The Grammar Income Test
UNIVERSITY OF MOTTSBURGH OCCUPATIONAL INVENTORY OF GRAMMATICAL KNOWLEDGE
As demonstrated in the research of Dr. Edward McCormick, an individual’s habits of grammar correlate with her or his income. Test results indicate that one can predict with 80 percent accuracy the income of an individual based on his answers to the questions below. Use this quiz to see what income level your grammatical patterns place you.
Instructions: Mark each sentence as C if it is grammatically correct, I if it is incorrect, or ? if you are uncertain. Wrong answers count as a minus two. A question mark, indicating you are uncertain, only counts as a minus one. Keep in mind that errors may be of any variety: spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or usage.
- 1Her choice will strongly effect the outcome.
- We have alot of work to do.
- Mottsburgh is a busy industrial city, thousands of cars and trucks move through it every day.
- “I suppose”, she remarked “that success comes only with time.”
- The company should receive the package tomorrow.
- Its impressive to hear what she has done.
- She was late, however, she did make the presentation.
- Give the book to whom?
- When the ship arrives we can begin the journey.
- We rafted down the grand mountain river.
- The name of the book was “Outbreak.”
- There were four in the group: Ann, Jim, Theo, and Amanda.
- He sings good.
- You shouldn’t lie on the wet grass.
- He paid all the interest on the principal.
- I wish to go irregardless of his decision.
- He doesn’t know history very well. As you can see from his answers in class.
- He imagined that Hawking would have all the answers but he just posed more questions.
- Spiraling in the Andromeda Galaxy, Dr. Vilhelm insists that there is alien life on the Andromeda planet called Lanulos.
- We packed all of our luggage, then we were on our way to the airport.
For your scoring to this test, please check here tomorrow. For results showing the effect of your salary, refer to the article “Grammar Test” in the September Issue of CampusJobXpress.com.
- How well did you do?
- How well do you think you did?
- Do you feel you need assistance with your grammar?
- How important do you feel grammar is to your salary earning capacity?
*From Noden H. (1999). Image grammar: Using Grammatical structures to teach writing (pp. 195-196) Portsmouth, N.H: Heinemann.
Please DO NOT post your answers or corrections to these sentences.
SCORING Answer Key:
1. I 2. I, 3. I, 4. I, 5. C, 6. I, 7. I, 8. C, 9. I, 10. I, 11. I, 12. C, 13. I, 14. C, 15. C, 16. I, 17. I, 18. I, 19. I, 20. I.
For the projected salary that goes with your score, check out the article, Grammar Test, in the upcoming September issue of CampusJobXpress.com.