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Phrasal Verbs Quiz: Set

Try this fun quiz to check your understanding of English phrasal verbs. To learn more about an individual phrasal verb, click on the "more about this phrasal verb" link.

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1. set about

Helen has set about the daunting challenge of learning Japanese because she
  1. doesn't have enough time
  2. isn't good at languages
  3. loves Japanese literature
more about this phrasal verb: set about

2. set aside

Most people need to set aside a lot of money for their
  1. bank managers
  2. old age
  3. lunch
more about this phrasal verb: set aside

3. set back (1)

The country's economic recovery has been set back a few months because of
  1. falling export earnings
  2. increased business activity
  3. excellent export sales
more about this phrasal verb: set back (1)

4. set back (2)

Amy's new watch set her back
  1. one new boyfriend
  2. two thousand dollars
  3. three full days
more about this phrasal verb: set back (2)

5. set off (1)

If your plane leaves at 9 o'clock, you'll need to set off for the airport about
  1. 3 hours earlier
  2. 3 hours after
  3. 3 hours later
more about this phrasal verb: set off (1)

6. set off (2)

The rebel soldiers used mobile phones to set off
  1. ring tones
  2. roadside bombs
  3. wrong numbers
more about this phrasal verb: set off (2)

7. set out (1)

After buying the Manchester City Football Club, the new owners set out to make it
  1. a golf club instead
  2. one of the country's best teams
  3. one of the country's worst teams
more about this phrasal verb: set out (1)

8. set out (2)

After packing his bags and making sure he hadn't forgotten his passport, Roberto set out for
  1. the bathroom
  2. the airport
  3. his pet dog
more about this phrasal verb: set out (2)

9. set up (1)

When he was still a young man, Henry Ford decided to set up
  1. a new car
  2. a car engine
  3. a car company
more about this phrasal verb: set up (1)

10. set up (2)

Before interviewing people for his film about learning English, Daniel had to set up
  1. some questions
  2. his equipment
  3. the students
more about this phrasal verb: set up (2)

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