Quizzes: Pronouns 1

For the following questions, select the pronoun that agrees with the noun that it refers to. Some questions will also test your knowledge of apostrophes.

1) The toothed whale has a larynx that extends all the way into the nasal passage, allowing it to open its mouth while hunting yet avoid inhaling water into ----- airway.
2) To combat traffic problems in ancient Rome, Julius Caesar banned vehicles from the city center at certain times and forced drivers to stow ----- on the periphery.
3) Color has preoccupied naturalists for centuries and was a popular subject for early genetics research because of ----- obvious visual characteristics.
4) Venus is believed to have contained Earth-like oceans at some point in its history, but ----- evaporated as the temperature rose.
5) Cashews are considered an integral part of Indian cuisine because ----- used whole for garnishing sweets or ground into a paste that forms a base for many different types of sauce.
6) Philosophers have long pondered the connection between metaphor and thought, sometimes (doing it/doing so) in ways that foreshadowed contemporary research.
7) Because people tend to favor information that confirms our preconceptions, (he or she often gather/they often gather) evidence selectively and interpret it in a biased manner.
8) The red-necked wallabee is a mostly solitary creature, but ----- will gather together when there is an abundance of resources such as food, water or shelter.
9) Because they contains crystal oscillators and external sensors, electronic watches are much more accurate timekeepers than -----mechanical counterparts are.
10) Architect Frank Gehry's private residence has become a tourist attractions because their groundbreaking architecture makes it one of the most important works of contemporary architecture.