# Trivia Quiz On Simple And Compound Sentence

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Below is a trivia Quiz on Simple and Compound Sentences. It is perfect for those students who have a hard time when it comes to formulating or identifying the two types of sentences. Do give it a try and get to see if you understand the difference in each when it comes to subject and predicate in the two. All the best!

Questions and Answers
• 1.

### Regan turned on the computer, and Jordan searched for turtles online.

• A.

Simple sentence

• B.

Compound sentence

Correct Answer
B. Compound sentence
Explanation
The given sentence contains two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "and." This structure makes it a compound sentence. Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, but they are joined together to show a relationship between Regan turning on the computer and Jordan searching for turtles online.

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• 2.

### Maria went to the mall to purchase birthday gifts for her boyfriends.

• A.

Compound sentence

• B.

Simple sentence

Correct Answer
B. Simple sentence
Explanation
The given sentence, "Maria went to the mall to purchase birthday gifts for her boyfriends," is a simple sentence because it consists of only one independent clause. It expresses a complete thought and does not contain any dependent clauses or conjunctions to connect multiple independent clauses.

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• 3.

### The following is a simple sentence: Her favorite colors are green, gray, and turquoise.

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because it states a fact about someone's favorite colors. It is a simple sentence that provides information about the subject's preferences.

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• 4.

### FANBOYS is an acronym that stands for: for, and, nor, but, or, yes, and so.

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
FANBOYS is an acronym for: for, and, nor, but, or, YET (not YES), and so. Read questions carefully!

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• 5.

### Alejandro does not play  football, nor does Maria go shopping.

• A.

Compound sentence

• B.

Simple sentence

Correct Answer
A. Compound sentence
Explanation
The given sentence contains two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "nor." This conjunction is used to show a contrast or alternative between the two clauses. Therefore, the sentence is a compound sentence.

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• 6.

### Issac and Felix always talk and make faces all during class. The underlined words are a:

• A.

Compound verb

• B.

Compound subject

Correct Answer
A. Compound verb
Explanation
The underlined words "talk and make faces" form a compound verb. A compound verb is a verb that consists of two or more verbs joined together to express a single action or idea. In this case, "talk and make faces" together express the action of both Issac and Felix engaging in conversation and making facial expressions during class.

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• 7.

### Issac and Felix always talk and make faces during class. The underlined words are a:

• A.

Compound verb

• B.

Compound subject

Correct Answer
B. Compound subject
Explanation
The underlined words "Issac and Felix" form a compound subject because they are two separate individuals who are both engaging in the action of talking and making faces.

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