English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Language - Nouns (Common, Proper and Possessive) (Questions)

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This quiz introduces children to the terminology ‘noun’. This will develop their English language and Literacy skills, giving them an all-round understanding.

A noun is a word given to a thing. ‘The boy’s dog’ – there are two nouns in this sentence, the word ‘boy’ and ‘dog’.

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1. What is a noun?
[ ] A doing word.
[ ] A word that describes action.
[ ] A word that describes a thing, place or person.
[ ] A word that describes a color.
2. Which of these words is not a noun?
[ ] park
[ ] grass
[ ] slide
[ ] Miss Cook
3. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
Kevin wants Sam’s chips.
[ ] Kevin
[ ] wants
[ ] Sam's
[ ] chips
4. Which word is a noun?
[ ] feet
[ ] run
[ ] Fred
[ ] whisper
5. Which noun best fits into the sentence?
My ___ house is red.
[ ] family’s
[ ] don’t
[ ] nose
[ ] dad
6. Which noun best fits into the sentence?
A dog stole the ___ toy.
[ ] my
[ ] Mary
[ ] cat’s
[ ] brother
7. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
I can’t see the dog’s bone.
[ ] can't
[ ] see
[ ] dog's
[ ] bone
8. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
The pretty girl’s dress is red.
[ ] pretty
[ ] girl's
[ ] dress
[ ] red
9. 'The train station was closed.' How many nouns are in this sentence?
[ ] 1
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
10. 'I love pizza, chocolate, chips, rice, raisins and apples.' How many nouns are in that sentence?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 5
[ ] 6
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Language - Nouns (Common, Proper and Possessive) (Answers)
1. What is a noun?
[ ] A doing word.
[ ] A word that describes action.
[x] A word that describes a thing, place or person.
[ ] A word that describes a color.
A noun can be anything you can touch like 'table', or a name given to a group like 'girls' or a place like 'park'.
2. Which of these words is not a noun?
[ ] park
[ ] grass
[ ] slide
[x] Miss Cook
Miss Cook is a name and so there is only one Miss Cook. If there are lots of an item, then it's likely to be a noun.
3. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
Kevin wants Sam’s chips.
[ ] Kevin
[ ] wants
[x] Sam's
[ ] chips
The chips belong to Sam.
4. Which word is a noun?
[x] feet
[ ] run
[ ] Fred
[ ] whisper
Did you know that one-quarter of an adult's bones are found in the feet?!
5. Which noun best fits into the sentence?
My ___ house is red.
[x] family’s
[ ] don’t
[ ] nose
[ ] dad
The red house belongs to my family.
6. Which noun best fits into the sentence?
A dog stole the ___ toy.
[ ] my
[ ] Mary
[x] cat’s
[ ] brother
A dog stole the cat's toy.
7. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
I can’t see the dog’s bone.
[ ] can't
[ ] see
[x] dog's
[ ] bone
The bone belongs to the dog.
8. Which of the following is a possessive noun in the sentence below?
The pretty girl’s dress is red.
[ ] pretty
[x] girl's
[ ] dress
[ ] red
The red dress belongs to the girl.
9. 'The train station was closed.' How many nouns are in this sentence?
[ ] 1
[x] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
There are lots of types of trains and many stations - both words are nouns.
10. 'I love pizza, chocolate, chips, rice, raisins and apples.' How many nouns are in that sentence?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 5
[x] 6
Did you get all six? They are pizza, chocolate, chips, rice, raisins and apples. We use nouns all the time and they are easy to spot as you can have a few of them. Nouns don't need to begin with a capital letter unless they are at the beginning of a sentence.