We are unable to ________ any more information from the ________ of Public School

Unit 1 Examination GED155 English

Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)

1) A person empowered to witness signatures is a

a) notary public
b) fiscal
c) programmer
d) vendor

2) A beneficiary is someone

a) who sells in a bear market
b) with a lapsed policy
c) declared insolvent by the court
d) who receives benefits from an insurance policy, a will, etc.

3) A request for supplies is called a(n)

a) requisition
b) annual report
c) ream
d) itinerary

4) A specified amount of money not subject to taxation is a(n)

a) lien
b) exemption
c) royalty
d) per capita

5) Mr. Smith’s secretary prepared a detailed ________ of the trip.

a) itinerary
b) itinary

6) Liquidating a business is

a) similar to fluctuation
b) using direct mail for sales
c) buying a water cooler for the employees
d) none of the above

Unit 1 Examination GED155 English

7) The plaintiff gave the attorney an

a) affidavid
b) affidavit

8) Payment to a stockholder of a share of the profit is a

a) bull market
b) bear market
c) monopoly
d) dividend

9) Which of the following indicates a daily expense?

a) per diem
b) per daily
c) per annum
d) per capita

10) ________ calculator is not in ________ proper place?

a) Whose; it’s
b) Who’s; it’s
c) Who’s; its
d) Whose; its

11) We are unable to ________ any more information from the ________ of Public School


a) elicit; principal
b) illicit; principal
c) illicit; principle
d) elicit; principle

12) Your ________ is better ________ that of the other artists.

a) perspective; then
b) prospective; than
c) perspective; than
d) prospective; then

Unit 1 Examination GED155 English

13) Are you ________ sure that speeches will ________ the dinner?

a) quite; proceed
b) quiet; precede
c) quiet; proceed
d) quite; precede

14) Judy will go over the ________ aspects of the case with you this afternoon.

a) principal
b) principle

15) She will need two additional items to ________ her skiing ensemble.

a) compliment
b) complement

16) The standard spelling for the noun PAYOFF is

a) payoff
b) pay off
c) pay-off
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

17) Mary is ________ her major.

a) changing
b) changeing

18) The girls noted the ________ of the French food.

a) excellance
b) excellence

19) You would not use IRREGARDLESS in a business letter because it is

a) obsolete
b) an adverb
c) archaic
d) nonstandard
e) misspelled

Unit 1 Examination GED155 English

20) A word with nearly the same meaning as another word is a(n)

a) acronym
b) homonym
c) antonym
d) synonym
e) none of the above

21) Which one explains or describes a noun or pronoun?

a) adverb
b) conjunction
c) verb
d) adjective
e) preposition

22) Which one joins two words or two groups of words?

a) verb
b) preposition
c) conjunction
d) adverb
e) pronoun

23) If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will. TOO is a(n):

a) conjunction
b) pronoun
c) adjective
d) adverb
e) preposition

24) Leaders have a keen sense of fairness and justice. KEEN is a(n):

a) adverb
b) noun
c) adjective
d) verb
e) pronoun

Unit 1 Examination GED155 English

25) Josephine fell in love with Napoleon instantly and married him before he left to fight

in the war. Josephine and Napoleon are

a) infinitives
b) gerunds
c) proper nouns
d) verbs
e) common nouns

Written Assignment for Unit One

Be sure to refer to the course syllabus for instructions on format, length, and other information on how to complete this assignment.

Please answer ONE of the following:

Write an original sentence using standard English for each of the following words so that you demonstrate that you understand the meaning of the word: arbitration, affidavit, collateral, depreciation, exemption, glass ceiling, outsource, proxy, solvent, and tariff.