Trivia: Prepositions Basic Test Quiz!

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Do you know how prepositions work, and do you think you can pass this quiz? The purpose of prepositions is to connect various parts of a sentence. It is essential to educate youngsters in the value of effective communication, and prepositions are an integral part of the English language and all languages. Understanding prepositions helps us to form sentences correctly. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about prepositions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An old car was parked beside the house.

    • A.

      An

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      Parked

    • D.

      Beside

    • E.

      The

    Correct Answer
    C. Parked
    Explanation
    The word "parked" is the correct answer because it is the only verb in the sentence that describes an action. The other words are either adjectives (old) or prepositions (beside, the). Therefore, "parked" is the only word that fits the grammatical structure of the sentence and makes sense in the context of a car being stationary next to the house.

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  • 2. 

    Near the road stood an ancient oak tree. 

    • A.

      Near

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      Stood

    • D.

      An

    • E.

      Ancient

    Correct Answer
    A. Near
  • 3. 

    My aunt will meet you between noon and one o'clock.

    • A.

      My

    • B.

      Aunt

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      Between

    • E.

      And

    Correct Answer
    D. Between
    Explanation
    The word "between" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a range or interval. In this sentence, it is used to specify the time frame in which the aunt will meet the person, which is between noon and one o'clock.

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  • 4. 

    The storm during the night was brief but destructive.

    • A.

      Storm

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      Was

    • E.

      But

    Correct Answer
    B. During
    Explanation
    The word "during" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and logically in the sentence. It is used to indicate a specific time period in which the storm occurred. The sentence suggests that the storm happened at some point in the night, emphasizing the duration of the event. The other words in the sentence are not suitable replacements for "during" as they do not convey the same meaning or fit the sentence structure appropriately.

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  • 5. 

    The survivors walked and stumbled toward safety.

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      Survivors

    • C.

      Walked

    • D.

      And

    • E.

      Toward

    Correct Answer
    E. Toward
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes the action of the survivors as they walked and stumbled. The word "toward" indicates the direction in which they were moving, implying that they were heading towards safety.

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  • 6. 

    The team suddenly realized that its chances were beyond hope.

    • A.

      Suddenly

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      Its

    • D.

      Beyond

    • E.

      Hope

    Correct Answer
    D. Beyond
    Explanation
    The word "beyond" in this context means that the team's chances were exceeding or surpassing any possibility of success. It implies that there was no hope left for the team to achieve their goal. The word "beyond" emphasizes the extent to which the team's chances were hopeless, indicating that they were completely out of reach.

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  • 7. 

    Beneath the shay trees the tired workers rested.

    • A.

      Beneath

    • B.

      Shady

    • C.

      Trees

    • D.

      Workers

    • E.

      Rested

    Correct Answer
    A. Beneath
    Explanation
    The word "beneath" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the position of the workers in relation to the trees. It indicates that the workers were positioned below or under the trees, suggesting a location of shade and possibly shelter. The word "beneath" is a preposition that effectively conveys this spatial relationship between the workers and the trees.

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  • 8. 

    The jewels within the case sparkled and glittered.

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      Jewels

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Case

    • E.

      And

    Correct Answer
    C. Within
  • 9. 

    Three firefighters had become trapped inside the burning building.

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Firefighters

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Inside

    • E.

      Burning

    Correct Answer
    D. Inside
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "inside" because it accurately describes the location of the firefighters in the given scenario. They were trapped within the burning building, indicating that they were inside the structure.

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  • 10. 

    A thick fog hid the higher buildings from view.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      Thick

    • C.

      Fog

    • D.

      Hid

    • E.

      From

    Correct Answer
    E. From
    Explanation
    The word "from" in this sentence is used to indicate the direction or location where the higher buildings were hidden. The fog acted as a barrier, obscuring the view of the higher buildings from the observer's sight.

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