Uncle Fester: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

Last year, Jack Peterson found out that he had come into a small fortune after his uncle Fester (1) ________ . His uncle had been a heavy smoker for many years and hadn’t been able to cut down on his smoking. Jack (2) ________ with his uncle Fester, and often dropped in on him (3) ________ what he (4) ________. One summer, uncle Fester promised (5) ________ on his cigarette smoking after having taken 3 months (6)________ an extremely bad cough. Jack had to look after him those 3 months and, a number of times, he had told off uncle Fester. Then he came up with a brilliant idea to make uncle Fester (7) ________ his nasty habit. He had the local cancer society telephone uncle Fester.

When they called, he told them (8) ________ and then put uncle Fester through. They proceeded to make out that they were looking for a volunteer to take on to help (9) ________ the patients. Well, that frightened uncle Fester and he immediately swore to give up smoking. In fact, uncle Fester (10) ________: jogging in order to help him feel better. He even began to look down on other smokers (although he couldn’t quite give smoking up himself). One day, as he set off on his morning run, he (11) ________ a stand in the distance. A new society had turned up that day looking for people willing to bring up young puppies. Uncle Fester immediately went for a cute Dalmatian, and ended up (12) ________ this new responsibility. Now, three years later Jack had come into the “small fortune” which reminded him every day of his wonderful, if not wise, uncle Fester.

1 pass of had passed away passing on has passed on
2 got on well got with well got across well have got on well
3 to be seen to have seen to see seeing
4 to be up to were up to have been up to was up to
5 tu cut on to cut down to have cut down cutting down
6 having got over have got over to get over got over
7 give up to give up giving up to be given up
8 holding on to hold on to be held on held on
9 looking after look after looked after have looked after
10 took aback took in took up took off
11 made out made up made over made away
12 taken on take on took on taking on

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

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