3rd Declension Adjective Quiz

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Declensions are used to indicate number, gender or case. The third declension adjectives indicate gender and are distinguished by the number of terminations they have. The termination doesn’t occur easily. How conversant are you with these adjectives? Take up this quiz and find out. All the best and keep revising.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which set of endings does the 3rd Declension adjectives reflect?

    • A.

      1st Declension nouns

    • B.

      2nd Declension nouns

    • C.

      1st/2nd Declension nouns

    • D.

      1st/2nd Declension adjectives

    • E.

      3rd Declension nouns

    Correct Answer
    E. 3rd Declension nouns
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3rd Declension nouns. This is because 3rd Declension adjectives follow the same pattern as 3rd Declension nouns in terms of their endings. They both have similar forms and inflections, which is why the adjectives reflect the endings of 3rd Declension nouns.

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  • 2. 

    How many "types" of 3rd declension adjectives are there?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Forty

    • E.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    There are two types of 3rd declension adjectives. This means that 3rd declension adjectives can be categorized into two distinct groups based on their endings or forms.

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  • 3. 

    Regular 3rd Declension Adjectives follow what pattern?

    • A.

      -us, -a, -um

    • B.

      -is, -is, -e

    • C.

      -i, -dont, -know

    • D.

      -o, -are, -avi, -atus

    • E.

      -is, -is, -ibus

    Correct Answer
    B. -is, -is, -e
    Explanation
    Regular 3rd Declension Adjectives follow the pattern of -is, -is, -e. This means that the masculine form ends in -is, the feminine form ends in -is, and the neuter form ends in -e. This pattern is used to decline or modify adjectives in Latin based on the gender and case of the noun they are describing.

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  • 4. 

    Stem changing adjectives of the 3rd declension look like.show up in the form...

    • A.

      [varies, -is]

    • B.

      [varies, -es]

    • C.

      [-is, -varies]

    • D.

      [-is, -es]

    • E.

      [-es, -es]

    Correct Answer
    A. [varies, -is]
    Explanation
    The stem changing adjectives of the 3rd declension can have varying forms, but they always end in "-is".

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  • 5. 

    ALL endings for 3rd declension adjectives are the same as the noun, except for the _____ singular for masculine and feminine.

    • A.

      Nominative

    • B.

      Genitive

    • C.

      Dative

    • D.

      Accusative

    • E.

      Ablative

    Correct Answer
    E. Ablative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ablative." In the 3rd declension, the endings for adjectives are generally the same as the noun they modify in all cases except for the ablative singular for masculine and feminine. This means that the ablative case ending for adjectives in the 3rd declension differs from the noun it describes in the same case.

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  • 6. 

    The genitive plural form of ALL 3rd declension adjectives is ALWAYS...

    • A.

      -um

    • B.

      -is

    • C.

      -ium

    • D.

      -iis

    • E.

      -entis

    Correct Answer
    C. -ium
    Explanation
    The genitive plural form of ALL 3rd declension adjectives is always "-ium". This ending is used to indicate possession or origin of multiple nouns in the plural form. It is a consistent rule that applies to all 3rd declension adjectives, regardless of their gender or stem type.

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  • 7. 

    The neuter forms of a third declension adjective follow the regular format of adjectives (all same endings, and -i for ablative singular). They also share nom/acc endings like all neuter nouns do. However, ALL 3RD DECLENSION NEUTER PLURAL ADJECTIVES end in...

    • A.

      -a

    • B.

      -i

    • C.

      -is

    • D.

      -ia

    • E.

      -iam

    Correct Answer
    D. -ia
    Explanation
    The neuter forms of a third declension adjective follow the regular format of adjectives, with all the same endings and -i for ablative singular. They also share the same nominative/accusative endings as neuter nouns. However, ALL 3RD DECLENSION NEUTER PLURAL ADJECTIVES end in -ia.

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  • 8. 

    Decline the following adjective in the nominative singular feminine.similis, similis, simile - similar

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Similis

    • C.

      Similem

    • D.

      Similes

    • E.

      Simili

    Correct Answer
    B. Similis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "similis" because the question asks for the adjective to be declined in the nominative singular feminine. "Similis" is the correct form for this case and gender.

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  • 9. 

    Decline the following adjective in the accusative plural masculinetristis, -is, -e - sad

    • A.

      Tristos

    • B.

      Tristis

    • C.

      Tristes

    • D.

      Tristem

    • E.

      Tristibus

    Correct Answer
    C. Tristes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tristes." In Latin, adjectives decline to match the gender, number, and case of the noun they modify. In this case, "tristes" is the correct form for the accusative plural masculine form of the adjective "tristis" (meaning "sad"). The other options do not match the required form.

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  • 10. 

    Decline the following adjective in the ablative singular neutervehemens, vehementis - violent

    • A.

      Vehementibus

    • B.

      Vehemens

    • C.

      Vehementem

    • D.

      Vehementi

    • E.

      Vehementis

    Correct Answer
    D. Vehementi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vehementi." In Latin, adjectives decline to match the gender, number, and case of the noun they modify. In this case, "vehemens" is a third declension adjective, and it is being declined in the ablative singular neuter case to match the noun "vehemens." The correct form for this case and gender is "vehementi."

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