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Indicate whether any of the choices is the complete verb by clicking in the appropriate button. Be forewarned that not all of these examples are clauses and may not, therefore, contain a complete verb. You can review definitions by clicking on the terms at the bottom of your screen.

1.   Dorothy and the Scarecrow danced down the Yellowbrick Road.

danced
danced down
down
No verb


2.   When in danger, Toto could only bark.

in
could bark
bark
No verb


3.   Witches in dark suits wear ruby slippers and ride bicycles.

wear
ride
wear and ride
No verb


4.   Ruby slippers are found in just one size.

are
are found
found
No verb


5.   L. Frank Baum had originally written the story for his daughter.

had
originally written
had written
No verb


6.   An ineffective president was portrayed as a wizard and con man.

ineffective
was portrayed
portrayed
No verb


7.   Going through the forest, the travelers sang about lions and tigers and bears.

Going
Going and sang
sang
No verb


8.   With characters representing different groups in American society.

With
representing
in
No verb


9.   The tin man can be seen as the representation of an industrial worker.

can be
can be seen
representation
No verb


10.  Oz is short for ounce and referred to the gold standard.

is
referred
is and referred
No verb


11.  Emerald and inviting in the distance was the city.

Emerald
Emerald and inviting
was
No verb


12.  A gold bullion highway to prosperity and dreams.

to
prosperity
prosperity and dreams
No verb


13.  Why was William Jennings Bryan, a presidential candidate from Kansas, considered a cowardly lion?

was
considered
was considered
No verb


14.  Small farmers, portrayed as Munchkins in the story, were oppressed by Eastern bankers.

portrayed
were
were oppressed
No verb


15.  Mounting resistance by the Grange fueled the popular debate.

Mounting resistance
fueled
debate
No verb


16.  Dorothy seemed to rely on Toto as a tangible reminder of home.

seemed
seemed and rely
rely
No verb


17.  Blowing smoke and making noise in the great hall, the Wizard had always impressed his subjects.

Blowing and making
had always
had impressed
No verb


18.  The great and powerful Oz could never have satisfied the Scarecrow's wish.

could never
have satisfied
could have satisfied
No verb


19.  Dorothy, wearing the ruby slippers, could have gone home at any time.

wearing
have gone
could have gone
No verb


20.  Why has Baum's allegorical story become an American classic?

has
allegorical
has become
No verb

 

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