Adverbs of Degree Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words in our Vocabulary section's list of adverbs of degree. 1. An adverb of degree tells us about the intensity or _______ of an action, an adjective or another adverb. purpose extent meaning a) purpose b) extent c) meaning 2. "Danny's new hairstyle looks really good." Which is the adverb of degree? looks really good a) looks b) really c) good 3. Which is correct? "Call me when the food's _______ ready." enough nearly awfully a) enough b) nearly c) awfully 4. Poor people rent the _______ expensive places. most quite least a) most b) quite c) least 5. It was _______ hot to play tennis, so we went swimming instead. so too very a) so b) too c) very 6. We missed the train. We got there _______ after it left. just almost hardly a) just b) almost c) hardly 7. Are you sure you've studied _______ to pass the exam? enough nearly quite a) enough b) nearly c) quite 8. "That is simply not true!" Which means the same as "simply" in this case? just somewhat purely a) just b) somewhat c) purely 9. "Liverpool are virtually unbeatable this year." Which means the same as "virtually" in this case? barely absolutely almost a) barely b) absolutely c) almost 10. Molly's grandchildren _______ ever visit her these days. fairly nearly hardly a) fairly b) nearly c) hardly 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.