Adjective Quiz MCQ: Basic Exam!

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  • 1. 

    What part of speech do adjectives describe?

    • A.

      Nouns

    • B.

      Verbs

    • C.

      Articles

    • D.

      Adverbs

    Correct Answer
    A. Nouns
    Explanation
    Adjectives describe nouns by providing more information about their qualities, characteristics, or attributes. They can describe the appearance, size, color, shape, or any other aspect of a noun. Adjectives help to add detail and specificity to the noun they are describing, allowing for a clearer and more vivid description. Therefore, the correct answer is "nouns".

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following uses "blue" as an adjective?

    • A.

      What's my favorite color? Blue!

    • B.

      The blue parakeet sang all day.

    • C.

      My horse's name is Blue.

    • D.

      I am feeling blue.

    Correct Answer
    B. The blue parakeet sang all day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The blue parakeet sang all day." This sentence uses "blue" as an adjective to describe the parakeet, indicating that the parakeet is of the color blue. The other sentences use "blue" as a noun or in a different context.

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  • 3. 

    What adjective might be used to describe the weather?

    • A.

      Leathery

    • B.

      Pink

    • C.

      Delicate

    • D.

      Gorgeous

    Correct Answer
    D. Gorgeous
    Explanation
    The word "gorgeous" can be used as an adjective to describe the weather because it implies that the weather is exceptionally beautiful, pleasant, and visually appealing. It suggests that the weather is characterized by clear skies, vibrant colors, and an overall delightful atmosphere.

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  • 4. 

    What punctuation mark is used to separate two or more adjectives in a row?

    • A.

      Period

    • B.

      Comma

    • C.

      Colon

    • D.

      Hypen

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma
    Explanation
    Commas are used to separate two or more adjectives in a row. This is known as the comma rule of adjectives. When multiple adjectives are used to describe a noun, they are separated by commas to indicate that each adjective is modifying the noun independently. This helps to clarify the meaning and avoid confusion.

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  • 5. 

    In the sentence "I don't want that one," What word does "that" describe?

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      Don't

    • C.

      Want

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I don't want that one," the word "that" describes the noun "one." It indicates a specific object or item being referred to, distinguishing it from others that may be present.

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  • 6. 

    All of the following words are adjectives EXCEPT:

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      Several

    • C.

      Loud

    • D.

      Classroom

    Correct Answer
    D. Classroom
    Explanation
    The word "classroom" is not an adjective; it is a noun. Adjectives are words that describe or modify nouns, whereas "classroom" is the noun that refers to a physical space where classes are held.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the adjective in the following sentence: The rain was steady throughout the gloomy afternoon.

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Steady

    • D.

      Throughout

    Correct Answer
    C. Steady
    Explanation
    The adjective in the given sentence is "steady". It describes the rain and gives information about its quality or state.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the adjective in the following sentence: J.S. Bach, a German composer, wrote many pieces for the harpsichord..

    • A.

      Composer

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      Pieces

    Correct Answer
    B. German
    Explanation
    The adjective in the sentence is "German" because it describes the nationality of the composer, J.S. Bach.

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  • 9. 

    How many adjectives are in the following sentence: An apple, glossy and red, rolled out of the grocery bag.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The sentence "An apple, glossy and red, rolled out of the grocery bag" contains four adjectives. The adjectives are "An" (determiner), "glossy" (describing the apple's appearance), "red" (describing the apple's color), and "grocery" (describing the type of bag).

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  • 10. 

    How many adjectives are in the following sentence: It was one of the smartest purchases in history.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The sentence "It was one of the smartest purchases in history" contains two adjectives. The adjectives are "smartest" and "one". "Smartest" describes the quality of the purchases, indicating that they were very intelligent or well-chosen. "One" functions as an adjective here, indicating that the purchase is being compared to others and is considered among the best.

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