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Quiz Meeting 13

1.  Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
a.  The reasons why the Wright brothers succeeded in manned flight.
b.  The advantage of the internal combustion engine in the Wright brothers’experiments.
c.  The Wright brothers’ experience as pilots.
d.  The importance of gliders to the development of airplanes.

2.  The word cited in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
a.  Disregarded
b.  Mentioned
c.  Considered
d.  proven

3.  The word incessantly in the paragraph 1 could best be replaced by which of the following?
a.  Confidently
b.  Intelligently
c.  Constantly
d.  optimistical

4.  What kind of experience did the Wright brothers have that distinguished them from their competitor?
a.  They were geniuses.
b.  They were gilder pilots.
c.  They were engineers.
d.  They were inventors.

5.  Why does the author suggest that the experiments with the wind tunnel were important?
a.  Because they allowed the Wright brothers to decrease the weight of their airplane to acceptable limits
b.  Because they resulted in a three-axis control for their airplane
c.  Because they were important in the refinement of the wings for their airplane
d.  Because they used the data to improve the engine for their airplane

6.  The word they in the paragraph 3 refers to
a.  the Wright brothers
b.  aircraft
c.  engines
d.  attempts

7. The word doomed in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to
a.  destined to fail
b.  difficult to achieve
c.  taking a risk
d.  not well planned

8. In paragraph 4, the author suggests that the steam engines used in earlier aircraft had failed because
a.  They were too small to power a large plane.
b.  They were too light to generate enough power.
c.  They did not have internal combustion power.
d.  They did not have enough power to lift their own weight.

9.  The passage discusses all of the following reasons that the Wright brothers succeeded EXCEPT
a.  They worked very well together.
b.  They both had practical experience building other aircraft.
c.  They made extensive tests before they completed the design.
d.  They were well funded.

10.  The passage discusses all of the following reasons that the Wright brothers succeeded EXCEPT
a.  They worked very well together.
b.  They both had practical experience building other aircraft.
c.  They made extensive tests before they completed the design.
d.  They were well funded

Problem 93 Comparative Estimates–Multiple Numbers

much
multiple  as many as
Fresh fruit costs         twice                as much as         canned fruit
We have                           half                 as many as          we need

Incorrect:Bob found a job that paid as much twice as he made working at the library.
Correct :Bob found a job that paid twice as much as he made working at the library

Incorrect:The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times more than
he asked.
Correct :The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times as much as he asked.

Incorrect:We didn’t buy the car because they wanted as much twice as it was worth.
Correct : We didn’t buy the car because they wanted twice as much as it was worth.

Problem 94 Comparative Estimates –More Than andLess Than more than number

Steve has        more than        a thousand          coins in his collection
less than           number
Andy has        less than              a dozen                 coin in his pocket

Incorrect: The main library has more as one million volumes.
Correct : The main library has more than one milion volumes.

Incorrect: A new shopping center on the north side will have five hundred shops
more than.
Correct : A new shopping center on the north side will have more than five hundred shops.

Incorrect: There are most than fifty students in the lab, but only two computers.
Correct : There are more than fifty students in the lab,but only two computers

Problem 95 Comparative Estimates–As Many As

as many as                  number
We should have    as many as      five hundred       applications

Incorrect:The children can see as much as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the zoo.
Correct :The children can see as many as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the zoo.

Incorrect:Many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.
Correct :as many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off.

Incorrect:State University offers as much as two hundred major fields of study.
Correct :State University offers as many as two hundred major fields of study.

Problem 96 Degrees of Comparison–Comparative Adjectives

more (less) adjective (two + syllables)
adjective –er (one syllable)
adjective –er
(two + syllables
ending in –y) than
An essay test is             more difficult       than        an objective test
An essay test is                 harder                 than        an objective test
An essay test is                 easier                   than        an objective

Incorrect: Ellen has been more happy lately than she was when she first came.
Correct : Ellen has been more lately than she was when she first came.

Incorrect: The book for my engineering course are expensive the books for my othercourses.
Correct : The book for my engineering course are more expensive than the books for my other courses.

Incorrect: The climate here is more milder than that of New England.
Correct :The climate here is milder than that of New England.

Problem 97 Degrees of Comparison–Superlative Adjectives

most (least) adjective (two + syllables)
adjective –est (one syllable)
eadjective –est (two + syllables
ending in –er)
An essay test is the             most difficult
An essay test is the                 hardest
An essay test is the                trickiest

Incorrect:Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the less qualified.
Correct :Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the qualifiest.

Incorrect:Although there are a number of interesting findings, a most significantresults are in the abstract.
Correct :Although there are a number of interesting findings, the most significant results are in the abstract.

Incorrect:In my opinion, the more beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood.
Correct : In my opinion, the most beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood.

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