Common And Proper Nouns Quiz Questions And Answers

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Do you think you properly utilize common and proper nouns? Test your knowledge with this interesting common and proper nouns quiz. A proper noun is a noun that identifies a single body and refers to that body, such as London or Jupiter. It could refer to Los Angeles, Earth, IBM, and Bob. The common noun refers to general items like sofa, tv, refrigerator, and dog. Since a dog has no name with it like Fido, it is considered common and not proper. This quiz will help you use common and proper nouns. Don’t forget to take your certificate after the quiz. So, are you ready? Let's start then.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dr. Naismith wrote thirteen rules for basketball. Which is the common noun in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Dr. Naismith

    • B. 

      Wrote

    • C. 

      Thirteen

    • D. 

      Rules

  • 2. 
    The ball can be thrown in any direction.  __________ is a common noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      Ball

    • B. 

      Could

    • C. 

      Thrown

    • D. 

      Any

  • 3. 
    A player must not run with the ball. Identify the common noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      Player

    • B. 

      Must

    • C. 

      Not

    • D. 

      With

  • 4. 
    Boston and Chicago have had great teams. ________is a common noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Great

    • D. 

      Teams

  • 5. 
    Not all basketball players are Americans.  Which is the common noun in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Not

    • B. 

      Players

    • C. 

      Are

    • D. 

      Americans

  • 6. 
    Basketball is a popular sport in Asia. __________ is a common noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Popular

    • C. 

      Sport

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 7. 
    The inventor of basketball was born in Canada.  The proper noun in this sentence is ________. 
    • A. 

      The

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Born

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 8. 
    James Naismith attended a one-room school.  Identify the proper noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      James Naismith

    • B. 

      Attended

    • C. 

      One-room

    • D. 

      School

  • 9. 
    He went to college in Montreal, Canada. ______________ is a proper noun in this sentence.
    • A. 

      He

    • B. 

      College

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 10. 
    While living in Massachusetts, he invented the game.  What is the proper noun in this sentence?
    • A. 

      While

    • B. 

      Living

    • C. 

      Massachusetts

    • D. 

      Game

  • 11. 
    There's a girl at Central High who is a basketball star. Is Central High a common or proper noun?
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

  • 12. 
    She plays center on the all-state team for Maryland.  Is Maryland a common or proper noun?
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

  • 13. 
    She averages 24 points a game.  Game is a ________ type of noun. 
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

  • 14. 
    Her name is Tonya Jumper. Tonya Jumper is a _________ type of noun. 
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

  • 15. 
    That's a great name for a basketball player!  Is 'name' a common or proper noun?
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

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