TACHS CHSEE Language Practice Test 2022

TACHS CHSEE Language Practice Test 2022 for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) review questions and answers for free.

TACHS CHSEE Language Practice Test

The Language section of the TACHS tests different skills and abilities in the language arts. This section covers spelling, capitalization, punctuation, usage, and expression.

The first portion of the TACHS Language section tests your knowledge of spelling. You will be presented with four words, one of which may be spelled incorrectly. You will also be presented with a fifth choice, (No mistakes), in case all four words are correct. This actually tests your knowledge of four words at a time. Spelling errors you may see on the test include common mistakes in adding unnecessary letters, omitting letters, or reversing letter.

Sample Question

A) demolition
(B) cordial
(C) ocasional
(D) pleasant
(E) (No mistakes)

The correct answer is (C). The correct spelling is occasional.

The second portion of the Language section tests your skill and ability in capitalization. You will be given several lines including words that are capitalized and words that are not. You will be asked to find mistakes in capitalization. You will also be presented with a fourth choice, (No mistakes), in the event that there are no capitalization errors. Capitalization errors include capitalizing when unnecessary and not capitalizing when necessary for such things as names, holidays, organizations, and titles.

Sample Question

(A) The services for easter
(B) will be held at St. John’s
(C) located at 123 Main Street.
(D) (No mistakes)

The correct answer is (A). Easter should be capitalized.

The third portion of the Language section tests your skill and ability in punctuation. You will be given several lines of writing in which you are to identify punctuation errors. You will be given a fourth choice, (No mistakes), in the event that there are no punctuation errors. You may find errors in punctuation dealing with commas, semicolons, periods, and apostrophes.

Sample Question

A) The city council met last night
(B) and decided to lower taxes.
(C) in the Brooksmith neighborhood.
(D) (No mistakes)

The correct answer is (B). There should be no period at the end of choice (B).

The fourth portion of the Language section measures your ability in usage. You will be presented with several lines of text. You will need to find errors in the underlined parts of the text. These errors may include misuse of verbs, nouns, pronouns, and modifiers. You will also be given a fourth choice, (No change), in the event that there are no mistakes. You will see examples of these types of questions in Part IV.

The fifth portion of the Language section tests your ability in expression. You will be given several lines of text or a paragraph with questions following it. You will be looking for errors in expression, organization, and clarity.

(1) Jerry and Javon usually don’t like to ride roller coasters. (2) Since, they might make an exception if they get to spend spring break at Disney World.

(A) Because
(B) However
(C) On account of
(D) (No change)

The correct answer is (B). “However” is the closest in meaning to “since.”