8.24.2011

Test You're Grammer Knowlege! : Answers (and Winners) Edition

This quiz was so much fun to write, and to grade! I loved every single minute of it.
Two people managed to achieve the elusive Grammar Nirvana, and being the giver that I am, I feel they should both win.  So, without further ado, congratulations are in order to Kristi Ryman who is the winner of the photo session with Athena Pelton Photography, and Faith, who is the winner of a hat (or, being that you are also a knitter, I'd be happy to upgrade you to an apron!) Both of you lovely ladies, email me at athenapelton (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prizes!


And now, by popular demand, the answers:

1) ______ so kind for letting me use ______ unicorn bicycle.
a) Your, your
b) You're, your
c)You're, you're
d)You're, youre

2) I promise, ________ I am finally going to read James' first draft. Maybe.
a) tommorow
b) tomorrow
c) tomarrow
d) tommorrow

3) I wish _____ house wasn't all the way over ______. 
a) they're, there
b) their, there
c) there, there
d) they're, their

4) It's just ___ far away.
a) to
b) too
c) tooo

5) I've lost so much weight all my pants are _______. And I live in a land of make-believe.
a) lose
b) loose
c) still way too tight because I'm still jiggly and won't buy bigger pants. (I will accept this answer as well. Jerks.)

6) Which is correct?
a) For all intensive purposes.
b) For all intents and purposes.
c) For all in tents with porpoises.

7) My patience for insufferable Grammar usage lasted ________ 2.7 seconds.
a) less than
b) fewer than
c) less then
d) fewer then

8) Which is correct?
a) Lay, lady, lay.
b) Lie, lady, lie. (Bob Dylan has been released on probation after serving his sentence in Grammar Prison)

9) I _________ need to have more quizzes.
a) definitely (Tip: There is definitely no A in definitely.)
b) definately
c) defanately
d) defenitely

10) That lady I sit next to on the bus is so ______. In a good way. Sort of. Maybe.
a) wierd
b) weird (Tip: WE are all weird.)

11) The _____ my liberal vitriol has on my father in law's patience _______ my ability to keep a straight face. 
a) affect, affects
b) effect, affects (Effect is to a noun (thing) what Affect is to a verb (action).)
c) effect, effects
d) affect, effects

12) The opposite of "on purpose" is:
a) by accident 
b) on accident

13) _____ should we invite to the party? 
a) Who
b) Whom (Tip: If you can answer the question with 'him,' use whom. "We should invite him.")

14) It depends on _____ is going.
a) who (Tip: If you can answer with 'he,' use who. "He is going.")
b) whom

15) We _____ going to read Himbokal's blog, but _____ too bored by its content to bother.
a) were, were
b) we're, were
c) were, we're 
d) we're, we're

16) Which sentence is written in the second-person narrative?
a) If you think this quiz was fun, you're obviously delusional.
b) I think this quiz was fun, and am obviously delusional. (First Person)
c) DRL thought this quiz was fun, and is obviously delusional. (Third Person)

17) _____ cheat on this quiz?
a) May I 
b) Can I

18) I'm so _________ that I didn't post this at exactly 7:30.
a) embarrassed
b) embarassed
c) embarrased

19)  ______ you sure _______ answers are correct?
a) Are, you're
b) Our, your
c) Are, your
d) Our, you're

20) Which is correct?
a) I can run farther than you.
b) I can run further than you.
c) I cannot run at all. I hate exercise. Duh.
d) Both a and c (I will accept this, too, because, duh. I hate exercise.)
e) Both b and c

Good Luck!

EXTRA CREDIT:
Correctly retype the title of this post. Test Your Grammar Knowledge!


Thank you, all of you, for playing along and taking the first ever Family Pelton Grammar Quiz. As a token of my appreciation I am going to give away another session with Athena Pelton Photography. 
I have selected the winner from all who played using the random number generator at random.org. 
***drumroll please*****
The winner is:
Amanda Renner!

Contact me at athenapelton (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize! 


Cheers!
A

22 comments:

  1. 1. B
    2. B
    3. B (Texicans really have problems with this one. Good thing I'm genetically a Minnesconsinian)
    4. B
    5. B
    6. A
    7. A
    8. A
    9. A
    10. B
    11. B
    12. A
    13. B
    14. A
    15. C
    16. C
    17. A
    18. A
    19. C
    20. D

    Posted by Amy Anderson

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  2. Test Your Grammer Knowledge 

    1)b

    2)b
    
3)b
    
4)b
    
5)b should it be weight, all or weight that all?
    
