Semantic Roles Exercises Quiz With Answers

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Are you prepared for a super fun English grammar test? Our super cool 'Semantic Roles Exercises Quiz with Answers' will put your knowledge of the basics of English grammar to the test. In this quiz, you'll be tasked with identifying the semantic role in various sentences.
All the questions are presented in a simple multiple-choice format, making it easy and engaging. To ace this quiz, read each question carefully and attempt them all. Your score will be revealed instantly once you've completed all the questions.
So, are you up for the challenge? Have a blast, and Read morewe wish you the very best as you embark on this grammatical adventure! Let's dive into the world of semantic roles and test your linguistic prowess.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He cut the meat with a knife. The word in italics is a(n): 

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Instrument.

    • C.

      Source

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Instrument.
    Explanation
    The word "knife" in the sentence is used to describe the tool or instrument that is being used to cut the meat. Therefore, the correct answer is an instrument.

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  • 2. 

    I like tea very much. The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Instrument

    • C.

      Source

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Theme
    Explanation
    The word "theme" is the correct answer because it refers to a central idea or subject that is commonly found in literature, music, or other forms of art. In this sentence, the word "tea" is the central subject being discussed. 

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  • 3. 

    My father always feels proud of me. The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Agent

    • B.

      Goal

    • C.

      Experiencer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Experiencer
    Explanation
    The word "experiencer" is the correct answer because it refers to someone who undergoes or experiences a certain feeling or emotion. In this case, the sentence states that the speaker's father always feels proud of them, indicating that the father is experiencing the emotion of pride towards the speaker.

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  • 4. 

    My cup of coffee was drunk! The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Agent

    • B.

      Experiencer

    • C.

      Theme

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Theme
    Explanation
    The word "cup of coffee" is the theme of the sentence because it is the main focus or topic of the sentence. The sentence is stating that the cup of coffee was drunk, indicating that the cup of coffee is the central element being discussed.

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  • 5. 

    Great people think alike. The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Experiencer.

    • B.

      Agent.

    • C.

      Location.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Agent.
    Explanation
    The word "alike" suggests that the individuals being referred to are similar in their thinking. An agent is someone who takes action and makes decisions, which aligns with the idea of great people thinking alike. Therefore, the correct answer is "agent".

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  • 6. 

    I went home early yesterday. The word "home" is a(n):

    • A.

      Theme.

    • B.

      Location.

    • C.

      Experience.

    Correct Answer
    B. Location.
    Explanation
    The word “home” in this sentence is a location at which the speaker arrived. Therefore, “location” is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    We get milk from cows. The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Source.

    • B.

      Theme.

    • C.

      Instrument.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Source.
    Explanation
    The word "get" indicates obtaining or acquiring something. In this case, the sentence states that we obtain milk from cows. Therefore, the word "source" is the correct answer as it refers to the origin or place from where something comes from.

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  • 8. 

    She sat on a chair and started reading. The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Theme.

    • B.

      Location.

    • C.

      Instrument.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Location.
    Explanation
    The word "chair" indicates a specific physical place where she sat down to read. Therefore, the correct answer is "location."

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  • 9. 

    Do you love me? The word in italics is a(n):

    • A.

      Agent.

    • B.

      Experiencer.

    • C.

      Goal.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Experiencer.
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Do you love me?", the word "you" functions as the experiencer, indicating the person who experiences the feeling of love. Experiencers are individuals who receive or feel the effects of an action, emotion, or state described in the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    She always buys her clothes at expensive stores. The word "at" is a(n):

    • A.

      Source.

    • B.

      Goal.

    • C.

      Location.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Location.
    Explanation
    The word "at" indicates a specific place or position, suggesting that the italicized word is referring to a location. In this context, it implies that the person buys their clothes at expensive stores, indicating the location where they make their purchases.

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Heather Baxter |BSc |
K-12 English Expert
Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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