Sentence Fragment Quiz With Answers

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Sentence Fragment Quiz With Answers - Quiz

Can you differentiate between a complete sentence and a sentence fragment? Take our amazing sentence fragment quiz to find out exactly how much you know and how much you still need to learn. A sentence fragment usually lacks one of three critical components- a subject, a verb, and a complete idea. Go through the given sentences, and identify each one as a complete sentence or a sentence fragment. Have fun. Let's dive right in! Do not forget to share the quiz.


Sentence Fragment Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Commanded the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Sentence Fragment" because the phrase "Commanded the Continental army in the Revolutionary War" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a subject, making it a fragment rather than a complete thought or statement.

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  • 2. 

    So, Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement is a complete sentence because it consists of a subject (Washington and his troops) and a predicate (crossed the Delaware River). It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Raphael finished his homework before his mother came home from work.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Raphael finished his homework before his mother came home from work." is a complete sentence because it has a subject (Raphael) and a predicate (finished his homework before his mother came home from work). It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a grammatically correct statement.

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  • 4. 

    Well-known ragtime pianist.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Sentence Fragment" because the phrase "Well-known ragtime pianist" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a subject and a verb, and therefore does not express a complete thought. It is only a fragment of a sentence that requires additional information to make it grammatically correct.

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  • 5. 

    A butterfly with bright blue wings and long antennae landed.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "A butterfly with bright blue wings and long antennae landed." is a complete sentence because it has a subject (butterfly) and a predicate (landed), expressing a complete thought. It provides a clear and concise statement about the action of a butterfly landing, making it a grammatically correct and coherent sentence.

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  • 6. 

    John had not completed the sculpture even though he had worked a long time.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "John had not completed the sculpture even though he had worked a long time" is a complete sentence because it contains a subject (John) and a predicate (had not completed the sculpture). Additionally, it expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a grammatically correct statement.

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  • 7. 

    Can you name the famous American woman in the picture?

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Complete Sentence" because a complete sentence is a grammatically correct sentence that contains a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. In the given question, the options "Complete Sentence" and "Sentence Fragment" are being compared, and the correct answer is the one that represents a complete thought.

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  • 8. 

    A woman who made history.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The phrase "A woman who made history" is a complete sentence. It has a subject ("A woman") and a verb ("made") that expresses a complete thought. It also includes a relative clause ("who made history") that modifies the subject, providing additional information.

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  • 9. 

    One of the best-known women in American history is Sacagawea.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given answer "Complete Sentence" is correct because it is a grammatically complete statement that expresses a complete thought. It has a subject (Sacagawea) and a predicate (is one of the best-known women in American history). The sentence is coherent and can stand alone as a meaningful statement.

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  • 10. 

    A member of the Lemhi band of the Shoshone.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Sentence Fragment" because the phrase "A member of the Lemhi band of the Shoshone" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a verb, making it an incomplete thought or fragment. A complete sentence should have a subject (who or what the sentence is about) and a verb (the action or state of being).

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  • 11. 

    She also searched for plants that were safe to eat.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "She also searched for plants that were safe to eat" is a complete sentence because it contains a subject ("she") and a predicate ("searched for plants that were safe to eat"). It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 12. 

    And once saved valuable instruments during a storm.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Sentence Fragment" because the phrase "And once saved valuable instruments during a storm" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a subject, and it does not express a complete thought on its own. It is only a fragment of a sentence and needs to be connected to a complete sentence to make sense.

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  • 13. 

    From whom Sacagawea had been separated years before.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Sentence Fragment" because the sentence "From whom Sacagawea had been separated years before" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a subject and a main verb, making it a fragment of a sentence.

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  • 14. 

    In the final quarter of the game.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    "Sentence Fragment" is the correct answer because the given phrase "in the final quarter of the game" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a verb, which is an essential component of a complete sentence. It is only a phrase or a fragment of a sentence, as it does not express a complete thought on its own.

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  • 15. 

    Classes in mountain hiking will begin soon.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    A. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement "Classes in mountain hiking will begin soon" is a complete sentence because it contains a subject ("Classes in mountain hiking") and a verb ("will begin"), and it expresses a complete thought. It provides a clear and complete idea, making it a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 16. 

    Duck-billed platypus.

    • A.

      Complete Sentence

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence Fragment
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Sentence Fragment" because the phrase "Duck-billed platypus" is not a complete sentence. It lacks a verb, making it an incomplete thought or fragment. A complete sentence should have both a subject and a verb to express a complete idea.

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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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