11-Plus English Quiz - Nouns 2 (Questions)

In this second 11-plus English quiz on nouns, you are going to get some practice in identifying abstract nouns; these are nouns that you can't literally sense with your five senses: you can't see, touch, smell, hear or taste them. For example: anger, love, curiosity and democracy.

One handy tip to help with finding the correct answer is to put the words 'he is' at the beginning of each option. The ones that make no sense will be incorrect answers. Abstract nouns are not as obvious as proper nouns, but once you get to grips with them, you'll be a noun expert!

Give this quiz a whirl and see if you can get top marks. If at first you don't succeed, try try again!

1. Which noun is an abstract noun?
sympathetic, sympathy, cruel, kind
[ ] sympathetic
[ ] cruel
[ ] sympathy
[ ] kind
2. Which noun is an abstract noun?
loyal, dishonest, honest, loyalty
[ ] dishonest
[ ] honest
[ ] loyalty
[ ] loyal
3. Which noun is an abstract noun?
success, courageous, deceitful, successful
[ ] courageous
[ ] deceitful
[ ] success
[ ] successful
4. Which noun is an abstract noun?
informative, skillful, culture, cultural
[ ] culture
[ ] informative
[ ] cultural
[ ] skillful
5. Which noun is an abstract noun?
just, justifiable, justice, justify
[ ] justify
[ ] justice
[ ] just
[ ] justifiable
6. Which noun is an abstract noun?
hospital, hospitality, hospitable, unhospitable
[ ] unhospitable
[ ] hospital
[ ] hospitable
[ ] hospitality
7. Which noun is an abstract noun?
leisurely, lazy, lax, leisure
[ ] leisure
[ ] lax
[ ] leisurely
[ ] lazy
8. Which noun is an abstract noun?
dedicated, destroyed, declined, dedication
[ ] destroyed
[ ] declined
[ ] dedicated
[ ] dedication
9. Which noun is an abstract noun?
jealous, spiteful, envy, envious
[ ] envious
[ ] envy
[ ] jealous
[ ] spiteful
10. Which noun is an abstract noun?
miserable, gloomy, glum, misery
[ ] miserable
[ ] gloomy
[ ] misery
[ ] glum
11-Plus English Quiz - Nouns 2 (Answers)
1. Which noun is an abstract noun?
sympathetic, sympathy, cruel, kind
[ ] sympathetic
[ ] cruel
[x] sympathy
[ ] kind
The other words are adjectives
2. Which noun is an abstract noun?
loyal, dishonest, honest, loyalty
[ ] dishonest
[ ] honest
[x] loyalty
[ ] loyal
The other words are adjectives
3. Which noun is an abstract noun?
success, courageous, deceitful, successful
[ ] courageous
[ ] deceitful
[x] success
[ ] successful
The other words are adjectives
4. Which noun is an abstract noun?
informative, skillful, culture, cultural
[x] culture
[ ] informative
[ ] cultural
[ ] skillful
The other words are adjectives
5. Which noun is an abstract noun?
just, justifiable, justice, justify
[ ] justify
[x] justice
[ ] just
[ ] justifiable
'Justice' is the only noun in the list. What parts of speech are the other words?
6. Which noun is an abstract noun?
hospital, hospitality, hospitable, unhospitable
[ ] unhospitable
[ ] hospital
[ ] hospitable
[x] hospitality
What parts of speech are the other words?
7. Which noun is an abstract noun?
leisurely, lazy, lax, leisure
[x] leisure
[ ] lax
[ ] leisurely
[ ] lazy
The other words are adjectives, but 'leisurely' can also be used as an adverb
8. Which noun is an abstract noun?
dedicated, destroyed, declined, dedication
[ ] destroyed
[ ] declined
[ ] dedicated
[x] dedication
The other words are derived from the verbs dedicate, destroy and decline
9. Which noun is an abstract noun?
jealous, spiteful, envy, envious
[ ] envious
[x] envy
[ ] jealous
[ ] spiteful
The other words are adjectives
10. Which noun is an abstract noun?
miserable, gloomy, glum, misery
[ ] miserable
[ ] gloomy
[x] misery
[ ] glum
The other words are adjectives