The Shrine in the Black Hills: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
It started as an idea to draw sightseers. In 1923, a historian Doane Robinson suggested (1)_________ some giant statues in (2)_________Black Hills (the USA). Robinson wanted his sculptures (3)_________the gateway to the west, where the Black Hills rise from the plains (4)_________a geographical prelude to the Rockies. It was the sculptor Gutzon Borglum who started realizing the idea.
Mount Rushmore, (5)_________in 1885 for (6)_________New York lawyer Charles E. Rushmore was chosen for the memorial. Its broad wall of granite faced the southwest to receive direct sunlight for (7)_________.
G. Borglum envisioned four US presidents who reflected a brief history of the country. The work was purely a national memorial and cost (8)_________1 million USD.
His monument to America was a group of four leaders who (9)_________the country from the colonial times into (10)_________century. (11)_________prominent position went to George Washington, the Commander of the Revolutionary Army and the first US president. To the far right was the 16th President Abraham Lincoln, (12)_________leadership restored the Union and ended slavery on the US soil. If Borglum had a hero of his own, it was the 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, who promoted the construction of (13)_________Panama Canal.
The masterpiece is (14)_________more than a tourist attraction; the work is purely a national memorial. (15)_________, as close to heaven as they could be, the words of the US leaders, their faces show what men they were. They will endure until the wind and the rain (16)_________them away.
|1||carving||carve||to carve||being carved|
|2||Southern Dakota’s||South Dakota’s||the South Dakota’s||South’s Dakota’s|
|3||stand||stands||to stand||will stand|
|7||the most of the day||the most of day||most of the day||most of day|
|9||was brought||has brought||bringing||brought|
|10||the 20th||the 20s||20th||a 20th|
|14||many||far||a lot of||most|
|15||Carved hight||Carving high||Carved high||Carved highly|
1.A; 2.B; 3.C; 4.B; 5.D; 6.A; 7.C; 8.B; 9.D; 10.A; 11.C; 12.C; 13.A; 14.B; 15.C; 16.D