancient (adj.) – belonging to a time long ago    
sacred (adj.) – holy, relating to god or religion
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Mayan (adj.) – Meso American civilization (2,000 B. C. – present.) in Central America


Geography
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Egyptian bee engravings in Niuserre, Egypt has pictures of beekeepers blowing smoke into hives as they remove honey.

templetemple (n.) – sacred building


Landmarks
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A Minoan Youth

Minoans (n.) – an ancient civilization (people) 27th century BC to the 15th century BC
Crete (n.) – an island in the Mediterranean to the south of Greece


Nationality   Geography
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 bee jewelry in


All/ Specfic   Later Mention
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sacred (adj.) – relating to god or religion
ancient (adj.) – belonging to a time long ago
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  is

Virgil – (70 BC – 19 BC) was a classical Roman poet


All/ Specific   Later Mention
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Article Expressions
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Article Expressions
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spider web


Shared Knowledge
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