Can You Identify The Common And Proper Noun?

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Can You Identify The Common And Proper Noun? - Quiz

Read each word. Decide if it is a common noun or a proper noun. Mark your choice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pig

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Common noun
    Explanation
    The word "pig" is a common noun because it is a general term used to refer to any member of the species Sus scrofa, which includes domesticated and wild pigs. It does not refer to a specific or particular pig, hence it is not a proper noun.

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  • 2. 

    Charlotte

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    The given answer, "proper noun," is correct because "Charlotte" refers to a specific person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are capitalized and used to name specific individuals, cities, countries, or organizations. In this case, "Charlotte" is likely referring to a person's name, making it a proper noun.

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  • 3. 

    Watermelon

    • A.

      Proper noun

    • B.

      Common noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Common noun
    Explanation
    The word "watermelon" is a common noun because it refers to a general category or class of fruit. Common nouns are not capitalized unless they begin a sentence. In this case, "watermelon" is not a specific or unique item, but rather a common type of fruit that can be found in many places.

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  • 4. 

    Christopher Columbus

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    The name "Christopher Columbus" refers to a specific person, which makes it a proper noun. Proper nouns are used to identify individual people, places, or things and are always capitalized. In this case, "Christopher Columbus" is the name of a famous explorer, making it a proper noun.

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  • 5. 

    Virginia

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    The word "Virginia" is capitalized, indicating that it is a specific name of a place or person. Proper nouns refer to specific names of people, places, or things, and they are always capitalized. In this case, "Virginia" is a proper noun because it refers to a specific place, which is the state of Virginia in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    Mrs. Bristow

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    The answer is a proper noun because it refers to a specific person, Mrs. Bristow. Proper nouns are used to name specific people, places, or things, and they are always capitalized. In this case, "Mrs. Bristow" is a specific person's name, indicating that it is a proper noun.

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  • 7. 

    Christmas

    • A.

      Proper noun

    • B.

      Common noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Proper noun
    Explanation
    Christmas is a specific holiday that is celebrated worldwide. It is capitalized, which is a characteristic of proper nouns. Proper nouns are used to name specific people, places, or things, and Christmas fits into this category as it refers to a specific holiday. Therefore, the correct answer is proper noun.

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  • 8. 

    Holiday

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Common noun
    Explanation
    "Holiday" is a common noun because it refers to a general category or type of event or period of time off, rather than a specific or unique entity. It can be used to describe any day or period of time when people are not working or attending school, regardless of the specific details or location.

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  • 9. 

    Jump

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Not a noun
    Explanation
    "jump" is not a noun because it is a verb. It refers to the action of propelling oneself off the ground by using one's legs. Nouns are typically used to name people, places, things, or ideas, whereas verbs are used to describe actions or states of being. Therefore, "jump" does not fit the definition of a noun.

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  • 10. 

    George Washington

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      Not a noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    George Washington is a proper noun because it refers to a specific person, the first President of the United States. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter and are used to identify individual people, places, organizations, or things. In this case, George Washington is a specific person and therefore qualifies as a proper noun.

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