4th/5th Declension Noun Quiz

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In the fourth declension the vowel “u” takes center stage, then there’s the 5th declension, which contains only two words that can be fully declined and “e” is the main vowel. How well do you understand these declensions in Latin? Take the simple quiz below to test your understanding. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    True or False: The 4th and 5th declensions hold a major percent of Latin nouns.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the 4th and 5th declensions do not hold a major percentage of Latin nouns. In fact, they are relatively smaller in comparison to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd declensions, which include a larger number of Latin nouns. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 2. 

    The 4th declension has what genders?

    • A.

      Mostly Masculine

    • B.

      Mostly Feminine

    • C.

      All Neuter

    • D.

      Mostly Masculine, some feminine, neuter

    Correct Answer
    D. Mostly Masculine, some feminine, neuter
    Explanation
    The 4th declension in Latin mostly consists of masculine nouns, but it also includes some feminine and neuter nouns. This means that while the majority of nouns in the 4th declension are masculine, there are also some that are feminine and neuter.

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  • 3. 

    The genitive singular (2nd P. Part)  identified as 4th Declension is.

    • A.

      -us

    • B.

      -i

    • C.

      -ei

    • D.

      -a

    Correct Answer
    A. -us
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "-us" because in the genitive singular (2nd P. Part) of the 4th Declension, the ending is "-us". This ending is used to indicate possession or belonging to the noun in question.

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  • 4. 

    Masculine and Feminine nouns for the 4th Declension have what for a 1st P. part endng?

    • A.

      -ae

    • B.

      -u

    • C.

      -us

    • D.

      -ibus

    Correct Answer
    C. -us
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "-us" because masculine and feminine nouns in the 4th declension have a 1st person plural ending of "-us". This ending is used to indicate the subject or object of a sentence in the 1st person plural form.

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  • 5. 

    Neuter nouns of the 4th declension have a 1st P. Part that ends in what?

    • A.

      -es

    • B.

      -us

    • C.

      -a

    • D.

      -u

    Correct Answer
    D. -u
    Explanation
    Neuter nouns of the 4th declension have a 1st P. Part that ends in "-u". This is because in Latin, neuter nouns in the 4th declension have a characteristic ending in the nominative and accusative singular, which is "-u". The 1st P. Part, also known as the first principal part, is the form of the verb that is used to form other tenses and moods. In this case, the 1st P. Part of neuter nouns in the 4th declension ends in "-u".

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  • 6. 

    The 5th Declension of mostly _______ nouns and no ________!

    • A.

      Masculine, feminine

    • B.

      Masculine, neuter

    • C.

      Feminine, masculine

    • D.

      Feminine, neuter

    Correct Answer
    D. Feminine, neuter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is feminine, neuter. In the 5th declension, mostly feminine and neuter nouns are used, and there are no masculine nouns in this declension.

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  • 7. 

    What words are masculine in the 5th declension?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      Dies, and words formed from it (meridies.. etc.)

    • C.

      Those formed from effigies

    • D.

      Those that migrated from the 6th declension

    Correct Answer
    B. Dies, and words formed from it (meridies.. etc.)
    Explanation
    In the 5th declension, the word "dies" and words formed from it such as "meridies" are considered masculine. This means that they follow the grammatical rules and endings associated with masculine nouns in Latin.

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  • 8. 

    The first Principal Part of a 5th declension noun is always ___?

    • A.

      -ei

    • B.

      -es

    • C.

      -em

    • D.

      -e

    Correct Answer
    B. -es
    Explanation
    The first Principal Part of a 5th declension noun is always "-es". This is because the first Principal Part represents the nominative singular form of the noun, and for 5th declension nouns, the nominative singular form ends in "-es".

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  • 9. 

    The 2nd P. Part of a 5th declension noun ends in ____?

    • A.

      -ei

    • B.

      -es

    • C.

      -em

    • D.

      -e

    Correct Answer
    A. -ei
    Explanation
    The 2nd P. Part of a 5th declension noun ends in -ei.

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  • 10. 

    Do these quizzes help you master your understanding of the content?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Sometimes

    • D.

      Not really

    • E.

      Rarely

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Sometimes
    D. Not really
    E. Rarely
    Explanation
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