Practice Negative English Questions

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Practice Negative English Questions

A negative question is one that calls the respondent to answer no to an affirmative answer and a yes for a negative answer. These questions can be confusing if one does not know the difference. If you are an ESL student this quiz will help you to revise what you covered in class on these types of questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When is a negative question used?
    • A. 

      To show surprise or doubt

    • B. 

      In an exclamation

    • C. 

      When you expect the listener to agree

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which negative question is correctly formed?
    • A. 

      Didn't you finish your homework?

    • B. 

      You didn't finish your homework?

    • C. 

      Your homework why you didn't finish it?

    • D. 

      Why you did finish not your homework?

    • E. 

      Why you didn't finish your homework?

  • 3. 
    Which negative question is formed correctly?
    • A. 

      Don't like you donuts?

    • B. 

      Donuts don't you like?

    • C. 

      Why you don't like donuts?

    • D. 

      Don't you like donuts?

    • E. 

      Why donuts don't like you?

  • 4. 
    Which negative question form is correct?
    • A. 

      Isn't computers amazing!

    • B. 

      Computers aren't amazing!

    • C. 

      Aren't computers amazing!

    • D. 

      Why are computers amazing?

    • E. 

      Why computers aren't amazing?

  • 5. 
    Choose the correctly-formed negative question.
    • A. 

      Why you no finish the project?

    • B. 

      Why you didn't finish the project?

    • C. 

      You didn't finish the project?

    • D. 

      Didn't finish you the project?

    • E. 

      Why didn't you finish the project?

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Haven't studied it for a long time?

    • B. 

      Why haven't studied it for a long time?

    • C. 

      Haven't you studied it for a long time?

    • D. 

      You haven't studied it for a long time.

    • E. 

      You no study long time?

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Why the supervisor wasn't at work today?

    • B. 

      Wasn't at work today?

    • C. 

      Why he no was at work today?

    • D. 

      What wasn't the supervisor at work today?

    • E. 

      Why wasn't the supervisor at work today?

  • 8. 
    Choose the correct negative question.
    • A. 

      Didn't hear you the phone ringing?

    • B. 

      Didn't you hear the phone ringing?

    • C. 

      Why you no heard the phone ringing?

    • D. 

      Why didn't you the phone hear ringing?

    • E. 

      Doesn't you hear the phone ringing?

  • 9. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      Wasn't you late yesterday?

    • B. 

      Why you weren't late yesterday?

    • C. 

      Why you was late yesterday?

    • D. 

      Weren't you late yesterday?

    • E. 

      Didn't you late yesterday?

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Isn't this class intelligent!

    • B. 

      Wasn't the test easy?

    • C. 

      Aren't you going to take a vacation?

    • D. 

      Why aren't you happy?

    • E. 

      Why doesn't they love to study English?