Prepositional Phrase Test

19 Questions
Prepositional Phrase Quizzes & Trivia

A test to determine your ability to recognize prepositions and your understanding of the use of prepositional phrases within sentences.

Sample Question

Which word is the prepositional phrase modifying? Her family from Chicago decided to plan their trip later.

Family

Decided

Their

Trip

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  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    Which word is the prepositional phrase modifying? Her family from Chicago decided to plan their trip later.
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Decided

    • C. 

      Their

    • D. 

      Trip

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Which one(s) or What kind?

    • B. 

      How or Why?

    • C. 

      How many?

    • D. 

      When or Where?

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Adjective

  • 5. 
    Place a check by all words that are prepositions.
    • A. 

      Abolish

    • B. 

      Above

    • C. 

      Atop

    • D. 

      Behind

    • E. 

      Below

    • F. 

      Because

    • G. 

      Beneath

    • H. 

      Consider

    • I. 

      During

    • J. 

      Except

    • K. 

      From

  • 6. 
    Type the prepositional phrase in the box below. Inside the room the children sat quietly wishing their parents would return soon.
  • 7. 
    Which word does the prepositional phrase modify? Inside the room the children sat quietly wishing their parents would return soon. 
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Wishing

    • C. 

      Sat

    • D. 

      Parents

  • 8. 
    What question does the prepositional phrase answer? Inside the room the children sat quietly wishing their parents would return soon.
    • A. 

      What kind or Which one(s)?

    • B. 

      How many?

    • C. 

      How or Why?

    • D. 

      When or Where?

  • 9. 
    What type of prepositional phrase is it, adjective or adverb? Inside the room the children sat quietly wishing their parents would return soon.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      Below

    • C. 

      Beneath

    • D. 

      Belong

    • E. 

      Beside

    • F. 

      Between

    • G. 

      By

    • H. 

      Concerning

    • I. 

      Again

    • J. 

      Another

  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    Which word in the sentence does the prepositional phrase modify? The boys were walking with the man from the center.
    • A. 

      Boys

    • B. 

      Walking

    • C. 

      Man

    • D. 

      Center

  • 13. 
    What question does the prepositional phrase answer? The boys were walking with the man from the center.
    • A. 

      How or When?

    • B. 

      Where or Why?

    • C. 

      What kind or Which one(s)?

    • D. 

      How many?

  • 14. 
    What type of prepositional phrase is it, adjective or adverb? The boys were walking with the man from the center.
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

  • 15. 
    Place a check by all the words that are prepositions.
    • A. 

      Around

    • B. 

      Ask

    • C. 

      Attend

    • D. 

      Like

    • E. 

      Blame

    • F. 

      Inform

    • G. 

      Go

    • H. 

      In

    • I. 

      For

    • J. 

      Near

  • 16. 
    Write the prepositional phrase in the box below. The room was decorated for the party.
  • 17. 
    What word does the prepositional phrase modify? The room was decorated for the party.
    • A. 

      Room

    • B. 

      The

    • C. 

      Was decorated

    • D. 

      Party

  • 18. 
    What question does the prepositional phrase answer? (Choose the pp that corresponds to the list you studied.) The room was decorated for the party.
    • A. 

      When or Why?

    • B. 

      What kind or How many?

    • C. 

      Where or How?

    • D. 

      Which one(s)

  • 19. 
    What type of prepositional phrase is it, adjective or adverb?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb