Grammar: Possessive Nouns Trivia Quiz Questions!

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Grammar: Possessive Nouns Trivia Quiz Questions!

In the study of English grammar, the term “possessive noun” is simply used to refer to a noun – person, place, thing, action, etc. – which has its ownership displayed by adding an apostrophe, sometimes followed by the letter ‘s’. Some examples include words like “the dog’s bowl” or “the students’ schoolbooks”. Think you have the hang of it? Let’s take a closer look in this quiz. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Insert apostrophes ( ' ) wherever they belong in the following sentences, Remember, not all nouns ending in (-s) are possessive.Long ago in Egypt, when a cat died, the cats owner would shave off his own eyebrows to show respect for the dead cat.Where would you insert the apostrophe?
    • A. 

      In the word "cats"

    • B. 

      In the word "eyebrows"

    • C. 

      Replace "died" with "die's"

    • D. 

      Change "owner" to "owners"

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 2. 
    Years ago, Australians bought weasels to hunt rabbits, but instead the weasels attacked the Australians chickens.Where does the apostrophe go?
    • A. 

      Australian's

    • B. 

      Weasel's

    • C. 

      Rabbit's

    • D. 

      Chicken's

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 3. 
    Four hundred years ago, explores sometimes took hogs on ships because they believed that if the hogs were thrown overboard, they would swim to the nearest land.
    • A. 

      Change "years" to "year's"

    • B. 

      Change "explores" to "explore's"

    • C. 

      Change "sometimes" to "sometime's"

    • D. 

      Change "ships" to "ship's"

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 4. 
    Today in the U.S., animals such as dogs, birds, and cats are popular childrens pets.
    • A. 

      Change "animals" to "animal's"

    • B. 

      Change "childrens" to "children's"

    • C. 

      Change "pets" to "pet's"

    • D. 

      Change "cats" to "cat's"

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 5. 
    Japans scientists have been investigating to see if cows and worms can predict earthquakes.Where would the apostraphe go?
    • A. 

      Japan's

    • B. 

      Scientist's

    • C. 

      Cow's

    • D. 

      Worm's

    • E. 

      No correction

  • 6. 
    Gardeners know bees are important to gardens, and although a common bee may sting a gardener, a queen bee doesn't sting anything other than another queen bee.Where does the apostrophe go?
    • A. 

      Gardener's

    • B. 

      Bee's

    • C. 

      Garden's

    • D. 

      Know's

    • E. 

      No correction

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