The Man Booker Prize: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

The Man Booker Prize: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

The prize, launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by (1)_______ the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. (2)_______ the consistent excellence of The Man Booker Prize, judges (3)_______ from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion (4)_______ quality fiction.

The winner of The Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and, (5)_______ all the shortlisted authors, a cheque for £2,500 and a designer bound copy of their book. (6)_______ one of the objectives of the prize - to encourage (7)_______ possible readership for the best in literary fiction - the winner and the shortlisted authors now enjoy a dramatic increase in book sales worldwide. It needs (8)_______ that the prize is awarded to a particular book (9) _______ than to an author.

1 rewarding rewarded being rewarded rewards
2 To maintain Maintaining To be maintained Being maintained
3 chosen are chosen are choosing being chosen
4 in for at to
5 as though as if like as
6 As if fulfilled Being fulfilled Fulfilling To be fulfilled
7 wilder wildest the wildest the most wildest
8 emphasized emphasis emphasize to be emphasized
9 rather more soon unlike

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

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