Clauses And Complex Sentences Trivia Quiz

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Clause Quizzes & Trivia

A clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. A dependent clause begins with a word such as because or when. It cannot stand alone as a sentence. An independent clause can stand alone.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mark the letter of the independent clause in each group.
    • A. 

      When the tourists arrived

    • B. 

      If you are camping

    • C. 

      It is bigger than Rhode Island

    • D. 

      Although there are many cars

  • 2. 
    Mark the letter of the independent clause in each group.
    • A. 

      Unless you want an angry bear

    • B. 

      Don't tease the animals

    • C. 

      Until they can smell you

    • D. 

      As we were driving by

  • 3. 
    Mark the letter of the independent clause in each group.
    • A. 

      Before we went to sleep

    • B. 

      Since we had our backpacks

    • C. 

      After we ate lunch

    • D. 

      We pitched our tent

  • 4. 
    Mark the letter of the independent clause in each group.
    • A. 

      We went too near the falls

    • B. 

      Because we were soaking wet

    • C. 

      When the wind blows hard

    • D. 

      If you want to stay dry

  • 5. 
    _____ there are bobcats, we didn't see any.
    • A. 

      Although

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Until

    • D. 

      As

  • 6. 
    I've been starving ______ we arrived here.
    • A. 

      Or

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Since

    • D. 

      Because

  • 7. 
    We stopped hiking _____ we got too cold.
    • A. 

      Or

    • B. 

      Unless

    • C. 

      Although

    • D. 

      When

  • 8. 
    _____ you go out at night, you might see an owl.
    • A. 

      If

    • B. 

      Until

    • C. 

      But

    • D. 

      Although

  • 9. 
    ____ I was hiking, I saw a large brown animal.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      As

    • C. 

      Until

    • D. 

      If

  • 10. 
    ____ we can't light a fire, we'll eat sandwiches.
    • A. 

      Or

    • B. 

      Since

    • C. 

      Before

    • D. 

      But

  • 11. 
    The dog growls ____ she hears the coyotes howling.
    • A. 

      Although

    • B. 

      When

    • C. 

      Or

    • D. 

      But

  • 12. 
    I'm going to need a rest ____ we get to the summit.
    • A. 

      Since

    • B. 

      Because

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      After

  • 13. 
    _____ there's a tornado, we're going to make it!
    • A. 

      Until

    • B. 

      Since

    • C. 

      When

    • D. 

      Unless