Quiz :Reading Comprehension
1. According to this passage, what is another name for organic architecture?
A. Natural architecture
B. Aesthetic architecture
C. Principle architecture
D. Varied architecture
2. The word ultimately in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by
A. formulate C. supposedly
B. eventually D. Obviously
3. The word upheld paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to
4. The following examples are all representative of natural architecture EXCEPT
A. a bank that is built to look like a Greek temple
B. a bank built so that the location is important to the structure
C. a bank that is built to conform to the colors of the natural surroundings
D. a bank that is built to be functional rather than beautiful
5. Why does the author compare an organic architect to a sculptor?
A. To emphasize aesthetics
B. To give an example of natural principles
C. To make a point about the development of geometry
D. To demonstrate the importance of style
6. The word obscured paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to
A. difficult to see
B. in high demand
C. not very attractive
D. mutually beneficial
7. With which of the following statements would the author most probably agree?
A. Form follows function
B. Function follows form
C. Function is not important to form
D. Form and function are one
8. Which of the following statements best describes the architect’s view of nature?
A. Nature should be conquered.
B. Nature should not be considered.
C. Nature should be respected
D. Nature should be improved.
Quiz : Structure
Problem 78 Nouns that function as Adjectives
All of us are foreign language teachers
Incorrect: I forgot their telephone’s number.
Correct : I forgot their telephone number.
Incorrect: There is a sale at the at the shoes store.
Correct : There is a sale at the at the_shoe store..
Incorrect: Put the mail on the hall’s table.
Correct : Put the mail on the_hall table.
Problem 79 Hyphenated Adjectives
A adjective – adjective noun
Agriculture 420 is a five – hour class
a adjective – adjective – adjective noun
A sixty – year – old employee may retire
Incorrect: Can you make change for a twenty-dollars bill?
Correct :Can you make change for_a twenty-dollar bill??
Incorrect: A two-doors car is cheaper than a four-doors model.
Correct :A two-door car_is cheaper thana four-door model..
Incorrect: I have to write a one-thousand-words paper this weekend.
Correct :I have to write a one-thousand-word paper_this weekend.
Problem 80 Adjectives Ending in –edand –ing
–ed adjective (by someone or something)
The audience is thrilled (by the concert)
–ed adjective (to someone or something)
The concert is thrilling (to the audience)
Incorrect: What an interested idea!
Correct : What an interesting_idea!
(We are interested)
Incorrect: Drug abuse is increasing at an alarmed rate.
Correct : Drug abuse is increasing at an alarming_rate.
(We are alarmed)
Incorrect: The petition has been signed by concerning citizens
Correct : The petition has been signed by concerned citizens.
Problem 81 Cause-and-Result –So
S V so adjective that S V
She got up so late that she missed her bus
The music was so loud that we couldn’t talk
Incorrect: We arrived so late as Professor Baker had already called the roll.
Correct :We arrived so late that_Professor Baker had already called the roll.
Incorrect: He drives so fast as no one likes to ride with him.
Correct :He drives so fast that_no one likes to ride with him.
Incorrect: Preparing frozen foods is too easy that anyone can do it.
Correct: Preparing frozen foods is so easy that anyone can do it.
Problem 82 Cause-and-Result–Such
S V such a adjective count noun (singular) that S V
It was such a hot day that we went out
S V such adjective a count noun (singular) that S V
It was so hot a day that we went out
count noun (singular)
S V such adjective (noncount) that S V
These are such long assignments that I can’t finish them
This is such good news that I will call them
Incorrect: We had so a small lunch that I am hungry already.
Correct : We had such a small lunch_that I am hungry already.
We had so small a lunch_that I am hungry already.
Incorrect: That so many advances have been made in so short time is the most valid
agreement for retaining the research unit.
Correct : That so many advances have been made in such a short time_is the most valid
agreement or retaining the research unit.
That so many advances have been made in so short a time is the most valid
agreement for retaining the research unit.
Incorrect: It is so nice weather that I would like to go to the beach.
Correct : It is such nice weather_that I would like to go to the beach.
Problem 83 Emphasis –Too
too adjective infinitive
The tea is too hot to drink
Incorrect: This brand is too expensive for buy.
Correct : This brand is_too expensive to buy..
Incorrect: He always plays his stereo so loud (to enjoy).
Correct : He always plays his stereo too loud(to enjoy).
Incorrect: He is too cold go swimming.
Correct : He is too cold to go swimming.
Problem 84 Emphasis–Very
This tea is very hot
Incorrect: New York is so big, and I am not used to it.
Correct : New York is very big, and I am not used to it.
Incorrect: Last month we had a too high electric bill.
Correct :Last month we had a very high electric bill.
Incorrect: Darlene says that the courts are so lenient.
Correct : Darlene says that the courts are_very lenient..