OPS 7th Grade Grammar CBA
  • 1. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: They’ll vote after all the candidates present their ideas.
A) verb
B) pronoun
C) preposition
D) noun
  • 2. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: We covered our ears to block the roar of the engines.
A) adverb
B) pronoun
C) noun
D) adjective
  • 3. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: She seems more mature than the others.
A) noun
B) verb
C) adjective
D) conjunction
  • 4. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: We’re  happiest  when  left  to  do  the  work  ourselves.
A) noun
B) adjective
C) pronoun
D) adverb
  • 5. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: After our friends left, the neighbors came to visit us.
A) pronoun
B) noun
C) adverb
D) preposition
  • 6. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: It was difficult to decide which frisky puppy we liked best.
A) noun
B) pronoun
C) adverb
D) adjective
  • 7. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: The crowd gathered rather cautiously around the snake exhibit.
A) pronoun
B) adverb
C) noun
D) adjective
  • 8. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: I like the way you supported your ideas.
A) pronoun
B) verb
C) adjective
D) adverb
  • 9. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: Of all my relatives, Aunt Janey lives the farthest away.
A) preposition
B) noun
C) adverb
D) pronoun
  • 10. Choose the word that identifies the italicized word in the sentence: Always use a  safety  belt  when  you’re  in  a  car.
A) pronoun
B) verb
C) noun
D) adverb
  • 11. Choose the italicized part that is the complete subject of the sentence.
A) During the storm two fence posts blew down.
B) During the storm two fence posts blew down.
C) During the storm two fence posts blew down.
D) During the storm two fence posts blew down.
  • 12. Choose the italicized part that is the complete subject of the sentence.
A) None of us has a key to the locker.
B) None of us has a key to the locker.
C) None of us has a key to the locker.
D) None of us has a key to the locker.
  • 13. Choose the italicized part that is the complete predicate of the sentence.
A) Norman finally decided to draw the map himself.
B) Norman finally decided to draw the map himself.
C) Norman finally decided to draw the map himself.
D) Norman finally decided to draw the map himself.
  • 14. Choose the italicized part that is the complete predicate of the sentence.
A) Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world.
B) Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world.
C) Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world.
D) Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world.
  • 15. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: __________  working  all  weekend  on  his  project,  Will  couldn’t  wait  to  show  it  to  his   science teacher.
A) After
B) Although
C) Unless
D) Because
  • 16. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: The paleontologist hurried to set up the dinosaur display __________ the exhibit was opening the next day.
A) while
B) since
C) if
D) whenever
  • 17. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: Keith is only 10 years old, __________ he has already won a national chess championship.
A) for
B) yet
C) or
D) so
  • 18. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: Joseph likes dogs, __________ he has decided to start a dog-walking business in his neighborhood.
A) or
B) while
C) but
D) so
  • 19. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: __________ Martha enjoys reading mysteries, she prefers to write adventure stories.
A) Although
B) As
C) Unless
D) Because
  • 20. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: __________ the officials, the winner of the city spelling bee is Sarah Gonzalez.
A) Durning
B) According to
C) In regard to
D) Against
  • 21. Choose the word that best completes the sentence: The Amazon River flows__________the greatest rain forest on Earth.
A) except
B) after
C) between
D) through
  • 22. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: The students met to discuss the dance. The teachers met to discuss the dance.
A) Meetings were held by the students and also by the teachers to discuss the dance.
B) Both the students and the teachers met to discuss the dance.
C) The students met to discuss the dance, and the teachers did.
D) The students met and the teachers met to discuss the dance.
  • 23. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: Eric memorized the poem. Eric recited the poem.
A) The poem he memorized, Eric recited.
B) Eric memorized and recited the poem he had memorized.
C) Eric memorized and recited the poem.
D) Eric memorized the poem, and then he recited the poem.
  • 24. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: Gerald spoke to my secretary. Leroy spoke to my secretary.
A) Gerald spoke to my secretary and Leroy.
B) Gerald spoke to my secretary, and Leroy spoke to my secretary.
C) Gerald and Leroy spoke to my secretary.
