Adviser Update Adviser Update Winter 2018 - Page 44

Quiz Grammar and Usage 1. Soviet President Vladimir Putin rebutted/refuted claims he interfered with U.S. elections. 2. Gov. Christie, photographed laying/lying on a beach chair, had closed that beach to the public during a budget impasse. 3. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” is a quote that/which Ernest Hemingway never said. 4. The hot air balloon collided with/hit power lines before it crashed, killing 16 people. 5. Trapped in a flooded compartment/Its starboard side caved in, seven sailors died when the USS Fitzgerald was struck by a cargo ship. 6. Despite discrete/discreet settlements of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly. 7. Everyone/Every one of New Orleans’ Confederate statues were/was removed. The Dow Jones News Fund offers paid, prestigious summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing for digitally savvy college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Take this sample grammar and usage quiz based on a previous year’s test. 8. Chelsea Manning, born Edward on December 17, 1987 / December 17, 1987, / Dec. 17, 1987 / Dec. 17,1987, was pardoned by President Obama. 9. “The president used the word “wiretaps” / ‘wiretaps’ in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. 10. President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, saying it adversely/aversely affects/effects the United States. For more information about the Dow Jones News Fund’s internship programs, visit dowjonesnewsfund.org. Answers: 1) rebutted; 2) lying; 3) that; 4) hit; 5) trapped in a flooded compartment; 6) discreet; 7) Every one, was; 8) Dec. 17,1987, ; 9) ‘wiretaps’; 10) adversely, affects