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Dear native English speakers,
would you check my problems for the exam?

問2 次の(  )に当てはまるものを記号で選びなさい。(2×16=32点)
①(   ) you ever heard of Curitiba?
(ア)Are (イ)Do (ウ)Did (エ)Have
②Curitiba is home (   ) a large number of Japanese immigrants.
(ア)to (イ)in (ウ)at (エ)on
③The city had a (   ) of about two million.
(ア)popularity (イ)populate (ウ)populated (エ)population
④The city was suffering (   ) environmental problems.
(ア)for (イ)to (ウ)from (エ)in
⑤They have solved many problems by (   ) excellent ideas.
(ア)adopt (イ)adopted (ウ)adoption (エ)adopting
⑥Tha mayor began to (   ) drastic measures for solving these problems.
(ア)make (イ)take (ウ)do (エ)have
⑦The city had a problem of poor public (   ).
(ア)translation (イ)transportation (ウ)transformation (エ)transition
⑧ In Curitiba, there (   ) a replica of Kyoto's Kinkakuji Temple.
(ア)were (イ)is  (ウ)are (エ)been
⑨"How much were the carrots?" "(   ) fact, I forgot to buy them."
(ア)At (イ)In (ウ)from (エ)For
⑩He made a big mistake because of a (   ) of knowledge about Japanese culture.
(ア)drastic (イ)lack (ウ)attention (エ)immigrant
⑪He shouted to (   ) people's attention.
(ア)attractive (イ)attracted (ウ)attract (エ)attraction
⑫The mayor (   ) a new plan to build a large park in the city.
(ア)ranged (イ)proved (ウ)announced (エ)suffered
⑬The girl won first (   ) in the piano competition.
(ア)please (イ)price (ウ)prize (エ)pride
⑭This is a (   ) mistake among Japanese learners.
(ア)common (イ)often (ウ)usually (エ)many
⑮This is one of the (   ) gardens in Japan.
(ア)famouser (イ)famousest (ウ)more famous (エ)most famous
⑯A (   ) number of people came here to live after the war.
(ア)many (イ)much (ウ)lot of (エ)large

問3 次の数を解答欄に英語の綴りで書きなさい。(4点)
①3200万 ②5億 ③2万 ④80万

問4 (   )内の語句を並び替えて、日本語の意味に合う英文を作り解答欄に書きなさい。文頭の語も小文字にしてあるので注意すること。(2×5=10点)
①その町は人口60万人だ。( has / 600,000 / a / the / population / of / city ).
The city has a population of 600,000
②彼らの考えはとても効果的だとわかった。( very / proved / ideas / effective / their ).
Their ideas proved very effective.
③彼の望みは町をもっと住みやすい場所にすることだった。
( the city / a better place / to / to make / live / his wish / was ).
His wish was to make the city a better place to live.
④その町は世界中から注目を集めている。
( attention / has / the city / around / from / drawn / the world ).
The city has drawn attention from around the world.
⑤クリチバはその国で7番目に大きな町だ。
Curitiba ( largest / the / in / city / the country / is / seventh ).
Curitiba is the seventh largest city

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Hirashin. Most of them look good. I think you missed a capital letter on "from" in question 9, answer ウ though. Also, in question 15, answer ウ, I don't think there's anything wrong with "more famous". "One of the more famous" maybe sounds like something more famous than the average, whereas "one of the most famous" is more famous than almost all of the others, but it is heard very often.
 

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Thanks for the help, Michael2.
Is the answer for 9 ウ "from"???

Oh, I didn't know you can say "one of the more famous". I'll change the choice.
 
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No, the answer is not "from" but like I said it needs a capital letter.
Or, the other answers should all be lower case.
 

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Ah, I see. OK. I'll change "f" to a capital letter. Thanks.

What about these choices for #15 ?
(ア)famouser (イ)famousest (ウ)famousing (エ)most famous
 
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I think "mostest famous" would be best for ウ as it is logically a good answer, but wrong, just like ア and イ. "famousing" is too obviously completely wrong.
 

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I think "mostest famous" would be best for ウ as it is logically a good answer, but wrong, just like ア and イ. "famousing" is too obviously completely wrong.
Michael2, You don't know how bad some of my students are in English. Some of them even don't know the word "our". So some of them may choose "famousing".
 
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Michael2, You don't know how bad some of my students are in English. Some of them even don't know the word "our". So some of them may choose "famousing".
Oh, I know how bad some students can be, but you can't write exams based on that. You might as well not write the exam in that case. You have to write an exam based on the idea that you are testing the srudents on what they have been taught. In this case you should be testing them on their understanding of the superlative. Of course you could include "famousing" as it is wrong, but I don't see the point as doing so assumes that the students have no idea whatsoever as to the subect of the question.
 
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I disagree. If "famousing" is a common mistake, then it should be included as a wrong choice. Not all audiences are going to make the same mistakes, and in particular native speakers are always going to make different mistakes compared to non-native speakers.

Considered from the context of Japanese, the mistake makes sense, too. "-ing" in English is often similar to ~ている in Japanese (e.g. 読んでいる, "reading"), but ~ている can also often be used in a descriptive sense (e.g. 死んでいる, "dead", or 怒っている, "angry"), which "-ing" can never be used for. So it might, at least for some people, be an easy mistake to make.
 
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