Quiz 1 - Beginning Spanish 101

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  • 1. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: __________ mujeres

    Explanation
    The blank is filled with the correct definite article "Las" because it agrees with the noun "mujeres," which is a plural feminine noun. In Spanish, definite articles must match the gender and number of the noun they accompany. "Las" is the feminine plural form of the definite article, used before feminine plural nouns.

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: __________ senador

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "El" because "senador" is a masculine noun in Spanish, and the definite article "el" is used before masculine singular nouns.

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  • 3. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: __________ meteorólogo

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "El". In Spanish, the definite article "el" is used before masculine singular nouns. "Meteorólogo" is a masculine singular noun, so it requires the definite article "el" before it.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: __________ bailarinas

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Las" because it is the definite article used before the noun "bailarinas," which is a plural feminine noun. "Las" is the plural form of the definite article "la" and it agrees in gender and number with the noun it precedes. Therefore, "Las bailarinas" translates to "The dancers" in English.

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  • 5. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: __________ muñecos

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Los". In Spanish, "muñecos" is a masculine plural noun, so it requires the definite article "Los" which is the plural form of "El".

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  • 6. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct indefinite article: __________ temblor

    Explanation
    The given phrase "Un temblor" is in Spanish, where "un" is the correct indefinite article used before a masculine singular noun. In English, the correct indefinite article would be "a" or "an" depending on the following noun.

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  • 7. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct indefinite article: __________ escaleras

    Explanation
    The correct indefinite article to fill in the blank is "unas". In Spanish, "unas" is used before a feminine plural noun, such as "escaleras" which means "stairs". Therefore, "unas escaleras" translates to "some stairs" in English.

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  • 8. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct indefinite article: __________ comida

    Explanation
    The correct indefinite article to fill in the blank is "una". In Spanish, the word "comida" is feminine, so the indefinite article used before it should also be feminine. "Una" is the feminine form of the indefinite article "a" in Spanish.

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  • 9. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct indefinite article: __________ miércoles

    Explanation
    The correct indefinite article to fill in the blank is "Un". This is because "miércoles" is a masculine noun in Spanish, and the indefinite article "Un" is used before masculine singular nouns.

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  • 10. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct indefinite article: __________ capitanes

    Explanation
    The correct indefinite article to fill in the blank is "Unos". This is because "capitanes" is a plural noun, and the indefinite article "unos" is used before plural nouns to indicate an unspecified or approximate number of something. In this context, it suggests that there are some captains, without specifying the exact number.

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  • 11. 

    Select the gender of the following word: Cama

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    B. Feminine
    Explanation
    The word "Cama" is a feminine noun in Spanish. In Spanish, nouns have gender, and "Cama" is classified as feminine. This can be determined by the fact that it is preceded by the article "la" (meaning "the" in English), which is used with feminine nouns.

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  • 12. 

    Select the gender of the following word: Puerto

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    A. Masculine
    Explanation
    The word "Puerto" is a masculine noun in Spanish. In Spanish, nouns are classified as either masculine or feminine, and "Puerto" falls into the masculine category. This can be determined by the fact that it is not preceded by the article "la" (which is used with feminine nouns), but rather by the article "el" (which is used with masculine nouns). Therefore, "Puerto" is correctly identified as masculine.

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  • 13. 

    Select the gender of the following word: Canica

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    B. Feminine
    Explanation
    The word "Canica" is feminine. In Spanish, nouns have gender, and "canica" is a feminine noun. This can be determined by the ending of the word, as feminine nouns often end in "-a". Therefore, "canica" is correctly classified as feminine.

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  • 14. 

    Select the gender of the following word: Tigre

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    A. Masculine
    Explanation
    In Spanish, the word "Tigre" is masculine. This can be determined by looking at the ending of the word, as words that end in "e" are typically masculine. Additionally, the article "el" is used before masculine words, further confirming that "Tigre" is a masculine noun.

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  • 15. 

    Select the gender of the following word: Ave

    • A.

      Masculine

    • B.

      Feminine

    Correct Answer
    A. Masculine
    Explanation
    The word "Ave" is a masculine word. In many languages, including Latin, "Ave" is used as a greeting or salutation, typically meaning "Hail" or "Greetings." In Latin, masculine words often end in "-e" or "-us," while feminine words typically end in "-a" or "-us." Since "Ave" ends in "-e," it is classified as a masculine word.

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  • 16. 

    Write the plural form of the following singular word: Señor __________

    Correct Answer
    señores, senores
    Explanation
    The given singular word is "Señor" which means "Mr." in English. The plural form of "Señor" is "Señores" which means "Misters" or "gentlemen" in English.

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  • 17. 

    Write the plural form of the following singular word: Mascota __________

    Correct Answer
    mascotas
    Explanation
    The correct plural form of the singular word "mascota" is "mascotas".

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  • 18. 

    Write the plural form of the following singular word: Crisis __________

    Correct Answer
    crisis
    Explanation
    The plural form of the word "crisis" is "crises". In English, some words ending in -is form their plural by changing the -is to -es. This is the case for "crisis" which becomes "crises" when referring to multiple instances of a crisis.

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  • 19. 

    Write the singular form of the following plural word: Escuelas __________

    Correct Answer
    escuela
    Explanation
    The given plural word is "Escuelas" which means "schools" in English. The singular form of this word is "escuela" which means "school" in English.

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  • 20. 

    Write the singular form of the following plural word: Países __________

    Correct Answer
    país
    pais
    Explanation
    The given plural word is "Países" which means "countries" in Spanish. The singular form of this word is "país" which means "country" in Spanish. Another possible singular form is "pais" which is the anglicized version of the word. Both "país" and "pais" are correct singular forms of the given plural word.

