Tenses And Modals Trivia Questions! Grammar Quiz

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Tenses And Modals Trivia Questions! Grammar Quiz

Modals and tenses have been one of the toughest topics for some students. Did you know can be used when it comes to things that take place at different times but don’t have a past form? Take up the educative quiz below and get an idea of how you can use the different modals when it comes to the different tenses. All the best and keep practicing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Modals of possibility.
    • A. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • B. 

      May, can, could

    • C. 

      Could, may, might

    • D. 

      Had better, ought to, should

    • E. 

      Have got to, have to, must

  • 2. 
    Modals of probability.
    • A. 

      Could, may, might

    • B. 

      May, can, could

    • C. 

      Have got to, have to, must

    • D. 

      Let's, why don't

    • E. 

      Must, must not

  • 3. 
    Modals of permission.
    • A. 

      Can, could

    • B. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • C. 

      Could, may, might

    • D. 

      May, can, could

    • E. 

      Simple form of a verb

  • 4. 
    Modals of necessity.               
    • A. 

      Have got to, have to, must

    • B. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • C. 

      May, can, could

    • D. 

      Could, may, might

    • E. 

      Had better, ought to, should

  • 5. 
    Modals of lack of necessity and prohibition.   
    • A. 

      Could, may, might

    • B. 

      May, can, could

    • C. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • D. 

      Do not have to, must not

    • E. 

      Simple form of a verb

  • 6. 
    Modals of requesting assistance.  
    • A. 

      May, can, could

    • B. 

      Do not have to, must not

    • C. 

      Could, may, might

    • D. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • E. 

      Must, must not

  • 7. 
    Modal of making conclusions.
    • A. 

      Why don't

    • B. 

      Must

    • C. 

      May

    • D. 

      Would

    • E. 

      Could

  • 8. 
    Modals of giving instructions.
    • A. 

      Let's, why, don't

    • B. 

      May, can, could

    • C. 

      Could, may, might

    • D. 

      Simple form of a verb

    • E. 

      Can, could

  • 9. 
    Modals of making suggestions.
    • A. 

      Simple form of a verb

    • B. 

      Can, could, will, would

    • C. 

      Must, must not

    • D. 

      Could, may, might

    • E. 

      Let's, why don't

  • 10. 
    Modals of showing a preference.
    • A. 

      Must, must not

    • B. 

      May, can, could

    • C. 

      Like, better than, prefer, would rather

    • D. 

      Do not have to, must not

    • E. 

      Can, could, will, would

  • 11. 
    Modal that shows ability in the present or in the future.
    • A. 

      Must

    • B. 

      Would

    • C. 

      Can

    • D. 

      Will

    • E. 

      Could

  • 12. 
    Modal that shows ability in the past.
    • A. 

      Will

    • B. 

      Should

    • C. 

      Would

    • D. 

      Could

    • E. 

      Can

  • 13. 
    Modal that shows an inability in the past.
    • A. 

      Would not or wouldn't

    • B. 

      Should not or shouldn't

    • C. 

      Have not or haven't

    • D. 

      Could not or couldn't

    • E. 

      I don not know or I don't know

  • 14. 
    Which of the following signifies a modal of ability?
    • A. 

      Can I have some candy?

    • B. 

      Can he have some candy?

    • C. 

      Can you have some candy

    • D. 

      Can we have some candy?

    • E. 

      Can they have some candy?

  • 15. 
    Which of the following modals of permission is considered more informal?
    • A. 

      May

    • B. 

      Could

    • C. 

      Can

    • D. 

      Can, could

    • E. 

      May, could

  • 16. 
    Which of the following sentences is correct?
    • A. 

      Cats can read.

    • B. 

      Jessi could teach reading class.

    • C. 

      Matt can sings well.

    • D. 

      ESL learners must studies hard.

    • E. 

      Paffi could breakdance when she was a little girl.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Joanne can kiss the frog prince.

    • B. 

      Can Gholam sleep in the bathroom?

    • C. 

      Diann, would you like to dance with me?

    • D. 

      Hovering could jumped 3 feet high when she was 10 years old.

    • E. 

      Richard will arrive from Germany this evening.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following rules is not true?
    • A. 

      Can and could are followed by the simple form of the verb.

    • B. 

      Modals are always accompanied by other verbs.

    • C. 

      Modals are never conjugated.

    • D. 

      Modals are followed by the simple form of the verb

    • E. 

      Could, may and might are conjugated.

  • 19. 
    Hovering:  Where is Linda? Joanne:    Linda must be sick.  She always comes to Skype. is an example of...
    • A. 

      Present Continuous Tense

    • B. 

      Present Perfect Tense

    • C. 

      Simple Present Tense

    • D. 

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • E. 

      Jessi is beautiful

  • 20. 
    Richard:  Why isn't Jessi answering the door? Gholam:  She must be sleeping. is an example of...
    • A. 

      Present Perfect Tense

    • B. 

      Simple Present Tense

    • C. 

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • D. 

      Present Continuous Tense

    • E. 

      Jessi is really beautiful.

  • 21. 
    Jessi:  Where are your books? Diann:  I must have left them in the classroom. is an example of...
    • A. 

      Present Continuous Tense

    • B. 

      Simple Present Tense

    • C. 

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • D. 

      Present Perfect Tense

    • E. 

      Jessi is very beautiful.

  • 22. 
    Antonio:    Why wasn't Linda at home last night when we stopped by her house. Miguel:      Her grandmother hasn't been feeling well. She must have been visiting her. is an example of...
    • A. 

      Present Perfect Tense

    • B. 

      Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    • C. 

      Present Continuous Tense

    • D. 

      Simple Present Tense

    • E. 

      Jessi is extremely beautiful.

  • 23. 
    Jessi __________ live without love.
  • 24. 
    Matt __________  speak Tagalog when he was in The Philippines.
  • 25. 
    Miguel, _________ you take Tony to Jessi's pad?
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