Phrasal Verbs Quiz: Keep 1

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1. keep at

Julie's started saving her money. If she keeps at it she'll

a. spend it soon

b. have nothing left

c. have plenty in the future

2. keep back (1)

The military police thought I was keeping something back, so they kept on

a. assisting me

b. hitting me

c. thanking me

3. keep back (2)

Pedro's a very smart guy. The thing that's keeping him back is his

a. excellent education

b. lack of confidence

c. good looks

4. keep from (1)

My wife and I try to keep our children from

a. doing their homework

b. playing computer games too much

c. learning English

5. keep from (2)

We have to keep news about those things from Joan because it just

a. amuses her

b. upsets her

c. pleases her

6. keep off (1)

Our dog is being taught to keep off the sofa, but sometimes she still tries to

a. get off the sofa

b. get on the sofa

c. get on the floor

7. keep off (2)

If you want to be slim and sexy, you have to keep off

a. fruits and vegetables

b. fatty foods, sweets and ice-cream

c. exercise machines

8. keep out

The sign tells people to keep their dogs out of the park, so there are

a. many dogs in the park

b. many people in the park

c. no dogs in the park

9. keep out of

The president understands that he has to keep out of legal cases and criminal trials and that he must

a. refuse to comment

b. get involved

c. try to help

10. keep to

We kept to our annual budget, so at the end of the year we

a. had plenty of money

b. were short of money

c. had to borrow money

1. keep at - Julie's started saving her money. If she keeps at it she'll: a) spend it soon b) have nothing left c) have plenty in the future

2. keep back (1) - The military police thought I was keeping something back, so they kept on: a) assisting me b) hitting me c) thanking me

3. keep back (2) - Pedro's a very smart guy. The thing that's keeping him back is his: a) excellent education b) lack of confidence c) good looks

4. keep from (1) - My wife and I try to keep our children from: a) doing their homework b) playing computer games too much c) learning English

5. keep from (2) - We have to keep news about those things from Joan because it just: a) amuses her b) upsets her c) pleases her

6. keep off (1) - Our dog is being taught to keep off the sofa, but sometimes she still tries to: a) get off the sofa b) get on the sofa c) get on the floor

7. keep off (2) - If you want to be slim and sexy, you have to keep off: a) fruits and vegetables b) fatty foods, sweets and ice-cream c) exercise machines

8. keep out - The sign tells people to keep their dogs out of the park, so there are: a) many dogs in the park b) many people in the park c) no dogs in the park

9. keep out of - The president understands that he has to keep out of legal cases and criminal trials and that he must: a) refuse to comment b) get involved c) try to help

10. keep to - We kept to our annual budget, so at the end of the year we: a) had plenty of money b) were short of money c) had to borrow money

Contributor: Matt Errey