Sample CLEP Questions from the English Composition Exam

Have you considered testing out of your college classes? Well you can get ahead quickly if you do and one way to achieve this is by taking the CLEP exam, the College-Level Examination Program® tests, which most colleges and universities accept. Below you can view examples of 5 English Composition exam questions that you can expect to see on the test.

Sample CLEP Exam Question #1

After the movie John took his girlfriend out for desert, after desert John went home.

Which answer below corrects the flawed sentence?
A. dessert after,
B. dessert after
C. dessert, after,
D. dessert. After

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Sample CLEP Exam Question #2

Apples are good for your health, but they’re quick to eat.

Which answer below corrects the flawed sentence?

A. replace but with and
B. change they’re to there
C. change your to you’re
D. replace but  with or

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Sample CLEP Exam Question #3

The constituents of my county will likely elect chief Johnson for mayor.

Which correction needs to be made to the sentence?
A. capitalize constituents
B. capitalize major
C. capitalize chief
D. capitalize constituents

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Sample CLEP Exam Question #4

My brother not only won the world title, but has held that record for the last 3 years.

Replace the underlined portion with the correct answer:
A. but has also held that record for the last 3 years.
B. but have held that record for the last 3 years.
C. but had held that record for the last 3 years.
D. it is correct as is.

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Sample CLEP Exam Question #5

While on their honeymoon Jack and Jill found a hill they could both climb.

What correction is necessary to correct the sentence?

A. insert a semicolon after honeymoon
B. insert a comma after honeymoon
C. insert a colon after honeymoon
D. insert a comma after Jill

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Comments

  1. says

    I think the explanation for question 5 has an error – it says:

    “The correct choice is B. “insert a comma after Jill” as correct usage requires a comma after the introductory clause.”

    but it should say:

    “The correct choice is B. “insert a comma after honeymoon” as correct usage requires a comma after the introductory clause.”

  2. says

    The answer to number 5 is wrong.
    The correct answer is “B”- a comma after honeymoon. The introductory clause is “While on their honeymoon,” So the correct sentence punctuation would be as follow.

    While on their honeymoon, Jack and Jill found a hill they could both climb.

    What do you expect from the government, anyway? They never do anything right.

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