Parts Of Speech: Quiz

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Identify the part of speech of the bolded word or phrase in the following sentences. For a quick refresher on parts of speech, check out our Resource Center article.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Although the architects created a new earthquake-proof structural design, they refused to patent or otherwise benefit from the design plans.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 2. 
    Oscar Wilde was almost as brilliant a novelist as he was a playwright.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 3. 
    The changing color of autumn leaves has a unique fascination for those people who understand the life-cycles within them.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 4. 
    It was primarily when I visited the seashore that I felt nostalgic for my childhood home, as I had grown up on a small island.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 5. 
    By 1975, twelve percent of the households with televisions were cable subscribers  and hundreds of cable stations were established.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 6. 
    As Picasso matured as a painter, his use of shapes became bolder, more abstract, and astonishing.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 7. 
    A scientist at the institute indicated that an unusually high percentage of the institute's funding comes from money donated to it by private philanthropists.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 8. 
    No matter how attentively Mark applies himself to his studies, he never seems to get the grades he needs to make the Dean's list.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 9. 
    Before 1988, the corporation's board of directors included 153 members, none of whom were women.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 10. 
    For reasons not fully understood, nearly all children on the island were gifted with musical ability so strong they can master any instrument in hours.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 11. 
    Before the invention of the tape recorder, quotes from an interview were rarely verbatim.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 12. 
    Thomas was so proud of his younger brother, who graduated from college last month.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 13. 
    Although talent may be a crucial element on the road to fame, it will be difficult to get very far without a highly developed work ethic.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 14. 
    Only after the water in the river had risen to dangerous levels did the governor order the evacuation of the city.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 15. 
    Throughout history, literary scholars as well as Greek historians have been obsessed with discovering if the lost city of Atlantis is real or mythological.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 16. 
    David Hockney created images that converge the art of photography with the craft of collages, giving his work a cubist effect.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 17. 
    The amount of water used by Americans can be reduced by turning off faucets when not in use, decreasing time spent in the showers, and running washing machines less frequently.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 18. 
    Nintendo products were once an ubiquitous feature of family living rooms, but since the introduction of competing video game systems, their popularity has decreased.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Prepoisition

  • 19. 
    I am seriously considering joining a Quebecois separatist political party.  
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 20. 
    I can't decided which European language I enjoy hearing spoken more: melodious Italian or seductive French.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

    • E. 

      Preposition

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