Common And Proper Nouns

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A common noun names any person, place or thing. A proper noun names a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dr. Naismith wrote thirteen rules for basketball. _____________ is a 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. ___________ is a 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. 
    • A. 

      Not

    • B. 

      Players

    • C. 

      Are

    • D. 

      Americans

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Popular

    • C. 

      Sport

    • D. 

      Asia

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

      The

    • B. 

      Basketball

    • C. 

      Born

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 8. 
    James Naismith attended a one-room school.  _________ is a 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.  __________________ is a 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.  Is game a common or proper noun?
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Proper noun

  • 14. 
    Her name is Tonya Jumper. Is Tonya Jumper a common or proper 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