Adjective And Adverb Phrases Quiz

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Check out this amazing adjective and adverb phrases quiz that we've prepared below. Here, you'll get the chance to test your knowledge of adjective and adverb clauses. For every question given here, you have to choose whether the highlighted word is an adjective or adverb. If you earn higher than 70 percent, that means you're a pro at English grammar! So, let's start this quiz and see how well you perform. Good luck and enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    That bright flower has blue petals. 

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The given statement describes a flower that has blue petals as "bright." In this context, "bright" is used as an adjective to describe the flower. Adjectives are words that modify or describe nouns, and in this case, "bright" is used to describe the flower's appearance or color.

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  • 2. 

    The store with the neon sign is open.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    In the sentence "The store with the neon sign is open," "open" is functioning as an adjective. It describes the state of the store, indicating that it is not closed. An adjective modifies or describes a noun or pronoun, in this case, the noun "store."

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  • 3. 

    When he was a baby, he fell into the river.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adverb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "adverb". In this sentence, "when" is modifying the verb "fell". It is indicating the time at which the action occurred, showing that it happened in the past when he was a baby. Therefore, "when" is functioning as an adverb in this context.

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  • 4. 

    The shining boat landed on an island near the coast.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "shining" in the sentence is describing the noun "boat," indicating its features. Therefore, "shining" is functioning as an adjective in this context.

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  • 5. 

    He thought for many years that he was a dog.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adverb
    Explanation
    This sentence describes how someone thought, indicating the manner or way in which they thought. The word "adverb" is the correct answer because it modifies the verb "thought" by providing information about how the thinking occurred. It specifies that the person thought for many years, indicating the duration or extent of their thinking.

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  • 6. 

    We got our new dog at the animal shelter. 

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word “new” is describing the word “dog”. Since it is describing a noun, it is an adjective. 

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  • 7. 

    A flock of small birds flew above us. 

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "small" is describing the type of birds in the sentence, indicating their size. Adjectives are used to modify or describe nouns, and in this case, "small" is modifying the noun "birds."

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  • 8. 

    Ice reduces swelling of an injured area.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    Ice is used as a treatment for injuries because it has the ability to reduce swelling. Therefore, the correct answer is "adjective" because it describes the property of ice in reducing swelling.

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  • 9. 

    Someone in a red shirt shouted.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "adjective" because "red" is describing the noun "shirt." In this sentence, "red" is providing additional information about the color of the shirt, indicating the type or quality of the shirt. This makes it an adjective, as it modifies the noun.

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  • 10. 

    They sat on an open area of sand on the beach.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    In the sentence provided, "open" is used to describe the type of area where "they" sat. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns by providing additional information about them. Here, "open" describes the quality or characteristic of the area of sand on the beach, suggesting that it is not enclosed or restricted. Therefore, "open" functions as an adjective in this context.

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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