6)a
    
7)a
    
8)a
    
9)a
    
10)a

    11)a
    
12)a
    
13)b
    
14)a
    
15)c

    16)c
    
17)a
    
18)a
    
19)c
    
20)e

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  3. 1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. b
    6. b
    Man, that's a lot of b's!
    7. a (Yay!!!)
    8.a
    9.a
    10.b
    11. a
    12. a
    13.b
    14. a
    15. c
    16. a
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. a

    And extra credit...Test Your Grammar Knowledge

    Deb Grant

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  4. First, you's a ho. I know DRL was over your shoulder telling you to blow me up. Get fucked DRL. Get. Fucked. Anyway how are you two? Good? Great.

    1 b
    2 b What? Now you let Becky come up with questions for you're quiz?
    3 b
    4 b
    5 b or c
    6 b
    7 a (and good question, my answer is a little dicey)
    8 a
    9 a
    10 b
    11 b
    12 a
    13 b (another good one)
    14 a
    15 c (in my face! Especially since you didn't spell it rite)
    16 a
    17 a or b; you have the ability to cheat on it(b)
    18 b
    19 c
    20 a (another good question; I'm not positive on my answer)
    Test Your Grammar Knowledge

    If I win I don't want a hat. You already owe me one. I want a sensual photo shoot. I'm talking primarily dong.

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  5. 1-B, 2-B, 3-B, 4-B, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B, 11-B, 12-A, 13-A, 14-A, 15-C, 16-A, 17-A is the most polite answer, but both are technically correct, 18-B, 19-C, 20-A, EC-"Test Your Grammar Knowledge!"

    Thanks. This was actually fun. ASF

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  6. 1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. b
    6. a
    7. a
    8. b
    9. a
    10. b
    11. b
    12. a
    13. b
    14. a
    15. c
    16. a
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. d

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  7. I love this! I laugh everytime you post about grammar errors, I guess I should thank Mrs. Schultz. I also really want a portrait session with you so I am hoping not too many fellow Schultz students see this...(and now I better not get any wrong or I'll be embarrassed.)
    1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. b
    6. b
    7. a
    8. b
    9. a
    10. b
    11. b
    12. a
    13. b
    14. a
    15. c
    16. a
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. d
    Test your grammar knowledge

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  8. 1)B 2)B 3)B 4)B 5)B 6)B 7)A 8)A 9)A 10)A 11)B 12)A 13)B 14)A 15)C 16)A 17)A 18)A 19)C 20)A
    Extra credit: Test your grammar knowledge
    This was fun for a late night adventure on a Wed. Hope you're enjoying being back in MN.
    xo
    Carmen

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  9. 1.b 10.a 19.c
    2.b 11.b 20.e
    3.b 12.a
    4.b 13.a Test your grammar
    5.b 14.a knowledge
    6.b 15.c
    7.a 16.a
    8.a 17.a
    9.a 18.b

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  10. Test Your Grammar Knowledge: 1-11, 13, 18: B; 12, 14-17: A; 19:C; 20: D. Although I think 17 can be either, depending on the usage, no?

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  11. Crap! I got all the way to 12 and lost it!! Ok let me try again.

    1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. B (But if I know you, you will say it is "C")
    6. b
    7. a
    8. a
    9. a
    10. b
    11. b
    12. a
    13. b
    14. a
    15. c
    16. a
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. a (I think this was a trick question due to "C" )

    E.C. "Test your grammar knowledge"

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  12. 1-b
    2-b
    3-b
    4-b
    5-b
    6-a
    7-b
    8-b
    9-b
    10-b
    11-b
    12-a
    13-b
    14-a
    15-c
    16-a
    17-a
    18-a
    19-c
    20-a
    Test your grammer knowledge!

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  13. 1-b, 2-b, 3-b, 4-b, 5-b (but c is pretty accurate too, ha ;o) 6-b, 7-a, 8-b, 9-a, 10-b, 11-d, 12-a, 13-b, 14-a, 15-c, 16-a, 17-a, 18-a, 19-c, 20-d.

    Extra Credit: Test Your Grammar Knowledge!

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  14. 1-B 2-B 3-B 4-B 5-B 6-A 7-B 8-B 9-B 10-B 11-D 12-A 13-B 14-A 15-C 16-A 17-A 18-A 19-C 20-A

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  15. 1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b (sensing a theme...)
    5. b
    6. b (although for the longest time I thought it was a since I always heard it spoken until college)
    7. a
    8. b
    9. a
    10. b (as my English teacher used to say, "There's a WE in weird")
    11. b
    12. a
    13. b
    14. a
    15. c
    16. a
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. d (thanks to Finding Forrester for this one)

    Extra Credit: Test Your Grammar Knowledge!

