Verbs And Verb Usage

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Verb Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your use of verbs and verb phrases while testing your knowledge of the many forms of verbs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence?A rain forest is divided into four levels.
    • A. 

      Rain

    • B. 

      Rain forest

    • C. 

      Is

    • D. 

      Divided

    • E. 

      Is divided

  • 2. 
    What is the verb in the following sentence?Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is a Catholic school.
    • A. 

      Of

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      School

  • 3. 
    What is the verb phrase in the following sentence?Should Olivia go to the dance with Melinda?
    • A. 

      Should

    • B. 

      Go

    • C. 

      Dance

    • D. 

      Should go

    • E. 

      Go dance

  • 4. 
    What is the correct way to use the irregular verb?I ___________ you at the grocery store on Sunday.
    • A. 

      Seen

    • B. 

      Saw

    • C. 

      See

  • 5. 
    What is the correct way to use the helping verb?They __________ going to see that movie, but they changed their minds.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Were

    • C. 

      Was

    • D. 

      Is

    • E. 

      Am

  • 6. 
    Select the correct troublesome verb.My family ___________ animals on a farm for personal use.
    • A. 

      Raises

    • B. 

      Rises

  • 7. 
    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?How the internet works is a fascinating question for many people.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

  • 8. 
    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?Evelyn loves to do that dance in the mirror.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

  • 9. 
    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?Joe answered that question very well.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

  • 10. 
    Is the word in bold a noun or a verb?You know the answer to the question!
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

  • 11. 
    Sidney Poitier built the church with bricks. Built is a transitive verb, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Because of the nuns, he found the strength to finish the job.Found is a transitive verb, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    His helpers fell into the hole after building the church. Fell is a transitive verb, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Give is a linking verb, true or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    An action verb links the subject to the predicate, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A transitive verb expresses an action that passes from a doer to a receiver, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Monica will go with Melinda.Georgia is short and fat.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?
    • A. 

      Monica will go with Melinda.

    • B. 

      Timmy is short and fat.

  • 18. 
    Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater.Bill went to Lauderdale Middle.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?
    • A. 

      Shawn was the boy in the blue sweater.

    • B. 

      Bill went to Sunrise Middle School.

  • 19. 
    Teresa went to the clinic.However, Julie appears sick.Which sentence above contains a linking verb?
    • A. 

      Teresa went to the clinic.

    • B. 

      However, Julie appears sick.

  • 20. 
    Which verb is in progressive tense?inventinventedinventing
    • A. 

      Invent

    • B. 

      Invented

    • C. 

      Inventing

  • 21. 
    Which verb is in past tense?Go WentGoing
    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      Went

    • C. 

      Going

  • 22. 
    The shoes in the closet _______ worn out.Select the correct verb for the sentence above.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 23. 
    The box under the stairs _________ to be removed.Select the correct verb for the sentence above.
    • A. 

      Need

    • B. 

      Needs

  • 24. 
    Which sentence is in active voice?
    • A. 

      DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa.

    • B. 

      The Mona Lisa was painted by DaVinci.

  • 25. 
    Which sentence is in passive voice?
    • A. 

      The investment plans were drawn by the finance committee.

    • B. 

      However, the development department drew the layout for the plan.

  • 26. 
    What is the correct verb usage for the sentence below?Please be seated; the curtain is
    • A. 

      Raising

    • B. 

      Rising

  • 27. 
    Students need several materials for school.What tense is the verb?
    • A. 

      Past

    • B. 

      Present

    • C. 

      Future

  • 28. 
    Some verbs can be transitive or intransitive, depending on their use in a sentence, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Select the correct "troublesome" verb. Where did the girls ________ the tickets for the game?
    • A. 

      Lay

    • B. 

      Lie