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In 2016, many parents in the U.K. became upset about a standardized test that their young children had to take, claiming that it was too rigorous. The test was given to students in Year 2 (what we would call second grade in the U.S.), mainly seven- and eight-year-olds. The questions covered a variety of subjects in math, English, and science. Some of them were very simple about subjects such as punctuation marks and shapes. But others assessed skills like parts of speech, division, and even fractions. To top it all off, most of the questions on the test didn’t have multiple choice answers.
The 14 questions in this “test” are modeled after the ones in the real exam, and we’ve given multiple choice answers for all of them. Give it a try, and see if you agree with the protesting parents that it’s too tough for a second grader. (Turns out parents aren’t the only ones that don’t like standardized tests. Learn the 33 secrets teachers won’t tell you.)
Place the comma in this sentence:Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com, shutterstock
“Lucy took some red green and yellow marbles out of the box.”
A. Lucy took some red, green and yellow marbles out of the box.
B. Lucy took some red green and, yellow marbles out of the box.
C. Lucy took, some red green and yellow marbles out of the box.