The Noun Family: Articles

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The Noun Family: Articles - Quiz

A middle school grammar quiz over articles.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An article is

    • A.

      A common noun

    • B.

      A common adjective

    • C.

      A proper noun

    • D.

      A proper adjective

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A common adjective
    Explanation
    An article is a common adjective because it is used to modify and give information about a noun. Articles such as "a," "an," and "the" are used to indicate whether the noun is specific or general. They are not proper nouns or proper adjectives because they do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing. Instead, they are commonly used to describe and classify nouns in a general sense.

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  • 2. 

    Examples of articles are:

    • A.

      'a,' 'an,' and 'the'

    • B.

      'he,' 'she,' and 'it'

    • C.

      'I,' 'me,' 'us'

    • D.

      Both A & B

    • E.

      Both B & C

    Correct Answer
    A. 'a,' 'an,' and 'the'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'a,' 'an,' and 'the'. These words are examples of articles in the English language. Articles are a type of determiner that come before nouns to provide information about the noun. 'A' and 'an' are indefinite articles, used when referring to a non-specific or general noun. 'The' is a definite article, used when referring to a specific or known noun. These articles help to specify the noun's meaning and indicate its grammatical function in a sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Are the underlined word(s) articles?Mike took his baseball and bat over to the car.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The underlined words "his" and "over" are not articles. "His" is a possessive pronoun, indicating ownership, while "over" is a preposition indicating movement or location. The word "the" is an article, but it is not underlined in the sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is "no."

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  • 4. 

    Are the underlined word(s) articles?Devin used a soccer ball and an orange for his physics experiment.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The underlined words "a" and "an" are articles. In this sentence, they are used to indicate that Devin used a specific soccer ball and an orange for his physics experiment. Articles are used before nouns to specify whether the noun is specific or nonspecific. In this case, "a" is used before "soccer ball" to indicate a nonspecific ball, while "an" is used before "orange" to indicate a nonspecific orange.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the articles from the sentence below:Charles took the queen to her new country estate.

    • A.

      The, her, new

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      New

    • E.

      There are no articles in the given sentence.

    Correct Answer
    B. The
    Explanation
    The sentence "Charles took the queen to her new country estate" includes the definite article "the" before the noun "queen". The definite article is used to specify a particular noun, in this case, the queen.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the articles from the sentence below:Patti's appointment to take all her cats to the vet clinic is in an hour.

    • A.

      Her, the, in, an

    • B.

      The, in, an

    • C.

      The, in

    • D.

      The, an

    • E.

      There are no articles in the given sentence.

    Correct Answer
    D. The, an
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the, an" because "the" is used before "appointment" to refer to a specific appointment, and "an" is used before "hour" to indicate an indefinite time period.

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  • 7. 

    Determine if the following statement is true or false.All articles must be adjectives, but not all adjectives can be articles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true. Articles are a type of determiner that come before nouns to indicate whether the noun is specific or nonspecific. They include the words "a," "an," and "the." Adjectives, on the other hand, are words that describe or modify nouns. While all articles are adjectives because they modify nouns, not all adjectives can function as articles. Therefore, the statement is true.

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