The Noun Family: Proper Adjectives

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A middle school grammar quiz over proper adjectives.


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  • 1. 

    A proper adjective

    • A.

      Defines nouns and pronouns

    • B.

      Can often be proper nouns used as adjectives

    • C.

      Are specific and capitalized

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A proper adjective is a type of adjective that defines nouns and pronouns. It can often be proper nouns used as adjectives. Proper adjectives are specific and capitalized. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all the statements mentioned are true about proper adjectives.

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  • 2. 

    A proper adjective can often be

    • A.

      Ethnic groups (eg. Italian food)

    • B.

      Holidays (eg. Easter egg)

    • C.

      Brand names (eg. Nike shoes)

    • D.

      Organizations (eg. Republican candidate)

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because a proper adjective can indeed be used to describe ethnic groups, holidays, brand names, and organizations. Proper adjectives are derived from proper nouns and are used to describe specific people, places, or things. In the given examples, "Italian food" describes the specific type of food associated with the Italian ethnic group, "Easter egg" describes the specific type of egg associated with the holiday of Easter, "Nike shoes" describes the specific brand of shoes, and "Republican candidate" describes a specific candidate affiliated with the Republican party. Therefore, all of these examples demonstrate the use of proper adjectives.

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  • 3. 

    Is the underlined word a proper adjective?Brian drove off in his Mercedes sedan.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The underlined word "Mercedes" is a proper adjective because it is derived from a proper noun, which in this case is the brand name "Mercedes." Proper adjectives are used to describe proper nouns and are capitalized. In this sentence, "Mercedes" is used to describe the type of sedan that Brian drove off in.

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  • 4. 

    Is the underlined word a proper adjective?Juliet wore her favorite item of clothing to the dance: a pair of Ferragamo high-heeled shoes.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The underlined word "Ferragamo" is not a proper adjective. It is a proper noun that is being used to describe the type of high-heeled shoes Juliet wore. Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns, but in this case, "Ferragamo" is already a proper noun and is not being used to modify another noun.

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  • 5. 

    Is the underlined word a proper adjective?Clint loved to eat at McDonald's.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The underlined word "McDonald's" is not a proper adjective. It is a proper noun because it is the name of a specific restaurant chain. Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns, but in this case, "McDonald's" is already a proper noun.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the proper adjective(s) from the sentence below:Janet liked to wear Levi jeans and a Woolrich sweater to the Christmas bonfire.

    • A.

      Janet, Levi, Woolrich, Christmas

    • B.

      Levi, Woolrich, Christmas

    • C.

      Woolrich, Christmas

    • D.

      Levi, Christmas

    • E.

      Janet, Levi

    Correct Answer
    B. Levi, Woolrich, Christmas
    Explanation
    The sentence mentions that Janet liked to wear Levi jeans and a Woolrich sweater to the Christmas bonfire, indicating that the proper adjectives are Levi, Woolrich, and Christmas.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the proper adjective(s) from the sentence below:Holly liked to eat Chinese food at Hu Hot.

    • A.

      Holly, Chinese, Hu Hot

    • B.

      Holly, Hu Hot

    • C.

      Chinese, Hu Hot

    • D.

      Chinese

    • E.

      Hu Hot

    Correct Answer
    D. Chinese
    Explanation
    The sentence states that Holly liked to eat Chinese food at Hu Hot. Therefore, the proper adjective(s) to choose from the sentence are "Chinese." This is because it describes the type of food that Holly liked to eat. The other options, "Holly" and "Hu Hot," are not adjectives in this context.

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