Interjection Quiz With Answers

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Interjections are used in the English language to express emotions such as excitement, surprise, or disgust. This part of speech is commonly used in informal language than in a formal setting. How good are you at using interjections? Take this " Interjections Quiz With Answers" to test your knowledge of English grammar. Instructions: Choose the best interjection that is appropriate for the sentence. All the best, and keep practicing.


Interjection Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    "_____! You're stepping on my foot."(expressing pain)

    • A.

      Ah

    • B.

      Oh

    • C.

      Ouch

    • D.

      Hmmm

    • E.

      Well

    Correct Answer
    C. Ouch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ouch" because it is a common expression used to convey pain or discomfort when someone accidentally steps on someone else's foot. It is a reflexive response to physical pain and is universally understood as an expression of discomfort.

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  • 2. 

    "Oh _____! Does it hurt?" (expressing pity)

    • A.

      Alas

    • B.

      Er

    • C.

      Dear

    • D.

      Eh

    • E.

      Hmmm

    Correct Answer
    C. Dear
    Explanation
    The word "dear" is the correct answer because it expresses pity or concern for someone who is in pain. The phrase "Oh dear! Does it hurt?" is a common expression used to show sympathy towards someone experiencing physical or emotional discomfort.

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  • 3. 

    "_____, that seems good." (expressing pleasure)

    • A.

      Wow

    • B.

      Er

    • C.

      Hmmm

    • D.

      Hey

    • E.

      Ew

    Correct Answer
    A. Wow
    Explanation
    The word "Wow" is used to express pleasure or satisfaction. In the given sentence, the speaker is indicating that something seems good and they are pleased with it. "Wow" is commonly used in this context to convey a positive reaction or approval.

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  • 4. 

    "_____! she's dead now." (expressing grief or pity)

    • A.

      Oh

    • B.

      Er

    • C.

      Hay

    • D.

      Alas

    • E.

      Ah

    Correct Answer
    D. Alas
    Explanation
    The word "alas" is used to express grief or pity. In this context, the person is saying that someone is dead now, and the word "alas" conveys a sense of sorrow or regret over this fact.

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  • 5. 

    "It's hot today." "_____?" "I said it's hot today." (asking for repetition)

    • A.

      Yow

    • B.

      Oh

    • C.

      Eh

    • D.

      Yeah

    • E.

      Hmmm

    Correct Answer
    C. Eh
    Explanation
    The person responding with "Eh" is asking the speaker to repeat what they said. This is indicated by the phrase "I said it's hot today" following the response. "Eh" is often used as a casual way to express confusion or a request for clarification.

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  • 6. 

    "Lima is the capital of..._____...Peru." (expressing hesitation)

    • A.

      Hmmm

    • B.

      Er

    • C.

      Yow

    • D.

      Yhup

    • E.

      Hey

    Correct Answer
    B. Er
    Explanation
    The word "er" is used to express hesitation or uncertainty. In this context, it suggests that the speaker is unsure about the answer to the question. Therefore, the correct answer is "er" as it reflects the hesitation in providing the response.

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  • 7. 

    "_____ John. How are you today?" (expressing greeting)

    • A.

      Hi

    • B.

      Yeah

    • C.

      Yow

    • D.

      Er

    • E.

      Ah

    Correct Answer
    A. Hi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hi" because it is a common greeting used to express a friendly hello. It is a variation of "hello" and is often used in informal or casual settings.

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  • 8. 

    "_____! What a good idea!" (expressing surprise, joy, etc.)

    • A.

      Wow

    • B.

      Le

    • C.

      Yow

    • D.

      Hi

    • E.

      Er

    Correct Answer
    A. Wow
    Explanation
    The word "Wow" is used to express surprise, joy, or excitement in response to a good idea. It is commonly used in informal conversations and is often accompanied by an exclamation mark.

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  • 9. 

    "_____, please say 'yes'!" (expressing pleading)

    • A.

      Le

    • B.

      Er

    • C.

      Ah

    • D.

      Eh

    • E.

      Oh

    Correct Answer
    E. Oh
    Explanation
    The word "Oh" is the correct answer because it is used to express pleading or begging someone to say "yes". It is a common interjection used to convey emotions such as surprise, disappointment, or in this case, a plea for agreement.

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  • 10. 

