English Grammar Quiz: Direct And Indirect Objects

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Direct And Indirect Quizzes & Trivia

In the study of English grammar, the terms “indirect” and “direct” objects refer to the people, things, or places being referred to in a sentence. Indirect objects are identified as the whom or what in a sentence a verb is being performed for. Direct objects are the receiver of said verbs. For example, the indirect and direct objects in the sentence “I gave my wife flowers” are ‘wife’ and ‘flowers’ respectively. Do you understand? Let’s find out.


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?

  • 2. 
    Direct and indirect objects are what parts of speech?
    • A. 

      Adjective and adverb

    • B. 

      Noun and pronoun

    • C. 

      Verb and interjection

    • D. 

      Adverb and verb

  • 3. 
    What type of verb can take a direct object?
    • A. 

      Helping

    • B. 

      Passive

    • C. 

      Transitive

  • 4. 
    True or False: A sentence can have an indirect object without a direct object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Indirect

    • C. 

      I wasn't paying attention that day in class.

  • 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

  • 8. 
    Identify the direct object in the following sentence.  If there is none, choose none. My iPhone died yesterday.
    • A. 

      My

    • B. 

      IPhone

    • C. 

      Yesterday

    • D. 

      None

  • 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

  • 10. 
    True or False:  The direct object of a sentence is never the subject of that same sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    True or False: The object of the preposition is not the direct object in a sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16. 
    True or False: The indirect object is always after the direct object in a sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I haven't a clue.

  • 18. 
    Identify the direct and indirect objects in the following sentence.  Danny made Lesa a delicious omelette for her breakfast.
    • A. 

      Danny and Lesa

    • B. 

      Omelette and breakfast

    • C. 

      Lesa and omelette

  • 19. 
    Identify the direct and indirect objects in the following sentence.  The shy boy bought the little redhaired girl a candygram for Valentine's day.
    • A. 

      Boy, day

    • B. 

      Girl, candygram

    • C. 

      Redhaired, shy

  • 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