ESL Revision Quizzes 24



Choose the appropriate options to complete the sentences.

1. The captain......the rope so tightly round the post that I...... it.

A) was tying / haven't undone
B) has tied / wouldn't undo
C) had tied / couldn't undo
D) ties / can't have undone
E) would tie / can't undo


2. .......both the Balkan Wars and World War I, women took on extra work...... the men were away at the front.

A) During / while
B) When / so that
C) Until / how
D) After / by the time
E) Since / as if


3. We've been given a list of books ...... throughout the semester, but some are so rare that......them will be difficult.

A) having read / to find
B) to be read / finding
C) to read / being found
D) to be reading / to have found
E) reading / to be found


4. On the Richter scale, the size of an earthquake Is measured by......energy is released when the fault line moves.

A) the more
B) how much
C) such a lot of
D) whether
E) more than


5. ......to get up at 4:30 every morning was the most difficult part of...... in a monastery for a month.

A) To have / to have lived
B) Had / to live
C) Have / to be living
D) Having had / lived
E) Having / living


6. Dave hasn't worked since he had a serious accident on the assembly line at the soft drinks factory,......?

A) has he
B) hadn't he
C) wasn't it
D) hasn't there
E) was there


7. Down syndrome,......by an additional chromosome, usually......in mental impairment and other conditions.

A) is caused / will result
B) to be caused / was resulted
C) causing / is resulted
D) caused / results
E) was caused / resulted


8. .....we get to the airport, ......time we will have for shopping before take-off.

A) As much / the least
B) So much / that
C) Whenever/just as
D) The more / the less
E) The sooner / the more


9. Even though there are many oases in the Sahara, the desert is......immense ......travellers may go for days before reaching them.

A) more / than
B) much / as
C) how / for
D) too / while
E) so / that


10. The television channels......special bulletins every hour today because the prime minister......desperately ill.

A) broadcast / will have been
B) had broadcast / has been
C) are broadcasting / is
D) will broadcast / had been
E) were broadcasting / will be

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