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 Your score is: Correct answers: Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.