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Practice - Reading - 06

Hello young readers! Ready to put your reading skills to the test? This quiz is designed to help you hone them. You'll be asked to analyse sentences, identify the use of language, and even spot mistakes. With 10 bite-sized questions, it's a fun way to boost your learning and see how much you've improved. Let's get started!
1.
Which punctuation is missing in this sentence: 'Liam asked his friends, Do you want to play football?'
Comma
Quotation marks
Full stop
Exclamation mark
Quotation marks are missing as they should be used around directly quoted speech 'Liam asked his friends, "Do you want to play football?"'
2.
Identify the verb in the sentence: 'Lucas secretly hid his brother’s toy in the wardrobe.'
Lucas
Secretly
Hid
Wardrobe
'Hid' is the verb in the sentence as it describes what Lucas did.
3.
What is the synonym of 'lazy' among the following options?
Idle
Slow
Difficult
Sleepy
'Idle' is a synonym for 'lazy' as both have similar meanings.
4.
What word completes this sentence: 'My brother and I _______ to the park.'
Going
Goes
Go
Goed
The correct answer is 'go'. The sentence should read: 'My brother and I go to the park.' because 'brother and I' is a plural subject.
5.
Which sentence is incorrect?
Sarah has two cats.
My mother cooked a delicious dinner.
The cat are in the garden.
Harry is the class clown.
The sentence 'The cat are in the garden.' is incorrect. It should be 'The cat is in the garden' or 'The cats are in the garden.'
6.
Which sentence is a question?
Clean your room this instant.
How old are you?
The cat sat on the mat.
We have a test tomorrow.
The sentence 'How old are you?' is a question as it is asking for information.
7.
What does the word 'arduous' mean in the following sentence: 'The villagers faced an arduous journey across the mountains'?
Relaxing
Dangerous
Difficult
Exciting
'Arduous' means something that is hard or difficult. So in the sentence, it describes their journey as challenging.
8.
What makes the following a compound sentence: 'I like reading books, but I also enjoy playing football.'
It has two subjects
It has two independent clauses
It has two dependent clauses
It has a subject and a predicate
A compound sentence is made of at least two independent clauses that are connected by a conjunction (in this case 'but') or a semicolon.
9.
Identify the adjective in the sentence: 'Sally danced joyously at the party.'
Danced
Sally
Joyously
The party
'Joyously' is the adjective as it describes how Sally danced.
10.
What tense is the sentence in: 'We will go to the zoo tomorrow.'
Past tense
Present tense
Future tense
Present continuous tense
The sentence is in future tense as it talks about an event that will happen in the future.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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