The Star-Child: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
Once upon a time two poor Woodcutters were making their way home (1) _________a great pine forest. It was winter, and a night of (2) _________cold. The snow (3) _________thick upon the ground, and upon the branches of the trees. At last, they reached (4) _________of the forest and saw the lights of the village in which they dwelt.
They were (5) _________that they laughed aloud, and the Earth seemed to them like a flower of silver, and the Moon like a flower of gold. Yet, after that they (6) _________they became sad, for they remembered their poverty, and one of them said to (7) _________, “Why did we make merry, seeing that life is for (8)_________ , and not for such people as we are?” “Truly,” answered his companion, “ (9) _________is given to some, and little is given to (10) _________ .”
But as they (11) _________their misery to each other, this strange thing happened. A very bright and beautiful star fell from heaven. And one of them ran (12) _________than his mate and forced his way through the willows. There was indeed a thing of gold lying on the white snow. He cried out to his friend that he had found the treasure (13) _________from the sky. But, alas! No gold was in it, (14) _________silver, but only a little child who was asleep.
After Oscar Wilde
|4||outskirt||the outskirt||an outskirt||the outskirts|
|5||such overjoying||such overjoyed||so overjoyed||so overjoying|
|6||had laughed||have laughed||were laughed||had been laughed|
|8||riches||a rich||rich||the rich|
|11||were bewailing||bewailing||were bewailed||are bewailing|
|12||more faster||faster||the fastest||fasten|
1.B; 2.B; 3.C; 4.D; 5.C; 6.A; 7.C; 8.D; 9.A; 10.D; 11.A; 12.B; 13.D; 14.A