Implicit And Explicit Worksheet Quiz

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Implicit And Explicit Worksheet Quiz - Quiz

Do you have a good understanding of communication skills? Sometimes, when we read a piece of text or converse with another person, we need to “read between the lines” and make inferences based on the information we are given. Other times, everything we need to know will be clearly told to us. Implicit refers to sentences that are not directly stated or hinted at, whereas explicit sentences are stated directly or explained clearly and fully. In this quiz, you have to read the passage and answer the questions given below, using your understanding of implicit and explicit statements. Read moreRead each question carefully, and try your best. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Maggie was getting ready to walk to school. She put on her coat and grabbed her backpack. As she was leaving, her mother said, “I love you. Be careful.” Which of the following is implicitly stated in the paragraph?

    • A.

      Maggie was late to school.

    • B.

      Maggie was in Kindergarten or 1st grade.

    • C.

      Maggie lives close to the school.

    • D.

      Maggie is excited about going to school.

    Correct Answer
    C. Maggie lives close to the school.
    Explanation
    In the paragraph, Maggie's routine of putting on her coat and grabbing her backpack to walk to school suggests she lives close to the school. No information implies she is late or in Kindergarten or 1st grade. While her mother's words indicate care, Maggie's excitement is not explicitly mentioned. The focus is on her simple preparations, subtly conveying proximity to the school rather than specific details about her emotions or grade level.

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  • 2. 

    Maggie was getting ready to walk to school. She put on her coat and grabbed her backpack. As she was leaving, her mother said, “I love you. Be careful.” Which of the following is explicitly stated in the paragraph?

    • A.

      Maggie lives close to the school.

    • B.

      Maggie put on her coat and grabbed her backpack.

    • C.

      Maggie is in Kindergarten or 1st grade.

    • D.

      Maggie is never late to school.

    Correct Answer
    B. Maggie put on her coat and grabbed her backpack.
    Explanation
    The explicit statement in the paragraph is that Maggie put on her coat and grabbed her backpack. These actions are directly mentioned in the text, providing clear and straightforward information about Maggie's preparations for walking to school. The other options, such as Maggie's proximity to the school, her grade level, or punctuality, are not explicitly stated in the given paragraph.

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  • 3. 

    Hudson hurried out of the house so he wouldn’t be late for work. He wore overalls and carried a toolbox with wrenches in it. He hopped in his truck and drove off.  Which of the following is implicitly explained based on the passage?

    • A.

      Hudson hurried out of the house so he wasn't late for work.

    • B.

      Hudson is not jobless.

    • C.

      Hudson enjoys his job.

    • D.

      Hudson works as a teacher.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hudson is not jobless.
    Explanation
    Considering these details, the passage implicitly explains that Hudson is not jobless, as he is actively engaged in getting ready for work and has the necessary tools and transportation associated with employment.

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  • 4. 

    Hudson hurried out of the house so he wasn't late for work. He wore overalls and carried a toolbox with wrenches in it. He hopped in his truck and drove off. The sign on his truck said, “Pipe Masters.”

    • A.

      Hudson is an auto mechanic.

    • B.

      Hudson is a truck salesman.

    • C.

      Hudson enjoys his job.

    • D.

      Hudson is a plumber.

    Correct Answer
    D. Hudson is a plumber.
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, it can be inferred that Hudson is a plumber. This is indicated by the fact that he wore overalls and carried a toolbox with wrenches in it, which are common tools used by plumbers. Additionally, the sign on his truck saying "Pipe Masters" further supports the idea that he is a plumber, as pipes are commonly associated with plumbing work.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the explicit information in this passage-  Nicole came out of the elevator in her apartment building. She ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi. When she hopped in, she said, “Please take me to 345 45th Street.”

    • A.

      Nicole's car is broken.

    • B.

      Nicole is going on vacation.

    • C.

      Nicole is going shopping.

    • D.

      Nicole ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi.

    Correct Answer
    D. Nicole ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi.
    Explanation
     The explicit information in the passage is that Nicole ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi. This is stated directly.

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  • 6. 

     Identify the implicit information in the following passage. Nicole came out of the elevator in her apartment building. She ran to the curb and held up her arm to hail a taxi. When she hopped in, she said, “Please take me to 345 45th Street.”

    • A.

      Nicole's car is broken.

    • B.

      Nicole is going on vacation.

    • C.

      Nicole is going shopping.

    • D.

      Nicole lives in a large city.

