Quiz : Reading Comprehension
1. This passage is a summary of
A. Opera in Italy C. the development of opera @
B. the Camerata D. Euridice
2. According to this passage, when did modern opera begin?
A. In the time of the ancient Greeks
B. In the fifteenth century
C. At the beginning of the sixteenth century
D. At the beginning of the seventeenth century@
3. The word it in paragraph 1 refers to
A. opera@ B. Date C. Era D. music
4. According to the author, what did Jacopo Peri write?
A. Greek tragedy C. The opera Maria de Medici
B. The first opera@ D. The opera The Camerata
5. The author suggests that Euridice was produced
A. in France
B. originally by Sopocles and Aeschylus
C. without much success
D. for the wedding of King Henry IV@
6. What was The Camerata?
A. A group of Greek musicians
B. Musicians who developed a new musical drama based upon Greek drama@
C. A style of music not known in Italy
D. The name given to the court of King Henry IV
7. The word revive in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by
A. appreciate B. Resume@ C. modify D. investigate
8. The word plot in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to
A. locations B. instruments C. stories@ D. inspiration
9. From what did the term “opera” derive?
A. Greek and Roman history and mythology
B. non-Italian composers
C. The Italian phrase that means “musical works” @
D. The ideas of composer Jacopo Peri.
Quiz : STRUCTURE
Problem 1 Missing Main Verb
The sound of the dryer bothers my concentration.
Incorrect: In my opinion, too soon to make a decision.
Correct : In my opinion, it is too soon to make a decision.
Incorrect: Do you know whether the movie that starts at seven?
Correct : Do you know whether the movie that starts at seven is good ?
Do you know whether the movie starts at seven?
Incorrect: Sam almost always a lot of fun.
Correct : Sam is almost always a lot of fun.
Incorrect: The book that I lent you having a good bibliography.
Correct : The book that I lent you has a good bibliography.
Problem 2 Verbs that Require an Infinitive in the Complement
S V C (infinitive) M
We had planned to leave day before yesterday.
Incorrect: We demand knowing our status.
Correct : We demand to know our status.
Incorrect: I intend the inform you that we cannot approve your application.
Correct : I intend to inform you that we cannot approve your application.
Incorrect: They didn’t plan buying a car.
Correct : They didn’t plan to buy a car.
Incorrect: The weather tends improving in May.
Correct : The weather tend to improve in May.
Problem 3 Verbs that Require an –ing Form in the Complement
S V C (infinitive) M
He enjoys traveling by plane.
Incorrect: We enjoyed talk with your friend.
Correct : We enjoyed talking with your friend.
Incorrect: Hank completed the writing his thesis this summer.
Correct : Hank completed writing his thesis this summer.
Incorrect: I miss to watch the news when I am traveling.
Correct: I miss watching the news when I am traveling.
Incorrect: She mentions to stop et El Paso in her letter.
Correct : She mentions stopping et El Paso in her letter.
Problem 4 Verb Phrases that require an –ing Form in the Complement
S V Ph C (-ing) M
She forgot about canceling her appointment.
Incorrect: Let’s go to the movie when you get through to study.
Correct : Let’s go to the movie when you get through studying.
Incorrect: We can’t help to wonder why she left.
Correct : We can’t help wondering why she left.
Incorrect: I have been looking forward to meet you.
Correct : I have been looking forward meeting you.
Incorrect: We wouldn’t mind to wait.
Correct : We wouldn’t mind waiting.
PROBLEMS WITH TENSE
S V (past) M
The concert began at eight o’clock.
Incorrect: Before she run the computer program, she had checked it out with her supervisor.
Correct : Before she ran the computer program, she had checked it out with her supervisor.
Incorrect: We eat dinner in Albuquerque on our vacation last year.
Correct : We ate dinner in Albuquerque on our vacation last year.
Incorrect: My nephew begun working for me about ten years ago.
Correct : My nephew began working for me about ten years ago.
Incorrect: I know that you been forty on your last birthday.
Correct : I know that you was forty on your last birthday.
Problem 6 Modal + Verb Word
S modal verb word
They might visit us.
Incorrect: Our friends might stopping to see us on their way to California.
Correct : Our friends might stop to see us on their way to California.
Incorrect: I would, if there is time, liking to make a phone call.
Correct : I would, if there is time, like to make a phone call.
Incorrect: Betty may, with effort, to pass this course.
Correct : Betty may, with effort, pass this course.
Incorrect: The flight should to be on time.
Correct : The flight should be on time.
Problem 7 Logical Conclusions – Events in the Past
S must have participle past time
My friend must have called last night.
Incorrect: This pen won’t write; it can have run out of ink (in the past).
Correct : This pen won’t write; it must have run outof ink (in the past).
Incorrect: The ring that I was looking at is gone; someone else must buy it.
Correct : The ring that I was looking at is gone; someone else must have bought it.
Incorrect: He doesn’t have his keys; he must locked them in his car.
Correct : He doesn’t have his keys; he must have locked them in his car.
Incorrect: I don’t see Martha anywhere; she must be left early.
Correct : I don’t see Martha anywhere; she must have left early.
Problem 8 Logical Conclusions – Events in the Present
S must be -ing present tense
My friend must be calling now.
S must be adjective present time
He must be upset now.
Incorrect: Bob is absent; he must have been sick again (now).
Correct : Bob is absent; he must be sick again (now).
Incorrect: He is taking a walk; he must have felt better now.
Correct : He is taking a walk; he must be felt better now.
Incorrect: She must be study at the library now because all of her books are gone.
Correct : She must be studying at the library now because all of her books are gone.
Incorrect: Sarah must get a divorce (now) because her husband is living in an apartment.
Correct : Sarah must be getting a divorce (now) because her husband is living in an apartment.