GEM Short Practice Test

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  1. If I (a) was (b) were the governor, I would reduce tuition for all Californian residents. (17)
    (b) were
  2. Paul and his sister (a) is (b) are going to attend the play. (19)
    (b) are
  3. The dresses at Nordstrom, even though on sale, (a) cost (b) costs more than those at Macys. (18)
    (a) cost
  4. The Zoning Commission members (a) is (b) are unable to decide whether to approve the new housing proposal. (22)
    (b) are
  5. One of the employees left (a) his (b) his or her (c) their updated benefits package on the table. (14)
    (b) his or her
  6. Please submit your requests to Vicki and (a) I (b) me (c) myself. (10/12)
    (b) me
  7. Jim asked that (a) whoever (b) whomever attends the meeting takes notes. (13)
    (a) whoever
  8. Professor Guido asked Sue and (a) I (b) me (c) myself to resubmit our assignments. (10)
    (b) me
  9. (a) Him (b) His talking on his cell phone during the movie was rude. (27)
    (b) His
  10. You will work with the new consultant, (a) who (b) whom you will meet later. (13)
    (b) whom
  11. Meeting attendees are responsible for (a) his (b) his or her (c) their own transportation. (14)
    (c) their
  12. At the end of the story (a) is (b) are a surprising ending and an epilogue. (18)
    (b) are
  13. The highly-paid consultant worked only Monday through Thursday. (23)

    A. Commas or semicolons
    B. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    C. Capitalization
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)

    highly paid
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. You owe me 10 dollars for the movie and the popcorn. (55)

    A. Commas or semicolons
    B. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    C. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    D. Capitalization
    C. Number expressions (word or figure forms)

    me $10 for
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. We went to Kathys house after the movie, and she made coffee for everyone. (38)

    A. Capitalization
    B. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    C. Commas or semicolons
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)

    Kathy's
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. 15 people attended the seminar yesterday at 1 p.m. (53)

    A. Commas or semicolons
    B. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    C. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    D. Capitalization
    C. Number expressions (word or figure forms)

    Fifteen people
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. The President and the Sales Manager both went to the seminar. (47)

    A. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    B. Commas or semicolons
    C. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    D. Capitalization
    D. Capitalization

    The president and the sales manager both
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. A well designed practice test can significantly improve test scores. (24)

    A. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    B. Capitalization
    C. Commas or semicolons
    D. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    A. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)

    well-designed
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Your résumé should include: your demographic information, education, and prior work experience. (37)

    A. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    B. Commas or semicolons
    C. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    D. Capitalization
    C. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)

    include your
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. Tim said the bosses son was going to deliver the package. (39)

    A. Capitalization
    B. Number expressions (word or figure forms)
    C. Commas or semicolons
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)
    D. Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, and question marks)

    boss's
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. The professor (a) complemented (b) complimented the students on their excellent test results.
    (b) complimented
  22. The students were proud of (a) there (b) their (c) they’re test scores.
    (b) their
  23. The scores were a result of studying (a) every day (b) everyday.
    (a) every day
  24. The (a) course (b) coarse was interesting yet challenging.
    (a) course
  25. The students needed to work hard in order to (a) insure (b) assure (c) ensure their success.
    (c) ensure
  26. Because 90 percent of all business transactions involve written messages and companies want to guarantee proper communication. (1)

    A. Sentence fragment
    B. Faulty pronoun reference
    C. Fused or run-on sentence
    D. Comma splice (comma joining clauses inappropriately)
    A. Sentence fragment
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. Sue was careful to address the envelope correctly she also applied the correct postage. (2)

    A. Faulty pronoun reference
    B. Comma splice (comma joining clauses inappropriately)
    C. Sentence fragment
    D. Fused or run-on sentence
    D. Fused or run-on sentence

    correctly; she
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. Our customer service representatives are trained in handling difficult problems, conflict resolution, and proper business etiquette. This explains our strengths. (15)

    A. Fused or run-on sentence
    B. Sentence fragment
    C. Faulty pronoun reference
    D. Comma splice (comma joining clauses inappropriately)
    C. Faulty pronoun reference
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. Many people have cell phones, consequently cell phones frequently ring during movies. (3)

