BA English Test BookAnyone Staff Welcome to your BA English Test Student Name Parent/Guardian Name (If Applicable) Email Phone 1. When you go to the supermarket, can you _______ paper towels for me? A. pick on some B. pick up some C. pick at those D. pick off those 2. Houses in rural areas generally cost 10 percent less _______ the state. A. than in the rest of B. han for the rest C. with the rest of D. of the rest 3. To remain competitive _______ did we lower prices, but we also extended the store’s hours. A. still never B. if simply C. not only D. even though 4. Karen _______ from Austin to San Antonio even though it was only seventy-five miles. A. flown B. fly C. flew D. flies 5. The deadline _______ term papers is Friday, next week. A. submitting B. for to submit C. for submitting D. to be submitted 6. When we next meet, I’d like to ask you _______ you think about the ending of the novel. A. which B. what C. why will D. how would 7. I sent the wrong file with my last email; please use _______ this message instead. A. one attached at B. one of the attached C. the attached one D. the one attached to 8. The board of directors decided that this year’s profits _______ back into the company. A. will be reinvested B. are reinvesting C. should be reinvesting D. have to reinvest 9. Every small business needs to have a system in place _______ expenses. A. keeping track B. keep track of C. to keep track of D. for keeping track 10. To cut costs, many businesses are now charging customers a fee _______ paper copies of their bills. A. to be mailed them B. mailing to them C. to mail them D. mailing for them 11. After he started cycling, Mike soon became as fit as he _______ in his life. A. had to B. always has been C. will ever have D. had ever been 12. If our company offered higher salaries, we _______ more applicants. A. would attract B. have attracted C. will be attracting D. should have attracted 13. _______ I take two extra classes this semester, I will not be able to graduate this year. A. Except that B. Unless C. In case D. In the event 14. The sales meeting _______ by the time your next client arrives. A. should finish being B. might have been finishing C. will be finished D. had to have finished 15. Brazilian soccer fans _______ more than $1 billion annually on soccer-related merchandise. A. reportedly spending B. are reportedly spent C. reportedly spend D. reportedly has spent 16. The quality of the singing _______ people of all ages enjoyed the concert. A. was that B. was such C. was such that D. so that 17. I did not trust his plans for developing the new product, nor _______ at first. A. our boss had B. did our boss C. our boss trusted D. did our boss trust 18. This student’s research is important _______ proves our previous findings were not correct. A. so that it B. that it C. in that it D. such as that 19. Melissa is _______ tall as her sister Beth. A. not quite as B. as quite as C. not quite D. as quite 20. When you buy a car, there are many things to consider _______ just the price. A. without B. apart C. besides D. other 21. Even if I had agreed to help you with your essay, I _______ finished it by tomorrow. A. cannot have B. could not C. could not have D. cannot 22. Building a new factory was expensive but it is _______ worthwhile. A. proved to be B. proved being C. proving to have been D. proven to being 23. Unfortunately, he has made _______ progress on his project over the past year. A. none at all B. no or less C. little to no D. little less 24. I’m worried _______ the fact that she’s traveling to a foreign country all by herself. A. as B. for C. because D. about 25. Carla is someone _______ to get up early in the morning. A. she doesn’t like B. who doesn’t like C. isn’t she liking D. that isn’t liking Questions 1 – 2 refer to the following image (A):1. What does the coupon say about the exhibit? A. It travels from zoo to zoo. B. It was recently built. C. It is world famous. D. It is free. 2. What does the word valid mean as used in the coupon? A. formal B. reasonable C. convincing D. accepted Questions 3 – 6 refer to the following image (B):3. What is the purpose of the article? A. to invite people to test a new product B. to warn people about a dangerous new product C. to advertise a new product D. to provide an update about a new product 4. Why did the author begin the article with a question? A. to show disagreement with the researchers B. to show how little is known about research C. to demonstrate how complex the topic is D. to try to connect readers to the topic 5. According to the article, how does gecko tape differ from natural gecko adhesive? A. Gecko tape is smaller. B. Gecko tape is not as strong. C. Gecko tape is sold in stores. D. Gecko tape is not difficult to use. 6. In the first sentence of paragraph 2, what does scaled mean? A. to make the right size B. to reach the top of C. to make weaker D. to create more of Questions 7 – 11 refer to the following image (C):7. In the third sentence of paragraph 1, what does tipped mean? A. to give money to someone B. to have one end covered C. to knock something over D. to give information 8. What do scientists now believe produces adhesion force? A. forces of suction B. gluelike substances C. small forces of friction D. tiny electrodynamic forces 9. What kind of evidence in gecko research would be needed to support a secretion theory? A. footprints B. rapid movement C. an increase in friction D. electrodynamic attraction 10. What were the limitations with the friction and suction theories? A. They didn’t consider capillary effects. B. They didn’t apply to geckos without setae. C. They didn’t fully explain a gecko’s ability. D. They didn’t consider gluelike substances. 11. According to the article, why is research about geckos useful? A. It could lead to the development of new products. B. It is important to know the unique characteristics of a species. C. It is necessary to compare the adhesion forces of different materials. D. It would explain exactly how geckos use suction. Question 12 refers to images A, B, and C.12. The articles mention people who might use “gecko gloves.” How are these people similar? A. They do dangerous things. B. They are involved in research. C. They work with animals. D. They try to help people.