TOEIC Gram Quiz 1 Review

Check your answers. Pay particular attention to unusual vocabulary.

1. Our human resources department will help you acclimate to the San Francisco area __________ your arrival there.

(A) when
(B) while
(C) upon
(D) if

Correct: C
Category: Preposition

2. For being the top ________ real estate saleswoman of the quarter, Susan Miller received the accolades of her manager

(A) produce
(B) production
(C) produced
(D) producing

Correct: D
Category: Adjective

3. Your accommodations at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Vancouver __________ been confirmed for two nights.

(A) having
(B) has
(C) have
(D) have to

Correct: C
Category: Subject Verb Agreement

4. President Smith's ________ assistant will accompany her on her trip to New York this week.

(A) executing
(B) executive
(C) execution
(D) executable

Correct: B
Category: Adjective

5. ________  John accomplished little as production supervisor, he was fired.

(A) Even though
(B) In spite of
(C) While
(D) Because

Correct: D
Category: Subordinator Adverb Clause

6. It was quite an accomplishment to turn the company around in such ________.

(A) time a short
(B) short, a time
(C) time a short
(D) a short time

Correct: D
Category: Order

7.Talks have broken off because the two companies have been unable ________ an accord.

(A) to reach
(B) reaching
(C) reach
(D) they reached

Correct: A
Category: Infinitive

8. According to our records, your checking account is $123.00 ________ as of this morning.

(A) overdrawn
(B) overdrawing
(C) was overdrawn
(D) to overdraw

Correct: A
Category: Adjective

9. You ________ an accountant calculate your taxes and complete your return.

(A) should let
(B) can
(C) could have been
(D) might need

Correct: A
Category: Verb

10. Should you decide to take our money market ________ account, interest will accrue at a rate of 4.5% per year.

(A) to check
(B) check
(C) checking
(D) checked

Correct: C
Category: Adjective

11. She has yet to achieve her goal ________ the company on sound financial footing.

(A) by putting
(B) with putting
(C) of putting
(D) on putting

Correct: C
Category: Preposition + Gerund

12. William's ________ of accomplishment within the company is only exceeded by his record of service to the community.

(A) record
(B) recorded
(C) recording
(D) records

Correct: A
Category: Noun

13. Pacific Gas and Electric refused to acknowledge receiving our letter ________ complaint.

(A) by
(B) of
(C) in
(D) to

Correct: B
Category: Preposition

14. Mr. Young is a business acquaintance whom I met at our annual convention ________ year.

(A) past
(B) passed
(C) prior
(D) last

Correct: D
Category: Usage


15. Dutch Telecom is reportedly seeking to acquire VoiceStream Technologies for ________ fifty billion dollars.

(A) some
(B) any
(C) much
(D) many

Correct: A
Category: Adjective

16. AOL's acquisition of Time Warner was accomplished mainly as a result of selling shares in ________ company.

(A) their
(B) it's
(C) its
(D) they're a

Correct: C
Category: Pronoun

17. As of Mr. Jones' ________ from the company, Janet Jackson has been appointed acting head of the Trust Division.

(A) dismissive
(B) dismiss
(C) dismissal
(D) dismissed

Correct: C
Category: Noun

18. You may activate your credit card by calling 1-800-888-0002 at any ________ 24 hours a day.

(A) timing
(B) times
(C) time
(D) timer
Correct: C
Category: Noun

19. According to actuarial calculations, the average male born in the United States has a life ________ of 74 years.

(A) expectation
(B) expectancy
(C) expecting
(D) expect

Correct: B
Category: Noun

20. To become the CEO of a corporation, one must ________ extraordinary business acumen and aggressive leadership skills.

(A) possess
(B) possessed
(C) have possessing
(D) have been possessed

Correct: A
Category: Verb

21. We cannot count on ________ changing their negotiating position because their response to our latest offer was adamant.

(A) they are
(B) them
(C) their
(D) that they

Correct: C
Category: Pronoun

22. The addendum to the agreement has yet to be formulated but ________ crucial points which must be worded carefully.

(A) include
(B) includes
(C) including
(D) its including

Correct: B
Category: Verb

23. Please note that the address which is listed on our business card has been changed ________ 512 Valencia Avenue.

(A) in
(B) on
(C) by
(D) to

Correct: D
Category: Preposition

24. I would like to send this letter by ________ return receipt so that the addressee will have to sign for it.

(A) certify
(B) certification
(C) certifiable
(D) certified

Correct: D
Category: Adjective

25. ________ our program this afternoon, the meeting will be adjourned promptly at 5:00 p.m.

(A) In accordance by
(B) To accord with
(C) According to
(D) Accord in

Correct: C
Category: Usage