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Exercise "Joseph Conrad and past tense", created by eos17 (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 3 409 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 72.5 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): hucot / POLAND, on Wednesday 15 July - 14:44:
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Stats (2380 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 86.2 %
Joseph Conrad *(to be) born in 1857 in Ukraine.
Question 2 passed: 82.2 %
He *(to come) to France when he was seventeen years old
Question 3 passed: 82 %
and he *(go) to Marseille where his uncle was living.
Question 4 passed: 75.6 %
Conrad *(to get) himself a job on a merchant ship as a cabin-boy on the 'Mont-Blanc'.
Question 5 passed: 73.9 %
For four years,he * (to learn) the trade and had a life of adventure.
Question 6 passed: 79.1 %
He * (to visit)South America(Mexico,Venezuela), and the West Indies.
Question 7 passed: 73.8 %
He *(to provide) Colombian revolutionaries with arms.
Question 8 passed: 65.3 %
In 1878, he * (to leave) France and signed up for the Royal Navy.
Question 9 passed: 75.5 %
He *(to adopt) British nationality and became a long-haul-captain.
Question 10 passed: 41.5 %
His first command *(to lead) him to Thaïland and Australia.
Question 11 passed: 67.3 %
Joseph Conrad *(to begin) writing at the end of his mission,encouraged by friends.
Question 12 passed: 73 %
Gradually,he *(to become) a famous English writer,recognized by Kipling, Russel....
Question 13 passed: 67.9 %
He *(to write) some novels which described the South of France.
Question 14 passed: 75.3 %
He *(to be)inspired by the landscape near Hyères to write the 'Rover'
Question 15 passed: 71.5 %
and the city of Marseille, where he *(to live), to write 'The Arrow of Gold'
Question 16 passed: 70.5 %
He *(to die) in 1924 near Canterbury, in Bishopbourne.
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