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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.

• 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.

• E.

3rd Declension nouns

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

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.

• A.

-us, -a, -um

• B.

-is, -is, -e

• C.

-i, -dont, -know

• D.

-o, -are, -avi, -atus

• E.

-is, -is, -ibus

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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