GRAMMAR TEST – 17
1. Unconscious of what he_____, he _____no thought for the consequences.
A) had done / spared
B) has been doing / spared
C) was doing / spared
D) did / had spared
E) would do / would have been sparing
2. The new customs tariff cannot be executed, unless it _____ upon protection principles.
B) was based
C) would be based
D) is based
3. You’ve misunderstood it again. You _____attention when I _____it.
A) can’t have been paying / explained
B) can’t pay / explain
C) can’t have had / explained
D) couldn’t pay / explained
E) might not pay / explain
4. The decision that _____at the cabinet summit ___public this evening.
A) is taken / will make
B) was taken / will make
C) were taken / would be made
D) would be taken / will be made
E) was taken / will be made
5. The crisis is, above all, serious _____a whole series of related issues ranging from unemployment to health benefits are involved
A) so as
B) as well as
C) in order that
D) as for
6. He felt that soil drainage ought to be kept to a minimum _____much of the rainfall could be retained _____soil moisture.
A) so that /as
B) even though / such as
C) whereas / like
D) whereby / such
E) whether / or
7. If we are to avoid the flow of toxic materials into the water reservoirs of the country, there is no other possible scheme available,_____?
A) isn’t it
B) aren’t we
C) is there
D) isn’t there
E) are we
8. It looks _____the hiring commission isn’t impressed by his qualifications, and I don’t think the administrator of the company is,_____.
B) as if/either
C) so that/as well
D) though / too
E) just as / neither
9. He said I was submitting my application form quite late. Nevertheless, now I find_____have still not submitted_____.
D) others / theirs
E) a few / those
10. So as to understand the implications of research _____brain development one has to make a systematic study _____what children know.
C) through / beyond
D) over /at
E) after / before
11. The arrival of the Europeans in America dislocated conventional ways of life and altered the world _____ recognition.
12. I sent an e-mail to everybody in the department, asking for articles for this special issue, _____but there has been no reply.
A) so long
B) on time
C) until then
D) even later
E) so far
13. With the help of satellite images, the Indonesian government _____that it is the timber firms that _____the mass destruction of their rainforests.
A) will show / would have caused
B) would have shown / had caused
C) had shown / were causing
D) shows / had been causing
E) has shown / are causing
14. By the late 1970s, a surge of prosperity _____across southeast Asia, but in some countries of the region the economic structure _____adequately to benefit from this
A) would sweep / could not have developed
B) would have swept / has not developed
C) was sweeping/ had not developed
D) has swept / was not developed
E) could have swept/ was not developing
15. The ridicule that ____upon him by leading scientists of the day _____to the uniqueness of his thinking.
A) is being heaped / would testify
B) has been heaped / testified
C) had heaped / has testified
D) was heaping / had testified
E) was heaped / testifies
16. When I _____as a fully licensed geneticist last year, I thought I knew everything there was _____about genetics.
A) had been graduated / to be known
B) graduated / to know
C) was graduated / to have known
D) have been graduated / known
E) have graduated / to have been known
17. He _____that the forests ____to their natural populace, that is to say, to all diversities of living beings.
A) suggests/be returned
B) suggested/to be returned
C) has suggested/to have been returned
D) had suggested/are being returned
E) would have suggested/return
18. Perhaps these people are ____ignorant to recognize _____serious a threat these fertilizers are to their health.
C) as much/as
D) too/just how
E) not only/but also
19. I would have thought that only____ naive worker could be cheated by_____ assurances.
A) the more / neither
B) a most/each
C) the most / such
D) a much / any
20. The motive was ____aesthetic and social _____they sought to bring good design within the reach of the common man.
A) so / in that
B) both / because
C) just as / that
D) as much / as
E) too / therefore
21. The telephone is at the core of innovative echnologies ___may change forever ____we receive and use information.
B) so that/since
D) as / although
E) whereas / in case
22. The editor thought that the new series of articles would prove very popular, but in fact scarcely ____seems to have been impressed by it.
C) the other
D) any other
23. Originally, the sonnet was an Italian poetical form that attained great popularity in Renaissance, and ____it was natural, ______not necessary, for Shakespeare and his
contemporaries to use it.
A) hence / if
B) while / though
C) since / however
D) furthermore / rather than
E) already / even
24. The document presents an extensive overview of the problems that ____when a disaster____ a nation.
A) would have been encountered / hit
B) are encountered/will hit
C) have been encountered / had hit
D) had been encountered / was being hit
E) will be encountered / hits
25. The book of A Thousand and One Nights is a compilation of fascinating tales of the Orient, of mixed Indian, Persian, Arabic and Egyptian origination, and first ____in Europe by Antoine Galland’s French translation in the early eighteenth century.
A) having known
B) to know
C) to be known
D) made known
E) to be made known
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