Unit Two, Quiz 2 Answer Key


Directions: Copy and paste into your email window. Then In the following sentences place single parentheses ( ) around the subject, double parentheses (( ))around the verb. Indicate the [direct object (DO)] and the [indirect object (DO)] with the appropriate abbreviation. In passive sentences indicate the subject, the passive verb, and the [retained object (RO)].


1. At precisely timed intervals, the security (guards) ((check)) the [DO doors] to the building.


2. According to folklore, (carrying) certain dried fruits in your pocket ((will help)) prevent certain [DOdiseases.]


3. The (children) (( played)) several [DO games] before going home.


4.(a) (You) (( promised)) [IO Igor] a salary [DO increase] within six months.

(b) (Igor) ((PASSIVE was promised)) a salary [RO increase] in six months.


5. ((Did)) ( you) ((tell)) [IO him] all of the [DO story]?


6. The (Ford Foundation) ((will award)) the best qualified [IO student] a study [DO grant] of one thousand dollars.


7. ((Can)) (you) ((tell)) [IO us] the best [DO route] to the park?


  1. This (exercise) ((gives)) [IO me] a big [DO pain].


9. (a) (I ) ((offerecd)) [IO Mortimer] ten [DO dollars] to take Hortense to the dance.

(b) (Mortimer) ((PASSIVE was offered)) ten [RO dollars] to take Hortense to the dance.


10. The rainy (weather) ((gave)) [IO everyone] [DO colds].


11. Eleven (people) ((PASSIVE were killed)) in the infamous Haymarket riot in Chicago on May 4, 1886.


12. (Scott Joplin,) a turn-of-the-century Black composer, ((taught)) [DO himself] to play the piano and ((studied)) [DO music] at a Missouri college.


13. (Joplin) ((originated)) the musical [DO style] called "ragtime."


14. (The Titanic) ((was considered)) unsinkable.


15. On the ship's maiden voyage, an (iceberg) ((ripped)) a 300 foot [DO gash] in the Titanic's double hull and ((sent)) the [DO ship] and 1500 of its [DO passengers] to the bottom of the North Atlantic.



Consult the Unit One lesson for further study if you scored less than 80% on this exercise.



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