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  • 21. 

    Which subject pronoun substitutes the underlined word(s) in the following sentence? Los Rodríguez viven en esta casa.

    • A.

      Ellos

    • B.

      Ustedes

    • C.

      Nostros

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Ellos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ellos". In the given sentence, "Los Rodríguez viven en esta casa," the subject pronoun that can substitute the underlined word "Los Rodríguez" is "Ellos." "Ellos" is the Spanish subject pronoun for "they" or "them," and it agrees with the masculine plural form of "Los Rodríguez."

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  • 22. 

    Which subject pronoun sustitutes the underlined word(s) in the following sentence? ¿María y tú están contentas en Barcelona?

    • A.

      Ustedes

    • B.

      Nostras

    • C.

      Ellos

    • D.

      Nosotros

    Correct Answer
    A. Ustedes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ustedes". In the sentence, the subject pronoun is being used to refer to multiple people, which is indicated by the use of the word "están" (they are). "Ustedes" is the subject pronoun used to address a group of people in a formal or informal way, and it is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 23. 

    Which subject pronoun sustitutes the underlined word(s) in the following sentence? La pintora donó tres de sus cuadros a la fundación.

    • A.

      El

    • B.

      Ella

    • C.

      Ellas

    • D.

      Ustedes

    Correct Answer
    B. Ella
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ella" because it is a subject pronoun that can substitute for the underlined word "La pintora" which is a feminine noun. "Ella" means "she" in English and agrees in gender with the noun it is replacing.

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  • 24. 

    Which subject pronoun sustitutes the underlined word(s) in the following sentence? Juan y yo pedimos la cena.

    • A.

      Nostros

    • B.

      Ustedes

    • C.

      Ellas

    • D.

      Ellos

    Correct Answer
    A. Nostros
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nosotros". In the sentence, "Juan y yo" is the subject, which means "we" in English. The subject pronoun that substitutes "Juan y yo" is "Nosotros".

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  • 25. 

    Which subject pronoun sustitutes the underlined word(s) in the following sentence? Rodrigo pidió una habitación con vista al mar.

    • A.

      El

    • B.

      Ella

    • C.

      Usted

    • D.

    Correct Answer
    A. El
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "El" because it is the subject pronoun that substitutes the underlined word "Rodrigo" in the sentence. "El" is the masculine singular form of the subject pronoun, which is used to refer to a male subject.

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  • 26. 

    Choose whether you'd use the subject pronoun tú (informal) or usted (formal) in the following situation: You are talking to the president of the United Nations.

    • A.

    • B.

      Usted

    Correct Answer
    B. Usted
    Explanation
    In this situation, it is appropriate to use the subject pronoun "usted" because you are talking to the president of the United Nations, which is a formal position of authority. Using the formal pronoun shows respect and acknowledges the hierarchical relationship between you and the president.

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  • 27. 

    Choose whether you'd use the subject pronoun tú (informal) or usted (formal) in the following situation: You are talking to a coworker.

    • A.

    • B.

      Usted

    Correct Answer
    A. Tú
    Explanation
    In this situation, the correct answer is "Tú" because you are talking to a coworker, which is an informal setting. Using the subject pronoun "tú" shows familiarity and a more casual tone in the conversation.

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  • 28. 

    Choose whether you'd use the subject pronoun tú (informal) or usted (formal) in the following situation: You are talking to a school's principal.

    • A.

    • B.

      Usted

    Correct Answer
    B. Usted
    Explanation
    In this situation, it is appropriate to use the subject pronoun "usted" because you are talking to a school's principal, which is a formal position of authority. Using the formal pronoun shows respect and acknowledges the hierarchical relationship between you and the principal.

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  • 29. 

    Select the subject pronoun that best complete the following sentence (the conjugated verb will tell you what person to choose): Susana es trabajadora pero __________ eres muy floja.

    • A.

    • B.

      El

    • C.

      Ella

    • D.

      Yo

    Correct Answer
    A. Tú
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tú" because the sentence is comparing two people, Susana and the person being addressed as "you." The conjugated verb "eres" indicates that the subject pronoun should be in the second person singular form, which is "tú" in Spanish.

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  • 30. 

    Select the subject pronoun that best complete the following sentence (the conjugated verb will tell you what person to choose): Ellos bebén café pero __________ prefiero el té tailandés.

    • A.

    • B.

      El

    • C.

      Ella

    • D.

      Yo

    Correct Answer
    D. Yo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yo" because the sentence is talking about the speaker's preference for Thai tea. The conjugated verb "prefiero" indicates that the subject pronoun should be in the first person singular form, which is "Yo" in Spanish.

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  • 31. 

    The Spanish language has been influenced by Armenian and Arabic.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Spanish has been influenced by Greek, Arabic and even Germanic languages, but not Armenian.

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  • 32. 

    Spanish, English and Chinese are the top 3 most spoken languages in the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Spanish, English, and Chinese are indeed the top three most spoken languages in the world. Spanish is spoken by a large number of people in countries like Spain, Mexico, and many Latin American countries. English is widely spoken in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and it is also commonly used as a global language for business and communication. Chinese, specifically Mandarin, is spoken by the largest number of people in the world, primarily in China. Therefore, it is accurate to say that these three languages are the most spoken languages worldwide.

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  • 33. 

    There are no phonetic differences between the Spanish spoken in Latin American and the one spoken in Spain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There are certain differences, mainly lexical and phonetic, between the Spanish of the Americas and the Spanish spoken in Spain.

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  • 34. 

    Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Caracas being the capital city of Venezuela is a factual statement. It is widely known and accepted that Caracas holds the position of the capital city in Venezuela. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 35. 

    Paraguay's capital city is La Paz.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Paraguay's capital is Asunción.

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