Prepositions

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Preposition Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following sentences contains a prepositional phrase?
    • A. 

      On the board, draw a cat, a dog, and a fish

    • B. 

      All animals are different.

    • C. 

      The pet store sells hamsters and snakes.

    • D. 

      Toucans and parrots are colorful birds.

  • 2. 
    The robber ran into the dark alley and disappeared. Choose the preposition.
    • A. 

      A. ran

    • B. 

      B. into

    • C. 

      C. dark

    • D. 

      D. disappeared

  • 3. 
    1 In the last one hundred years, artists have experimented with many new styles of painting on canvas.  2 Sometimes the paintings they created didn’t look like things in real life. 3 Sometimes they dribbled, threw, or splashed different colored paints onto canvases.  4 They thought more about how they painted than about what they painted. What is the prepositional phrase in sentence 3?
    • A. 

      A. sometimes they dribbled

    • B. 

      B. sometimes they dribbled

    • C. 

      C. different colored paints

    • D. 

      D. onto canvases

  • 4. 
    Jenny ran into the gym to find her lost shoe. Which part of speech is the underlined word above?
    • A. 

      A. noun

    • B. 

      B. adjective

    • C. 

      C. preposition

    • D. 

      D. conjunction

  • 5. 
    Some people worry that keeping a wild animal as a pet is a danger to the animal.   Which of these words is used as a preposition in the sentence?
    • A. 

      A. some

    • B. 

      B. is

    • C. 

      C. to

    • D. 

      D. the

  • 6. 
    Which sentence contains a prepositional phrase?
    • A. 

      A. Later today we will study snakes.

    • B. 

      B. Tomorrow the lesson will take much less time.

    • C. 

      C. On Wednesday, we will have a very special guest.

    • D. 

      D. Next week we will start a whole new science chapter.

  • 7. 
    The American bison has a large head and horns and is the largest land mammal in North America. Which part of the sentence above is a prepositional phrase?
    • A. 

      A. The American bison

    • B. 

      B. has a large head

    • C. 

      C. is the largest land mammal

    • D. 

      D. in North America.

  • 8. 
    Lionel wanted to build a model airplane, but the parts were stuck in the box.   Which word in the sentence above is a preposition?
    • A. 

      A. to

    • B. 

      B. but

    • C. 

      C. were

    • D. 

      D. in

  • 9. 
    The honor students ate a very special lunch with their parents.   Which of the words in the sentence above is a preposition?
    • A. 

      A. honor

    • B. 

      B. ate

    • C. 

      C. very

    • D. 

      D. with

  • 10. 
    1 Josie found a leaf with a small, shiny egg on it.  2 She put the leaf inside her terrarium. 3When the egg hatched, a small caterpillar crawled out.  4 The caterpillar ate many leaves from the plants in the terrarium. Which is a prepositional phrase?
    • A. 

      A. Josie found

    • B. 

      B. in the terrarium

    • C. 

      C. a small, shiny egg

    • D. 

      D. put the leaf inside