Demonstrative Pronouns Quiz

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Welcome to our comprehensive Demonstrative Pronouns Quiz! This quiz is designed to test your understanding of demonstrative pronouns, an essential component of grammar in many languages. Demonstrative pronouns, such as "this," "that," "these," and "those," play a crucial role in indicating specific people, objects, or ideas in a sentence. In this quiz, you'll encounter various questions that will challenge your knowledge of demonstrative pronouns in different contexts. From identifying the correct demonstrative pronoun to understanding their usage in sentences of varying complexity, this quiz covers a wide range of topics related to demonstrative pronouns.

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Demonstrative Pronouns Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

     Look at ______ man over there! He's wearing a colorful hat!  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    B. That
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that" because it is used to refer to something that is farther away from the speaker or the person being spoken to. In this case, the speaker is referring to a man who is wearing a colorful hat, indicating that the man is not close to them.

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  • 2. 

     Her new house cost about two and a half million dollars. ______ a lot of money.  

    • A.

      This is

    • B.

      That's

    • C.

      These are

    • D.

      Those are

    Correct Answer
    B. That's
    Explanation
    The phrase "Her new house cost about two and a half million dollars" indicates a specific amount of money. The correct answer "That's" is used to refer back to the previous statement and acknowledge that the mentioned amount is indeed a lot of money.

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  • 3. 

    Hello. ______ Patrick. Can I speak to Murray, please?  

    • A.

      This is

    • B.

      That's

    • C.

      These are

    • D.

      Those are

    Correct Answer
    A. This is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This is" because the speaker is introducing themselves on the phone. They are saying "Hello, this is Patrick" to identify themselves before asking to speak to Murray.

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  • 4. 

    ______ boots she is wearing look very expensive.  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    C. Those
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Those." The word "boots" is plural, so we need to use a plural demonstrative pronoun to refer to them. "Those" is the appropriate choice because it is used to refer to objects that are close to the speaker and the person being spoken to.

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  • 5. 

    My grandmother never wore trousers when she was young. In ______ days it wasn't acceptable.  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    D. Those
    Explanation
    The correct answer is “those” because it is referring to plural days in the past. 

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  • 6. 

    I'm going to London again ______ weekend. Do you want to come?  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    A. This
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "this" because the sentence is referring to the upcoming weekend. "This" is used to indicate something that is close in time or proximity to the speaker, in this case, the weekend that the speaker is referring to.

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  • 7. 

    Yes, let's go to the restaurant tonight. _______ a great idea.  

    • A.

      This is

    • B.

      That is

    • C.

      These are

    • D.

      Those are

    Correct Answer
    B. That is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "That is" because it agrees with the singular subject "a great idea." "This is" would be used for a singular object close to the speaker, while "These are" and "Those are" would be used for plural objects.

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  • 8. 

    What's the name of ______ song by Robbie Williams we heard yesterday?  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    B. That
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that" because it refers to a singular noun (song) that is not close to the speaker but was mentioned earlier in the conversation (yesterday).

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  • 9. 

    Oh, I love ______ pair of trousers. I'm going to buy myself a pair!  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    D. Those
    Explanation
    In the sentence, you are expressing your admiration for a specific pair of trousers. When you say "those pair of trousers," you are referring to a particular pair of trousers that you are currently looking at or have in mind. "Those" is a demonstrative pronoun that indicates a specific set of items that are a bit distant from the speaker. In this context, you're talking about a specific pair of trousers that you have seen or have in mind, so "those" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 10. 

    Here we are. ______ is where I live.  

    • A.

      This

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      These

    • D.

      Those

    Correct Answer
    A. This
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This". The sentence suggests that the speaker is referring to something close to them, indicating proximity. "This" is used to refer to something singular and nearby, making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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