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1. The group of people, walking through the prestigious museum collection, were talking loudly, while others concealed their irritation.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. collection, was talking loudly
  • C. collection and talking loudly
  • D. collection, are talking loudly

2. To build city bridges and roads and laying pipes is the job of some construction workers, but competent workers can be found building other industrial projects as well.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. To build city bridges and roads and to lay pipes are the jobs
  • C. Building city bridges and roads and to lay pipes are the jobs
  • D. To build city bridges and roads and to lay pipes is the job

3. The study of law, which may lead to a well- respected career, but you must also consider the extremely high cost of attending law school.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. law may lead to a well-respected career, but you
  • C. law, leading to a well-respected career, but you
  • D. law, may lead to a well-respected career, but you

4. Though it is comprehended by only a few, the theories postulated by the famous physicist could be of the utmost importance to society.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. they comprehend
  • C. it was comprehended by
  • D. they are comprehended by

5. In the Swedish town of Gavle, a giant wood- and-straw statue of a traditional Christmas goat will be damaged by deliberate arson a total of 37 times since 1966.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. is damaged
  • C. has been damaged
  • D. once was damaged

6. Chewing loudly and talking endlessly at the table are frowned upon within many social circles.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Chewing loud and endless talking
  • C. Chewing loudly and talking endless
  • D. Chewing loud and talking endlessly

7. The executives at the record company agreed that the new band must be listened to by them before the company considered promoting its self-recorded album.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. only after they listened to the new band would the company consider promoting
  • C. only after the new band was listened to by them would they consider promoting
  • D. they must listen to the new band before they considered promoting the album the band made on its own,

8. Although life is short, passing briefly before our eyes, yet we may choose to make the most of it, since we are aware of our mortality.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. so
  • C. and
  • D. [DELETE the underlined portion]

9. A Pinkernes was an official cup-bearer - always male - for the Byzantine emperor, who had an extensive staff that responded to his every whim and command.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. him at
  • C. the pinkernes's
  • D. that man's

10. [1] The 1980 Summer Olympics were held in Moscow, in the Soviet Union (now Russia). [2] These were the first Olympic Games ever held in a socialist country, which may have been part of what caused these Games to be so controversial on an international scale. [3] Only 80 countries were represented at the 1980 Olympics; over sixty countries boycotted the entire competition because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. [4] These 1980 Olympics were also controversial for another reason: steroids, blood doping, and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs were widespread among the athletes. [5] Surprisingly, there was a greater variety of events held than at any previous Olympics, a total of 203 different fields of competition. [6] It's also of note that some athletes from boycotting countries still participated in the Games under the Olympic Flag, since they were prevented from representing their home countries by the international tensions. [7] Nearly 10 years later, a report from the Australian Senate would claim that "the Moscow Games might well have been called the Chemists' Games." [8] The ramifications of these troubled Olympic Games - from political tensions to drug usage - have continued to reverberate through the modern era.

For the sake of logic and cohesion, the best placement for sentence 4 would be

  • A. where it is now.
  • B. before sentence 3.
  • C. after sentence 5.
  • D. before sentence 7.

11. Albert Einstein is considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist of all time for his astonishing insights into the nature of the universe.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. preceding
  • C. premature
  • D. permanent

12. As it shook violently and spun in circles, Jimmy watched the carnival ride go from an amusing diversion to a dangerous piece of rogue machinery.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Shaking violently and spinning in circles, Jimmy watched the carnival ride go
  • C. Jimmy, as it shook violently and spun in circles, watched the carnival ride go
  • D. As it shook violently and spun in circles, the carnival ride that Jimmy watched went