Parts Of Speech Quiz: Can You Pass?

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Select the correct part of speech for the word in [brackets] in each of the following sentences. Let's start and how well do you know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The hot-air balloon was invented by two [French] brothers who ran a paper bag factory.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 2. 
    [They] filled a paper bag with hot air and found that it floated.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 3. 
    In 1783, the [brothers] went for a test flight.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 4. 
    They landed in [a] nearby field.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 5. 
    The peasants hacked the [balloon] to pieces.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 6. 
    More than three thousand years ago, children in [Egypt] played with large hoops of dried grapevines.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 7. 
    During the [fourteenth] century, a "hooping" craze swept England.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 8. 
    The word "hula" was added when British sailors visited the [Hawaiian Islands] and saw a similarity between "hooping" and hula dancing.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 9. 
    [An] Australian company began making wood rings for sale in retail stores.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 10. 
    They changed the wood rings to plastic and called [their] new toy a Hula Hoop.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 11. 
    In the early 1950's, a man named Walter Morrison devised a metal tossing toy [he] called the "Flying Saucer."
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 12. 
    [Everyone] propelled the toy along the ground with a stick or swung it around his or her waist.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 13. 
    The item attracted the [attention] of a toy company named Wham-O.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 14. 
    [Who] could predict that within six months, Americans would buy over 20 million hula hoops at $1.98 apiece?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 15. 
    The Frisbee is named after the Frisbie Pie Company; [it] opened for business in the 1870's.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 16. 
    For fun, people tossed around the empty [pie] tins, which had the name "Frisbie" embossed on the bottom.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 17. 
    Fearing that the metal could hurt [someone], Morrison made the the disc out of plastic.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 18. 
    Then he changed [its] name to "Frisbee" in memory of the local bakery where he and his friends once tossed around pie tins.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 19. 
    Ultimate Frisbee is a high flying disc [sport] with a worldwide following.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

  • 20. 
    [Terrified] peasants thought they were under attack by creatures from another planet.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Pronoun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Article

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