    What, no "its" vs. "it's" fun?! Those always drive me bonkers. ;)

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  16. Test Your Grammer Knowledge

    1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. A
    5. C
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. A
    10. B
    11. B
    12. A
    13. B
    14. A
    15. B
    16. A
    17. A
    18. A
    19. A
    20. C

    Though I know (most) of this pretty well, I don't think I have ever felt so unsure if myself.

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  17. 1) ______ so kind for letting me use ______ unicorn bicycle.
    b) You're, your

    2) I promise, ________ I am finally going to read James' first draft. Maybe.
    b) tomorrow

    3) I wish _____ house wasn't all the way over ______.
    b) their, there

    4) It's just ___ far away.
    b) too

    5) I've lost so much weight all my pants are _______. And I live in a land of make-believe.
    b) loose

    6) Which is correct?
    b) For all intents and purposes.

    7) My patience for insufferable Grammar usage lasted ________ 2.7 seconds.
    a) less than

    8) Which is correct?
    b) Lie, Lady, Like

    9) I _________ need to have more quizzes.
    a) definitely

    10) That lady I sit next to on the bus is so ______. In a good way. Sort of. Maybe.
    b) weird

    11) The _____ my liberal vitriol has on my father in law's patience _______ my ability to keep a straight face.
    b) effect, affects

    12) The opposite of "on purpose" is:
    a) by accident

    13) _____ should we invite to the party?
    a) Who

    14) It depends on _____ is going.
    b) whom

    15) We _____ going to read Himokal's blog, but _____ too bored by its content to bother.
    a) were, were

    16) Which sentence is written in the second-person narrative?
    a) If you think this quiz was fun, you're obviously delusional.

    17) _____ cheat on this quiz?
    b) Can I

    18) I'm so _________ that I didn't post this at exactly 7:30.
    a) embarrassed

    19) ______ you sure _______ answers are correct?
    c) Are, your

    20) Which is correct?
    a) I can run farther than you.

    EXTRA CREDIT:
    Test your grammar knowledge

    _Nadia

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  18. I'm nervous about my score!! I'm crossing my fingers!

    (Extra credit) Test You're Grammar Knowledge!

    1) b) You're, your

    2) b) tomorrow

    3) b) their, there

    4) b) too

    5) b) loose and c) still way too tight because I'm still jiggly and won't buy bigger pants.

    6) a) For all intensive purposes.


    7) a) less than

    8) What do we actually want this lady to do??

    9) a) definitely

    10) b) weird

    11) b) effect, affects


    12)a) by accident

    13)a) Who

    14) a) who

    15) c) were, we're

    16) c) DRL thought this quiz was fun, and is obviously delusional.

    17) a) May I

    18)a) embarrassed

    19) a) Are, you're

    20) d) Both a and c

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  19. 1 - b
    2 - b
    3 - b
    4 - b
    5 - b
    6 - b
    7 - a
    8 - b
    9 - a
    10 - b
    11 - d
    12 - a
    13 - b
    14 - a
    15 - c
    16 - c
    17 - a
    18 - a
    19 - c
    20 - a
    Extra Bonus: Test Your Grammar Knowledge!

    You are awesome and hilarious and THANK YOU!! :-)

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  20. Ok, I really wanted to pick the funny answers and maybe I should have. Also, I did not cheat, so I'm sure a lot of these will be wrong. I'm especially concerned with the who/whom questions. I started sweating right about there. Anyway, fun times...here you go!

    1. b
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. b
    6. b
    7. b
    8. b
    9. a
    10. a
    11. b
    12. a
    13. a
    14. a
    15. a
    16. c
    17. a
    18. a
    19. c
    20. a

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  21. 1b 2b 3b 4b 5b 6b 7d 8b 9a 10b 11b 12a 13a 14a 15c 16a 17 either but (A) if I'm asking your permission. 18a 19c 20 d

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  22. I love quizzes :)
    1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. B
    5. B
    6. B
    7. B
    8. B
    9. A
    10. B
    11. B
    12. A
    13. A
    14. A
    15. C
    16. A
    17. Depends on context- I'd go with B
    18. A
    19. C
    20. D
    Test your grammar knowledge.

    Megan Swartz

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