    A. Sentence fragment
    B. Faulty pronoun reference
    C. Comma splice (comma joining clauses inappropriately)
    D. Fused or run-on sentence
    C. Comma splice (comma joining clauses inappropriately)

    phones; consequently, cell
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  30. Reading, writing, and to proofread well are needed in order to succeed in the class. (6)

    A. Starting fillers
    B. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    C. Passive voice used instead of active
    D. Redundancies
    E. Structure is not parallel
    E. Structure is not parallel

    Reading, writing, and proofreading well are needed in order to succeed in the class.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. After hearing the consensus of opinion from prior students that the professor was very strict, it was an unexpected surprise to the new students that each and every test included basic fundamentals covered in the chapter. (7)

    A. Structure is not parallel
    B. Redundancies
    C. Starting fillers
    D. Passive voice used instead of active
    E. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    B. Redundancies
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. Having been thrown into the air, the dog caught the stick. (4)
    A. Redundancies
    B. Starting fillers
    C. Passive voice used instead of active
    D. Structure is not parallel
    E. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    E. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. It is a fact that 40 students will graduate in December. (8)
    A. Structure is not parallel
    B. Redundancies
    C. Starting fillers
    D. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    E. Passive voice used instead of active
    C. Starting fillers

    Forty students will graduate in December.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. Every bite of food was eaten by us. (5)
    A. Dangling or misplaced modifier
    B. Passive voice used instead of active
    C. Structure is not parallel
    D. Starting fillers
    E. Redundancies
    B. Passive voice used instead of active

    We ate every bite of food.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. A list of suggestions for improving retention and test performance are found in an article titled “Best Listening Habits.” (G18)
    A list of suggestions for improving retention and test performance is found in an article titled “Best Listening Habits.” (G18)
  36. Keep in mind, that you must practice active listening in order to improve your listening skills (G 34).
    Keep in mind that you must practice active listening in order to improve your listening skills (G 34).
  37. You listening carefully will help improve all of your communication skills. (G27)
    Your listening carefully will help improve all of your communication skills. (G27)
  38. When you practice listening make sure you block competing thoughts. (G30)
    When you practice listening, make sure you block competing thoughts. (G30)
  39. I recently read another article “Listening effectively and how to achieve Your Goals.” (G49)
    I recently read another article “Listening Effectively and How to Achieve Your Goals.” (G49)
  40. Understanding the listening process and it’s barriers can explain miscommunications that occur frequently at work. (G11)
    Understanding the listening process and its barriers can explain miscommunications that occur frequently at work. (G11)
  41. It is wise to avoid arguing criticizing and yelling when listening to a supervisor. (G28)
    It is wise to avoid arguing, criticizing, and yelling when listening to a supervisor. (G28)
  42. Sometimes a speaker’s mannerisms or gender effect the interpretation of the message by the receiver. (G20)
    Sometimes a speaker’s mannerisms or gender effects the interpretation of the message by the receiver. (G20)
  43. If I was you, I also would remember the “paraphrase rule” regarding listening and try to put the speaker’s ideas into your own words. (G17)
    If I were you, I also would remember the “paraphrase rule” regarding listening and try to put the speaker’s ideas into your own words. (G17)
  44. In the spring of last year my friend Justin had an interesting experience at work. (G30)
    In the spring of last year, my friend Justin had an interesting experience at work. (G30)
  45. He was asked to attend a seminar that started at eight o’clock a.m. (G55)
    He was asked to attend a seminar that started at  8 a.m. (G55)
  46. During one of the sessions Justin was asked by the facilitator “if he would like to improve his non-verbal communication skills.” (G44)
    During one of the sessions Justin was asked by the facilitator if he would like to improve his non-verbal communication skills. (G44)
  47. A list that included various forms of non-verbal communications were developed by all the attendees in the room. (G18)
    A list that included various forms of non-verbal communications was developed by all the attendees in the room. (G18)
  48. Some of the attendees from the south disagreed that time was a non-verbal form of communication. (G50)
    Some of the attendees from the South disagreed that time was a non-verbal form of communication. (G50)
  49. Everyone agreed that neat, professional, and well organized messages were important. (G24)
    Everyone agreed that neat, professional, and well-organized messages were important. (G24)

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