    "_____! look at that!" (calling attention)

    • A.

      Ho

    • B.

      Hey

    • C.

      Ye

    • D.

      Yeah

    • E.

      Le

    Correct Answer
    B. Hey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hey" because it is a common interjection used to call someone's attention or express surprise or excitement. In this context, the exclamation mark emphasizes the speaker's excitement and urgency in drawing attention to something.

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  • 11. 

    "_____. I don't think that's a great idea."(expressing hesitation, doubt or disagreement)

    • A.

      Le

    • B.

      Hey

    • C.

      Er

    • D.

      Hmm

    • E.

      Oh

    Correct Answer
    D. Hmm
    Explanation
    The word "Hmm" is used to express hesitation, doubt, or disagreement. It suggests that the speaker is not fully convinced or is unsure about the idea being discussed.

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  • 12. 

    "_____! You're here!" (expressing surprise)

    • A.

      Ah

    • B.

      Oh

    • C.

      Er

    • D.

      Hey

    • E.

      Ahmm

    Correct Answer
    B. Oh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Oh" because it is commonly used to express surprise or astonishment when someone unexpectedly arrives or appears. It conveys a sense of excitement or disbelief in a casual and informal manner.

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  • 13. 

    "_____...I don't know the answer to that." (expressing hesitation)

    • A.

      Uh

    • B.

      Oh

    • C.

      Ah

    • D.

      Hm

    Correct Answer
    A. Uh
    Explanation
    The word "Uh" is commonly used to express hesitation or uncertainty when someone doesn't know the answer to a question. It is a filler word that is often used to buy time or show that the person is thinking. In this context, the speaker is admitting that they do not have the answer and are unsure about it.

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  • 14. 

    "Shall we go?" "_____." (expressing agreement)

    • A.

      Er

    • B.

      Yow

    • C.

      Hey

    • D.

      Uh-huh

    • E.

      Ouch

    Correct Answer
    D. Uh-huh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uh-huh" because it is a casual and informal way of expressing agreement. It is often used in spoken language to show that you agree with someone or understand what they are saying.

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  • 15. 

    "85 divided by 5 is..._____...17." (expressing hesitation)

    • A.

      Um

    • B.

      Eh

    • C.

      Er

    • D.

      Ahmm

    • E.

      Ow

    Correct Answer
    A. Um
    Explanation
    The word "um" is commonly used as a filler or hesitation word when someone is unsure or thinking. In this context, "um" is used to express hesitation before stating the answer to the division problem. It indicates that the person is taking a moment to think before providing the answer.

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  • 16. 

    "_____, what did he say?" (introducing a remark)

    • A.

      Ah

    • B.

      Yow

    • C.

      Hey

    • D.

      Ouch

    • E.

      Well

    Correct Answer
    E. Well
    Explanation
    The word "Well" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to introduce a remark or response to something that has been said. It indicates that the speaker is considering their response or thinking about what was said before giving their own input.

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  • 17. 

    "What do you think of that, _____?"

    • A.

      Eh

    • B.

      Ah

    • C.

      Oh

    • D.

      Yow

    • E.

      Le

    Correct Answer
    A. Eh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eh" because it is a common interjection used to express indifference, surprise, or seeking agreement. It is often associated with Canadian English and is used to seek confirmation or agreement from the listener in a casual or informal manner.

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  • 18. 

    "_____! I've got a toothache." (expressing pain)

    • A.

      Le

    • B.

      Ah

    • C.

      Oh

    • D.

      Er

    • E.

      Ahmm

    Correct Answer
    C. Oh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Oh." This is because "Oh" is commonly used to express pain or discomfort. It is often used as an exclamation when someone experiences sudden or intense pain, such as a toothache.

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  • 19. 

    "_____, I don't think you're the one that I'm trying to look for."(expressing hesitation)

    • A.

      Oh

    • B.

      Uh

    • C.

      Eh

    • D.

      Ah

    • E.

      Hey

    Correct Answer
    B. Uh
    Explanation
    The blank space in the sentence suggests that the speaker is hesitating or unsure about something. The word "uh" is commonly used as a filler or hesitation sound when someone is unsure about what to say or is searching for the right words. Therefore, "uh" is the most appropriate choice to convey the hesitation expressed in the sentence.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd (Curriculum and Teaching) |
K-5 English Expert
Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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