KS2 English Quiz - Asking Questions (Questions)

This KS2 English quiz will test you on asking questions. The use of punctuation when asking questions in writing is very important.

¿Habla inglés? Spanish has a very interesting way of punctuating questions. In Spanish, an upside down question mark comes at the beginning of the question so that the reader will know to expect a question rather than a statement. English is not so helpful. In English, word order is nearly always used to show that you are reading or hearing a question. 'You are' becomes 'Are you?'

Try this English quiz on asking questions to check your understanding.

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1. Change this statement into a question.
The radiators are not working.
[ ] Are the radiators not working.
[ ] Are the radiators not working?
[ ] Are not the radiators working.
[ ] The radiators are working?
2. Change this statement into a question.
I like chocolate.
[ ] You like chocolate?
[ ] Yes.
[ ] Do I like chocolate.
[ ] Do I like chocolate?
3. Change this statement into a question.
My favourite toy has disappeared.
[ ] Has my favourite toy disappeared?
[ ] My favourite toy disappeared has?
[ ] Has my favourite toy disappeared.
[ ] Where is my favourite toy?
4. Change this statement into a question.
You are eleven years old today.
[ ] Are you eleven years old today.
[ ] You are eleven years old? today?
[ ] Are you eleven years old today?
[ ] Eleven? Years old? Today?
5. Change this statement into a question.
We will be visiting the museum later today.
[ ] Will we be visiting the museum later today?
[ ] Will we be visiting the museum later today.
[ ] Is the museum open later today?
[ ] The museum will be open later today?
6. Change this statement into a question.
I can smell something delicious cooking for tea.
[ ] I can smell something delicious cooking for tea?
[ ] Can I smell something delicious cooking for tea.
[ ] Can I smell something delicious cooking for tea?
[ ] Is something delicious cooking for tea?
7. Change this statement into a question.
You are excited about the school trip.
[ ] You are? Excited about the school trip?
[ ] Are you excited about the school trip.
[ ] Are you excited about the school trip?
[ ] Am I excited about the school trip?
8. Change this statement into a question.
A terrible storm is on its way.
[ ] Is a terrible storm on its way.
[ ] Is a terrible storm on its way?
[ ] Are you worried about the storm on its way?
[ ] A terrible storm? Is on its way.
9. Change this statement into a question.
He has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child.
[ ] Has he wanted to be a doctor since he was a child?
[ ] Has he wanted to be a doctor since he was a child.
[ ] Did he want to be a doctor since he was a child?
[ ] Does he want to be a doctor since he was a child?
10. Change this statement into a question.
Let's take the train to London.
[ ] Let's take the train to London?
[ ] Us let take the train to London.
[ ] Us let take the train to London?
[ ] Shall we take the train to London?

 

KS2 English Quiz - Asking Questions (Answers)
1. Change this statement into a question.
The radiators are not working.
[ ] Are the radiators not working.
[x] Are the radiators not working?
[ ] Are not the radiators working.
[ ] The radiators are working?
Often the word order has to change quite a bit when you turn a statement into a question.
2. Change this statement into a question.
I like chocolate.
[ ] You like chocolate?
[ ] Yes.
[ ] Do I like chocolate.
[x] Do I like chocolate?
'Do I like chocolate?' is an example of a rhetorical question. You wouldn't really expect someone else to answer that for you!
3. Change this statement into a question.
My favourite toy has disappeared.
[x] Has my favourite toy disappeared?
[ ] My favourite toy disappeared has?
[ ] Has my favourite toy disappeared.
[ ] Where is my favourite toy?
Don't forget to add the question mark.
4. Change this statement into a question.
You are eleven years old today.
[ ] Are you eleven years old today.
[ ] You are eleven years old? today?
[x] Are you eleven years old today?
[ ] Eleven? Years old? Today?
The last answer is not correct, but would work very well when writing dialogue.
5. Change this statement into a question.
We will be visiting the museum later today.
[x] Will we be visiting the museum later today?
[ ] Will we be visiting the museum later today.
[ ] Is the museum open later today?
[ ] The museum will be open later today?
In some instances, you might hear this as a question: 'We will be visiting the museum later today?' - using this word order would only be as a repetition of the original statement in order to express surprise.
6. Change this statement into a question.
I can smell something delicious cooking for tea.
[ ] I can smell something delicious cooking for tea?
[ ] Can I smell something delicious cooking for tea.
[x] Can I smell something delicious cooking for tea?
[ ] Is something delicious cooking for tea?
The last answer makes sense but forgets to mention smell.
7. Change this statement into a question.
You are excited about the school trip.
[ ] You are? Excited about the school trip?
[ ] Are you excited about the school trip.
[x] Are you excited about the school trip?
[ ] Am I excited about the school trip?
Punctuation is important when writing English.
8. Change this statement into a question.
A terrible storm is on its way.
[ ] Is a terrible storm on its way.
[x] Is a terrible storm on its way?
[ ] Are you worried about the storm on its way?
[ ] A terrible storm? Is on its way.
All sentences must end with a form of punctuation.
9. Change this statement into a question.
He has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child.
[x] Has he wanted to be a doctor since he was a child?
[ ] Has he wanted to be a doctor since he was a child.
[ ] Did he want to be a doctor since he was a child?
[ ] Does he want to be a doctor since he was a child?
'He has' simply becomes 'has he'.
10. Change this statement into a question.
Let's take the train to London.
[ ] Let's take the train to London?
[ ] Us let take the train to London.
[ ] Us let take the train to London?
[x] Shall we take the train to London?
'Let's' = 'let us' - the only way to turn this into a question is to use 'shall we'.