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Discover your proficiency in using articles with our comprehensive 'Articles Quiz With Answers.' Articles, encompassing definite (the) and indefinite (a, an), play a pivotal role in specifying noun definiteness in English grammar. This quiz is more than just a test; it's a valuable tool for refining your grasp of proper article usage.
By filling in the blanks with the correct article or selecting 'no article' when appropriate, you'll evaluate your command of articles in various contexts. The quiz offers a practical opportunity to assess your language skills and see how well you've practiced English grammar.
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Join us in this journey to master the art of articles and enhance your communication skills. Good luck, and may your article expertise continue to grow!


Articles Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Which article should be used: "Carl lives alone in ___ one-bedroom apartment."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a." In this sentence, "one-bedroom apartment" is a singular countable noun phrase that begins with a consonant sound “w” so it requires the indefinite article "a." The indefinite article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel sound, so it is not appropriate in this context. The definite article "the" is used to refer to a specific noun that has already been mentioned or is known to both the speaker and the listener, which is not the case here.

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  • 2. 

    Which article should be used: "____ insecure person can never be happy."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The article "an" is used before words that start with a vowel sound. "Insecure" starts with the vowel sound "i," making "an" the correct article to use before it. This grammatical rule helps create a smoother flow in speech and writing.

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  • 3. 

    Which article should be used: "There is ____ pan. ____ same pan I saw in the market."?

    • A.

      A/The

    • B.

      The/The

    • C.

      A/A

    • D.

      An/The

    Correct Answer
    A. A/The
    Explanation
    In the first sentence, "a" is used before "pan" because it refers to any pan in general, indicating that there is one pan present. In the second sentence, "the" is used before "same pan" to specify a particular pan that was previously mentioned or understood in the context of the conversation. It refers back to the specific pan that the speaker saw in the market, making it definite.

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  • 4. 

    Which article is used before a singular countable noun that begins with a vowel sound?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The 

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    "An" is used before singular countable nouns that begin with a vowel sound (e.g., an apple, an hour).

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  • 5. 

    Which article should be used: "I think we should move to my ____ house."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "no article" because when referring to a possessive noun, we do not use an article before it. In this case, "my" is already indicating possession, so we do not need to use "a," "an," or "the" before "house."

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  • 6. 

    Which article should be used: "This is ____ last time I am warning you."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the". In this sentence, "the" is used to indicate that it is the specific last time the speaker is warning someone. It suggests that there have been previous warnings and this is the final one.

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  • 7. 

    Which article should be used: "Where is ____ paper I asked for?"

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the" because the speaker is referring to a specific paper that they previously asked for. The use of "the" indicates that the speaker is looking for a particular paper, not just any paper.

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  • 8. 

    Which article should be used: "Have some ____ faith in me."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "no article" because the word "faith" is an uncountable noun. Uncountable nouns do not require an article before them. In this sentence, we are talking about faith in general, not a specific or particular faith. Therefore, we use "no article" to indicate this general and uncountable concept of faith.

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  • 9. 

    Which article should be used: "These are ____ mountains I was talking about."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the". In this sentence, the speaker is referring to specific mountains that they were previously talking about. By using the definite article "the", it indicates that both the speaker and the listener are aware of which mountains are being referred to.

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  • 10. 

    Which article should be used: "I'm driving right now, but I'll call you back when I get to ___ work."?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is referring to a general concept of work, not a specific workplace. Therefore, the correct answer is "no article" because no specific article is needed before the word "work".

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  • 11. 

    Which articles should be used: Here is ____ knife, and there is ____ envelope.

    • A.

      A/a

    • B.

      A/an

    • C.

      A/the

    • D.

      An/a

    Correct Answer
    B. A/an
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a/an". This is because "a/an" is used to introduce a singular noun that is not specific or known to the listener. In this case, "knife" and "envelope" are both singular nouns, and we are not specifying or referring to any particular knife or envelope. Therefore, "a/an" is the appropriate choice to introduce them.

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  • 12. 

    Which article should be used: ____ Great Wall of China is famous.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The". The use of "The" indicates that there is only one Great Wall of China that is famous. It suggests that the Great Wall of China is a specific and well-known landmark, distinguishing it from other walls.

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  • 13. 

