Elementary English Grammar Trivia Quiz!

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Elementary English Grammar Trivia Quiz! - Quiz

Below is an Elementary English grammar trivia quiz for those of us who are having a hard time when it comes to writing or reading sentences. In this quiz, you will be expected to use either the words how many or how much. Take it up if you need the practice and take us much time as you need to choose the answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We need some tea. __________________do we need? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much". In this context, we are referring to tea as a non-countable noun. When asking about non-countable nouns, we use "how much" instead of "how many". "How much" is used to inquire about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted individually.

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  • 2. 

    We need some eggs. __________________do we need? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the appropriate phrase to complete the sentence. In this case, we are referring to eggs, which are countable items. Therefore, the correct phrase to use is "How many" instead of "How much," which is used for uncountable items.

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  • 3. 

    We need some paper. __________________do we need? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The phrase "We need some paper" suggests that the speaker is referring to an uncountable noun, as paper is typically measured in quantity rather than individual units. Therefore, the appropriate question to ask would be "How much" rather than "How many," as "How much" is used to inquire about the amount of an uncountable noun.

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  • 4. 

    We need some money. __________________do we need?

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The phrase "We need some money" suggests that a quantity of money is required. When asking about the quantity, the appropriate question is "How much" rather than "How many." "How much" is used to inquire about the amount or quantity of something that cannot be counted individually, such as money. "How many" is used when asking about the number of countable items.

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  • 5. 

    __________________tea bags are there left in the box? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many." This is because the question is asking for the quantity of tea bags in the box, which is a countable noun. Therefore, we use "how many" to inquire about the number of tea bags.

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  • 6. 

    __________________cigarettes do you smoke every day?

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many" because when asking about the quantity of countable objects, such as cigarettes, we use "how many" instead of "how much". "How many" is used for countable nouns, while "how much" is used for uncountable nouns.

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  • 7. 

    __________________packets of cigarettes do you have? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many." In this question, we are asking about the quantity of packets of cigarettes someone has. Since we are referring to a countable item (packets), we use "How many" instead of "How much," which is used for uncountable nouns.

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  • 8. 

    __________________work have you got to do? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much" because the question is asking about the quantity or amount of work that needs to be done. "How much" is used when referring to non-countable nouns, such as work, which cannot be easily divided into separate units.

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  • 9. 

    __________________sleep did you get last night? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the amount of sleep, which is a non-countable noun. Therefore, we use "How much" instead of "How many" which is used for countable nouns.

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  • 10. 

    __________________children have you got? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many." In this question, we are asking about the number of children someone has, which requires a countable response. "How many" is used to inquire about the quantity of countable nouns, while "how much" is used for uncountable nouns. Since children can be counted, "how many" is the appropriate phrase to use in this context.

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  • 11. 

    __________________bottles of wine are there in the cellar? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the quantity of bottles of wine in the cellar, which refers to a countable number. Therefore, the correct word to use in this context is "How many."

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  • 12. 

    __________________English grammar do you know? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much" because it is used to ask about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted or is considered as a mass noun. In this case, we are asking about the knowledge of English grammar, which is not countable.

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  • 13. 

    __________________Americans do you know? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking for the quantity or number of Americans that the person knows. "How much" would be used when asking about the amount or quantity of something uncountable or non-specific, while "How many" is used when asking about the number of countable objects or people.

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  • 14. 

    __________________sugar do you take in your tea? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the quantity of sugar in tea, which is a non-countable noun. Therefore, the correct question word to use is "How much," which is used for non-countable nouns. "How many" is used for countable nouns.

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  • 15. 

    __________________apples do you eat in an average week? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a quantity, specifically the number of apples eaten in an average week. "How many" is the correct phrase to use when asking about the number of countable objects, such as apples. "How much" is used when asking about the amount or quantity of uncountable nouns, such as water or sugar. Therefore, "How many" is the appropriate phrase to use in this context.

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  • 16. 

    __________________fruit do you eat in an average week? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much." This is because the question is asking about the quantity of fruit consumed in a week, which is measured in terms of weight or volume. "How much" is used to inquire about the amount of a non-countable noun, such as fruit. On the other hand, "How many" is used to ask about the number of countable nouns, such as apples or oranges.

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  • 17. 

    __________________real friends do you have? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many". This is because the question is asking for a quantity of friends, which is countable. "How much" is used for uncountable nouns, such as "How much water do you have?" or "How much money do you have?".

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  • 18. 

    __________________chairs are there in your house? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many." This is because when we are referring to countable objects like chairs, we use the phrase "how many" to ask about the quantity. "How much" is used when asking about uncountable nouns or quantities of something that cannot be counted.

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  • 19. 

    __________________furniture do you have? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much." This is because "How much" is used to ask about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted, such as furniture. On the other hand, "How many" is used to ask about the number of countable items.

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  • 20. 

    __________________traffic was there on the highway today? 

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much." This is because "traffic" is an uncountable noun, so we use "how much" to ask about the amount of traffic on the highway. "How many" is used for countable nouns.

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  • 21. 

    __________________times must I tell you?

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    B. How many
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the correct phrase to use to express repetition. The phrase "How many times must I tell you?" is the correct answer because it is asking for a quantity or number of times. The phrase "How much times must I tell you?" would be incorrect because "times" is a countable noun and requires the use of "how many" instead of "how much."

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  • 22. 

    __________________rice is there?

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much" because the word "rice" is an uncountable noun. When we ask about an uncountable noun, we use "how much" instead of "how many". "How much" is used to inquire about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted individually.

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  • 23. 

    __________________apples are there in the basket?

    • A.

      How many

    • B.

      How much

    Correct Answer
    A. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking for the quantity or number of apples in the basket. "How much" is used to ask about the amount or quantity of something that cannot be counted, such as a liquid or a substance. In this case, since apples can be counted, "How many" is the appropriate question word to use.

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  • 24. 

    __________________gas do you have in the car?

    • A.

      How much

    • B.

      How many

    Correct Answer
    A. How much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How much". In this question, we are referring to the quantity of gas in the car, which is an uncountable noun. Therefore, we use "how much" to ask about the amount of gas rather than "how many", which is used for countable nouns.

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  • 25. 

    __________________children are in the class?

    • A.

      How many

    • B.

      How much

    Correct Answer
    A. How many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many" because when we are asking about the number of people or things, we use the question "How many." In this case, we are asking about the number of children in the class, so "How many" is the appropriate question to use.

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