KS1 English Quiz - Adverbs 1 (Questions)

This quiz is about identifying adverbs and it helps children understand what an adverb is used for. The National Curriculum states that Year 2 pupils at KS1 level should know this terminology. Using adverbs will increase their knowledge of the English language and literacy.

A verb is a word that involves action and an adverb is how the action is happening. ‘She sang loudly’ - the verb is ‘sang’ and how she is singing is ‘loudly,’ which is the adverb.

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1. Which of these words is not an adverb?
[ ] noisily
[ ] loudly
[ ] headphones
[ ] angrily
2. Which word is not an adverb?
[ ] heavily
[ ] weights
[ ] easily
[ ] luckily
3. Why do we use adverbs?
[ ] To make our writing more interesting and add to the verb.
[ ] To fill our page with writing.
[ ] To help us learn to spell.
[ ] To make a noun sound more interesting.
4. 'The flames spread quickly.' Which word is an adverb?
[ ] flames
[ ] quickly
[ ] spread
[ ] The
5. 'The aeroplane landed safely.' Which word is an adverb?
[ ] The
[ ] aeroplane
[ ] landed
[ ] safely
6. 'The young mother looked proudly at her baby.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
[ ] The young
[ ] mother looked
[ ] looked proudly
[ ] her baby
7. 'The snail crept slowly along the garden path.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
[ ] snail crept
[ ] crept slowly
[ ] slowly along
[ ] garden path
8. Finish this sentence: He wrote the letter very...
[ ] letter.
[ ] neatly.
[ ] house.
[ ] loudly.
9. Finish this sentence: The boys were working...
[ ] busily.
[ ] when.
[ ] the.
[ ] apple.
10. 'The old man nodded...' Which adverb could not follow?
[ ] sleepily.
[ ] slowly.
[ ] angrily.
[ ] loudly.
KS1 English Quiz - Adverbs 1 (Answers)
1. Which of these words is not an adverb?
[ ] noisily
[ ] loudly
[x] headphones
[ ] angrily
Many adverbs end in 'ly'.
2. Which word is not an adverb?
[ ] heavily
[x] weights
[ ] easily
[ ] luckily
An adverb adds to and describes a verb.
3. Why do we use adverbs?
[x] To make our writing more interesting and add to the verb.
[ ] To fill our page with writing.
[ ] To help us learn to spell.
[ ] To make a noun sound more interesting.
When we write, we want to interest the reader. By adding description to our verbs, we are making our stories more enjoyable.
4. 'The flames spread quickly.' Which word is an adverb?
[ ] flames
[x] quickly
[ ] spread
[ ] The
It is important that every house has a fire alarm and that the owners check it regularly.
5. 'The aeroplane landed safely.' Which word is an adverb?
[ ] The
[ ] aeroplane
[ ] landed
[x] safely
The English way to spell aeroplane is like this but in America they write 'airplane'.
6. 'The young mother looked proudly at her baby.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
[ ] The young
[ ] mother looked
[x] looked proudly
[ ] her baby
Try to write the verb then the adverb when possible.
7. 'The snail crept slowly along the garden path.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
[ ] snail crept
[x] crept slowly
[ ] slowly along
[ ] garden path
You will often see snails in the garden after rain.
8. Finish this sentence: He wrote the letter very...
[ ] letter.
[x] neatly.
[ ] house.
[ ] loudly.
Make sure the adverb you use makes sense.
9. Finish this sentence: The boys were working...
[x] busily.
[ ] when.
[ ] the.
[ ] apple.
There are lots of adverbs to choose from, so make sure you add them in your writing.
10. 'The old man nodded...' Which adverb could not follow?
[ ] sleepily.
[ ] slowly.
[ ] angrily.
[x] loudly.
Every sentence you write has the potential to include an adverb.