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Parts of Speech Test

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Parts of Speech Test

 

Select the answer that names the part of speech of the underlined word in each sentence.

 

1. When the bell rings, the class runs out the door.

a.) verb b.) adverb c.) adjective d.) pronoun

 

 

2. In Social Studies, we learned about Russia, South America, and __Europe__.

a.) noun b.) preposition c.) interjection d.) pronoun

 

 

3. My dad is not a snazzy dresser, but I love him anyway.

a.) adjective b.) verb c.) conjunction d.) preposition

 

 

4. Listen to the music from the music box.

a.) noun b.) pronoun c.) adverb d.) adjective

 

 

5. __Oh dear__, I forgot my homework again.

a.) conjunction b.) noun c.) interjection d.) adverb

 

 

6. The sunset turned the sky gold and red.

a.) noun b.) adjective c.) preposition d.) pronoun

 

 

7. We hid Grandma’s present under the table.

a.) conjunction b.) verb c.) preposition d.) adjective

 

 

8. Jackie carefully walked across the icy parking lot.

a.) adjective b.) noun c.) adverb d.) conjunction

 

 

9. A famous chef prepares desserts at the five-star restaurant.

a.) pronoun b.) noun c.) adjective d.) verb

 

 

10. Cookies ‘n’ cream is Ms. Gerchman’s favorite ice cream flavor.

a.) adverb b.) preposition c.) verb d.) interjection

 

 

11. __She__ also enjoys mint chocolate chip and fudge ripple.

a.) preposition b.) pronoun c.) noun d.) adjective

 

 

12. Can you come to the Bahamas with me?

a.) preposition b.) adverb c.) verb d.) conjunction

 

 

13. __Many__ students are looking forward to playing on Edwards teams next year.

a.) adverb b.) preposition c.) adverb d.) adjective

 

 

14. I knew my chances of winning were tiny, so I didn’t buy a lottery ticket.

a.) interjection b.) adverb c.) preposition d.) conjunction

 

 

15. For the Carolina Panthers, the sun will come out tomorrow.

a.) noun b.) adjective c.) adverb d.) interjection

 

 

16. I raced in the 10-mile __run__.

a.) pronoun b.) verb c.) preposition d.) noun

 

 

17. Penny likes to run with her dog.

a.) pronoun b.) verb c.) preposition d.) noun

 

18. __This__ tastes terrible, but at least it’s better than school lunch.

a.) conjunction b.) preposition b.) pronoun d.) verb

 

 

19. Don’t run up the up escalator.

a.) adverb b.) preposition b.) noun d.) adjective

 

 

20. Violet seems unhappy today, but maybe she’s just not feeling well.

a.) pronoun b.) verb c.) noun d.) conjunction

 

 

21. We waited in line outside the movie theater.

a.) adverb b.) adjective c.) preposition d.) interjection

 

 

22. __Ouch!__ I stubbed my toe on the step!

a.) noun b.) interjection c.) pronoun d.) verb

 

 

23. I got a new coat, for it’s cold this winter.

a.) verb b.) conjunction c.) preposition d.) adverb

 

 

24. I wish there could be peace in Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, and other troubled places.

a.) adjective b.) pronoun c.) noun d.) verb

 

25. George W. Bush is the President of the United States.

a.) preposition b.) conjunction c.) noun d.) adverb

 

26. I bought five apples so I could eat one each day for lunch at school.

a.) adverb b.) noun c.) preposition d.) adjective

 

27. My homework should have been done last Friday, but because of the ice storm, I didn’t do it until much later.

a.) preposition b.) pronoun c.) adverb d.) verb

 

28. My essay was much better than __hers__.

a.) noun b.) pronoun c.) verb d.) interjection

 

29. Cinderella felt very lucky when her fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach.

a.) conjunction b.) adverb c.) adjective d.) noun

 

30. I like to play inside and __outside__.

a.) adverb b.) preposition c.) adjective d.) pronoun

 

 

31. __Hippos__ may look cute, but they are actually very dangerous animals.

a.) pronoun b.) conjunction c.) verb d.) noun

 

 

32. The dusty erasers made Ms. Gerchman sneeze.

a.) preposition b.) noun c.) adverb d.) adjective

 

 

33. For our party to be a success, we need pizza, soda, and cookies.

a.) conjunction b.) interjection c.) pronoun d.) verb

 

 

34. Please do not put your feet on anyone else’s desk.

a.) pronoun b.) adverb c.) preposition d.) noun

 

 

35. We turned right on Benvenue Road.

a.) adjective b.) adverb c.) interjection d.) verb

 

 

36. Ms. Gerchman asks that all students be in their seats when the bell rings.

a.) conjuction b.) interjection c.) adverb d.) preposition

 

 

37. __Hooray!__ It’s almost Valentine’s Day!

a.) interjection b.) noun c.) pronoun d.) preposition

 

 

38. No one should be afraid of Caspar, because he is a friendly ghost.

a.) adjective b.) verb c.) noun d.) adverb

 

 

39. Before starting the test, Dan read all the directions.

a.) adverb b.) pronoun c.) conjunction d.) verb

 

 

40. __Wrap__ the food with a piece of plastic wrap.

a.) noun b.) preposition c.) verb d.) adverb

 

 

41. I got a new coat for my birthday.

a.) conjunction b.) preposition c.) adjective d.) pronoun

 

 

42. Ms. Gerchman sometimes stays at school until 5 p.m.

a.) interjection b.) adjective c.) adverb d.) noun

 

 

43. Max wanted a red pencil, but he got a purple one instead.

a.) verb b.) adjective c.) pronoun d.) preposition

 

 

44. My friend saw the guidance counselor to talk about her __anger__.

a.) interjection b.) noun c.) adjective d.) pronoun

 

 

45. Hmm, I don’t think I know the answer to that one.

a.) noun b.) adverb c.) verb d.) adjective

 

 

46. Make a right turn at the stop sign.

a.) adjective b.) conjunction c.) noun d.) adverb

 

 

47. __I__ hope to travel to Russia some day.

a.) noun b.) adjective c.) preposition d.) pronoun

 

 

48. __Not only Irene __but also Roberta plan to go to camp this summer.

a.) adjective b.) pronoun c.) conjunction d.) adverb

 

 

49. Those desks are brand-new, but these are old and falling apart.

a.) pronoun b.) adjective c.) preposition d.) adverb

 

 

50. Our school was a junior high, but now it’s a middle school.

a.) adverb b.) conjunction c.) noun d.) verb

 

 

EXTRA CREDIT

Earn up to 20 bonus points!

Please answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper.

 

1. What is an antecedent? (+2)

2. What does FANBOYS stand for? (+7)

3. What are the three articles? (+3)

4. Name the four demonstrative pronouns. (+4)

5. Give an example of a correlative conjunction. (+2)

6. Why should we bother learning the parts of speech? Describe one good reason. (+2)

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