    Which article should be used: The test results will be available in just half _ hour.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an" because the word "hour" starts with a vowel sound (/aʊər/), and the indefinite article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel sound.

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  • 14. 

    Which article should be used: ___ old friend helped me paint the house.

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      An

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. An
    Explanation
    The word "old" starts with a vowel sound, so it requires the indefinite article "an" before it.

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  • 15. 

    Which article should be used: Are you going to watch ___ movie this weekend?

    • A.

      An

    • B.

      No article

    • C.

      A

    Correct Answer
    C. A
    Explanation
    The blank can be filled with the article "a." The sentence would then be: "Are you going to watch a movie this weekend?" In this sentence, "a" is used as an indefinite article. It suggests a broad or unspecified movie that the person may consider watching over the weekend.

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  • 16. 

    Which article should be used: Give me ____ umbrella.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an" because the word "umbrella" starts with a vowel sound. The article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel sound, while "a" is used before words that begin with a consonant sound. In this case, "an" is the appropriate choice to maintain correct grammar.

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  • 17. 

    Which article should be used: "Do you watch ___ TV  a lot?" "No, I only watch my favorite cartoons."

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    In the first sentence, "Do you watch TV a lot?" the word "TV" is used as a general, uncountable noun, referring to the medium of television in a broad sense. When discussing activities or habits related to a general concept like watching television, you often don't use an article. Articles (like "a" or "the") are typically used to specify or distinguish a particular instance or type of something. In this case, the question is asking about the general activity of watching television, not a specific or particular instance of it.

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  • 18. 

    Which article should be used: _______ TV in the bedroom has no dish connection.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      An

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    B. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The". In this sentence, "TV" is a specific object that is being referred to, and "bedroom" is a specific location. Therefore, the definite article "the" is used to indicate that it is a specific TV in a specific bedroom.

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  • 19. 

    Which articles should be used: Jane owns two pets, a dog and a hamster. I don't like ___ dog very much, but ___ hamster is adorable.

    • A.

      A / the

    • B.

      The / the

    • C.

      The / a

    • D.

      A / an

    Correct Answer
    B. The / the
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "the" is used before "dog" because it refers to a specific dog that Jane owns. "The" is also used before "hamster" because it also refers to a specific hamster that Jane owns. Both "the" articles are used to indicate that the speaker is referring to particular pets that are already known or mentioned before.

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  • 20. 

    Which article should be used: You can drink this water safely. We have ___ best water in the country.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The use of "the" before "best water" indicates that there is a specific best water being referred to. It suggests that there is a specific water source or type of water that is known to be the best in the country. The speaker is implying that the water being referred to is of such high quality that it is safe to drink.

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  • 21. 

    Which article should be used: We have ____ urgent meeting today.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "urgent" starts with a vowel sound, so we use the indefinite article "an" before it. The indefinite article "an" is used before words that start with a vowel sound, while the indefinite article "a" is used before words that start with a consonant sound. Since "urgent" starts with a vowel sound, we use "an" before it.

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  • 22. 

    Which article should be used: You cannot take my ____ laptop bag.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is referring to a specific laptop bag that belongs to them. Since the possessive pronoun "my" is used, it indicates that the speaker is talking about a bag that they own. Therefore, the correct answer is "no article" because the speaker is not referring to a specific bag that requires an article.

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  • 23. 

    Which article should be used: ____ story you told me is not true.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The word "the" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to a specific noun that has been previously mentioned or is already known to the speaker and the listener. In this case, the speaker is referring to a specific story that was mentioned or told before, so "the" is used to indicate that specific story.

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  • 24. 

    Which article should be used: These are our ___ cars.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    D. "no article"
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "our cars" is a general statement referring to all the cars that belong to us. Since it is not specifying any particular cars or a specific group of cars, the correct answer is "no article." Using "a," "an," or "the" would imply a specific or limited set of cars, which is not the intended meaning in this case.

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  • 25. 

    Which article should be used: Give me ____  few minutes.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      "no article"

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a". In this sentence, the speaker is referring to an unspecified or indefinite number of minutes. The indefinite article "a" is used before "few minutes" to indicate that the speaker is asking for a small amount of time, without specifying exactly how many minutes.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd (Curriculum and Teaching) |
K-5 English Expert
Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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