PSY 302 Week 4 Assignment Decision-Making
August 20, 2020
history discussion prompt
August 20, 2020

Directions: Type out the answers to all questions on a separate sheet of paper. This sheet of paper or document will be known as the “Answer Sheet for Test 1” Be sure to number your answer sheet in the same way the practice exercises are numbered. For this assignment, your answer sheet should be numbered from 1 through 53.

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When to Submit Your Assignment: Test 1 is due by 11:59 Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

 

How to Format Assignment:

Title: Center the following information at the top of the completed assignment:

Answer Sheet for Test 1

Font: 12pt Times New Roman

Spacing: Double Spacing

If you have any questions about how to do the Test 1 or how to submit it, be sure to let me know.

 

 

Section 1: Subject and Verb Agreement

Directions for Section 1: On your answer sheet, write out the correct verb from the two choices in parentheses. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete the questions in this section.

1. How _____ (does, do) the teacher want us to submit the assignment?

2. Neither the dogs nor the cat _____ (were, was) ready to go outside.

3. Most of the boys in the class _____ (stand, stands) whenever the teacher enters the room.

4. The man with the two children _____ (looks, look) tired.

5. There _____ (is, are) twelve dirty plates sitting on the table.

6. Michael and his brother _____ (run, runs) in the local marathon every year.

7. Sleeping in the cardboard box _____ (were, was) two black kittens and three brown puppies.

8. Students _____ (seems, seem) more relaxed on test days if they are well-prepared.

9. People with health insurance _____ (visits, visit) the doctor more than people without health insurance.

10. Everyone _____ (wants, want) to be the first to see the movie.

 

Section 2: Past Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs

Directions for Section 2: On your answer sheet, write out the past tense of the verb in parentheses. Some of the verbs in parentheses are regular verbs and some are irregular verbs. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this section.

11. Margaret _____ (decide) not to attend the graduation ceremony.

12. The cats have not been _____ (feed) in three days.

13. Jimmy _____ (walk) three miles to the gas station after his car ____ (run) out of gas.

14. Mr. Jones _____ (place) all the papers in a neat stack.

 

Section 3: Maintaining Verb Consistency

Directions for Section 3: On your answer sheet, write out the correct verb from the two choices in parentheses. Make sure there are not any shifts from past tense to present tense or present tense to past tense in the sentences. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this section.

15. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, many people lost their jobs and ______ (was, were) hungry.

16. After the Civil War, many African-Americans moved north and _____ (began, begin) working in factories.

17. Yesterday, David went to the grocery store and ______ (buy, bought) some ice cream.

18. During the 1960s, the Americans launched several spacecraft that _____ (orbited, orbit) and later ______ (land, landed) on the Moon.

 

Section 4: Capitalization

Directions for Section 4: On your answer sheet, write out the letter of the sentence that does not have any errors in capitalization. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this practice.

19. A. Many Americans were killed during the vietnam war.

B. Many americans were killed during the vietnam war.

C. Many Americans were killed during the Vietnam War.

D. Many americans were killed during the Vietnam War.

 

20. A. Great expectations is a famous novel that was written by charles dickens.

B. Great Expectations is a famous novel that was written by Charles Dickens.

C. Great Expectations is a famous Novel that was written by Charles Dickens.

D. Great Expectations is a famous novel that was written by Charles dickens.

 

21. A. Martha has to take courses in Spanish, history, and philosophy this semester.

B. Martha has to take courses in Spanish, history, and philosophy this Semester.

C. Martha has to take courses in Spanish, History, and Philosophy this semester.

D. Martha has to take Courses in Spanish, history, and philosophy this semester.

 

22. A. During the Protestant Reformation, many european countries broke away from the catholic church.

B. During the protestant reformation, many European countries broke away from the catholic church.

C. During the protestant reformation, many european countries broke away from the Catholic Church.

D. During the Protestant Reformation, many European countries broke away from the Catholic Church.

 

23. A. The Smithsonian Institute is a famous museum located in Washington, D.C.

B. The smithsonian institute is a famous museum located in Washington, D.C.

C. The Smithsonian Institute is a famous Museum located in Washington, D.C.

D. The Smithsonian Institute is a famous museum located in washington, d.c.

 

Section 5: Commas with Introductory Elements, Coordinating Conjunctions, and Items in a Series

Directions for Section 5: On your answer sheet, write out the letter of the sentence that does not have any errors in comma usage. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this practice.

