Year 9 German - Modal Verbs - Quiz

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The three modal verbs that you will need to use in this quiz are:
möchten
müssen
können
Pay close attention to the umlauts in this quiz. If you tick an answer with an umlaut when the answer has no umlaut (or vice versa), the answer will be wrong. You must also remember to use umlauts WHEN NECESSARY in the questions where you have to type a word. If you cannot type this on your device, copy and paste it from the question OR write an e after the letter that would normally have an umlaut. This will be marked correct.
e. G. Möchte = Read moremoechte
Caution: Sometimes I have provided an umlaut for you to copy and paste, even if it is not needed. You must judge whether it is needed or not.
You cannot return to earlier questions in this quiz, so take care with your answers and don't rush your work.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ich __________ ein Eis.

    • A.

      Möchtet

    • B.

      Möchte

    • C.

      Möchtest

    • D.

      Möchten

    Correct Answer
    B. Möchte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "möchte". This is the first person singular form of the verb "möchten", which means "to want" or "to like". In this sentence, "Ich" is the subject, and "möchte" is the verb that expresses the speaker's desire or intention to have an ice cream.

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  • 2. 

    Er ___________ einen neuen Pulli ___________.

    • A.

      Möchtet; kaufen

    • B.

      Möchte; kaufen

    • C.

      Kauft; möchten

    • D.

      Möchten; kauft

    Correct Answer
    B. Möchte; kaufen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "möchte; kaufen". In German, the verb "möchten" is used to express the desire or intention to do something. In this sentence, the subject "er" (he) wants to express his desire to buy a new sweater. Therefore, the correct conjugation of "möchten" for the third person singular is "möchte". The verb "kaufen" means "to buy", and it should be conjugated to match the subject "er".

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  • 3. 

    Leider __________ ich nicht ______________.

    • A.

      Können; schwimmen

    • B.

      Schwimmen; können

    • C.

      Kann; schwimmen

    • D.

      Schwimmen; kann

    Correct Answer
    C. Kann; schwimmen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kann; schwimmen". In this sentence, the verb "kann" (can) is conjugated to match the subject "ich" (I). The verb "schwimmen" (swim) is in its base form. This sentence translates to "Unfortunately, I can swim."

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  • 4. 

    Wir ____________ leider nicht ____________.

    • A.

      Können; kommen

    • B.

      Kommen; können

    • C.

      Komme; kann

    • D.

      Kann; komme

    Correct Answer
    A. Können; kommen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "können; kommen". The sentence is in the first person plural form, which requires the verb "können" (to be able to) and the verb "kommen" (to come) to be conjugated accordingly. Therefore, "Wir können leider nicht kommen" translates to "We unfortunately cannot come."

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  • 5. 

    Ich gehe einkaufen. _______________ du mitkommen?

    • A.

      Möchtet

    • B.

      Möchten

    • C.

      Möchte

    • D.

      Möchtest

    Correct Answer
    D. Möchtest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Möchtest". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their desire to go shopping and is asking if the person they are speaking to would like to come along. "Möchtest" is the second person singular form of the verb "möchten", which means "to want" or "to like". It is used here to match the informal "du" form of the question.

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  • 6. 

    ____________ du Deutsch _____________?

    • A.

      Kannst; sprechen

    • B.

      Könnt; sprechen

    • C.

      Sprichst; können

    • D.

      Sprechen; kannst

    Correct Answer
    A. Kannst; sprechen
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct conjugation of the verb "sprechen" (to speak) in the sentence "Can you speak German?". The correct answer is "Kannst; sprechen" because it uses the informal second person singular form of the verb "können" (to be able to) and the base form of the verb "sprechen". This translates to "Can you speak" in English.

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  • 7. 

    In this question, "sie" means "she". Sie ________ viele Hausaufgaben ____________.

    • A.

      Macht; müssen

    • B.

      Musst; macht

    • C.

      Muss; machen

    • D.

      Müssen; macht

    Correct Answer
    C. Muss; machen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "muss; machen". In this sentence, "sie" is the subject and it means "she". The verb that follows should agree with the subject, so it should be in the third person singular form. "Muss" is the correct form of the verb "müssen" in the third person singular. The second part of the sentence requires the infinitive form of the verb, which is "machen". So, the correct sentence is "Sie muss viele Hausaufgaben machen", which translates to "She has to do a lot of homework".

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  • 8. 

    In this question, "sie" means "they". Sie ___________ viele Hausaufgaben ____________.

    • A.

      Macht; müsst

    • B.

      Müsst; macht

    • C.

      Machen; müssen

    • D.

      Müssen; machen

    Correct Answer
    D. Müssen; machen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "müssen; machen". In this sentence, "sie" is the subject pronoun meaning "they". The verb "müssen" means "to have to" or "must" and is used to express obligation. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "müssen" to agree with the subject pronoun "sie". Additionally, "viele Hausaufgaben" means "a lot of homework", and the correct verb form to go with it is "machen" which means "to do" or "make". So, the correct sentence is "Sie müssen viele Hausaufgaben machen" which translates to "They have to do a lot of homework."

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  • 9. 

    Type the missing word in German:My sister would like to buy a new jumper.Meine Schwester _______________ einen neuen Pulli kaufen.  | ö

    Correct Answer
    möchte, moechte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "möchte, moechte". In German, the verb "möchten" is used to express the desire or intention to do something. In this sentence, "Meine Schwester möchte einen neuen Pulli kaufen" translates to "My sister would like to buy a new jumper." The word "moechte" is an alternative spelling for "möchte" and both are correct.

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  • 10. 

    Type the missing German word:My parents can't come.Meine Eltern ______________ nicht kommen. | ö

    Correct Answer
    können, koennen
    Explanation
    The missing German word in the sentence is "können" or "koennen". This word is the conjugated form of the verb "können", which means "can" or "to be able to" in English. In this context, it indicates that the speaker's parents are unable to come. The variation in spelling with or without the umlaut (ö) is due to the different keyboard options available.

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  • 11. 

    Type the missing German word for the sentence below:You must do your homework.Du _________ deine Hausaufgaben machen. | ü

    Correct Answer
    musst
    Explanation
    The missing German word for the sentence "You must do your homework" is "musst". This is the second person singular form of the verb "müssen" (to have to, must). In German, the verb "müssen" is conjugated differently depending on the subject pronoun and tense. In this case, "du" (you) is the subject pronoun and the present tense is implied. Therefore, the correct conjugation is "musst".

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  • 12. 

    Type the missing German word for the sentence below:I would like to buy a new dress.Ich __________ ein neues Kleid kaufen. | ö

    Correct Answer
    möchte, moechte
    Explanation
    The missing German word for the sentence "I would like to buy a new dress" is "möchte" or "moechte". This word is the first person singular form of the verb "möchten," which means "to want" or "to like." In this context, it is used to express the speaker's desire or intention to buy a new dress. Both "möchte" and "moechte" are correct spellings of the word, with the latter being an alternative spelling using the umlaut ö.

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