Direct And Indirect Objects Quiz!

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In English grammar, “indirect” and “direct” objects refer to a sentence's object, meaning the people, things, or places. Take this direct and indirect objects quiz and check your understanding. Indirect objects are identified as the whom or what a verb is being performed for in a sentence. Direct objects are the receivers of said verbs. With this quiz, let’s check your knowledge. The more correct answers you get, the higher your score will be! All the best, and share the quiz with friends to find how good they are at English grammar. Good Luck!


Direct and Indirect Objects Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What questions does a direct object answer?

    • A.

      What and where?

    • B.

      How and why?

    • C.

      When and whom?

    • D.

      What and whom?

    Correct Answer
    D. What and whom?
    Explanation
    A direct object answers the question "what" or "whom" in a sentence. Here's how it works:What: You can ask "What?" to find the direct object. Example: "She ate what?" Answer: "She ate pizza."Whom: If the direct object is a person, you can ask "Whom?" Example: "He helped whom?" Answer: "He helped his friend."So, to clarify your provided questions:"What and where?" – These questions are more associated with the verb and its complement, not necessarily the direct object."How and why?" – These questions generally relate to the manner or reason of an action, not specifically to the direct object.The key questions for identifying a direct object are typically "What?" or "Whom?" in relation to the action of the verb.

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  • 2. 

    In the sentence, "He gave his sister a beautiful necklace," which word or phrase functions as the indirect object?

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      Sister 

    • C.

      Gave 

    • D.

      Necklace

    Correct Answer
    B. Sister 
    Explanation
    Sister: The correct answer is "sister." In the sentence, "sister" functions as the indirect object because it receives the action of the verb "gave." It answers the question "To whom?" or "For whom?" He gave the necklace to his sister.

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  • 3. 

    What type of verb can take a direct object?

    • A.

      Helping

    • B.

      Passive

    • C.

      Transitive

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Transitive
    Explanation
    A transitive verb is a type of verb that can take a direct object. In a sentence, the direct object is the noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb. For example, in the sentence "She ate an apple," the verb "ate" is transitive because it takes the direct object "an apple." Transitive verbs are different from intransitive verbs, which do not require a direct object.

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  • 4. 

    True or False: A sentence can have an indirect object without a direct object.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A sentence can indeed have an indirect object without a direct object. While it is common for a sentence to have both an indirect object and a direct object, there are cases where only an indirect object is present. For example: "She gave her friend a book." Here, "her friend" is the indirect object, and "a book" is the direct object. However, you can also have sentences like "She gave her friend" where there is only an indirect object ("her friend") and no direct object.

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  • 5. 

    What questions does an indirect object answer?

    • A.

      To what and to whom?

    • B.

      For what and for whom?

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: Both A and B.

     

    An indirect object answers questions related to "to what" and "to whom" or "for what" and "for whom." These questions help identify the recipient or beneficiary of the action. For example:

     

    "She gave a book to her friend." (Answering "to whom" – indirect object)

    "He bought a gift for his sister." (Answering "for whom" – indirect object)

    So, the correct choice is "Both A and B."

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  • 6. 

    If a sentence has both direct and indirect objects, then what appears first in the sentence? The direct or indirect object?

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    • C.

      Both A & B 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Indirect
    Explanation
    In English grammar, if a sentence has both direct and indirect objects, the indirect object typically appears before the direct object. The order is often indirect object first, followed by the direct object.

     

    For example:

     

    "She gave her friend (indirect object) a book (direct object)."

    So, the correct answer is "indirect."

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  • 7. 

    Identify the direct object in the following sentence. If there is none, choose none. I won the championship game of Scrabble last weekend!

    • A.

      Championship

    • B.

      Game

    • C.

      Scrabble

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. Game
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I won the championship game of Scrabble last weekend," the verb is "won." The direct object is the noun that receives the action of the verb "won." In this case, "game" is the direct object because it is what was won.Breaking it down:Subject: "I"Verb: "won"Direct Object: "game" (the noun that the action "won" is acting upon)So, the sentence is describing the action of winning, and what was won is the "championship game."

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  • 8. 

    Identify the direct object in the following sentence.  If there is none, choose none. My iPhone got lost yesterday.

    • A.

      My

    • B.

      IPhone

    • C.

      Yesterday

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    In the sentence "My iPhone got lost yesterday," the verb "got" is used in a passive construction. In passive voice sentences, the subject of the sentence is the recipient of the action rather than the doer of the action. The phrase "got lost" describes what happened to "My iPhone," which is the subject of the sentence.
    There is no direct object in this sentence because the action is something that happened to the subject itself, and there is no action being performed on another noun or pronoun by the subject.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the direct object in the following sentence. If there is none, choose none. For my babysitting services, Mrs. Badboy paid twenty dollars.

    • A.

      Services

    • B.

      Mrs. Badboy

    • C.

      Dollars

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Dollars
    Explanation
    In the sentence "For my babysitting services, Mrs. Badboy paid twenty dollars," the direct object is "twenty dollars." Mrs. Badboy paid what? She paid "twenty dollars." Therefore, the correct answer is "dollars."

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  • 10. 

    True or False:  The direct object of a sentence is never the subject of that same sentence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. The direct object of a sentence is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb. It is distinct from the subject of the sentence, which performs the action. Therefore, the direct object and the subject are typically different entities in a sentence.