D) Gerald spoke to my secretary, Leroy.
  • 25. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: Vincent Van Gogh painted with a unique style. His unique style is well-demonstrated in his painting "The Potato Eaters." Mr. Van Gogh was a famous Dutch artist.
A) Vincent  Van  Gogh’s  unique  style  is  well-demonstrated by his painting "The Potato Eaters."
B) Vincent Van Gogh, a famous Dutch artist, painted a unique painting called "The Potato Eaters."
C) Vincent Van Gogh painted with a unique style, which is well-demonstrated by his painting "The Potato Eaters," and he was a famous Dutch artist.
D) Vincent Van Gogh, a famous Dutch artist, painted with a unique style, which is well demonstrated in his painting "The Potato Eaters."
  • 26. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: The track city finals is the most popular race in Omaha. The track at Burke High School is the site of the race. The race is held annually in May.
A) The track city finals, which is held annually in May at the track at Burke High School and the track city finals is the most popular race in Omaha.
B) In May, the track city finals, which is the most popular race in Omaha, will take place at the track at Burke High School.
C) The track city finals, the most popular race in Omaha, is held annually in May at the Burke High School track.
D) The track at Burke High School, where the track city finals take place, is the most popular track in Omaha.
  • 27. Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences into one: The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current. The Gulf Stream flows along the eastern United States from Florida to Maine. The Gulf Stream is located in the Atlantic Ocean.
A) The Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current in the Atlantic Ocean, flows along the eastern United States from Florida to Maine.
B) Along the eastern United States from Florida to Maine, a warm stream flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
C) The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current, it flows along the eastern United States from Florida to Maine, and it is located in the Atlantic ocean.
D) The Gulf Stream is located in the eastern United States from Florida to Maine next to the Atlantic Ocean, and it is a warm current.
  • 28. Read the sentence and choose which expresses the idea most clearly and correctly: Harry was standing at the front door when I arrived and wore a Batman costume.
A) When I arrived, Harry was standing at the front door wearing a Batman costume.
B) Upon my arriving, at the front door Harry wore a Batman costume standing there.
C) Harry was standing at the front door as he wore a Batman costume when I arrived.
D) Correct as is
  • 29. Read the sentence and choose which expresses the idea most clearly and correctly: Agreeing with the food drive we all contributed with her suggestion.
A) Her suggestion, which we all agreed with, in contributing in the food drive.
B) Contributing in the food drive, we all agreed with her suggestion.
C) We all agreed with her suggestion to contribute to the food drive.
D) Correct as is
  • 30. What is the best way to punctuate the italicized portion of the sentence? Brad the captain of our baseball team hit  a  grand  slam  in  last  night’s  championship  game.
A) Brad, the captain of our baseball team,
B) Correct as is
C) Brad, the captain of our baseball team
D) Brad the captain of our baseball team,
  • 31. Choose the best way to write the following sentence: If you have finished your homework, Linda, you may go out to play.
A) If you have finished your homework Linda, you may go out to play.
B) If you have finished your homework, Linda you may go out to play.
C) Correct as is
D) If you have finished your homework, Linda you, may go out to play.
  • 32. Choose the correct from of the verb to complete the following sentence: Both Mozart and Beethoven ___________ great composers.
A) were
B) is
C) be
D) was
  • 33. Choose the correct from of the verb to complete the following sentence: The librarian or our history teacher _________ us find materials.
A) help
B) helps
C) none of these are correct
D) helping
  • 34. Choose the sentence that contains correct capitalization and punctuation.
A) My  sister  is  looking  forward  to  Valentine’s  Day.
B) My  sister  is  looking  forward  to  Valentine’s  Day
C) My sister is looking forward  to  Valentine’s  day
D) my  sister  is  looking  forward  to  Valentine’s  Day.
  • 35. Choose the sentence that contains correct capitalization and punctuation.
A) the Fourth of July picnic is always fun.
B) The Fourth of July picnic is always fun
C) the Fourth of July picnic is always fun
D) The Fourth of July picnic is always fun.
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