ACCUPLACER ESL Sentence Meaning Test

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We had diverse reactions __________ Donna’s performance after seeing the play.

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Correct answer: about

We had diverse reactions about Donna’s performance after seeing the play.

She ____ go to the market as soon as it opens in the morning.

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Correct answer: will

She will go to the market as soon as it opens in the morning.

The Great Wall of China is the moniker given to a series of defensive complexes that run _________ China’s traditional northern borders.

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Correct answer: across

The Great Wall of China is the moniker given to a series of defensive complexes that run across China’s traditional northern borders.

Armando Manzanero _______ one of the most beautiful voices in Latin music, as demonstrated by his last song, which was published after his death.

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Correct answer: had

Armando Manzanero had one of the most beautiful voices in Latin music, as demonstrated by his last song, which was published after his death.

Don didn’t leave the celebration until the storm had passed. In the rain, he _________ really drive.

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Correct answer: doesn’t

Don didn’t leave the celebration until the storm had passed. In the rain, he doesn’t really drive.

There’s no ________ feeling in the world than a snack box.

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Correct answer: better

There’s no better feeling in the world than a snack box.

The kids ________ their parents by preparing sandwiches for the entire family.

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Correct answer: helped out

The kids heleped out their parents by preparing sandwiches for the entire family.

As it dashed up the ancient tree, the squirrel just _______  being caught by the fox.

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Correct answer: missed

As it dashed up the ancient tree, the squirrel just missed being caught by the fox.

The practice of reclaiming scrap or waste plastic and turning it _______ useable items is known as plastic recycling.

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Correct answer: into

The practice of reclaiming scrap or waste plastic and turning it into useable items is known as plastic recycling.

One of the world’s _________ novelists was Herman Melville, who wrote almost a thousand years ago.

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Correct answer: earliest

One of the world’s earliest novelists was Herman Melville, who wrote almost a thousand years ago.

Jade, Carl, Shiela, and Ivan saw the medieval castle last month and were ________ by its beauty and charm.

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Correct answer: impressed

Jade, Carl, Shiela, and Ivan saw the medieval castle last month and were impressed by its beauty and charm.

The United States ________ an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

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Correct answer: dropped

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Janice discovered a tomato that was significantly larger than the others in the garden.
How did the tomato do in comparison to the rest of the garden’s produce?

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Correct answer: It was the largest.

The tomato was the largest than all others in the garden.

Ralph, Mariss, John, and Loisa took a vacation around the world last year. They  __________ to other nations and cultures.

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Correct answer: explored

Ralph, Mariss, John, and Loisa took a vacation around the world last year. They explored to other nations and cultures.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and a variety of plant compounds that are _________ to the body.

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Correct answer: beneficial

Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and a variety of plant compounds that are beneficial to the body.

The Latin American festival was postponed indefinitely when the popular artist canceled her appearance.
When is the festival most likely to happen?

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Correct answer: Many weeks later

The festival takes place many weeks later.

Kath was having trouble keeping up and was feeling _________ by her busy schedule, which included art courses, softball, piano lessons, school, and karate.

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Correct answer: overwhelmed

Kath was having trouble keeping up and was feeling overwhelmed by her busy schedule, which included art courses, softball, piano lessons, school, and karate.

Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which ___________ to be the world’s biggest contiguous empire after his death.

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Correct answer: became

Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which became to be the world’s biggest contiguous empire after his death.

Angel is never late for a meeting with her friends, and in fact, she is often early.
Which of the following best characterizes Angel?

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Correct answer: punctual

The word that best describes Angel is punctual.

Anthony was quick to pick up new concepts and had a keen eye for detail. His professors thought he was ___________.

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Correct answer: meticulous

Anthony was quick to pick up new concepts and had a keen eye for detail. His professors thought he was meticulous. (inspireclion.com)

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