What is a Part of Speech? Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It covers the What is a Part of Speech? page in our Grammar section, focusing on nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

1. "My sister speaks good English." Which word is a verb?

sister
speaks
good
a) sister b) speaks c) good

2. Verbs are one type of word, and ________ are another type of word.

nouns
letters
sentences
a) nouns b) letters c) sentences

3. How many different types of word, or "parts of speech", does English have?

five
seven
nine
a) five b) seven c) nine

4. Different parts of speech have different jobs. What do verbs like "run" and "learn" do?

express things
express actions
tell us more about a noun
a) express things b) express actions c) tell us more about a noun

5. "Let's watch a funny movie." Which word is a noun?

watch
funny
movie
a) watch b) funny c) movie

6. "Do you like your new teacher?" Which word is an adjective?

like
new
teacher
a) like b) new c) teacher

7. Adjectives are words like "hot" and "loud" that tell us more about

a noun
a verb
an adverb
a) a noun b) a verb c) an adverb

8. Another part of speech is the adverb. These are words like "quickly" and "quietly" that tell us more about

a noun
a verb
an adjective
a) a noun b) a verb c) an adjective

9. "I always study hard before a test." In this sentence, which word is an adverb?

study
hard
test
a) study b) hard c) test

10. "The test wasn't difficult, so I passed easily." The word "difficult" is

a verb
an adverb
an adjective
a) a verb b) an adverb c) an adjective

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Contributor: Matt Errey creator of Word Up


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