​Elvis Presley: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1935. He (1) _________ listening to country and western music, rhythm and blues.(2) _________ the age of 10, he won a talent contest singing a ballad called “Old Shep”.(3) _________ his teens, he taught himself to play the guitar.

After high school, Elvis worked as a truck driver. In 1953, he decided to record some songs for his mum’s birthday. The studio he went to (4) _________ to release Elvis’s (5) _________ two records: “That’s All Right Mama” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky”.

Elvis was a star overnight. Five of his records (6) _________ to number one in sales: “Heartbreak Hotel”, “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Hound Dog”, and “Love Me Tender”. His rebellious music was matched by his electric performance on stage. He had a way of moving his body that drove teens into a frenzy and made parents(7) _________.

Presley was the first singer (8) _________ the rhythm-and-blues style of black musicians with the country-and-western style of white singers. In doing so, he became a pioneer of the rock style. (9) _________ major rock singers claimed that Presley (10) _________ them.

Elvis began starring in movies that (11) _________ his own music: “Love Me Tender”(1956), “Jailhouse Rock” (1957), and “King Creole” (1958). He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. After the Army, he went back to musical films. Critics disliked his later movies in which his rebellious image became (12) _________ .

1 grew grew up was grown growing up
2 Later On In At
3 In At On Within
4 thrilled was thrilling was thrilled thrill
5 one firstly first the first
6 shoot shot were shot shooting
7 frown to frown frowning be frowned
8 blend blended blending to blend
9 Much Most The most Mostly
10 was influenced influenced has influenced had influenced
11 had featured featuring featured was featured
12 more wholesome wholesomer more wholesomer wholesomest

1.B; 2.D; 3.A; 4.C; 5.C; 6.B; 7.A; 8.D; 9.B; 10.D; 11.C; 12.A

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