Phrasal Verb Vocabulary Quiz Questions And Answers

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Phrasal Verb Vocabulary Quiz Questions And Answers - Quiz

Welcome to this 'Phrasal Verb Quiz'. In the study of the English language, a phrasal verb is one that is made up of the main verb with an adverb, a preposition, or both; examples include saying the words “ran down” or “turn into” in conjunction with one another. In this quiz below, we’re going to see whether you have mastered phrasal verbs already or if you have a little more work to do. Let’s see how it goes… Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do you know the meaning of this word? No, but I can _______ in the dictionary.

    • A.

      Look at it

    • B.

      Look it up

    • C.

      Look around

    • D.

      Look for

    Correct Answer
    B. Look it up
    Explanation
    The phrase "look it up" suggests that the person does not know the meaning of the word but can find it in the dictionary. This means they will search for the word's definition in a reference book or online resource to gain knowledge about its meaning.

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  • 2. 

    ________ your shoes before you step on the carpet.

    • A.

      Take

    • B.

      Take in

    • C.

      Take off

    • D.

      Took up

    Correct Answer
    C. Take off
    Explanation
    The phrase "take off" means to remove or unfasten something, in this case, it refers to removing the shoes. The sentence is instructing someone to remove their shoes before stepping on the carpet.

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  • 3. 

    I read this book and ________ very interesting information.

    • A.

      Found out

    • B.

      Found in

    • C.

      Found down

    • D.

      Find in

    Correct Answer
    A. Found out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "found out" because it implies discovering or learning something new or previously unknown. In the context of reading a book, "found out" suggests that the reader came across interesting information while reading the book.

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  • 4. 

    It was very nice to meet you today. I am ______________ you again soon.

    • A.

      Looking forward to see

    • B.

      Looking forward to seeing

    • C.

      Looking forward seeing

    • D.

      Look forward to see

    Correct Answer
    B. Looking forward to seeing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looking forward to seeing" because the phrase "looking forward to" is followed by a gerund (-ing form of a verb) to indicate anticipation or excitement about a future event. In this case, the speaker is expressing their excitement about seeing the person again in the future.

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  • 5. 

    Sam ________ when he was just 17, and since then, we haven't heard from him.

    • A.

      Ran away

    • B.

      Ran up

    • C.

      Ran down

    • D.

      Run off

    Correct Answer
    A. Ran away
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ran away" because it implies that Sam left his home or a particular place without any intention of returning. This explains why no one has heard from him since he was 17. The other options, "ran up," "ran down," and "run off," do not convey the same meaning of leaving permanently or disappearing.

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  • 6. 

    A keystone to success is to never ________  on your dreams.

    • A.

      Give to

    • B.

      Give

    • C.

      Give up

    Correct Answer
    C. Give up
    Explanation
    The phrase "give up" means to stop trying or to abandon something. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that one should never abandon or stop pursuing their dreams if they want to achieve success. This implies that perseverance and determination are essential qualities for achieving one's goals.

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  • 7. 

    We have a very tight schedule. We are ___________  you to get this job done in time.

    • A.

      Counting to

    • B.

      Counting for

    • C.

      Counting on

    • D.

      Counting in

    Correct Answer
    C. Counting on
    Explanation
    The phrase "counting on" means to rely or depend on someone or something. In this context, the speaker is emphasizing that they have a tight schedule and they are relying on the person to get the job done in time.

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  • 8. 

    It takes a lot of intelligence to _______ of a prison.

    • A.

      Break out

    • B.

      Break down

    • C.

      Break up

    • D.

      Break in

    Correct Answer
    A. Break out
    Explanation
    The phrase "break out" is commonly used to describe the act of escaping or getting out of a prison. It implies using intelligence, planning, and cunning to successfully leave a confined space. "Break down" means to lose control emotionally or mentally, "break up" means to end a relationship or separate into smaller parts, and "break in" means to forcefully enter a building or property. Therefore, "break out" is the correct answer as it aligns with the context of escaping from a prison.

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  • 9. 

    I am sorry, I have to ___________ because I'm very busy right now.

    • A.

      Hang up

    • B.

      Hang down

    • C.

      Hang on

    • D.

      Hang in 

    Correct Answer
    A. Hang up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hang up." This phrase is commonly used to indicate ending a phone call. In this context, the speaker is apologizing for having to end the call abruptly because they are busy.

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  • 10. 

    I didn’t check the engine before we traveled, and the car ___________ in the middle of the road.

    • A.

      Broke up

    • B.

      Broke down

    • C.

      Broke in

    • D.

      Break down

    Correct Answer
    B. Broke down
    Explanation
    If the engine of the car was not checked before the travel and it stopped working in the middle of the road, it means that the car "broke down." This phrase is commonly used to describe a vehicle that suddenly stops working or becomes inoperable. The other options, "broke up," "broke in," and "break down," do not accurately convey the situation of a malfunctioning engine in this context.

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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 and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education. 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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