    Correct Answer
    D. Nicole lives in a large city.
    Explanation
    The implicit information in the text is that Nicole lives in a large city. This is suggested by the fact that she lives in an apartment building and is able to hail a taxi from the curb, which are common characteristics of life in a large city. The text does not provide information about Nicole’s car, vacation plans, or shopping activities.

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  • 7. 

     Identify the explicit information in the following passage. As they crossed the bustling parking lot, Everett tightly held his father's hand, highlighting the supportive role his dad played in their infrequent grocery store visits. They continued into the grocery store, where Everett's dad gently lifted him into the shopping cart's seat. With a warm smile, his dad handed him the shopping list, emphasizing their close bond during these occasional shopping trips.

    • A.

      Everett and his father have a close and supportive relationship.

    • B.

      Their trips to the grocery store are infrequent or occasional.

    • C.

      Everett's father plays an active role in assisting with the shopping as he lifts Everett into the shopping cart and entrusts him with the shopping list.

    • D.

      The scene in the grocery store is described in more detail, emphasizing the warmth and closeness between Everett and his dad during these trips.

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The sentence provides explicit information about the close and supportive relationship between Everett and his father. It indicates that their trips to the grocery store are infrequent, with Everett's father actively assisting in the shopping process. The scene in the grocery store is described in more detail, highlighting the warmth and closeness between them during these occasional shopping trips.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the implicit information in the following passage. Everett held his father's hand as he crossed the busy parking lot. They walked into a grocery store. Everett's dad lifted him into the seat of the shopping cart. “Here,” said Dad, “You can hold my shopping list.”

    • A.

      Everett had never been to a grocery store.

    • B.

      Everett's dad shops every day

    • C.

      Everett's dad needs help with the shopping.

    • D.

      Everett held his father's hand as he crossed the busy parking lot.

    Correct Answer
    C. Everett's dad needs help with the shopping.
    Explanation
    The implicit information is that Everett's dad needs help with the shopping. This can be inferred from the fact that he asks Everett to hold his shopping list, indicating that he needs assistance in remembering what items to buy.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the implicit information in the following passage. Ryan was looking forward to sleeping over at his friend Robert's house. Though they had been classmates for a while, the two had only recently become good friends. Ryan packed up his sleeping bag, a pillow, and a few of his favorite toys and games, and then his mom dropped him off at Robert's. Robert met Ryan on the porch, and the two did their secret handshake and started playing right away. First, they played pirates in Robert's tree fort. Next, they played ninjas in the driveway. Then it started getting dark, and they went inside Robert's house. As soon as they walked into the house, Ryan's eyes started getting red and itchy. He saw a big orange cat sitting on the couch. Then he started sneezing uncontrollably. "I'm sorry, Robert. It's been a lot of fun, but I have to call my mom."

    • A.

      Ryan is nervous about spending the night.

    • B.

      Ryan packed up his sleeping bag, a pillow, and a few of his favorite toys and games.

    • C.

      Ryan and Robert had a secret handshake.

    • D.

      Ryan is allergic to cats.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ryan is allergic to cats.
    Explanation
    The implicit information in the passage is that Ryan is likely allergic to cats, as he starts experiencing allergic reactions (red and itchy eyes, uncontrollable sneezing) upon seeing the big orange cat in Robert's house. This information is not explicitly stated but can be inferred from the symptoms and his need to call his mom.

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  • 10. 

    Identify the implicit information. Ryan was looking forward to sleeping over at his friend Robert's house. Though they had been classmates for a while, the two had only recently become good friends. Ryan packed up his sleeping bag, a pillow, and a few of his favorite toys and games, and then his mom dropped him off at Robert's. Robert met Ryan on the porch, and the two did their secret handshake and started playing right away. First, they played pirates in Robert's tree fort. Next, they played ninjas in the driveway. Then it started getting dark, and they went inside Robert's house. As soon as they walked into the house, Ryan's eyes started getting red and itchy. He saw a big orange cat sitting on the couch. Then he started sneezing uncontrollably. "I'm sorry, Robert. It's been a lot of fun, but I have to call my mom."

    • A.

      Ryan was looking forward to spending the night at his friend Robert's house.

    • B.

      Ryan and Robert are friends.

    • C.

      Ryan is scared of cats.

    • D.

      Ryan is homesick.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ryan and Robert are friends.
    Explanation
    The passage indicates that Ryan and Robert had only recently become good friends. The activities they engage in during Ryan's sleepover, such as the secret handshake and playing together, further emphasize their friendship. Therefore, the correct implicit information is that Ryan and Robert are friends.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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