The Noun Family: Abstract Nouns

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Cites
C
Cites
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 12 | Total Attempts: 6,804
Questions: 7 | Attempts: 1,211

SettingsSettingsSettings
Abstract Quizzes & Trivia

Middle school grammar lesson on abstract nouns


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An abstract noun is

    • A.

      Person

    • B.

      Place

    • C.

      Thing

    • D.

      Idea

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Idea
    Explanation
    An abstract noun is a type of noun that refers to something that cannot be perceived by the five senses. It represents concepts, qualities, or ideas rather than tangible objects. In this case, "idea" is the correct answer because it fits the definition of an abstract noun. The other options, such as person, place, and thing, are all concrete nouns that can be perceived through the senses. Therefore, they do not fall under the category of abstract nouns.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    In American Standard English and abstract noun can never be

    • A.

      A proper noun

    • B.

      A compound noun

    • C.

      A homophone

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. A proper noun
    Explanation
    In American Standard English, an abstract noun cannot be a proper noun. Proper nouns are specific names given to individuals, places, or things, while abstract nouns refer to concepts, ideas, or qualities that cannot be observed or touched. Therefore, it is incorrect to consider an abstract noun as a proper noun.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Choose the abstract noun(s) below:Katelyn wrote a paper about fear and spiders.

    • A.

      Katelyn, fear, spiders

    • B.

      Katelyn, fear

    • C.

      Fear, spiders

    • D.

      Fear

    • E.

      Spiders

    Correct Answer
    D. Fear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fear" because it is the abstract noun in the sentence. Abstract nouns refer to ideas, emotions, or concepts that cannot be perceived through the senses. In this case, fear is an emotion that Katelyn wrote about in her paper, making it the abstract noun.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Choose the abstract noun(s) below:Superman fights for truth, justice, and the American way.

    • A.

      Justice

    • B.

      Truth, justice

    • C.

      Truth, justice, American

    • D.

      Truth, justice, Superman

    • E.

      Truth, justice, way

    Correct Answer
    B. Truth, justice
    Explanation
    The abstract nouns in the given sentence are "truth" and "justice". These are concepts that cannot be touched or seen but are ideas or qualities that Superman fights for.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Is the underlined word an abstract noun?Cate put her faith and trust in God.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The underlined word "faith" in the sentence is an abstract noun. It refers to a belief or trust in something or someone that cannot be physically seen or touched. In this case, Cate's faith is in God, which is a concept or idea rather than a tangible object. Therefore, "faith" qualifies as an abstract noun.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Is the underlined word an abstract noun?Shayne and her family were looking forward to a week of rest and relaxation.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The underlined word "rest" is an abstract noun because it represents a concept or idea rather than a physical object. It refers to the state of being free from activity or exertion, which cannot be perceived by the senses. Therefore, it is an abstract noun. Similarly, the word "relaxation" also represents a state of being and is not a tangible object, making it an abstract noun as well.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Is the underlined word an abstract noun?The holiday ad told shoppers to "Celebrate the joy of the season."

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The underlined word "joy" is not an abstract noun. It is a noun that represents a feeling or emotion, but it is not something that cannot be perceived by the senses. It is a concrete noun because it can be experienced and observed.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Sep 10, 2009
    Quiz Created by
    Cites
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.