Parts Of Speech Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What part of speech describes a verb, adjective, or adverb and answers when? Where? How? And to what extent?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Adverb
    Explanation
    An adverb is a part of speech that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It answers questions such as when, where, how, and to what extent. Adverbs modify verbs by providing information about how an action is performed. They modify adjectives by providing additional information about the qualities or characteristics of a noun. Finally, they modify other adverbs by providing information about the degree or intensity of an action or quality. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is adverb.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech connects words or groups of words? Examples are for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Conjunction

    • C.

      Pronoun

    • D.

      Verb

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    B. Conjunction
    Explanation
    Conjunctions are words that connect words or groups of words. They are used to join words, phrases, or clauses together. Examples of conjunctions include "for," "and," "nor," "but," "or," "yet," and "so." They are essential in forming compound sentences and expressing relationships between different parts of a sentence.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech describes a noun or pronoun and answers the questions which one(s)? How many/much? Or what kind(s)?

    • A.

      Pronoun

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective
    Explanation
    An adjective is a part of speech that describes a noun or pronoun. It provides more information about the noun or pronoun by answering questions such as which one, how many/much, or what kind. Adjectives can modify the noun or pronoun by giving it attributes or qualities. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is adjective.

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  • 4. 

    Which word must be able to be switched with the word "because" for it to be conjunction? (otherwise, it's a preposition)

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Because

    • C.

      Yet

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    A. For
    Explanation
    The word "for" must be able to be switched with the word "because" for it to be a conjunction. This is because both "for" and "because" are conjunctions that are used to introduce a reason or cause. They can be used interchangeably in a sentence without changing the meaning. Therefore, if "for" can be switched with "because" in a sentence and still make sense, then it is a conjunction.

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  • 5. 

    (She, Her) and Sara went to the store. Which is the correct pronoun to use?

    • A.

      She

    • B.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. She
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to use in this sentence is "she." In this sentence, "she" is being used as the subject of the sentence, indicating that the person named "She" is one of the people who went to the store. "Her" is an object pronoun and would be used if "She" was the object of the sentence, such as "I saw her at the store."

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  • 6. 

    I went camping with John and (he, him).

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      He

    Correct Answer
    A. Him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "him" because it is the correct pronoun to use after a preposition like "with". In this sentence, "with John and him" is the correct phrase. Using "he" would be grammatically incorrect in this context.

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  • 7. 

    What are the three questions that adjectives can answer?

    • A.

      Who? what? when? where?

    • B.

      Who? What kind? To what extent/degree?

    • C.

      Which one? What kind? To what extent/degree

    • D.

      Which one? What kind? How many?

    Correct Answer
    D. Which one? What kind? How many?
    Explanation
    Adjectives can answer the questions "Which one?", "What kind?", and "How many?". These questions help provide more specific information about a noun or pronoun, such as identifying a particular item from a group (which one), describing the characteristics or qualities of something (what kind), or specifying the quantity or number of something (how many).

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  • 8. 

    How many adjectives are in the following sentence, including articles? The red car roared around the sharp corner and hit an old oak tree.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    D. 7
    Explanation
    The sentence "The red car roared around the sharp corner and hit an old oak tree" contains seven adjectives. The adjectives in the sentence are "red," "sharp," "old," "the," "red," "sharp," and "old."

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  • 9. 

    So Mr. Morton called a company that rents busses for teachers. Which one is a collective noun?

    • A.

      Teachers

    • B.

      Buses

    • C.

      Company

    Correct Answer
    C. Company
    Explanation
    A collective noun is a word that refers to a group of people or things. In this sentence, "company" is the collective noun because it refers to a group of people who rent buses for teachers. The word "teachers" is a plural noun, and "buses" is also a plural noun, but they do not represent a collective group in this context.

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  • 10. 

    ___ you give up smoking _____ you will develop cancer.

    • A.

      Neither - nor

    • B.

      Both - and

    • C.

      Either - or

    • D.

      Whether - so

    Correct Answer
    C. Either - or
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "either - or". This is because the phrase "either - or" is used to present two options or possibilities. In this sentence, it suggests that if you give up smoking, you have one option, and if you don't give up smoking, you have another option, both of which lead to the possibility of developing cancer.

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  • 11. 

    He couldn't get the job ____ his qualifications.

    • A.

      Though

    • B.

      Moreover

    • C.

      Even though

    • D.

      Despite the fact that

    • E.

      Despite

    Correct Answer
    E. Despite
    Explanation
    The word "despite" is the correct answer because it is used to show contrast or opposition between two ideas. In this sentence, it indicates that the person's qualifications did not help them in getting the job.

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  • 12. 

    ____ I was feeling very tired, I went to bed early.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      As

    • C.

      Besides

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    B. As
    Explanation
    The word "as" is used to indicate a reason or cause-effect relationship. In this sentence, it suggests that the speaker went to bed early because they were feeling tired.

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  • 13. 

    Keep these in the fridge ............... they do not lose their freshness.

    • A.

      Since

    • B.

      So that

    • C.

      While

    • D.

      After

    • E.

      Unless

    Correct Answer
    B. So that
    Explanation
    "So that" is the correct answer because it indicates the purpose or reason for keeping something in the fridge. By keeping items in the fridge, they are able to maintain their freshness. This phrase implies a cause-and-effect relationship between keeping the items in the fridge and the preservation of their freshness.

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  • 14. 

    ____ who enjoys jazz music will enjoy this festival, tickets for which can be bought at ____ good music shop.

    • A.

      Nobody / some

    • B.

      Anyone / several

    • C.

      Somebody / both

    • D.

      Anybody / every

    Correct Answer
    D. Anybody / every
    Explanation
    Anybody refers to any person, indicating that everyone, regardless of their preferences, can enjoy the jazz festival. Every suggests that all individuals, without exception, can purchase tickets at any good music shop. Therefore, anybody / every is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    I seldom visit my relatives, so I … see my uncle John.

    • A.

      Usually

    • B.

      Almost never

    • C.

      Almost always

    Correct Answer
    B. Almost never
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "almost never" because the sentence states that the person seldom visits their relatives, implying that they rarely do so. Therefore, it can be inferred that they almost never see their uncle John.

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  • 16. 

    The aims of the course ____ me willing to begin.

    • A.

      Makes

    • B.

      Were made

    • C.

      Make

    • D.

      Making

    Correct Answer
    C. Make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "make" because it agrees in subject-verb agreement with the singular noun "aims." In this sentence, "make" is the correct form of the verb to match with the singular subject, indicating that the aims of the course are what cause the speaker to be willing to begin.

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  • 17. 

    The weight of the apple ____ 

    • A.

      Were varied

    • B.

      Vary

    • C.

      Varying

    • D.

      Varies

    Correct Answer
    D. Varies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "varies" because it is the present tense form of the verb "vary," which means to change or differ. In this context, it suggests that the weight of the apple can change or be different depending on various factors.

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  • 18. 

    My sister bought that new car last week. That car is ….

    • A.

      His

    • B.

      Hers

    • C.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    B. Hers
    Explanation
    Since the sentence mentions "My sister," it indicates that the car belongs to the sister. Therefore, the correct pronoun to use is "hers" to indicate possession.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following words is an example of an adjective?

    • A.

      Ralph

    • B.

      Below

    • C.

      Fifteen

    • D.

      Wait

    Correct Answer
    A. Ralph

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