9th Grade Grammar Exam Quiz!

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Welcome to our 9th Grade Grammar Exam Quiz! This quiz is designed to assess your proficiency in grammar concepts typically covered in 9th-grade English classes. Whether you're a student preparing for an upcoming exam or a teacher looking for a comprehensive assessment tool, this quiz is perfect for you.
In this quiz, you will encounter a variety of questions that cover essential grammar topics such as parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, verb tenses, and more. Each question is carefully crafted to test your understanding of grammar rules and principles, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in Read morelanguage mechanics.
With a mix of questions, this quiz offers a diverse range of assessment formats to challenge and engage learners. Additionally, detailed explanations and feedback are provided for each question, allowing you to learn from your mistakes and improve your grammar proficiency.


9th Grade Grammar Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    I was so _____________ I went to bed at eight o’clock! I couldn’t keep awake.

    • A.

      Tired

    • B.

      Worried

    • C.

      Sensible

    • D.

      Fresh

    Correct Answer
    A. Tired
    Explanation
    The speaker was extremely fatigued, as indicated by their early bedtime at 8 o'clock. The level of tiredness was such that they were unable to remain awake. This exhaustion likely resulted from physical or mental exertion throughout the day, prompting an early end to their evening.

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  • 2. 

    Last night there was a _____________ on TV about life in China.

    • A.

      Documentary

    • B.

      Science fiction

    • C.

      Orbit

    • D.

      Picture

    Correct Answer
    A. Documentary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "documentary" because it is the only option that makes sense in the given context. A documentary is a type of television program that provides factual information about a specific subject, in this case, life in China. The other options, such as science fiction, orbit, and picture, do not fit the context of the sentence and would not be appropriate choices for a television program about life in China.

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  • 3. 

    We’re very _____________ about your party on Saturday! It’s going to be great.

    • A.

      Excited

    • B.

      Exciting

    • C.

      Scary

    • D.

      Eager

    Correct Answer
    A. Excited
    Explanation
    The phrase "It's going to be great" suggests that the speaker is looking forward to the party and has positive anticipation for it. Therefore, the appropriate word to fill in the blank would be "excited."

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  • 4. 

    This book is so _____________ I can’t stop reading it. It’s fantastic!

    • A.

      Exciting

    • B.

      Excited

    • C.

      Panic

    • D.

      Eager

    Correct Answer
    A. Exciting
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "exciting". The speaker is expressing their enthusiasm and enjoyment for the book by stating that they can't stop reading it. This indicates that the book is engaging and captivating, which aligns with the meaning of "exciting".

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  • 5. 

    It’s _____________ to get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet.

    • A.

      Sensible

    • B.

      Worried

    • C.

      Exciting

    • D.

      Irritating

    Correct Answer
    A. Sensible
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "sensible". This is because it is important to get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet for maintaining good health and overall well-being. Being sensible means making practical and reasonable choices that are beneficial for one's physical and mental health. So, it is sensible to prioritize exercise and a healthy diet in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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  • 6. 

    Jack and I have been friends since we were children and we ___________ really well.

    • A.

      Get along

    • B.

      Got over

    • C.

      Came up with

    • D.

      Got on

    Correct Answer
    A. Get along
    Explanation
    Jack and I have been friends since we were children and we "get along" really well. This phrase means that Jack and I have a good relationship and we have a harmonious and friendly connection. It implies that we have a positive and compatible dynamic, which has been maintained since our childhood.

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  • 7. 

    One day he _______________ the idea of forming a band with three of our friends.

    • A.

      Came up with

    • B.

      Calm down

    • C.

      Turned up

    • D.

      Came down with

    Correct Answer
    A. Came up with
    Explanation
    The phrase "came up with" means to think of or suggest an idea. In this context, it means that he thought of the idea of forming a band with three of their friends.

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  • 8. 

    We _______________ a band with our friends.

    • A.

      Set up

    • B.

      Stand up

    • C.

      Turn up

    • D.

      Meet up

    Correct Answer
    A. Set up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "set up." This phrasal verb means to establish or create something, in this case, a band, with the help of our friends. It implies organizing and arranging the necessary elements for the band to come together and start functioning.

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  • 9. 

    The party ended at midnight and we didn’t _______________ home until 1.00 am!

    • A.

      Get back

    • B.

      Got over

    • C.

      Come up with

    • D.

      Came up

    Correct Answer
    A. Get back
    Explanation
    The phrase "get back" is the correct answer because it means to return to a previous location or position. In this context, it implies that the speaker and their group left the party and returned home at 1:00 am, which was after midnight when the party ended. The other options ("got over," "come up with," and "came up") do not convey the same meaning of returning home.

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  • 10. 

    We were all so excited we couldn’t relax or  _______________.

    • A.

      Calm down

    • B.

      Stand up

    • C.

      Turned up

    • D.

      Sit

    Correct Answer
    A. Calm down
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "calm down" because the phrase "we were all so excited" indicates a state of heightened emotions. The phrase "couldn't relax" suggests that the excitement made it difficult for us to be calm or composed. Therefore, the appropriate action to counteract the excitement would be to "calm down."

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  • 11. 

    What was Andrew doing when we _____________ him.

    • A.

      Meet

    • B.

      Met

    • C.

      Did meet

    • D.

      Didn't meet

    Correct Answer
    B. Met
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "met" because it is the past tense form of the verb "meet." This suggests that Andrew and the speaker had a previous encounter or interaction at some point in the past.

