Lesson Pre Quiz




1. Below each sentence are three possible choices to replace the bold word(s), along with one choice to keep the same wording. Without changing the meaning, choose only one correct answer, according to the usage of special punctuation marks.

[The] founder and CEO of this company died in 1975.
a) No change
b) (The)
c) That
d) THE
e) Don't Know



2. Foreign words, such as [alibi, bona fide, and quorum], are useful legal terms.
a) No change
b) (alibi, bona fide, and quorum)
c) alibi, bona fide, and quorum
d) alibi[sic], bona fide[sic], and quorum[sic]
e) Don't Know



3. In Texas this year, there have been more reports of spousal abusce-sic-than any previous year.
a) No change
b) (sic)
c) [sick]
d) [sic]
e) Don't Know



4. Marbury v. Madison was the most important decision in [S]upreme Court history.
a) No change
b) (S)
c) [s]
d) +S
e) Don't Know



5. The Board of Trustees decided to change the system that had been adopted . . . .
a) No change
b) . . .
c) ....
d) etc.
e) Don't Know



6. The public felt that his use of political clout (to gain (governmental) benefit) was unacceptable.
a) No change
b) (govermental)
c) governemental
d) [governmental]
e) Don't Know



7. In recanting, he said, "Just a minute, I . . yes, I remember now."
a) No change
b) . . .
c) ...
d) Change by omitting the ellipsis
e) Don't Know



8. "Everyone knew she owed him 10 thousand dollars," Adams stated.
a) No change
b) $10,000
c) $ten thousand
d) ten-thousand-dollars
e) Don't Know



9. Some [state] senators spoke out against the bill.
a) No change
b) states
c) (state)
d) [federal]
e) Don't Know



10. Half her monthly salary went for clothing, 15%; credit card, 5%; and rent, 30%.
a) No change
b) fifteen %; five %; thirty %
c) 15 percent; 5 percent; 30 percent
d) fifteen percent; five percent; thirty percent
e) Don't Know



11. She stated that she had repaid William Clark more than $ 9,400, less interest.
a) No change
b) $nine-thousand-four-hundred
c) 9,400.00 dollars
d) $9,400
e) Don't Know



12. It is difficult to predict who will be classified as a public figure. [See Chapter 5].
a) No change
b) [See Chap. 5].
c) (See Chapter 5).
d) See Chapter 5
e) Don't Know



13. Did you realize that more than 40 percent of your income went to pay taxes?
a) No change
b) forty percent
c) 40 %
d) forty percentage
e) Don't Know



14. In his report he uses long phrases, such as "apprehending the perpetrator."
a) No change
b) [apprehending the perpetrator].
c) "Apprehending the Perpetrator."
d) [sic] apprehending the perpetrator.
e) Don't Know



15. The reporter proved that the government was negligent, not reckles(s).
a) No change
b) reckles[s].
c) reckles[sness].
d) reckle(s).
e) Don't Know




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