Possessive Nouns Trivia Questions Quiz! Grammar Test

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  • 1. 

    How would you change Bill to a possessive noun in the following sentences?

    • A.

      Bills house is big.

    • B.

      Bills' house is big.

    • C.

      Bill's house is big.

    • D.

      Bills's house is big.

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill's house is big.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bill's house is big." In this sentence, the apostrophe is used to indicate possession. "Bill's" is the possessive form of the noun "Bill." The apostrophe is placed before the "s" to show that the house belongs to Bill.

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  • 2. 

    I met ____ when I was at the store. (the daughter of Mrs. Brown)

    • A.

      Mrs. Brown's daughter

    • B.

      Mrs. Browns' daughter

    • C.

      Mrs. Browns's daughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Brown's daughter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mrs. Brown's daughter" because it correctly shows possession by using the apostrophe ('s) to indicate that the daughter belongs to Mrs. Brown. The other options, "Mrs. Browns' daughter" and "Mrs. Browns's daughter," are incorrect because they use incorrect forms of the apostrophe to show possession.

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  • 3. 

    Why are you reading ___?   (the newspaper from yesterday)

    • A.

      Yesterdays's newspaper

    • B.

      Yesterday's newspaper

    • C.

      Yesterdays' newspaper

    Correct Answer
    B. Yesterday's newspaper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "yesterday's newspaper" because the possessive form of "yesterday" requires an apostrophe before the "s" to indicate that the newspaper belongs to yesterday.

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  • 4. 

    The ___ is damaged. (the bicycle belonging to the child)

    • A.

      The bicycle's child

    • B.

      The childs's bicycle

    • C.

      The child's bicycle

    Correct Answer
    C. The child's bicycle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the child's bicycle" because it correctly shows possession. The apostrophe followed by an "s" ('s) is used to indicate that the bicycle belongs to the child.

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  • 5. 

    ___ is about to leave.   (the friend of Paul)

    • A.

      Paul's friend

    • B.

      Friend's of Paul

    • C.

      Pauls' friend

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul's friend
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Paul's friend" because the apostrophe ('s) is used to indicate possession or ownership. In this case, it shows that the friend belongs to Paul. The other options, "Friend's of Paul" and "Pauls' friend," are grammatically incorrect as they do not use the apostrophe correctly.

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  • 6. 

    My ________________ cookies are the best in world!

    • A.

      Grandmas

    • B.

      Grandma's

    • C.

      Grandmas'

    Correct Answer
    B. Grandma's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grandma's" because it indicates possession. The sentence is referring to cookies that belong to or are made by someone's grandma. Using "grandmas" or "grandmas'" would imply that multiple grandmas are involved, which does not make sense in this context.

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  • 7. 

    The _______ bone was buried in the backyard. 

    • A.

      Doges

    • B.

      Dogs'

    • C.

      Dog's

    Correct Answer
    C. Dog's
    Explanation
    The sentence indicates that a bone belonging to a dog was buried in the backyard. The possessive form "dog's" correctly shows that the bone belongs to the dog.

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  • 8. 

    What is the possessive noun in this sentence? The bird's beak is sharp and pointy. 

    • A.

      Beak

    • B.

      Sharpy

    • C.

      Bird's

    • D.

      Pointy

    Correct Answer
    C. Bird's
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the possessive noun is "bird's". It indicates that the beak belongs to the bird. The apostrophe and the letter "s" show ownership or possession.

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  • 9. 

    What is the possessive noun in this sentence? The singer's voice was clear and beautiful. 

    • A.

      Singer's

    • B.

      Clear

    • C.

      Voice

    • D.

      Beautiful

    Correct Answer
    A. Singer's
    Explanation
    The possessive noun in this sentence is "singer's." It shows that the voice belongs to the singer.

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  • 10. 

    Which word means the same thing as possess?

    • A.

      Steal

    • B.

      Word

    • C.

      Own

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Own
    Explanation
    The word "own" means to possess something. It is synonymous with the word "possess" as both words refer to having or holding something.

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  • 11. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Where is the child's section?

    • B.

      Where is the children's section?

    • C.

      Where is the childrens's section?

    • D.

      Where is the childs' section?

    Correct Answer
    B. Where is the children's section?
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Where is the children's section?" because it uses the possessive form of "children" to indicate that the section belongs to the children. The apostrophe is correctly placed before the "s" to show possession.

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  • 12. 

    The ________ battery only lasts for a couple of hours. 

    • A.

      Toys

    • B.

      Toys's

    • C.

      Toys'

    • D.

      Toy's

    Correct Answer
    D. Toy's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "toy's". The sentence is describing the battery of a specific toy, indicating possession. Therefore, the correct form is the singular possessive form "toy's".

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  • 13. 

    The _______ colors had faded from years of being on display in the shop window. (photo)

    • A.

      Photos's

    • B.

      Photo's

    • C.

      Photos'

    • D.

      Photos

    Correct Answer
    B. Photo's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "photo's" because the sentence is referring to the colors of a specific photo, indicating possession or ownership. The apostrophe is used to show that the colors belong to the photo.

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  • 14. 

    The old _________ legs were thin and wobbly. (chair)

    • A.

      Chairs

    • B.

      Chairs's

    • C.

      Chair's

    • D.

      Chairs'

    Correct Answer
    C. Chair's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "chair's" because it indicates possession. The sentence is describing the legs of a specific chair, so the possessive form "chair's" is used to show that the legs belong to the chair.

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  • 15. 

    My ________ son was very sick so we had a substitute. 

    • A.

      Teacher's

    • B.

      Teachers's

    • C.

      Teachers

    • D.

      Teachers'

    Correct Answer
    A. Teacher's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "teacher's". In this sentence, the word "son" is possessive, indicating that the son belongs to someone. The apostrophe before the "s" indicates possession, so it should be "teacher's" to show that the son belongs to the teacher.

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  • 16. 

    She found last _______ phone bill in the drawer. 

    • A.

      Months's

    • B.

      Month's

    • C.

      Months

    • D.

      Months'

    Correct Answer
    B. Month's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "month's". This is the possessive form of the word "month" and indicates that the phone bill belongs to or is associated with a specific month.

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  • 17. 

    __________ mother would like to know if you want to stay for dinner. 

    • A.

      Marks's

    • B.

      Marks

    • C.

      Mark's

    • D.

      Marks'

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mark's". This is because the sentence is referring to the mother of someone named Mark, and when indicating possession, we use an apostrophe followed by an "s" after the name.

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  • 18. 

    On Thanksgiving, a ____ is short! (the life of a turkey)

    • A.

      Turkey's life

    • B.

      Turkeys' life

    • C.

      Turkeys life

    Correct Answer
    A. Turkey's life
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "turkey's life". The sentence is referring to the life of a turkey on Thanksgiving, indicating possession or ownership. Therefore, the correct form is "turkey's life" to show that it is the life belonging to a turkey.

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  • 19. 

    The hat of Dave.

    • A.

      Dave's hat

    • B.

      Daves' hat

    • C.

      Daves hat

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave's hat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dave's hat" because it correctly shows the possessive form of Dave, indicating that the hat belongs to him. The apostrophe and the letter "s" indicate ownership, making it grammatically correct.

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