Subject, Verb, And Object: Lesson Exam

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Subject, Verb, And Object: Lesson Exam - Quiz

This test can be completed after reading the Subject-Verb-Object lesson. Questions will test a your ability to determine the subject, verb, and object of each sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify the prepositional phrase: Tom gave the present to Christina on Tuesday.

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Gave

    • C.

      Christina

    • D.

      On Tuesday

    Correct Answer
    D. On Tuesday
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in this sentence is "on Tuesday." It is a phrase that provides information about when the action of giving the present occurred. The preposition "on" indicates the relationship between the noun "Tuesday" and the verb "gave."

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  • 2. 

    Identify the prepositional phrase: I hate watching political coverage on TV.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Hate

    • C.

      Watching

    • D.

      Political coverage

    • E.

      On TV.

    Correct Answer
    E. On TV.
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the given sentence is "on TV". It functions as an adverbial phrase, providing information about where the action of watching political coverage is taking place.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the prepositional phrase:   The dog with the ball ran quickly.

    • A.

      The dog

    • B.

      With the ball

    • C.

      Ran

    • D.

      Quickly

    Correct Answer
    B. With the ball
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the given sentence is "with the ball". This phrase functions as an adjective, providing additional information about the dog. It tells us that the dog has a ball.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the prepositional phrase: None of the students in the class did their homework

    • A.

      In the class

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Students

    • D.

      Homework

    • E.

      Did their

    Correct Answer
    A. In the class
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in this sentence is "in the class." It functions as an adverbial phrase, providing information about where the action (not doing homework) took place.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the prepositional phrase: The man next to us is snoring loudly.

    • A.

      The man

    • B.

      Next to us

    • C.

      Is snoring

    • D.

      Loudly

    Correct Answer
    B. Next to us
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the given sentence is "next to us." It functions as an adverbial phrase, providing information about the location of the man who is snoring loudly. The phrase "next to" indicates the position of the man in relation to "us."

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  • 6. 

    Identify the simple subject: The committee members in the office that day held an important vote in secret.

    • A.

      The committee members in the office that day

    • B.

      The committee members in the office

    • C.

      Important vote

    • D.

      Important vote that day

    • E.

      Committee members

    Correct Answer
    E. Committee members
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "committee members". This is because the sentence is talking about the actions of the committee members, specifically the vote they held in secret. The other phrases in the sentence provide additional information about the committee members, such as where they were ("in the office") and when they took the action ("that day"), but the main focus of the sentence is on the committee members themselves.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the simple subject: The big dog with a scar across its snout scared the little children

    • A.

      Little children

    • B.

      Scared

    • C.

      Children

    • D.

      Across its snount

    • E.

      Big dog with a scar

    • F.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    F. Dog
    Explanation
    The simple subject in the given sentence is "dog". It is the main noun in the sentence and is the subject that performs the action of scaring the little children.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the simple subject: Running across the park, the little girls holding balloons slipped on the grass.

    • A.

      Running

    • B.

      Across the park

    • C.

      The girls holding ballons

    • D.

      Balloons

    • E.

      Girls

    Correct Answer
    E. Girls
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "girls". This is because the sentence is talking about the action of the girls slipping on the grass while holding balloons. The phrase "the little" and "holding balloons" provide additional information about the girls, but the main focus of the sentence is on the girls themselves.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the simple subject:The kid in the library playing music really loudly is making it very hard to focus

    • A.

      Kid

    • B.

      Library

    • C.

      Loud music

    • D.

      Very hard

    • E.

      The kid in the library

    • F.

      Playing music loudly

    Correct Answer
    A. Kid
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "kid". This is because the sentence is talking about a specific person, the kid, who is causing a disturbance in the library by playing music loudly. The other options mentioned in the question are either not the main focus of the sentence or are describing the actions of the kid.

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  • 10. 

    Identify the simple subject: The website with all the pop-up ads must have given my computer a virus.

    • A.

      The website with all the pop-up ads

    • B.

      Pop-up ads

    • C.

      Ads

    • D.

      My computer

    • E.

      Website

    Correct Answer
    E. Website
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "website". It is the main noun that the sentence is talking about. The phrase "with all the pop-up ads" is a prepositional phrase that provides additional information about the website, but it does not change the fact that the website is the subject of the sentence. The other options, such as "pop-up ads", "ads", and "my computer", are not the main focus of the sentence and therefore are not the simple subject.

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  • 11. 

    The leaves on the tree ____ changing colors

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because "leaves" is a plural noun, and the verb should agree with the subject in number. Since "leaves" is plural, the verb "are" is the correct form to use.

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  • 12. 

    The tree with all the leaves _____ changing colors

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject of the sentence is "the tree," which is singular. Therefore, the verb "is" agrees with the singular subject.

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  • 13. 

    Neither the teacher nor the students in the class _____ any idea how to do the problem.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    B. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because "neither...nor" is a correlative conjunction that connects two singular subjects. When using "neither...nor," the verb should agree with the closest subject, which in this case is "students." Since "students" is plural, the correct verb form is "have."

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  • 14. 

    Katy Perry and Rihanna _____ incredibly popular singers.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are" because the subject of the sentence is "Katy Perry and Rihanna," which is a plural noun phrase. Therefore, the verb "are" agrees with the plural subject, indicating that both Katy Perry and Rihanna are incredibly popular singers.

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  • 15. 

    Jimmy and his friends _____ very stylish clothes.

    • A.

      Wear

    • B.

      Wears

    Correct Answer
    A. Wear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wear" because when referring to multiple people (Jimmy and his friends), the plural form of the verb "wear" should be used. "Wear" is the correct present tense form of the verb for third person plural subjects.

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  • 16. 

    Everything the professor says _____ my head hurt.

    • A.

      Makes

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Makes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "makes". In this sentence, the subject "everything" is a singular noun, so it requires a singular verb form. "Makes" is the correct singular form of the verb "make" to agree with the subject.

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  • 17. 

    There ___ dozens of routes to get to school.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The word "dozens" indicates a plural quantity, suggesting that there are multiple routes to get to school. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "are."

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  • 18. 

    There ____ a number of state legislatures currently debating strict environmental laws

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The subject "a number of state legislatures" is plural, so the correct verb form to use is "are." Therefore, the sentence should read: "There are a number of state legislatures currently debating strict environmental laws."

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  • 19. 

    It seems like Monday is the one day of the week when everyone _____ frantic.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject "everyone" is a singular pronoun, so it requires the singular form of the verb "is" to agree with it. Therefore, the correct answer is "is".

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  • 20. 

    Each of the houses in the neighborhood ____ made of brick.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "each," which is a singular pronoun. Therefore, the correct verb to use is "is," which agrees with the singular subject.

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