Grammar Pre-test (Parts Of Speech, Clauses)

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Parts Of Speech Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When the bell rings, the class runs out the door.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Pronoun

  • 2. 
    In Social Studies, we learned about Russia, South America, and Europe.
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Proper noun

    • D. 

      Pronoun

  • 3. 
    My dad is not a snazzy dresser, but I love him anyway.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Conjunction

    • D. 

      Preposition

  • 4. 
    Listen to the music from the music box.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 5. 
    Oh dear!  I forgot my homework again.
    • A. 

      Conjunction

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Interjection

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 6. 
    The sunset turned the sky gold and red.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Preposition

    • D. 

      Pronoun

  • 7. 
    We hid Grandma's present under the table.
    • A. 

      Conjunction

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Preposition

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 8. 
    Jackie carefully walked across the icy parking lot.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Conjunction

  • 9. 
    A famous chef prepares desserts at the five-star restaurant.
    • A. 

      Proper noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Common noun

  • 10. 
    Cookies 'n' cream is Mr. Gerchman's favorite ice cream flavor.
    • A. 

      Active verb

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Preposition

    • D. 

      Linking verb

  • 11. 
    Lyle chose both steak and salad for his dinner.What are the conjunctions?
    • A. 

      Steak, salad

    • B. 

      Chose, for

    • C. 

      Both, and

    • D. 

      For, dinner

  • 12. 
    What is the conjunction?The panda wanted to eat, for he was hungry.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      Was

    • D. 

      Panda

  • 13. 
    What is the conjunction?Run with him or her.
    • A. 

      Run

    • B. 

      With

    • C. 

      Him, her

    • D. 

      Or

  • 14. 
    What is the conjunction?Peanut butter and jelly is Rex's favorite sandwich.
    • A. 

      Peanut butter, jelly

    • B. 

      Favorite

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      Sandwich

  • 15. 
    What is the preposition?The teammates walked beyond the bleachers.
    • A. 

      Beyond

    • B. 

      Teammates

    • C. 

      Walked

    • D. 

      Bleachers

  • 16. 
    Call me around four o'clock.What's the preposition?
    • A. 

      Me

    • B. 

      Around

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Call

  • 17. 
    A preposition must always have a (an) _____________.
    • A. 

      Article

    • B. 

      Object

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 18. 
    An example of an adverb that DOES NOT end in -ly is ___________________ .
    • A. 

      Toad

    • B. 

      Yesterday

    • C. 

      Helen

    • D. 

      Quickly

  • 19. 
    John ate quickly.  How he ate answers which part of speech?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Preposition

  • 20. 
    Adverbs can modify other adverbs, adjectives or ______________ .
    • A. 

      Nouns

    • B. 

      Prepositions

    • C. 

      Articles

    • D. 

      Verbs

  • 21. 
    Linking verbs are often forms of to be, which can be
    • A. 

      Is, was, am, are

    • B. 

      Going, gone, left

    • C. 

      Is going, was gone, have left

    • D. 

      Here, there, over yonder

  • 22. 
    Linking verbs are usually descriptive, linking the
    • A. 

      Verb to the adverb

    • B. 

      Article to the noun

    • C. 

      Candle to the wax

    • D. 

      Subject to the object

  • 23. 
    What is the helping verb?We will go to the store tomorrow.
    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      Will

    • C. 

      Tomorrow

    • D. 

      We

  • 24. 
    Juan jokes around most of the time.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Linking verb

  • 25. 
    He appeared tired.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Linking verb

  • 26. 
    My sister is a doctor.
    • A. 

      Action verb

    • B. 

      Linking verb

  • 27. 
    The following adjective could BEST describe the Super Bowl.
    • A. 

      Happily

    • B. 

      Cold

    • C. 

      Annual

    • D. 

      Play

  • 28. 
    Which of the following consists of all adjectives?
    • A. 

      Nice, old, smart

    • B. 

      Mechanic, noisy, plumber

    • C. 

      Earn, wonder, dance

    • D. 

      America, nothing, crust

  • 29. 
    What is an antecedent?
    • A. 

      The pronoun itself

    • B. 

      A personal pronoun

    • C. 

      A noun that usually comes before the pronoun

    • D. 

      Reflexive pronoun

  • 30. 
    Examples of personal pronouns are
    • A. 

      I, my, mine, me

    • B. 

      Jim, Terry, Bill

    • C. 

      Teacher, student, test

    • D. 

      Carefully, easily, yesterday

  • 31. 
    Reading and driving don't mix, as journalist Mark Abley learned the hard way.
    • A. 

      Independent clause

    • B. 

      Subordinate clause

    • C. 

      Simple sentence

    • D. 

      Complex sentence

  • 32. 
    He should have expected something to go wrong; after all, he had dreamed about driving the night before his trip.
    • A. 

      Independent clause

    • B. 

      Subordinate clause

    • C. 

      Simple sentence

    • D. 

      Complex sentence

  • 33. 
    As a singer wailed at him on the radio, Abley grabbed the map.
    • A. 

      Essential adjective clause

    • B. 

      Nonessential adjective clause

    • C. 

      Adverb clause

    • D. 

      Noun clause

  • 34. 
    The car was a wreck, fortunately, a truck driver stopped to help.
    • A. 

      Phrase fragment

    • B. 

      Run-on

    • C. 

      Clause fragment

    • D. 

      Complex sentence

  • 35. 
    He didn't know where the turn-off was to go South to The Pas.
    • A. 

      Essential adjective clause

    • B. 

      Nonessential adjective clause

    • C. 

      Adverb clause

    • D. 

      Noun clause