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  • 11. 

    True or False: The object of the preposition is not the direct object in a sentence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. The object of the preposition is not the direct object in a sentence. The object of the preposition is a noun or pronoun that follows a preposition and completes its meaning. Prepositions show relationships between other words in a sentence, and the object of the preposition is the word affected by the preposition. It is distinct from the direct object, which receives the action of the verb.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the indirect object in the following sentence. If there is none, choose none. Paul gave Teresa a new hat for her birthday.

    • A.

      Birthday

    • B.

      Hat

    • C.

      Teresa

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Teresa
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Paul gave Teresa a new hat for her birthday," the indirect object is "Teresa." The indirect object is the recipient of the direct object (the new hat) and answers the question "to whom" or "for whom" the action is performed. Therefore, the correct answer is "Teresa."

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  • 13. 

    Identify the indirect object in the following sentence. If there is none, choose none. The Three Bears ate carrot soup with Bugs Bunny.

    • A.

      Soup

    • B.

      Bugs Bunny

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      Both A & B

    Correct Answer
    C. None
    Explanation
    In the sentence "The Three Bears ate carrot soup with Bugs Bunny," there is no clear indirect object. An indirect object typically receives the direct object as the recipient or beneficiary of the action. In this sentence, "carrot soup" is the direct object, and there is no clear recipient or beneficiary that serves as the indirect object. Therefore, the correct answer is "none."

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  • 14. 

    Identify the indirect object in the following sentence.  Sherry lent Arlene one dollar for the Diet Coke in the teachers' lounge.

    • A.

      Sherry

    • B.

      Arlene

    • C.

      Dollar

    • D.

      Diet Coke

    Correct Answer
    B. Arlene
    Explanation
    An indirect object receives the direct object of the sentence. In this case, the direct object is "one dollar," which is what is being lent. Arlene is the person to whom the dollar is lent, making her the indirect object in the sentence. The indirect object typically tells to whom or for whom the action of the verb is done.

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  • 15. 

    Identify the indirect object in the following sentence. If there is none, choose none. The nail tech painted my nails with red polish by OPI, my favorite brand.

    • A.

      Nails

    • B.

      Polish

    • C.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. None
    Explanation
    In the sentence "The nail tech painted my nails with red polish by OPI, my favorite brand," there is no clear indirect object. The direct object is "nails," and the prepositional phrase "with red polish by OPI" provides additional information but doesn't specify a recipient or beneficiary that would function as an indirect object. Therefore, the correct answer is "none."

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  • 16. 

    True or False: The indirect object is always after the direct object in a sentence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The placement of the indirect object in a sentence is not always after the direct object. In English, the typical word order is subject-verb-direct object-indirect object, but this can vary depending on the specific sentence structure. While it's common for the indirect object to come after the direct object, it's not a strict rule. The arrangement can be influenced by factors such as emphasis or the overall structure of the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    Can there be more than one direct object in a sentence?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      I haven't a clue.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes. A sentence can have more than one direct object. When a verb has the ability to act on multiple objects, they can all function as direct objects in the same sentence. Each direct object answers the question "what" or "whom" with regard to the action of the verb.

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  • 18. 

    Identify the direct and indirect objects in the following sentence.  Danny made Lesa a delicious omelet for her breakfast.

    • A.

      Danny and Lesa

    • B.

      Omelet and breakfast

    • C.

      Omelet and Lesa

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Omelet and Lesa
    Explanation
     

    In the sentence "Danny made Lesa a delicious omelet for her breakfast," the correct identification of the direct and indirect objects is:
    Direct Object: "omelet" (what Danny made)
    Indirect Object: "Lesa" (to whom the omelet was made)
    Therefore, the correct answer is:
    Omelet and Lesa
    This classification identifies "Lesa" as the recipient of the action (indirect object) and the "omelet" as the item that is being made (direct object). The combination "Danny and Lesa" does not represent the objects; "Danny" is the subject, and "Lesa" is the indirect object. The choice "omelet and breakfast" incorrectly includes "breakfast," which in this context serves as part of the prepositional phrase "for her breakfast," describing the purpose of making the omelet rather than functioning as an object in the sentence.

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  • 19. 

    Identify the direct and indirect objects in the following sentence.  The shy boy bought the little red-haired girl a candygram for Valentine's day.

    • A.

      Boy, day

    • B.

      Girl, candygram

    • C.

      Redhaired, shy

    Correct Answer
    B. Girl, candygram
    Explanation
    In the sentence "The shy boy bought the little red-haired girl a candygram for Valentine's day," the direct object is "candygram," and the indirect object is "the little red-haired girl."Subject: The shy boyVerb: boughtDirect Object: candygramIndirect Object: the little red-haired girlSo, the correct option is "girl, candygram."

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  • 20. 

    Identify the direct and indirect objects in the following sentence.  Gerald played Thelma her favorite song on his tenor saxophone for their wedding anniversary.

    • A.

      Thelma, song

    • B.

      Saxophone, anniversary

    • C.

      Gerald, song

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Thelma, song
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Gerald played Thelma her favorite song on his tenor saxophone for their wedding anniversary," the direct object is "song," and the indirect object is "Thelma."Subject: GeraldVerb: playedDirect Object: songIndirect Object: ThelmaSo, the correct option is "Thelma, song."

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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