Grammar With Readings 4


Questions 1-5

Before 1900, very few people died of heart disease. Since then, heart disease (1) ---- the number one killer in the United States. The age of technology has made life easier and made people more (2) ---- to heart disease. Before the Industrial Revolution, (3) ---- people made their living through some sort of manual labor. Walking was the major means (4) ---- transportation. Laundry was scrubbed and wrung by hand. Stairs were (5) …., carpets were beat, and butter was churned.

1.
has become
became
had become
becomes
will become
2.
willing
stapled
reluctant
relevant
susceptible
3.
a lot
a few
some of
most
little
4.
from
by
of
through
with
5.
applied
climbed
violated
inflated
evacuated


Questions 6-10

Born in the small all-black town of Eatonville, Florida, Zora Neale Hurston became, for 30 years, the most ( ) ---- African American female author in the United States. ( ) ---- Hurston and her work drifted into obscurity until her rediscovery in the 1970s. ( ) ---- of this neglect can be attributed ( ) ---- the controversy that always seemed to surround this independent and free-spirited woman. Her career produced seven books and more than fifty shorter works from autobiography to folklore to music and mythology. After World War II, her fortunes ( ) ---- and she died in 1960 as a penniless inmate at the Saint Lucie County Welfare Home.

6.
prolific
compulsory
illegible
delicious
reluctant
7.
Although
On account of
Despite
Furthermore
However
8.
Each
A few
Whole
Much
Little
9.
from
by
to
through
with
10.
have declined
declined
had declined
will decline
will have declined

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