Christmas Stockings: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
Christmas stockings are hung near the chimney (1) _________ Christmas Eve for Santa Claus (2) _________ for the children . The children in the United States and some other countries have been following this tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking, (3) _________ that Father Christmas will fill it with sweets and gifts for them. The items that are believed (4) _________ in the Christmas stocking by Santa Claus are known as stocking stuffers.
The tradition of the Christmas stockings began by a story (5) _________ since ancient times about a kind noble man who had three daughters. The wife of the nobleman had died and the daughters (6) _________ all the work in the house. When the daughters became young and eligible for marriage, the poor father could not afford (7) _________ huge dowries to their husbands.
One evening the daughters, after washing their stockings, hung them near the fire place (8) _________. Santa Claus, (9) _________ by the plight of the daughters, came in and put in three bags of gold, one in each of the stocking (10) _________ by the chimney. The next morning the family noticed the gold bags and the nobleman had enough for his daughters’ marriage. The daughters got married and lived happily ever after. Since then children have been hanging Christmas stockings.
|1||filled||to fill||will fill||to have filled|
|3||believe||having believed||believing||to believe|
|4||were stuffed||stuffed||to stuff||to be stuffed|
|5||told||was told||has told||telling|
|6||must do||had to do||must have done||had to be done|
|7||to give||to giving||to be given||given|
|8||dry||drying||to drying||to be dried|
|9||being moved||be moved||moving||to move|
|10||hanging||was hanging||to hang||having hung|
1.D; 2.B; 3.C; 4.D; 5.A; 6.B; 7.A; 8.D; 9.A; 10.A