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Vocabulary Test


Replace the underline words with the word that best replaces them.

1. Chris told us to hand in our term paper next Monday 
A. to write our paper byhand 
B.  to submit 
C. to correct 
D. to proof-read 

2. Professor Wilson is a wonderful teacher but there are  too many assignments  for his course.

A.  his marks are always low 
B. there are too many books to read 
C.  he often gives homework 
D.  there are too many students in his course 

3. I wanted to buy the new course catalog and I had to put an order through the store manager. 
A. the store-manager didn't want to buy it 
B. the course catalog was out of print 
C. I had to ask for it to be bought for me 
D.The computer was out of order 

4. I'll really have to hit the books this week-end.
A. I have to tidy my room 
B. there is a book fair this week-end 
C. my books need a cover 
D. I have to study

5Did you know it's down to three of us for the library summer-job ?
A. the 3 of us will be working in the library 
B. there are only 3 applicants left 
C. the library only hires 3 students 
D. at least 3 students will be retained 

6. To major in astrophysics you need an extra math course. 

A. to get higher grades in astrophysics 
B. to specialize in astrophysics
C. to finish your astrophysics paper 
D. to understand better the astrophysics course

7. Did you know Mark was a sophomore ?

A. Mark is a second-year student 
B. Mark has a major in philosophy 
C. Mark has a special grant 
D. Mark's parents are both University professors

8. I haven't completed all the prerequisites for this course.
A.  I still have to fill in some papers 
B. I have to finish some assignments
C. I haven't done enough research 
D. I have to follow some courses beforehand

9.This year I will need to find off-campus housing .
A. I will live on the campus 
B. I will buy a house next to the campus 
C. I will live outside the campus 
D. The campus will provide a house for me 

10. Alice, if I were you I'd skip the meeting. 
A. Alice should prepare for the meeting 
B. Alice should put the meeting on her agenda
C. The meeting is going to be cancelled 
D. Alice shouldn't bother to go to the meeting


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