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How Well Can You Complete This Fill-in-the-Blank Grammar Quiz?

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1. The Beatles were so used to being screamed at by teenyboppers that the noise hardly ______ them.

A) Fazed
B) Phased

2. My manager gave me free ______ to plan the office holiday party.

A) Reign
B) Rein

3. Mordor is ______ from The Shire than from Rohan, but that makes no difference to the Eye of Sauron.

A) Farther
B) Further

4. Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ really runs the ______ of emotions, from joy to sadness to anger.

A) Gauntlet
B) Gamut

5. The ______ judge made her decision based only on the facts of the case, not her own preexisting opinions.

A) Disinterested
B) Uninterested

6. Basketball star Troy Bolton ______ social convention when he decided to try out for the school musical.

A) Flaunted
B) Flouted

7. His marriage proposal—which involved a flash mob, a skywriter, and a new puppy—was the opposite of ______.

A) Discrete
B) Discreet

8. At the end of each 'Game of Thrones' episode was a sneak ______ at next week’s episode.

A) Peak
B) Peek

9. The alphabet is ______ of 26 letters.

A) Comprised
B) Composed

10. A good way to ______ change is to stage a peaceful protest.

A) Affect
B) Effect

11. After years of evading prosecution, the disgraced politician finally got his just ______.

A) Deserts
B) Desserts

12. The roads were so ______ that we all felt slightly carsick by the end of the drive.

A) Tortuous
B) Torturous

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Answers: 1:A; 2:B; 3:A; 4:B; 5:A; 6:B; 7:B; 8:B; 9:B; 10:B; 11:A; 12:A

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