8 Parts Of Speech Test Practice

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  • 1. 
    What part of speech describes a verb, adjective, or adverb and answers when? where? how? and to what extent?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Preposition

    • E. 

      Noun


  • 2. 
    What part of speech connects words or groups of words? Examples are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so?
    • A. 

      Preposition

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Interjection

    • D. 

      Conjunction

    • E. 

      Pronoun


  • 3. 
    What part of speech substitutes for a noun or pronoun? Examples are we, they him, I, you, me, she...
    • A. 

      Pronoun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Conjunction

    • D. 

      Noun

    • E. 

      Interjection


  • 4. 
    What part of speech describes a noun or pronoun and answers the questions which one(s)? how many/much? or what kind(s)
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Preposition

    • E. 

      Noun


  • 5. 
    Which part of speech expresses a mild or sudden burst of emotion? Examples are wow! or no,.
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Interjection

    • D. 

      Preposition

    • E. 

      Adjective


  • 6. 
    Which part of speech describes the distance/placement/proximity of one word and another word in a sentence? Examples are on, to, behind, with...
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Interjection

    • D. 

      Noun

    • E. 

      Conjunction


  • 7. 
    What part of speech describes a person, place, thing, or idea? Examples are house, jury, determination.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Interjection

    • E. 

      Conjunction


  • 8. 
    What type of pronouns are I, we, she, they. him, us? They refer to "people."

  • 9. 
    What type of personal pronouns are I, we, she, he and they? They usually belong in the front of a sentence.

  • 10. 
    What type of pronouns are me, them her, him, us? They usually belong in the predicate.

  • 11. 
    The verbs seems, is, was and had when used alone are what kind of verbs?

  • 12. 
    A verb that describes physical or mental action is called what type of verb? 

  • 13. 
    A noun that names a group of things is called what type of noun? It rarely ends in "s."

  • 14. 
    What type of noun is always capitalized? (John, Arizona, France...)

  • 15. 
    What type of noun can be perceived by the five senses? (table, bird, school, beach...)

  • 16. 
    What type of noun is made up of two or more words? (policeman, father-in-law, real estate...)

  • 17. 
    What type of noun cannot be perceived by the senses? (love, ambition, liberty..)

  • 18. 
    The adjectives a, an, and the are called what kind of adjectives?

  • 19. 
    What kind of article is "the"? (it indicates something specific)

  • 20. 
    What kind of articles are the words a and an? (they indicate something not specific)

  • 21. 
    What is the name of the word that the pronoun stands for or refers to in a sentence? (Mary took her friend with her. "Mary" is the _____________" for the pronouns "her".

  • 22. 
    Which word must be able to be switched with the word "because" for it to be a conjunction? (otherwise, it's a preposition)
    • A. 

      But

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      Because

    • D. 

      For

    • E. 

      Yet


  • 23. 
    Conjunctions used in pairs are called what kind of conjunctions? (both...and/either...or/neither...nor...) EX: I want both pizza and hot dogs.

  • 24. 
    (She, Her) and Sara went to the store. Which is the correct pronoun to use?
    • A. 

      She

    • B. 

      Her


  • 25. 
    I went camping with John and (he, him).
    • A. 

      Him

    • B. 

      He


  • 26. 
    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence: They did not go running very far.

  • 27. 
    What kind of adjective is the word "American" in the following sentence? The soldiers saluted the American flag.  

  • 28. 
    What word is being described by the adverb "inside" in the following sentence?A warm fire beckoned the weary travelers inside.

  • 29. 
    Prepositional phrases always begin with a _____________ and ends with noun or pronoun.

  • 30. 
    Which word is only a preposition when it can be substituted with the word "except," otherwise it is a coordinating conjunction?

  • 31. 
    What is the prepositional phrase in the following sentence?I ran around the block ten times today.

  • 32. 
    The phrases "according to, in addition to, and because of are examples of what kind of prepositions?

  • 33. 
    What part of speech is the underlined word in the following sentence. Adverb or Preposition? The boys went inside to eat dinner.
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Preposition


  • 34. 
    Is the following sentence written actively or passively? Many of the math problems were written down incorrectly by our teacher.
    • A. 

      Passive

    • B. 

      Active


  • 35. 
    Mild interjections are followed by what kind of punctuation?
    • A. 

      Exclamation point

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Comma

    • D. 

      Period

    • E. 

      Colon


  • 36. 
    Interjections that express a sudden burst of emotion are followed by what kind of punctuation?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Exclamation point

    • E. 

      Period


  • 37. 
    How many prepositional phrases are in the following sentence?During the month of May we went on a trip with our friends to Canada.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      6


  • 38. 
    What are the four questions that adverbs can answer?
    • A. 

      Who? when? where? why?

    • B. 

      When? where? how? why?

    • C. 

      When? where? to what extent/degree? what?

    • D. 

      To what extent/degree? when? where? how?

    • E. 

      When? where? to what extent/degree? why?


  • 39. 
    What are the three questions that adjectives can answer?
    • A. 

      Who? what? when? where?

    • B. 

      Who? what kind? to what extent/degree?

    • C. 

      Which one? what kind? to what extent/degree

    • D. 

      Which one? what kind? how many?

    • E. 

      Which one? how many? why?


  • 40. 
    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence?I will not be going sledding because it's too cold.

  • 41. 
    What is the infinitive verb phrase in the following sentence?I want to play baseball today.

  • 42. 
    How many adjectives are in the following sentence, including articles?The red car roared around the sharp corner and hit an old oak tree. 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      8


  • 43. 
    The noun "mob" is a common noun, a concrete noun, and.......what is the last kind?  

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