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What are Nouns?

Quiz by Cinco Delgado

Grade 10
English Language Arts
Common Core

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  • Q1
    What Are Nouns? You probably remember learning about nouns at some point, but you may be hard-pressed to explain what they are. Nouns are incredibly important in spoken and written language, but the good news is that they're also pretty easy to understand. Figuring out the basics of how nouns operate in sentences will help you learn lots of other more complex rules down the road. Are nouns incredibly important in spoken and written language?
    Yes
    No
    120s
  • Q2
    Definition of Nouns A noun is a part of speech, and parts of speech simply refer to types of words. You may be familiar with a lot of basic parts of speech, like nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Nouns identify people, places, things, and ideas. Nouns can be categorized as either common or proper. Common nouns name general people, places, things, and ideas, while proper nouns name specific people, places, things, and ideas. What do nouns identify?
    actions and reactions
    place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, or degree
    an attribute
    people, places, things, and ideas
    120s
  • Q3
    Which of the following is a common noun? Remember, common nouns name general people, places, things, and ideas.
    Ms. Borland
    Mr. Wall
    Ms. Mack
    teacher
    120s
  • Q4
    Which of the following is a proper noun? Remember proper nouns name specific people, places, things, and ideas.
    her
    Jose
    him
    the bridge
    120s
  • Q5
    The first letter in a common noun isn't capitalized unless that common noun is the first word in a sentence. The first letter in a proper noun is typically capitalized. Which is a proper noun?
    town
    community
    city
    Seattle
    120s
  • Q6
    Nouns in Sentences A key thing to remember about nouns is that every sentence needs to have one to be complete. Nouns perform and often receive the actions being performed in sentences, and they play other roles in sentences, too. Without nouns, we'd end up with incomplete sentence fragments like, 'walks around' or 'stomped on.' What does every sentence need to be complete?
    a common noun
    a proper noun
    a noun
    a part of speech
    120s
  • Q7
    Nouns in Sentences There is an exception to the rule that every sentence needs a noun. Some sentences contain short commands, like 'Leave!' or 'Stop.' In each of these examples, the noun is understood without actually being included. The understood noun, or pronoun, here is 'You.' The speakers in those very short sentences really mean, 'You leave!' and 'You stop.' When does a sentence not need a noun?
    When the noun is implied
    When the noun is proper noun
    When the noun is a common noun
    Every sentence needs a noun
    120s
  • Q8
    Which of the following nouns is a common noun?
    Aunt Tasha
    region
    Texas
    Manhattan
    120s
  • Q9
    Which of the following nouns is a proper noun?
    cat
    mountain
    Central Park
    fireman
    120s
  • Q10
    Consider this sentence: Alvin studied for his test after going swimming. Which of the following words from the above sentence is a noun?
    for
    studied
    after
    Alvin
    120s
  • Q11
    Which of the following words is a common noun identifying a person?
    Mr. Taylor
    Dr. Jones
    doctor
    Ms. Randall
    120s
  • Q12
    Which of the following words is a noun?
    pizza
    before
    early
    scared
    120s

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