Simple, Compound And Complex Sentences Quiz

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How good are you at identifying the sentences as simple, compound, or complex, and which are compound-complex sentences? Try this quiz and test your knowledge for the same. Simple and compound sentences can be distinguished by the number of independent clauses they have. Having covered these different types of sentences, you are now expected to clearly identify them. Take up this practice quiz and see if you can determine the different types of sentences and defend your argument. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Barbara and Joanne whispered and giggled all night.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 2. 
    John went to school today, but James remained at home.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex sentence

  • 3. 
    We decided to go fishing and camp out at the lake.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 4. 
    Those clouds promise rain, so we should hurry up and leave before we get caught in a flash flood.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 5. 
    Since we had only gone a mile from camp, we decided to return before dark.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 6. 
    After the tornado hit, my house was completed destroyed.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 7. 
    This summer our vacation should be both exciting and restful.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 8. 
    Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 9. 
    After finding out that he bought a used shirt, he went to the store to return it.  
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound sentence

    • C. 

      Complex sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 10. 
    Buying new footwear is my hobby. 
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence 

    • B. 

      Complex Sentence

    • C. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound Sentence 

  • 11. 
    Rey waited for the train all night.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-complex sentence

  • 12. 
    I looked for Joe and Mary at the airport.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 13. 
    I like tea, but Mary likes coffee.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 14. 
    I want to be a ballerina when I grow up, and my mom is proud of me.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 15. 
    The rain started as soon as they left home to attend a meeting.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

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