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  • 12. 

    Last week we _____________ in the park, when we saw Mr. Bridges.

    • A.

      Were running

    • B.

      Ran

    • C.

      Was running

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Were running
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were running." This is because the sentence is in the past continuous tense, indicating an ongoing action in the past. The verb "were running" correctly matches this tense and indicates that the action of running was happening at the time when they saw Mr. Bridges.

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  • 13. 

    Angela _____________ to her radio in her room at the moment.

    • A.

      Is listening

    • B.

      Listens

    • C.

      Listen

    • D.

      Listened

    Correct Answer
    A. Is listening
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is listening" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment. The verb "to be" is conjugated in the present tense with the subject "Angela," and the verb "listen" is in the -ing form to show that it is happening right now.

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  • 14. 

    _____________ Jamie and Felix _____________ to your school?

    • A.

      Do---------go

    • B.

      Are--------gone

    • C.

      Do-------going

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Do---------go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do---------go" because the question is asking about the action of Jamie and Felix going to your school. The verb "do" is used to form questions in the present simple tense, and "go" is the correct verb to use in this context.

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  • 15. 

    Peter _____________  home late on Thursdays because he plays football after school.

    • A.

      Gets

    • B.

      Is getting

    • C.

      Get

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Gets
    Explanation
    Peter gets home late on Thursdays because he plays football after school. This implies that it is a regular occurrence for Peter to arrive home late on Thursdays due to his football practice. The verb "gets" is used in the present simple tense to indicate a habitual action.

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  • 16. 

    I get fed up ___ cleaning my room.

    • A.

      With

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      By

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. With
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "with". This is because "with" is used to indicate the cause or reason for a feeling or emotion. In this sentence, "get fed up" is a feeling of frustration or annoyance, and "with" is used to show that cleaning the room is the cause or reason for feeling this way.

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  • 17. 

    ‘I’m not afraid of snakes.’ said Patrick ‘ _______.’ Replied John

    • A.

      Neither am I

    • B.

      So am I

    • C.

      Neither do I

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Neither am I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Neither am I". In this conversation, Patrick states that he is not afraid of snakes. John's response, "Neither am I", indicates that he also shares the same sentiment and is not afraid of snakes.

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  • 18. 

    Who’s that? It ___ be Ethan. He’s on vacation.

    • A.

      Can't

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      May

    • D.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    A. Can't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't" because the sentence states that Ethan is on vacation, which implies that he is not present. Therefore, it is not possible for the person in question to be Ethan.

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  • 19. 

    My jeans _____________ of blue denim.

    • A.

      Are made

    • B.

      Make

    • C.

      Is made

    • D.

      Is making

    Correct Answer
    A. Are made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are made". This is because the subject "jeans" is plural, so the verb "are" should be used. Additionally, the verb "made" is the correct form to use to indicate that the jeans are produced or created.

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  • 20. 

    Jack hurt ___ when he fell off his bicycle.

    • A.

      Himself

    • B.

      Herself

    • C.

      Itself

    • D.

      She

    Correct Answer
    A. Himself
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "himself" because the pronoun "himself" refers to Joe, the subject of the sentence. The sentence states that Joe hurt himself when he fell off his bicycle, indicating that Joe is the one who suffered the injury.

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  • 21. 

    I don’t mind _____. I’m not in a hurry.

    • A.

      Waiting

    • B.

      To wait

    • C.

      Wait

    • D.

      Waited

    Correct Answer
    A. Waiting
    Explanation
    The phrase "I don't mind" indicates that the speaker is expressing their lack of preference or objection towards something. In this case, the speaker is saying that they don't mind waiting. The word "waiting" is the present participle form of the verb "wait," which is the correct form to use in this context. The speaker is stating that waiting is not a problem for them because they are not in a hurry.

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  • 22. 

    The best coffee ___ in this café.

    • A.

      Is sold

    • B.

      Sell

    • C.

      Sells

    • D.

      Sold

    Correct Answer
    A. Is sold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is sold" because the phrase "is sold" is in the present tense and matches the subject "coffee." This construction indicates that the coffee is being actively sold in the café.

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  • 23. 

    She ___ be happy. She won the tennis match.

    • A.

      Must

    • B.

      Can't

    • C.

      Didn't have to

    • D.

      Could

    Correct Answer
    A. Must
    Explanation
    The word "must" is the correct answer because it indicates a strong certainty or obligation. In this context, winning the tennis match would logically lead to her being happy, so it is expected or necessary for her to be happy.

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  • 24. 

    I’m warning you. You ___ be late or Mr Jones will be really angry.

    • A.

      Better not

    • B.

      Oughtn't

    • C.

      Should

    • D.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    A. Better not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "better not." This is because the phrase "better not" is used to give a strong warning or advice about what someone should or should not do. In this context, the speaker is warning the person not to be late or else Mr Jones will be angry.

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  • 25. 

    I ___ buy the tickets. Max bought them yesterday.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      Can't

    • D.

      Don’t have to

    Correct Answer
    D. Don’t have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't have to" because the sentence suggests that there is an obligation or requirement for the speaker to buy the tickets. This is supported by the information that Max bought them yesterday, implying that the speaker is responsible for purchasing them now.

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Juliette Firla |MA (Teaching Writing) |
K-12 English Expert
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 and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education. 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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