Parts Of Speech Review: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives & Articles

20 Questions  I  By Mrshatzi
Use this little quiz to review for the upcoming test. Directions: Select the correct part of speech for the word in [brackets] in each of the following sentences.

  
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1.  The hot-air balloon was invented by two [French] brothers who ran a paper bag factory.
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2.  [They] filled a paper bag with hot air and found that it floated.
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3.  In 1783, the [brothers] went for a test flight.
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4.  They landed in [a] nearby field.
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5.  [Terrified] peasants thought they were under attack by creatures from another planet.
6.  The peasants hacked the [balloon] to pieces.
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7.  More than three thousand years ago, children in [Egypt] played with large hoops of dried grapevines.
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8.  [Everyone] propelled the toy along the ground with a stick or swung it around his or her waist.
9.  During the [fourteenth] century, a "hooping" craze swept England.
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10.  The word "hula" was added when British sailors visited the [Hawaiian Islands] and saw a similarity between "hooping" and hula dancing.
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11.  [An] Australian company began making wood rings for sale in retail stores.
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12.  The item attracted the [attention] of a toy company named Wham-O.
13.  They changed the wood rings to plastic and called [their] new toy a Hula Hoop.
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14.  [Who] could predict that within six months, Americans would buy over 20 million hula hoops at $1.98 apiece?
15.  The Frisbee is named after the Frisbie Pie Company; [it] opened for business in the 1870's.
16.  For fun, people tossed around the empty [pie] tins, which had the name "Frisbie" embossed on the bottom.
17.  In the early 1950's, a man named Walter Morrison devised a metal tossing toy [he] called the "Flying Saucer."
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18.  Fearing that the metal could hurt [someone], Morrison made the the disc out of plastic.
19.  Then he changed [its] name to "Frisbee" in memory of the local bakery where he and his friends once tossed around pie tins.
20.  Ultimate Frisbee is a high flying disc [sport] with a worldwide following.
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