KS3 English Quiz - Nouns (Basics) 01 (Questions)

Places, people and things are all nouns, e.g. "corner", "vicar" and "tree". If you can put "the" or "a" in front of a word then it's probably a noun. Nouns are essential in English.

Can you write sentences without nouns? Just about! Consider these examples: "Smile!", "Stop!", "Run quickly!", "Stir briskly." Notice anything? These are complete sentences, but what do they have in common? They are injunctions, or orders. Each has a verb, with perhaps an adverb. If you want to say anything more than this bare bit of information, you will need to begin adding nouns: for example, "Stir the batter briskly." Here the noun is "batter". Or you might say, "Stir the batter briskly with a wooden spoon", adding two nouns, "batter" and "spoon".

If you can replace a word with "it" or "he/she/they/you/we", it is a noun. These words which can replace nouns are called "pronouns".

Test your knowledge of basic nouns by playing this quiz on the subject.

1. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The farmer stood at the end of the road near the shop.
[ ] farmer, at, end, road
[ ] farmer, end, road, shop
[ ] farmer, of, road, shop
[ ] the, end, road, shop
2. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The boats are moored at the quay in the harbour.
[ ] boats, moored, harbour
[ ] boats, moored, quay
[ ] boats, quay, harbour
[ ] moored, quay, harbour
3. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The books are on the table by the window in the hall.
[ ] are, table, window, hall
[ ] books, are, table, window
[ ] books, table, window, hall
[ ] table, window, in, hall
4. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The visitors are looking at the exhibits in the museum.
[ ] looking, exhibits, museum
[ ] looking, visitors, museum
[ ] visitors, exhibits, museum
[ ] visitors, looking, exhibits
5. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The stadium is in the park in the centre of the town.
[ ] stadium, is, centre, town
[ ] stadium, is, park, centre
[ ] stadium, is, park, town
[ ] stadium, park, centre, town
6. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
There was a storm on the coast during the night.
[ ] storm, coast, during
[ ] storm, coast, night
[ ] storm, on, coast
[ ] storm, on, night
7. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A vet was helping an injured animal at the side of a road.
[ ] vet, animal, at, road
[ ] vet, animal, side, road
[ ] vet, at, side, road
[ ] vet, helping, animal, road
8. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A dog barked at a cat in a forest by a river.
[ ] dog, barked, cat, forest
[ ] dog, barked, cat, river
[ ] dog, cat, forest, by
[ ] dog, cat, forest, river
9. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A squirrel sat in a tree holding an acorn in a paw.
[ ] squirrel, sat, holding, acorn
[ ] squirrel, sat, tree, holding
[ ] squirrel, tree, acorn, paw
[ ] squirrel, tree, holding, acorn
10. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The box contains a diary, a notebook, a pen and a pencil.
[ ] box, diary, notebook, pen, and
[ ] box, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
[ ] contains, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
[ ] diary, notebook, pen, and, pencil

 

KS3 English Quiz - Nouns (Basics) 01 (Answers)
1. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The farmer stood at the end of the road near the shop.
[ ] farmer, at, end, road
[x] farmer, end, road, shop
[ ] farmer, of, road, shop
[ ] the, end, road, shop
All of the words in the correct answer are places, people or things
2. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The boats are moored at the quay in the harbour.
[ ] boats, moored, harbour
[ ] boats, moored, quay
[x] boats, quay, harbour
[ ] moored, quay, harbour
You can put "a" or "the" in front of all the words in the correct answer. Use "a" or "the" to test if a word is a noun
3. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The books are on the table by the window in the hall.
[ ] are, table, window, hall
[ ] books, are, table, window
[x] books, table, window, hall
[ ] table, window, in, hall
"Are" is a verb
4. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The visitors are looking at the exhibits in the museum.
[ ] looking, exhibits, museum
[ ] looking, visitors, museum
[x] visitors, exhibits, museum
[ ] visitors, looking, exhibits
"Visitors" are people and the word is therefore a noun
5. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The stadium is in the park in the centre of the town.
[ ] stadium, is, centre, town
[ ] stadium, is, park, centre
[ ] stadium, is, park, town
[x] stadium, park, centre, town
"Centre" might seem a little tricky at first, but it is a place and also you can use the word "the" or "a" with it
6. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
There was a storm on the coast during the night.
[ ] storm, coast, during
[x] storm, coast, night
[ ] storm, on, coast
[ ] storm, on, night
"On" is a preposition
7. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A vet was helping an injured animal at the side of a road.
[ ] vet, animal, at, road
[x] vet, animal, side, road
[ ] vet, at, side, road
[ ] vet, helping, animal, road
"Side" might seem tricky, but is a word specifying a place and is therefore a noun
8. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A dog barked at a cat in a forest by a river.
[ ] dog, barked, cat, forest
[ ] dog, barked, cat, river
[ ] dog, cat, forest, by
[x] dog, cat, forest, river
Each of these nouns has an indefinite article, a ("a dog", "a cat", "a forest", "a river")
9. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
A squirrel sat in a tree holding an acorn in a paw.
[ ] squirrel, sat, holding, acorn
[ ] squirrel, sat, tree, holding
[x] squirrel, tree, acorn, paw
[ ] squirrel, tree, holding, acorn
"Sat" and "holding" are verbs
10. Choose the correct list of nouns from the following sentence.
The box contains a diary, a notebook, a pen and a pencil.
[ ] box, diary, notebook, pen, and
[x] box, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
[ ] contains, diary, notebook, pen, pencil
[ ] diary, notebook, pen, and, pencil
What difference to the sentence would be made by writing it this way: "the box contains the diary, the notebook, the pen and the pencil"?