Michigan Test

Passive Voice and Modals

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  1. Detroit ___ Motown in the past.
    a. was called
    b. is called
    c. called
    d. is calling

  2. Detroit ___ as the first capital city of Michigan, but now Lansing is the capital city of Michigan.
    a. chosen
    b. was chosen
    c. have been chosen

  3. The university of Michigan is one of the best universities in the United States and it ___ in Ann Arbor.
    a. located
    b. location
    c. is located

  4. In the year 2003, Western Michigan University located in Kalamazoo, Michigan ___ with the opportunity of being one hundred years old.
    a. will be celebrating
    b. will have a celebration
    c. will have been celebrated

  5. The five great lakes of the world ___ in Michigan.
    a. can find
    b. can be found
    c. can found

  6. The University of Michigan and Michigan State University are famous for their football teams. ___ of them are ranked highly in the United States.
    a. Both
    b. Among
    c. Neither
    d. All

  7. Michigan has three big lakes. They are Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie. ___ of them have wonderful scenery in the Fall.
    a. Both
    b. Neither
    c. All

  8. You ___ more careful when you go to Detroit at night because there a lots of drive-by shootings.
    a. might be
    b. must be
    c. may be
    d. should be

  9. You ___ winter clothes to visit the state of Michigan in December because the weather is so cold.
    a. should bring
    b. would bring
    c. could bring
    d. bring

  10. You ___ cars on Mackinac Island in Michigan.
    a. may not see
    b. may not seen
    c. might not seen
    d. may not have seen

  11. You ___ faster than 70 miles per hour on the highway in Michigan. It's the law.
    a. may not drive
    b. must not drive
    c. will not drive

  12. You ___ west if you want to go to Kalamazoo from Detroit.
    a. must go
    b. could go
    c. can go

  13. The state of Michigan ___ the longest freshwater shoreline of any state.
    a. had
    b. has
    c. will have

  14. Battle Creek is a hard-working city, where businesses ___ dedicated employees who want to build a good life for their families.
    a. found
    b. have found
    c. have not found

These questions were written by students who are enrolled in the advanced level grammar class in CELCIS which is located at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Copyright (C) 1997 by Carol E. Kubota
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.