Sample TOEFL Structure and Written Expression Questions
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1. A three-foot octopus can
crawl through a hole ------ in diameter.
(A) than one inch less
(B) less than one inch
(C) one less inch than
(D) tan less one inch
2. ------adopted the decimal
system of coinage in 1867.
(B) When Canada
(C) Canada, which
(D) There was Canada
3. Generally, the
representatives ------ a legislature
are constitutionally elected
by a broad spectrum
of the population.
(A) who they compose
(B) who compose
(C) had compose
4. The Actor’s Studio, a
workshop in New York City,
------where actors can work
together without the
pressure of commercial
(A) a place and
(B) a place
(C) so that a place
(D) a place is
5. ------ that life began
billions of years ago in the
(A) It is believed
(B) In the belief
(C) The belief
6. by 1872 the United States
had 70 engineering
colleges, ------ astonishing
largely to the Morrill Act
(C) to which
7. The artist Romare Bcarden
was ------ whose
yellows, deep blues, and
strongly with photographic
gray in his bright
(A) with a gift for color
(B) a gifted colorist
(C) a gift with colorful
(D) gifted with coloring
8. The most important chemical catalyst on this
planet is chlorophyll, -------carbon dioxide and
water react to form carbohydrates.
(A) whose presence
(B) which is present
(D) in the presence of which
9. One theory of the origin of
the universe is
-------from the explosion of
a tiny, extremely
dense fireball several
billion years ago.
(A) because what formed
(B) the formation that
(C) that it formed
(D) when forming
10. Roads in the United States
------- with graved or wood
planks, until the
beginning of the twentieth
(A) were unsurefaced or they covered them
(B) which unsureface or
(C) unsurfaced or covered
(D) unsurfaced or covered
11. portrait prints were the
first reproductions of
American paintings ------- widely distributed in
the United States.
(B) that which
(C) that being
(D) to be
12. Abigail Adams was
prodigious letter writer,
------- many editions of
her letters have been
(C) in addition to
(D) due to
13. In geometry, an ellipse
may be defined as
the locus of all points
two fixed points is
(A) which as the sum of
(B) of the sum which
(C) whose sum of whose
(D) whose sum that the
14. -------at the site of a
fort established by the
Northwest Mounted Police,
Calgary is now one
of Canada’s fastest growing
(B) It is built
(C) To build
(D) Having built
15. An image on a national
flag can symbolize
political ideals that
(A) take many words to
(B) would take to many
(C) many words to take
(D) would otherwise take
many words to
A variation of collodion photography was the tintype, which
captured images on a black or dark
brown metal plate instead from on glass.
In cases of minor injury to the brain. Amnesia is
likely to be a temporarily condition.
The system of chemical symbols, first devised about 1800. gives a
concise and instantly recognizable
description of a element or compound.
The fact that white light is light composed of various
wavelengths may be demonstrating by
dispersing a beam of such light through a prism.
Over the course of history, much civilizations developed
their own number systems.
B C D
In the United States during the Second World War, each trade
unions and employers avoided federal
limits on wages by offering employees nontaxable medical
Philosophy is the study of the nature of reality, knowledge,
existent, and ethics by means of rational
Poems vary in length from brief lyric poems to
narrative or epic poems, which can be as broad in
A B C
scope than a novel.
The population of California more than doubled during the
period 1940-1960, creating problems in
road-building and provide water for its arid southern section.
Although based it on feudal models, the colony of Pennsylvania
developed a reputation for a
progressive political and social outlook.
Hard and resistant to corrosion, bronze is traditionally
used in bell casting and is the material used
widely most for metal sculpture.
The Appalachian Mountains formation a natural barrier between
the eastern seaboard and the vast
lowlands of the continental interior of North America.
The United States census for 1970 showed that the
French-speaking residents of Louisiana were one
of the country’s most compact regional linguistic minority.
When used as food additives, antioxidants prevent fats and
oils from become rancid when exposed
A B C
to air, and thus extend their shelf life.
Copper was the first metallic used by humans and is second
only to iron in its utility through
Despite the fact that lemurs are general nocturnal, the
ring-tailed lemur travels by day in bands of
four to twelve individuals.
The Western world is beset with the range of problem that
characterize mature, postindustrial
Acrylic paints are either applied using a knife or
diluted and spreading with a paintbrush.
Some marine invertebrates, such as the sea urchin and the
starfish, migrates from deep water to
shallow during spring and early summer to spawn.
Marshes, wetland areas characterized by plant grassy
growth, are distinguished from swamps,
wetlands where trees grown.
Wampum, beads used as a form of exchange by some Native
Americans, was made of bits of
seashells cut, drill, and strung into belts.
Kangaroos use their long and powerful tails for
balance themselves when sitting upright or
Proper city planning provides for the distribution of
public utilities, public buildings, parks, and
recreation centers, and for adequate and the inexpensive
Most traditional dances are made up of a prearranged
series of steps and movements, but modern
dancers are generally free to move as they choice.
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