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.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Type the prepositional phrase in the box below. Her family from Chicago decided to plan their trip later.
  • 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