Grammar, grammatical associations and context.
To make the test even more realistic, it is made up of nonsensical questions so that the largely uninformed, yet grammatically savant reader is capable of getting the correct answer even when the required factual knowledge is not present.
Select one response for each question – your time starts…now…
The usual function of grunge prowkers is to remove:
- A: Grunges
- B: Snarts
- C: Trigs
- D: Grods
- A: Grunges. Included from the stem in one of the options, technically you should avoid doing this when writing questions or it will make people think it is the correct option.
- A: on spring mornings
- B: on summer evenings provided there is no rain before dusk
- C: on autumn afternoons
- D: on winter nights
- B: on summer evenings provided there is no rain before dusk. This option looks more probable, because it is longer, and because it is the only one which is qualified.
Lurks suffer from tangitis because:
- A: their prads are always underdeveloped
- B: all their brizes are horizontal
- C: their curnpieces are usually imperfect
- D: none of their dringoes can ever adapt
- C: their curnpieces are usually imperfect. Don’t mix indefinites with definites – indefinites are more likely to be correct. (Indefinites: usually, sometimes, often, seldom…; Definites: all, never, none, and so on)
Non-responsive frattling is usually found in an:
- A: gringle
- B: janket
- C: kloppie
- D: uckerpod
- D: uckerpod. Given away by the indefinite article (‘an’).
Which are the exceptions to the law of lomplicity:
- A: The miltrip and the nattercup
- B: The bifid pantrip
- C: The common queeter
- D: The flanged ozzer
- A: The miltrip and the nattercup. The question asks for a pleural answer and only one of the options is pleural.
Which must be present for parbling to take place:
- A: Phlot and runge
- B: Runge
- C: Stuke and runge
- D: Runge and trake
- B: Runge. It could be any of them but Runge is included in all of them so this is the one factor that is consistent.
One common disorder of an overspragged uckerpod is:
- A: copious vezzling
- B: intermittent weggerment
- C: non-responsive frattling
- D: uneven yerkation
- C: Non-responsive frattling. Already answered from question 4.
Which of these is the correct answer?:
- D. There was a pattern throughout (ABCDABC – so the next one had to be D).