24. A. All at once Johnny, fell from his horse.

B. Yesterday Michael, found twenty dollars under his bed.

C. When the plane finally landed, all the passengers were very relieved.

D. With only ten seconds, left in the game Samantha scored the winning goal.

 

25. A. Daniel is smart but, his cousin is even smarter.

B. Daniel is smart, but his cousin is even smarter.

C. Sally ran for ten miles and, then she swam for two hours.

D. Sally ran for ten miles and then, she swam for two hours.

 

26. A. Jane’s favorite hobbies are baking, sewing, and gardening.

B. Jane’s favorite hobbies are baking, sewing and gardening.

C. Joe likes running swimming, and cycling.

D. Joe likes running, swimming and cycling.

 

27. A. Susan can study for her exam, or go to the movies with her friends.

B. Because her car, had two flat tires Susan had to take the bus to work.

C. When Jason arrived at work he had to answer all his emails, finish his notes for the presentation, and set up the conference room for the 9:00 a.m. meeting.

D. When Jason arrived at work, he had to answer all his emails, finish his notes for the presentation, and set up the conference room for the 9:00 a.m. meeting.

 

28. A. After the ambulance arrived at the hospital the doctors ran to the back of the ambulance, and opened the doors quickly.

B. After the ambulance arrived at the hospital, the doctors ran to the back of the ambulance and opened the doors quickly.

C. Melissa was very excited about her new job yet, she was very nervous her first day.

D. James wanted a video game a new computer, and a new television for Christmas.

 

Section 6: Sentences, Sentence Fragments, Fused Sentences, and Comma Splices

Directions for Section 6: On your answer sheet, do the following two tasks for the following sentences:

1.Identify each word group as a correct sentence (C), a sentence fragment (SF), a fused sentence (F), or a comma splice (CS )

2. Revise any sentence fragments, fused sentences, or comma splices. You will need to rewrite the sentences to complete this part of the section.

_______________________________________________________________

 

29. Martha ran up the stairs crying. Because her friends were teasing her.

30. John was still hungry after he ate his pizza he ate a bowl of chocolate ice cream.

31.Mary studied all night for her chemistry final, she failed the exam.

32. If the snow continued to fall throughout the night, school would be closed the next day.

33. On Saturday, Jack washed the family car he took all the garbage to the curb.

 

Section 7: Sentences, Sentence Fragments, Fused Sentences, and Comma Splices

Directions for Section 7: On your answer sheet, write out the letter of the word group that is a correct sentence. In other words, you want to pick out the word group that is not a sentence fragment, fused sentence, or comma splice. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this practice.

34. A. The mechanic raised the hood of the car. So he could work on the engine.

B. The mechanic raised the hood of the car he wanted to work on the engine.

C. The mechanic raised the hood of the car, so he could work on the engine.

D. The mechanic raised the hood of the car, he wanted to work on the engine.

 

35. A. Mark was a good swimmer, he was afraid to go deep-sea fishing.

B. Jimmy finished his homework he cleaned his room before dinner.

C. Since James is the oldest. He is responsible for his younger siblings.

D. David likes dogs; his sister likes cats.

 

36. A. Jamie can study for his math test he can go skating with his friends.

B. When the sun sets, bats can be seen flying through the neighborhood.

C. Sally is a member of the girls’ basketball team she is a cheerleader for the boys’ football team.

D. Mary went to the store. To buy some apples and oranges.

37. A. On Wednesday, Danny plans to go to the dentist after soccer practice.

B. Martha is allergic to dogs she cannot be a dog walker.

C. If it doesn’t rain on Tuesday. We will have band practice.

D. James is studying accounting, he can work for the Internal Revenue Service.

 

38. A. Michael wants a new sports car, but he does not want to pay for it.

B. Michael wants a new sports car, he does not want to pay for it.

C. Michael wants a new sports car he does not want to pay for it.

D. Michael wants a new sports car. But does not want to pay for it.

 

Section 8: Parallelism

Directions for Section 8: On your answer sheet, write out the letter of the sentence that does not have any errors in parallelism. You do not need to rewrite the sentences to complete this practice.

