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Quiz 2-20
Prompt:To this point in Module 2 we have considered the simple and complete predicate, the simple and complete subject, appositives, the clause, the independent clause as a simple sentence, dependent clauses, and the complex sentence.
Directions:Read each question below and do as directed. There are forty-eight questions.
1-6:Click to select the complete predicate in the following sentences.
1.The terrain in the United States has great variety.
2.The coastal Atlantic plain rises to old and rounded mountains to the west.
3.From the Appalachian Mountains, the land falls gradually to great river valleys to the west.
4.The land west of the Mississippi River forms a large undulating plain for a thousand miles.
5.Near the great Rocky Mountains, the land rises to a plain of heavy grassland.
6.The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northern border with Canada to the southern border with Mexico like a great backbone for the country.
7-12:Click to select the simple predicate in the following sentences.
7.The terrain in the United States has great variety.
8.The coastal Atlantic plain rises to old and rounded mountains to the west.
9.From the Appalachian Mountains, the land falls gradually to great river valleys to the west.
10.The land west of the Mississippi River forms a large undulating plain for a thousand miles.
11.Near the great Rocky Mountains, the land rises to a plain of heavy grassland.
12.The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northern border with Canada to the southern border with Mexico like a great backbone for the country.
13-18:Click to select the complete subject in the following sentences.
13.The terrain in the United States has great variety.
14.The coastal Atlantic plain rises to old and rounded mountains to the west.
15.From the Appalachians Mountains, the land falls gradually to great river valleys to the west.
16.The land west of the Mississippi River forms a large undulating plain for a thousand miles.
17.Near the great Rocky Mountains, the land rises to a plain of heavy grassland.
18.The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northern border with Canada to the southern border with Mexico like a great backbone for the country.
19-24:Click to select the simple subject in the following sentences.
19.The terrain in the United States has great variety.
20.The coastal Atlantic plain rises to old and rounded mountains to the west.
21.From the Appalachian Mountains, the land falls gradually to the great river valleys to the west.
22.The land west of the Mississippi River forms a large undulating plain for a thousand miles.
23.Near the great Rocky Mountains, the land rises to a plain of heavy grassland.
24.The Rocky Mountains stretch from the northern border with Canada to the southern border with Mexico like a great backbone for the country.
25-29:Click to select any and all appositives in the following sentences.
25.Two great explorers, Lewis and Clark, explored the Louisiana Territory.
26.The Lewis and Clark Expedition ended at a famous trading post on the Pacific Coast, Astoria.
27.The historic expedition was ordered by the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
28.A famous Indian guide, Sacajawea, guided the explorers across the mountains.
29.To return to the nation's capital, Washington D.C., the explorers had to retrace their route.
30-37:Below are eight groups of words and phrases. Below each group, click to select whether the group is a clause or is no clause.
30.Because France owned Louisiana ...
(a clause) (no clause)
31.Up the Missouri River ...
(a clause) (no clause)
32.Since France needed money for wars in 1805 ...
(a clause) (no clause)
33.Stretching across the continent ...
(a clause) (no clause)
34.Many states are now part of the Louisiana Territory ...
(a clause) (no clause)
35.When the new United States decided to buy Louisiana ...
(a clause) (no clause)
36.So that the country would stretch from coast to coast ...
(a clause) (no clause)
37.Although the country doubled in size ...
(a clause) (no clause)
38-42:Below are five sentences. Below each sentence, click to select whether the sentence is a simple sentence or a complex sentence.
38.The explorer, John Colter, wrote stories about Yellowstone.
(simple sentence) (complex sentence)
39.Because he told stories about geysers and bubbling hot springs, people in the East called it "Colter's Hell."
(simple sentence) (complex sentence)
40.He was the explorer who first reported about this unusual place in the wilderness of the West.
(simple sentence) (complex sentence)
41.Since people had never heard of such a place before, they could not believe Colter.
(simple sentence) (complex sentence)
42.Colter drew pictures and wrote word pictures about Yellowstone.
(simple sentence) (complex sentence)
43-49:Below are listed complex sentences. Click to select the dependent clause within each sentence.
43.Since there are few trees on the Great Plains, early maps called this area the "Great American Desert."
44.Zebulon Pike, who was one of the first explorers to cross the Great Plains, commanded the expedition to cross and to map the plains.
45.Although Pike could not understand their value, the Great Plains has some of the best farm land in the world.
46.(Click to select two dependent clauses) Because Zebulon Pike commanded the expedition that first saw the great snow covered peak in what is now Colorado, the mountain is called "Pike's Peak."
47.The Great Plains was once the home of large buffalo herds before the emigrants from the east arrived.
48.So that their food source would be close by, the plains Indians followed the buffalo herds.
49.Since the horse is not native to the American continents, horses were brought by the Spanish explorers.