TOEFL PBT Practice Test

Choose the appropriate options to complete the sentences.

1. James was so busy ---- for the exam that he didn't have time ---- with his friends.

A) to study / to spend
B) having studied / spending
C) to be studying / being spent
D) being studied / spending
E) studying / to spend

2. I never forget ---- my temper when my wife shouted at me, although now i regret ---- so.

A) to lose / doing
B) losing / having done
C) having lost / to do
D) to have lost / to have done
E) being lost / having been done

3. The guitar is an instrument that ---- around since the 1500s, but it ---- several big transformations during its history.

A) had been / has undergone
B) was / underwent
C) has been / has undergone
D) would be / was undergoing
E) has been / undergoes

4. When the tower ---- to the public a decade ago, officials said it ---- open again in just a few years.

A) closed / had been
B) was closed / has been
C) would be closed / would be
D) was closing / was
E) was closed / would be

5. The notion of the state and the notion of war are said ---- in ancient Sumer and later Egypt.

A) to be emerged
B) to have emerged
C) having been emerged
D) being emerged
E) to emerge

6. ---- smoking can reduce the risk of ---- many smoking related illnesses.

A) To give up / being contracted
B) Giving up / contracting
C) To be given up / contracting
D) Giving up / to contract
E) Being given up / being contracted

7. Heavy metal had its peak popularity in the 1980s, ---- many of the now existing sub-genres first evolved.

A) why
B) at which
C) where
D) that
E) during which

8. Women's Aid is a UK charity ---- aim is to end domestic violence against women and children.

A) who
B) whose
C) which
D) what
E) whom

9. You ---- what you heard as it was highly confidential.

A) must not have repeated
B) might not repeat
C) shouldn't have repeated
D) needn't be repeated
E) don't have to repeat

10. Some people don't know ---- they're meeting their daily requirements through their diet.

A) which
B) why
C) where
D) whether or not
E) whatever

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