Would You Pass English At School Now?

These are multiple choice, however, instead of the essays. Questions inspired by GCSE English and the SATs.

  1. 1. Which pair of words best fit the below sentence?
    1. tribulations…despair
    2. hardships…exhilaration
    3. confusions…bewilderment
    4. inconvenience…panic
  2. 2. Which author wrote this quotation?
  3. 3. Choose the best antonym for the word below.
  4. 4. Which part of speech is the underlined word?
  5. 5. Which novel is the below quotation from?
    1. ‘Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry’
    2. ‘Of Mice And Men’
    3. ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’
    4. ‘The Old Man And The Sea’
  6. 6. Improve and clarify the below sentence.
    1. Breakfast is skipped by many people because of their underestimating its value.
    2. Many people, underestimating the value of breakfast, and skipping it.
    3. Many people skip breakfast because they underestimate its value.
    4. A meal skipped by many people underestimating its value is breakfast
  7. 7. Which poet wrote this?
  8. 8.
    1. Use a season word, paralleling the concept of ‘kigo’.
    2. Use of three (or fewer) lines of 17 or fewer syllables.
    3. Use end-rhyming on the first and third lines, paralleling ‘kuhi’.
    4. Use of a cut paralleling the concept of ‘kireji’.
  9. 9. Which Shakespeare play does this plot describe?
    1. <i>The Comedy Of Errors</i>
    2. <i>Measure For Measure</i>
    3. <i>All’s Well That Ends Well</i>
  10. 10. Which part of speech is the underlined word?
  11. 11. Determine which answer choice below has a relationship similar to the original words.
    1. Gooser : Gosling
    2. Gem : Ruby
    3. Alloy : Iron
    4. Pony : Bridle
  12. 12. Which would be the correct word to use in this sentence?
  13. 13. What movement were these poets a part of?
  14. 14.
    1. “You’re burrito is over there, but they’re coming back later, so don’t eat they’re tacos.”
    2. “Your burrito is over there, but they’re coming back later, so don’t eat their tacos.”
    3. “Your burrito is over there, but their coming back later, so don’t eat there tacos.”
    4. “You’re burrito is over there, but there coming back later, so don’t eat their tacos.”
  15. 15. Please write 2,000 words in answer to the question below.

    To what extent do you agree with the view of the critic who claimed that “a longing for home and security pervades the Brontës’ poetry”? In your answer you should either refer to two or three poems in detail or range more widely through the whole selection.

    1. Er…I’d rather not.

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Luke Bailey is a senior editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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