39. A. Jimmy likes swimming with his friends, to fish with his father, and boating with his grandfather.

B. Jimmy likes swimming with his friends, fishing with his father, and to go boating with his grandfather.

C. Jimmy likes to swim with his friends, to fish with his father, and boating with his grandfather.

D. Jimmy likes swimming with his friends, fishing with his father, and boating with his grandfather.

 

40. A. Hearing a friend’s voice over the telephone is better than to get an email.

B. Streaming movies over the Internet is more popular than to receive DVDs in the mail.

C. Buying a birthday cake in a bakery is as good as a home-made birthday cake.

D. Hearing a friend’s voice over the telephone is better than getting an email.

 

41. A. My wealthy cousin constantly brags about getting his degree from Harvard, having a new Porsche, and his luxury apartment in Manhattan.

B. My wealthy cousin constantly brags about getting his degree from Harvard, his new Porsche, and owning a luxury apartment in Manhattan.

C. My wealthy cousin constantly brags about getting his degree from Harvard, having a new Porsche, and owning a luxury apartment in Manhattan.

D. My wealthy cousin constantly brags about his degree from Harvard, his new Porsche, and owning a luxury apartment in Manhattan.

 

42. A. The car must not only be washed, but it also must be repaired.

B. You can either obey the speed limit or receiving a speeding ticket will be the result.

C. Both driving a speed boat and a trip to the Caribbean are fun.

D. The car must be not only washed but also repaired.

 

43. A. Susan likes to work in her flower garden, cooking in her well-equipped kitchen, and to relax on her big front porch.

B. Susan likes working in her flower garden, to cook in her well-equipped kitchen, and relaxing on her big front porch.

C. Susan likes working in her flower garden, cooking in her well-equipped kitchen, and relaxing on her big front porch.

D. Susan likes working in her flower garden, to cook in her well-equipped kitchen, and to relax on her big front porch.

 

Section 9: Parts of a Thesis Statement

Directions for Section 9: On your answer sheet, write out the narrowed topic and the main point for each of the following thesis statements. Be sure to identify which your responses is the narrowed topic and which of your responses is the main point.

 

44. Employers should not have access to their employees Facebook page.

Narrowed Topic:

Main point:

 

45. The Cadillac Escalade is a better vehicle than the Ford Explorer.

Narrowed Topic

Main point:

 

46. Celebrities are poor role models for children.

Narrowed Topic

Main point:

 

 

Section 10: Identifying Thesis Statements

 

Directions for Section 10: On your answer sheet, do the following two tasks for each of the following statement:

1. Write out whether the statement is an effective thesis statement or not an effective thesis statement

2. Explain why the statement is either an effective thesis statement or not an effective thesis statement._____________________________________________________________________

 

47. Students who commit plagiarism should be placed on academic probation.

48. In the next decade, many schools will have a drastic shortage of teachers, and teachers should have to take competency tests.

49. The Grand Budapest Hotel is an interesting movie.

50. In my opinion, yoga is the best way to deal with everyday stress.

51. This paper will discuss the reasons a president of the United States should be limited to one term.

 

Section 11: Narrowing a General Topic

Directions for Section 11: On your answer sheet, perform the following three steps for Numbers 52 and 53:

 

Step 1: Write out a narrowed topic for each of the general topics listed below.

Step 2: Write out a main point that you would like to make about the narrowed topic

Step 3: Write out a thesis statement that includes the narrowed topic and the main point you would like to make about the narrowed topic._________________________________________

 

52. General Topic: Crime

Step 1: Narrowed Topic:

Step 2: Main Point:

Step 3: Thesis Statement:

 

53. General Topic: Services Provided by UMUC

Step 1: Narrowed Topic:

Step 2: Main Point:

Step 3: Thesis Statement:

 

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