Saber Vs. Conocer Y Pedir Vs. Preguntar

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Saber Vs. Conocer Y Pedir Vs. Preguntar - Quiz

The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge of the uses of saber and conocer, pedir and preguntar, expressions of hacer, and additional idioms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ________ la respuesta?

    • A.

      Sabes

    • B.

      Conozco

    • C.

      Conocer

    Correct Answer
    A. Sabes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sabes" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "saber" in the second person singular form. "Sabes" means "you know" in English.

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  • 2. 

    No ___ dónde está la cafetería.  

    • A.

      Conoces

    • B.

      Conozco

    • C.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sé
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sé". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their knowledge or familiarity with the location of the cafeteria. The verb "sé" is the first person singular form of the verb "saber" which means "to know". The other options, "conoces" and "conozco", are forms of the verb "conocer" which means "to be acquainted with" or "to know someone". However, in this context, the speaker is referring to their own knowledge rather than asking if someone else knows.

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  • 3. 

    _______ la madre de Margarita.

    • A.

      Conozco

    • B.

    • C.

      Sabemos

    Correct Answer
    A. Conozco
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conozco." This is because "conozco" means "I know" in Spanish, and it is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with someone. In this context, it implies that the speaker knows Margarita's mother.

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  • 4. 

    Do you know what the state bird of Iowa is? (saber or conocer) 

    • A.

      Conocer

    • B.

      Saber

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Conocer
    B. Saber
    Explanation
    The question is asking whether the person knows or is aware of the state bird of Iowa. Both "saber" and "conocer" can be translated as "to know" in English, but they are used in different contexts. "Saber" is used to express knowledge or information about a fact or how to do something, while "conocer" is used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person, place, or thing. In this case, the correct answer is "conocer" because it is asking about familiarity with the state bird of Iowa, not knowledge about it.

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  • 5. 

    We know how to dance the Mambo. (saber or conocer) 

    • A.

      Saber

    • B.

      Conocer

    Correct Answer
    A. Saber
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saber" because in this context, "saber" is used to express knowledge or skills. In this case, the sentence is stating that the speaker knows how to dance the Mambo, indicating a skill or ability. "Conocer" would be used to express familiarity or acquaintance with a person, place, or thing, but it is not the appropriate verb to use in this sentence.

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  • 6. 

    They are requesting the recipe from me. (pedir or preguntar)

    • A.

      Pedir

    • B.

      Preguntar

    Correct Answer
    A. Pedir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pedir" because the sentence indicates that someone is asking or requesting the recipe from the speaker. "Pedir" means "to ask for" or "to request" in Spanish, which fits the context of the sentence. "Preguntar" means "to ask" in the sense of asking a question or seeking information, but it does not convey the idea of making a request for something specific like a recipe.

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  • 7. 

    Nobody asks me my name.

    • A.

      Preguntar

    • B.

      Pedir

    Correct Answer
    A. Preguntar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Preguntar" because the sentence states that nobody asks for the speaker's name, which implies that they are not being requested to provide their name. "Preguntar" means "to ask" in Spanish, so it aligns with the context of the sentence. "Pedir" means "to ask for" or "to request," but it does not fit the sentence as it implies someone is asking for something, not specifically asking for the speaker's name.

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  • 8. 

    We ask where they live.

    • A.

      Preguntar

    • B.

      Pedir

    Correct Answer
    A. Preguntar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "preguntar" because it means "to ask" in Spanish. The sentence "We ask where they live" can be translated as "Preguntamos dónde viven" in Spanish. "Pedir" means "to ask for" or "to request" in Spanish, which is not the correct verb to use in this context.

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  • 9. 

    We are requesting a great favor of them. (pedir or preguntar)

    • A.

      Preguntar

    • B.

      Pedir

    Correct Answer
    B. Pedir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pedir" because when we are requesting a favor, we are asking someone to do something for us. In this context, "pedir" is the appropriate verb to use as it means "to ask for" or "to request". "Preguntar", on the other hand, means "to ask" in the sense of seeking information or clarification. Therefore, "pedir" is the correct verb to convey the act of requesting a favor.

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  • 10. 

    Cuánto tiempo hace que estudias Ingles?

    • A.

      How long (how much time) have you been studying English?

    • B.

      How many times have you studied English?

    Correct Answer
    A. How long (how much time) have you been studying English?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How long (how much time) have you been studying English?" because the question is asking for the duration or length of time that the person has been studying English. The phrase "Cuánto tiempo hace que" translates to "how long (how much time) have" in English, indicating a question about duration. The verb "estudias" (you study) is in the present tense, but the use of "hace que" suggests a past action that started in the past and is still ongoing, which is why the present perfect continuous tense "have been studying" is used in the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Cuántos años hace que están casados?

    • A.

      How many years have they been married?

    • B.

