Sentence Structure Mrs. Dees

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Sentence Structure Quizzes & Trivia

Objective: Students will be able to identify and demonstrate correct usage of clauses and sentence structure in writing. Students will review the phrases, sentence parts, and parts of speech. This test was created by the students of Mrs. Dees 9th Grade English Honors class at The Calhoun School.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the sentences below. If the statement is true select True or if the statement is false select False.Clauses and phrases are the same because they both have a subject and predicate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A sentence is a group of words that contain a subject and a predicate. The order of a sentence is: Subject + Verb + Object.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A phrase is a group of words that do not contain a subject, or a verb, or sometimes both.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A simple sentence has a main clause and a subordinate clause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A declarative sentence makes a statement and is punctuated with a questions mark.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A complex sentence has one independent clause and one or more dependent clause.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An appositive phrase consists of an appositive plus any modifiers or complements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Every clause contains a subject and an adverb.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The independent clauses in a compound sentence should be joined by a comma and a coordinating conjuction or a semicolon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Read the sentences. Identify the type of structure. I love to shop and text!
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 11. 
    Read the sentence below. Identify the sentence structure.The old man is waiting for you.
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 12. 
    Identify the type of sentence structure for this sentence.When I went to the store, I saw a blue polo shirt, and I saw a green one.
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 13. 
    Read the passage from "Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird" by Toni Cade Bambara. Identify the structure of the underlined sentence.  "The puddle had frozen over, and me and Cathy went stumpin in it. The twins from next door, Tyrone and Terry, were waitin ther turn on the tire. Cathy jumped up and came down hard on her heels and started tap dancin."
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 14. 
    Read the passage from "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. Identify the compound-complex sentence and write that sentence in the section provide."Ivan laid out an evening suit, and Rainsford as he put it on and noticed that it came from a London tailor who ordinarily cut and sewed for none below the rank of dukes. The dining room to which Ivan conducted them was in many ways remarkable. There was a medieval magnificence about it.
  • 15. 
    Read the passage from "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton. Identify all the prepositonal phrase and place them in the space below."The appointed day arrived. From far and near, the people gathered, and thronged the great galleries of the arena, and crowds, unable to gain admittance massed themselves against its outside walls. The king and his court were in their places opposite the twin doors-those fateful portals, so terrible in their simlilarity.
  • 16. 
    Read the passage from "The Gift of the Magi."  Determine how many independent clauses there are in the passage."Suddenly, she whirled from the window and stood before the glass.  Her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its color within twenty seconds. Rapidly, she pulled down her hair and let it fall to its full length.
    • A. 

      Severn (7)

    • B. 

      Nine (9)

    • C. 

      Four (4)

    • D. 

      Two (2)

  • 17. 
    Read the passage from "Liberty" by Julia Alvarez. Identify the adjective clause in the sentence. Write the adjective clause in the space provided."Mami glared at papi, 'I told you I don't want trouble--' She was going to say more, but her eye fell on me and stopped herself. 'Why aren't you with the others?' She scolded. It was as if I had been the one who had dug up her lily bulbs."
  • 18. 
    Read the sentences below. Indentify the clause of the underline words in the sentence.The ice held until she reached the firm land.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

  • 19. 
    Read the sentence below. Identify the type of clause being used.She had made up her mind to follow his instruction when she heard the howling of the wolves.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

  • 20. 
    As Rosalyn went to the mailbox, she stumbled over a huge rock.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

  • 21. 
    The parking garage, which was very old, needed a new paint job.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

  • 22. 
    Read the sentences below. Identify the type of clause being used.Whoever comes to Grandma Rosa's house is welcomed.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

  • 23. 
    Identify the underlined words as a clause or phrase.The apple tree is located near the blueberry bush.
    • A. 

      Adjectice clause

    • B. 

      Noun clause

    • C. 

      Adverb clause

    • D. 

      Prepositional phrase

  • 24. 
    Identify the underlined words as a clause or phrase.After the rain, the sun came out.
    • A. 

      Adjective clause

    • B. 

      Adverb clause

    • C. 

      Noun clause

    • D. 

      Prepositional phrase

  • 25. 
    Read the passage from "Shattered." How many phrases are in this passage. Select the correct number below."Meanwhile, at Mike and Iom's request, the shrimp boat captain radioed the coast guard that a hunter had spent a night on the mountain and was possibly in trouble.  At the same time, the friends grabbed sleeping bags, food, and water, and fired signal shots on the hillside below hime.
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6