GED 155 English Exam Unit 1


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


  1. a) notary public
  2. b) fiscal
  3. c) programmer
  4. d) vendor


2) A beneficiary is someone


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


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


  1. a) requisition
  2. b) annual report
  3. c) ream
  4. d) itinerary


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


  1. a) lien
  2. b) exemption
  3. c) royalty
  4. d) per capita


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


  1. a) itinerary
  2. b) itinary


6) Liquidating a business is

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



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7) The plaintiff gave the attorney an


  1. a) affidavid
  2. b) affidavit


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


  1. a) bull market
  2. b) bear market
  3. c) monopoly
  4. d) dividend


9) Which of the following indicates a daily expense?


  1. a) per diem
  2. b) per daily
  3. c) per annum
  4. d) per capita


10) ________ calculator is not in ________ proper place?


  1. a) Whose; it’s
  2. b) Who’s; it’s
  3. c) Who’s; its
  4. d) Whose; its


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



  1. a) elicit; principal
  2. b) illicit; principal
  3. c) illicit; principle
  4. d) elicit; principle


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


  1. a) perspective; then
  2. b) prospective; than
  3. c) perspective; than
  4. d) prospective; then




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


  1. a) quite; proceed
  2. b) quiet; precede
  3. c) quiet; proceed
  4. d) quite; precede


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


  1. a) principal
  2. b) principle


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

  1. a) compliment
  2. b) complement


16) The standard spelling for the noun PAYOFF is


  1. a) payoff
  2. b) pay off
  3. c) pay-off
  4. d) all of the above
  5. e) none of the above


17) Mary is ________ her major.


  1. a) changing
  2. b) changeing


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


  1. a) excellance
  2. b) excellence


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


  1. a) obsolete
  2. b) an adverb
  3. c) archaic
  4. d) nonstandard
  5. e) misspelled




Unit 1 Examination GED155 English


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


  1. a) acronym
  2. b) homonym
  3. c) antonym
  4. d) synonym
  5. e) none of the above


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


  1. a) adverb
  2. b) conjunction
  3. c) verb
  4. d) adjective
  5. e) preposition


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


  1. a) verb
  2. b) preposition
  3. c) conjunction
  4. d) adverb
  5. e) pronoun


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


  1. a) conjunction
  2. b) pronoun
  3. c) adjective
  4. d) adverb
  5. e) preposition


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


  1. a) adverb
  2. b) noun
  3. c) adjective
  4. d) verb
  5. e) pronoun


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

in the war. Josephine and Napoleon are


  1. a) infinitives
  2. b) gerunds
  3. c) proper nouns
  4. d) verbs
  5. 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:


  1. 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.