Parts of Speech (Multiple Choice) Quiz

Parts of Speech (Multiple Choice) Quiz. You can use these items for your short formative test after a classroom discussion. Answers are already highlighted.

  1. What part of speech names a person, place, thing, or an idea?
    • Noun  
    • Pronoun
    • Adjective
    • Adverb
  2. Which of these modifies a noun or a pronoun?
    • Pronoun
    • Adjective
    • Adverb
    • Preposition
  3. What expresses an action or a state of being?
    • Noun
    • Adjective
    • Conjunction
    • Verb
  4. Which part of speech expresses emotion and has no grammatical relation to the rest of the sentence?
    • Preposition
    • Interjection 
    • Verb
    • Conjunction
  5. Which verb takes a direct object?
    • Intransitive verb
    • Linking verb
    • Helping verb
    • Transitive verb
  6. Which verb has a meaning complete on its own and does not require a direct object?
    • Intransitive verb
    • Transitive verb
    • Linking verb
    • Action verb
  7. What identifies or describes the subject of the verb?
    • Adverb
    • Subject complement 
    • Object complement
    • Predicate Nominative
  8. Which of these verbs connects the subject with an adjective or a noun that describes or identifies it?
    • Action verb
    • Transitive verb
    • Intransitive verb
    • Linking verb
  9. Which of these is taken as a person or thing the action is done to or done for?
    • Direct object
    • Object of preposition
    • Indirect object
    • Complement
  10. What part of a sentence tells something about the subject?
    • Subject
    • Predicate
    • Object
    • Complement
  11. Which of these defines a pronoun?
    • It is used in place of one or more nouns.
    • It modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
    • It expresses an action or a state of being.
    • It joins words or group of words.
  12. Which part of speech answers the questions; when, where, how, how much and why?
    • Preposition
    • Adverb
    • Adjective
    • Verb
  13. What part of speech answers questions; which, what kind of and how many?
    • Adjective
    • Interjection
    • Noun
    • Adverb
  14. What shows the relationship of a noun or a pronoun to some other words in a sentence?
    • Conjunction
    • Preposition
    • Pronoun
    • Adjective
  15. What joins words or group of words like phrases and clauses?
    • Pronoun
    • Verb
    • Conjunction
    • Interjection
  16. What part of a sentence completes the meaning of a transitive verb?
    • Indirect object
    • Object of preposition
    • Direct object
    • Object complement
  17. What are two or more verbs joined by a conjunction and are relating to the same subject?
    • Simple predicate
    • Compound verbs 
    • Helping verb
    • Verb phrase
  18. Which of these can be a noun, pronoun, or word group that acts as a noun, and receives the action of a verb or is influenced by a transitive verb, or verbal, or a preposition?
    • Object
    • Complement
    • Subject
    • Predicate
  19. What tells for whom, to whom, or to what something is done?
    • Direct object
    • Indirect object
    • Subject complement
    • Object complement
  20. What follows a preposition and is linked by it to the rest of the sentence?
    • Direct object
    • Object of preposition 
    • Indirect object
    • Object complement
  21. What are words, phrases, or clauses that provide descriptions in sentences?
    • Modifiers
    • Verbs
    • Appositives
    • Objects
  22. What sentence clearly states a command or order toward another person or animal?
    • Exclamatory
    • Imperative
    • Interrogative
    • Declarative
  23. Which sentence asks a question?
    • Declarative
    • Imperative
    • Interrogative
    • Exclamatory
  24. Which of these includes all the words in a clause or sentence except the subject and its modifiers
    • Complete subject
    • Complete predicate
    • Simple subject
    • Simple predicate
  25. What part of a sentence follows modifies or refers back to a direct object?
    • Indirect object
    • Object complement
    • Subject complement
    • Direct object
  26. What consists of a preposition and its objects and modifiers?
    • Noun phrase
    • Prepositional phrase
    • Verb phrase
    • Subject phrase
  27. Which of these is not a modifier?
    • Article
    • Adjective
    • Adverb
    • Pronoun
  28. Which of these is not an adjective?
    • humility
    • humble
    • proud
    • interesting
  29. Which of these follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence?
    • Subject
    • Predicate Adjective
    • Predicate noun
    • Object complement
  30. Which completes a linking verb and renames the subject?
    • Predicate Adjective
    • Predicate Nominative
    • Subject complement
    • Object complement
  31. What is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it?
    • Predicate
    • Appositive
    • Predicate Noun
    • Complement
  32. Which of the following is a prepositional phrase?
    • talk silently
    • near the gasoline station
    • the basket of fruits
    • the naughty and annoying boy
  33. Which sentence contains an unexpressed subject?
    • Neil, they are coming.
    • Neil, come back here.
    • What is Neil doing?
    • Neil is coming back.
  34. What is the unexpressed subject in imperative sentences?
    • I
    • They
    • You
    • Me
  35. Which part of speech may be used to describe or to modify a noun acting as direct object?
    • lazy
    • lazily
    • slowly
    • consecutively
  36. Which of these does NOT define a sentence?
    • A sentence cannot be just a word; it is always a group of words.
    • A sentence contains both a subject and a predicate.
    • A sentence ends with a question mark, an exclamation point or a period.
    • A sentence expresses a complete thought.
  37. Which of these is a sentence fragment?
    • You have to go there.
    • It’s over.
    • The boy near the pool
    • Prove it now.
  38. What is the verb in the sentence, “She has collected several sports memorabilia”?
    • has
    • collected
    • has collected
    • has collected several
  39. Which specifies grammatical definiteness of a noun?
    • Adjective
    • Article
    • Adverb
    • Pronoun
  40. Which of the following is NOT a noun?
    • bravery
    • gallant
    • interesting
    • sufficiency