Dashes Quiz (90%)
1. Hinduism--this is the major religion of India--developed over a period of many centuries. (B) 2. Ferrets can be delightful pets--when they want to be. (B) 3. “You have two choices,” he was told to fight and die or to live the life of a coward. (C) 4. Mayonnaise contains three things--egg yolks, vegetable oil, and vinegar. (A) 5. There were only two men who could match his strength and skill--Hercules and Achilles. (A) 6. Don't forget these ingredients in the wedding cake--one cup of patience, a spoonful of consideration, and a dash of forgiveness. (A) 7. The baseball strike has caused all of us--especially the die-hard fans--to re-examine our priorities. (C) 8. From seashells, the natives made beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings--even entire lines of jewelry. (B) 9. José's résumé was impressive--he started work as a cashier in a computer store, advanced to manager, and eventually became a consultant for IBM. (C) 10. The Springfield orchestra ought to win the competition--their violin section is the best in the state. (C) 11. Ramona didn’t know--how could she?--that Alexis was already at the party. (B) 12. Grasping for an explanation, Sergei only managed to say, “I’m really sorry, but--.” (B) 13. Two years after being told by her boss that she did not have “what it takes,” Sonia had become a stockbroker--and a millionaire. (A) 14. City politicians--if not all politicians--should spend more time talking with small business owners. (C) 15. Many musicians who play the oboe also play--the English horn and oboe d’amore--double-reed instruments whose ranges are slightly lower. (A) 16. The dangers of the disease--its resistance to penicillin, its ability to avoid detection, and its transmissibility--should not be underestimated. (B) 17. The piano is an easy instrument to play--but a difficult one to play well. (C) 18. The computer has launched entire corporations--even empires--since...
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