Relative Clauses Quiz Questions And Answers

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Are you a grammar whiz? Take this relative clauses quiz to test your knowledge! Relative clauses are clauses starting with the relative pronouns who, that, which, whose, where, and when. These clauses are used in the English language to relate two or more ideas. In these questions, you will have to identify the correct relative pronouns and match verbs in relative clauses. Once you think you have this concept down… give it a shot! Good luck, and don’t forget to share this quiz with your friends and classmates.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Complete the sentences using the correct relative pronoun. The school, ________ teaches adults, is going to be closed. 

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      What

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    A. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". In this sentence, "which" is used as a relative pronoun to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about the school. The relative clause "teaches adults" describes the school and is essential to the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Complete the sentences using a relative pronoun. The building, ________ is quite old, is being occupied by a university.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      This

    • D.

      Whom

    Correct Answer
    A. Which
    Explanation
    The word "which" is used in the sentence as a relative pronoun to introduce a non-essential or non-restrictive clause. In this context, the clause "which is quite old" provides additional information about the building but is not essential to understanding which building is being referred to. The use of "which" helps clarify the description of the building without limiting or restricting its identification.

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  • 3. 

    Complete the sentences using the appropriate relative pronoun. I saw the students ________ were really disappointed.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      Such as

    Correct Answer
    B. Who
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I saw the students who were really disappointed," the relative pronoun "who" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides more information about the students. Here's the breakdown:Main clause: "I saw the students."Relative clause: "who were really disappointed."The relative pronoun "who" connects the two clauses and specifies which students the speaker is referring to. It acts as the subject of the relative clause, linking it to the main clause. In this case, it tells us more about the specific group of students – the ones who were really disappointed.

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  • 4. 

    Complete the sentences using a relative pronoun. I have a lot of friends ________ are interested in helping them.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whom

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Like

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who". In this sentence, the relative pronoun "who" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about the subject "friends". The clause "who are interested in helping them" describes the type of friends the speaker has.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct relative pronoun for this sentence. We don’t like people ________ talk a lot. 

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      Whom

    • D.

      None of them

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    In the sentence "We don’t like people who talk a lot," the relative pronoun "who" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides more information about the people the speaker is referring to. Here's the breakdown:Main clause: "We don’t like people."Relative clause: "who talk a lot."The relative pronoun "who" connects the two clauses and specifies the characteristic of the people the speaker is talking about – those who talk a lot. "Who" is used here because it refers to people and serves as the subject of the relative clause. It helps to identify or describe a particular group of people with a specific trait mentioned in the relative clause.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the sentences using a relative pronoun. She’s opening a store ________ sells different kinds of mushrooms.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      Which

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Like

    Correct Answer
    B. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". The sentence is describing the store that she is opening, specifying that it sells different kinds of mushrooms. The relative pronoun "which" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides more information about the noun "store".

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb.  I have three friends who are/is divorced.

    Correct Answer
    are
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I have three friends who are divorced," we use the plural form of the verb "are" because the subject of the relative clause is "three friends," which is a plural noun.

     

    Here's the breakdown:

     

    Main clause: "I have three friends."

    Relative clause: "who are divorced."

     

    The relative pronoun "who" connects the two clauses, and the verb that follows, "are," agrees with the plural noun "friends." Since "friends" is plural, we use the plural form of the verb "are" to maintain subject-verb agreement. This ensures that the verb aligns with the number of the subject it is describing.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb. I worked at a school that were/was very interesting.

    Correct Answer
    was
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I worked at a school that was very interesting," the singular form "was" is used because the subject of the relative clause is "a school," which is a singular noun.

     

    Here's the breakdown:

     

    Main clause: "I worked at a school."

    Relative clause: "that was very interesting."

     

    The relative pronoun "that" connects the two clauses, and the verb that follows, "was," agrees with the singular noun "school." Since "school" is singular, we use the singular form of the verb "was" to maintain subject-verb agreement. This ensures that the verb aligns with the number of the singular subject it is describing. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb. I love movies that teach/teaches me something.

    Correct Answer
    teach
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I love movies that teach me something," the plural form "teach" is used because the subject of the relative clause is "movies," which is a plural noun.

     

    Here's the breakdown:

     

    Main clause: "I love movies."

    Relative clause: "that teach me something."

     

    The relative pronoun "that" connects the two clauses, and the verb that follows, "teach," agrees with the plural noun "movies." Since "movies" is plural, we use the plural form of the verb "teach" to maintain subject-verb agreement. This ensures that the verb aligns with the number of the plural subject it is describing.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb. I can’t stand movies that are/is scary.

    Correct Answer
    are
    Explanation
    In the sentence "I can't stand movies which are scary," the plural form "are" is used because the subject of the relative clause is "movies," which is a plural noun.

     

    Here's the breakdown:

     

    Main clause: "I can't stand movies."

    Relative clause: "which are scary."

     

    The relative pronoun "which" connects the two clauses, and the verb that follows, "are," agrees with the plural noun "movies." Since "movies" is plural, we use the plural form of the verb "are" to maintain subject-verb agreement. This ensures that the verb aligns with the number of the plural subject it is describing.

     

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  • 11. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb. A good friend is someone who visit/visits you when you’re lonely.

    Correct Answer
    visits
    Explanation
    Let's break down the sentence:

     

    "A good friend is someone who visits you when you’re lonely."

     

    Main clause: "A good friend is someone."

    Relative clause: "who visits you when you’re lonely."

     

    In this sentence, the relative pronoun "who" introduces a defining relative clause that provides more information about the noun "someone." The verb in the relative clause, "visits," agrees with the singular noun "someone." This usage is appropriate because it describes a general characteristic of a good friend – the action of visiting when the person is lonely.

     

    The choice of the singular verb "visits" reflects the singular nature of "someone," maintaining subject-verb agreement in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct form of the verb. He’s an outgoing guy who like/likes everyone.

    Correct Answer
    likes
    Explanation
    Let's break down the sentence:

     

    "He's an outgoing guy who likes everyone."

     

    Main clause: "He's an outgoing guy."

    Relative clause: "who likes everyone."

     

    In this sentence, the relative pronoun "who" introduces a defining relative clause that provides more information about the noun "guy." The verb in the relative clause, "likes," agrees with the singular noun "guy." This usage is appropriate because it describes a general characteristic of the outgoing guy – the action of liking everyone.

     

    The choice of the singular verb "likes" reflects the singular nature of "guy," maintaining subject-verb agreement in the sentence. It indicates that the outgoing guy is the one who possesses the quality of liking everyone.

     

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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