Grammar Test: Noun Gender Quiz

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What do you understand about the gender of nouns? The gender of nouns can be masculine, feminine, common, and neuter. The neuter gender is used when the word is neither masculine nor feminine, often describing inanimate objects. Common gender refers to both masculine and feminine. In this quiz, you will need to identify noun gender and determine the role each one plays. Try your best, and don’t forget to share your high score with friends!


Noun Gender Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Which noun is the masculine counterpart of the bride?

    • A.

      Groom

    • B.

      Bridesmaid

    • C.

      Lad

    • D.

      Drake

    Correct Answer
    A. Groom
    Explanation
    The masculine counterpart of the bride is the groom. This term is used to refer to the man who is getting married to the bride.

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  • 2. 

    Which noun out of the following is neuter gender?

    • A.

      Actress

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Lab assistant

    • D.

      Syringe

    Correct Answer
    D. Syringe
    Explanation
    The noun "syringe" is neither masculine nor feminine because it does not have any specific gender association. It is an inanimate object and does not possess any masculine or feminine qualities.

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  • 3. 

    Which pair of nouns is composed of males and females?

    • A.

      Hen-chick

    • B.

      Bull-cow

    • C.

      Cock-rooster

    • D.

      Lady-lass

    Correct Answer
    B. Bull-cow
    Explanation
    The pair of nouns "bull-cow" is composed of males and females. A bull is a male adult bovine, while a cow is a female adult bovine. This pair represents the male and female counterparts within the same species. The other options do not represent male and female counterparts, as "hen-chick" refers to a female and its offspring, "cock-rooster" refers to a male and its specific type, and "lady-lass" refers to two females.

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  • 4. 

    Which noun completes the analogy "cock is to hen as boar is to ______?

    • A.

      Sow

    • B.

      Goat

    • C.

      Horse

    • D.

      Sheep

    Correct Answer
    A. Sow
    Explanation
    The analogy "cock is to hen as boar is to sow" is based on the concept of male and female animals. A cock is a male chicken, and a hen is a female chicken. Similarly, a boar is a male pig, and a sow is a female pig. Therefore, the correct noun to complete the analogy is "sow."

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  • 5. 

    Identify the feminine gender.

    • A.

      Lion

    • B.

      Tigress

    • C.

      Horse

    • D.

      Cat

    Correct Answer
    B. Tigress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tigress" because it is the feminine gender of the animal "Lion". In the animal kingdom, the term "tigress" is used to refer to a female tiger, while "lioness" is used to refer to a female lion. Therefore, "Tigress" is the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the masculine gender.

    • A.

      Cock

    • B.

      Dolphin

    • C.

      Sharks

    • D.

      Kitten

    Correct Answer
    A. Cock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cock" because it refers to a male chicken, which is the masculine gender of the species. Dolphins, sharks, and kittens do not have specific genders associated with them in the given options.

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  • 7. 

    The gender of the noun ''cell phone" is

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    • C.

      Neuter

    • D.

      Common

    Correct Answer
    C. Neuter
    Explanation
     In grammar, nouns are categorized into different genders, such as masculine, feminine, neuter, or common. The gender of a noun is determined by the language's rules and conventions rather than the actual gender of the object it represents. In this case, the noun "cell phone” is inanimate,  therefore, it is considered  a neuter noun.

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  • 8. 

    Which gender does "Pen" belong to?

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Neutral

    • C.

      Common

    • D.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    B. Neutral
    Explanation
    In linguistics, gender refers to the classification of nouns into categories based on their inherent characteristics. In some languages, nouns are classified as masculine, feminine, or neutral. However, in English, gender is not typically assigned to inanimate objects like "Pen". Therefore, the correct answer is "neutral" as it signifies that "Pen" does not have a specific gender classification.

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  • 9. 

    Which gender do "Doctors" belong to?

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    • C.

      Neuter

    • D.

      Common

    Correct Answer
    D. Common
    Explanation
    The term "Doctors" belongs to the common gender category. Common gender refers to nouns that can be used to refer to both males and females. In this case, "Doctors" can be used to refer to both male doctors and female doctors.

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  • 10. 

    Which gender do ''scientists'' belong to?

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    • C.

      Neuter

    • D.

      Common

    Correct Answer
    D. Common
    Explanation
    The term "common" in this context refers to a gender that is applicable to both males and females. Therefore, scientists can belong to either gender, making the answer "common" the correct choice.

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  • 11. 

    Which is in the common gender?

    • A.

      Steward

    • B.

      Flight attendant

    • C.

      Airplane

    • D.

      Stewardess

    Correct Answer
    B. Flight attendant
    Explanation
    The term "flight attendant" is in the common gender because it is a gender-neutral job title used to refer to both male and female individuals who provide services on an airplane. Unlike the terms "steward" and "stewardess," which are traditionally associated with male and female roles respectively, "flight attendant" is inclusive and does not specify a gender. Therefore, it is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 12. 

    What is the female counterpart of gander?

    • A.

      Goose

    • B.

      Horse

    • C.

      Bull

    • D.

      Sheep

    Correct Answer
    A. Goose
    Explanation
    The female counterpart of a gander is a goose. A gander is a male goose, so the female equivalent is simply referred to as a goose.

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  • 13. 

    Which is not the neuter gender?

    • A.

      Curtain

    • B.

      Letter

    • C.

      Sailor

    • D.

      Walnut

    • E.

      Computer

    Correct Answer
    C. Sailor
    Explanation
     The word "sailor" is not a neuter gender because it refers to a specific gender, which is usually male. Neuter gender is used to refer to objects or things that do not have a specific gender. The other options, such as "curtain," "letter," "walnut," and "computer," do not have a specific gender and can be considered neuter since they are inanimate objects.

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  • 14. 

    The gender of the noun ''prophet' is

    • A.

      Feminine

    • B.

      Common

    • C.

      Neuter

    • D.

      Masculine

    Correct Answer
    B. Common
    Explanation
    The gender of the noun "prophet" is common. This means that the noun can be used to refer to both male and female individuals who are considered prophets. In English, there is no specific gender assigned to the noun "prophet" and it can be used to refer to individuals of any gender.

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  • 15. 

    Tell the gender of the first president of the United States of America?

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    • C.

      Common

    • D.

      Neuter

    Correct Answer
    A. Masculine
    Explanation
    The first president of the United States of America was George Washington, who was a male. Therefore, the gender of the first president is masculine.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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