      How many times have they been married?

    Correct Answer
    A. How many years have they been married?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How many years have they been married?" This question is asking about the duration of their marriage, not the number of times they have been married. It is seeking information about the length of time they have been together as a married couple.

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  • 12. 

    Cuántas semanas hace que estamos aquí?

    • A.

      How many times have we been here?

    • B.

      How many weeks have we been here?

    Correct Answer
    B. How many weeks have we been here?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "How many weeks have we been here?" This is because the original question asks for the duration in weeks, not the number of times. It is asking for the length of time, specifically in weeks, since the speaker arrived at the location.

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  • 13. 

    Acabamos de empezar otro año académico.

    • A.

      We've just begun another academic year.

    • B.

      We began another academic year.

    • C.

      We had begun another academic year.

    Correct Answer
    A. We've just begun another academic year.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We've just begun another academic year." This is because the phrase "We've just begun" indicates that the action of starting the academic year has recently occurred. The use of "another" suggests that this is not the first academic year, but rather a subsequent one.

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  • 14. 

    Acabo de llegar a casa.

    • A.

      I've just arrived home.

    • B.

      I had arrived home.

    • C.

      I have begun arriving home.

    Correct Answer
    A. I've just arrived home.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I've just arrived home." The phrase "I've just arrived" indicates that the action of arriving home has just happened in the recent past. The use of "have" and "just" suggests that the speaker is talking about a recent event. "I had arrived home" would imply that the action of arriving home happened before another past event. "I have begun arriving home" does not accurately convey the meaning of the original sentence.

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  • 15. 

    Mis padres me van a llamar esta noche.

    • A.

      My parents were going to call me tonight.

    • B.

      My parents are going to call me tonight.

    • C.

      My parents want to call me tonight.

    Correct Answer
    B. My parents are going to call me tonight.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My parents are going to call me tonight." This is because the sentence "Mis padres me van a llamar esta noche" translates directly to "My parents are going to call me tonight." The verb "van a llamar" indicates a future action, and the pronoun "me" indicates that the action is directed towards the speaker. Therefore, the correct translation is "My parents are going to call me tonight."

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  • 16. 

    Vamos a almorzar en una hora.

    • A.

      We're going to eat lunch in an hour.

    • B.

      We were going to eat lunch in an hour.

    • C.

      We began going to lunch to eat in an hour.

    Correct Answer
    A. We're going to eat lunch in an hour.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We're going to eat lunch in an hour." This is the correct translation of the given sentence in Spanish. It accurately conveys the future action of having lunch in one hour. The other options either change the tense or add unnecessary information that is not present in the original sentence.

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  • 17. 

    Pienso ir al cine con ellos.

    • A.

      I was going to plan on going to the movies with them.

    • B.

      I was planning on going to the movies with them.

    • C.

      I'm planning to go to the movies with them.

    Correct Answer
    C. I'm planning to go to the movies with them.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm planning to go to the movies with them." This is because the original sentence "Pienso ir al cine con ellos" translates to "I'm planning to go to the movies with them" in English. The verb "pienso" means "I'm planning" and "ir al cine con ellos" means "to go to the movies with them". Therefore, the correct answer accurately conveys the meaning of the original sentence.

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  • 18. 

    ¿Piensan volver mañana?

    • A.

      Are they planning to go back tomorrow?

    • B.

      Are they going to go back tomorrow?

    • C.

      Were they planning to go back tomorrow?

    Correct Answer
    A. Are they planning to go back tomorrow?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are they planning to go back tomorrow?" because the question is asking about someone's future plans or intentions. The use of "piensan" (they plan) indicates that the action of going back is something they are considering or thinking about doing in the future. The verb "volver" (to go back) also suggests a future action. Therefore, the most appropriate question to ask in this context is whether they have plans or intentions to go back tomorrow.

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  • 19. 

    El profesor vuelve a explicar el problema.

    • A.

      The professor is explaining the problem again.

    • B.

      The professor was going to explain the problem again.

    • C.

      The professor didn't explain the problem again.

    Correct Answer
    A. The professor is explaining the problem again.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "The professor is explaining the problem again." This answer is supported by the sentence "El profesor vuelve a explicar el problema" which translates to "The professor is explaining the problem again." The verb "vuelve" indicates that the professor is doing the action of explaining again, confirming the correctness of the answer.

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  • 20. 

    ¿Vuelves a salir con esa chica?

    • A.

      Are you going out with that girl again?

    • B.

      Did you go with that girl again?

    • C.

      Were you going to go out with that girl again?

    Correct Answer
    A. Are you going out with that girl again?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Are you going out with that girl again?" This is because the question is asking about a present action or intention to go out with the girl again. The other options are either in the past tense ("Did you go with that girl again?") or express uncertainty ("Were you going to go out with that girl again?").

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