Adverbs of Time 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 time. 1. An adverb of time tells us when or _______ the action occurs. how come how many how often a) how come b) how many c) how often 2. Which is correct? Jenny isn't here _______. Can I take a message? soon now then a) soon b) now c) then 3. It'll stop raining soon, so let's wait until _______. now then soon a) now b) then c) soon 4. Christmas is celebrated _______ on December 25. daily monthly annually a) daily b) monthly c) annually 5. Harry's never used a gun _______, so he couldn't be the killer. before earlier already a) before b) earlier c) already 6. The bus arrived _______ than usual, so we had to wait. late later lately a) late b) later c) lately 7. The drought lasted many months, but the rains _______ came. ever already eventually a) ever b) already c) eventually 8. Which can mean the same as "rarely"? unusually irregularly infrequently a) unusually b) irregularly c) infrequently 9. Which can mean the same as "previously"? formerly finally lately a) formerly b) finally c) lately 10. Our town's so boring! Nothing interesting _______ happens here. always ever never a) always b) ever c) never 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.