Prepositions Vocabulary Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on our Vocabulary section's Prepositions pages. 1. Which is a preposition? be because behind a) be b) because c) behind 2. What do prepositions almost always come before? adjectives verbs or adverbs nouns or noun phrases a) adjectives b) verbs or adverbs c) nouns or noun phrases 3. Complete with the correct preposition: "Jenny jumped ______ her bike and rode off." at on up a) at b) on c) up 4. Which is correct? "The train went ______ the tunnel." through between across a) through b) between c) across 5. Which means the same as beside? next next to next from a) next b) next to c) next from 6. Which is correct? "It's really hot here _______ summer." on at in a) on b) at c) in 7. Which is correct? "Let's go _______ a walk in the park." by for to a) by b) for c) to 8. Which is correct? "How long has it been _______ you called your mother?" from since after a) from b) since c) after 9. "Everyone was there except for the manager." Which means the same as except for? minus including besides a) minus b) including c) besides 10. Complete the complex preposition: "The parking space in front _______ my house is reserved." of at to a) of b) at c) to 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.