English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Graphemes (2, 3 and 4-letter) (Questions)

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This quiz is all about graphemes. It covers 2, 3 and 4-letter graphemes. This quiz consolidates all the phonics quizzes and asks children at the elementary school level to identify sounds within words. In doing so, this will not only improve their understanding of literacy and English, but will help them in reading and writing.

There are 42 phonic sounds. Memorizing these sounds will help you read and write. Test your knowledge on the phonics sounds.

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1. Ducks go quack. What is the first sound in the word 'quack'?
[ ] q
[ ] qu
[ ] qua
[ ] ua
2. He said stop. What is the second sound in the word 'said'?
[ ] s
[ ] sa
[ ] sai
[ ] ai
3. Her wings are beautiful. What is the third sound in the word 'wings'?
[ ] w
[ ] in
[ ] ng
[ ] n
4. You must not chuck a cricket ball. What is the last sound in 'chuck'?
[ ] k
[ ] ck
[ ] uck
[ ] ch
5. She has lovely hair. How many phonics sounds are there in the word 'hair'?
[ ] 1
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
6. The girl has a hearing aid. How many phonics sounds are there in the word 'hearing'?
[ ] 1
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
7. They are jumping. What is the first sound in the word 'jumping'?
[ ] j
[ ] ju
[ ] jum
[ ] u
8. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] igh
[ ] oa
[ ] ough
[ ] uo
9. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] s
[ ] st
[ ] a
[ ] sh
10. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] oa
[ ] au
[ ] rd
[ ] or
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Reading Foundation - Graphemes (2, 3 and 4-letter) (Answers)
1. Ducks go quack. What is the first sound in the word 'quack'?
[ ] q
[x] qu
[ ] qua
[ ] ua
Q and u are always written next to each other.
2. He said stop. What is the second sound in the word 'said'?
[ ] s
[ ] sa
[ ] sai
[x] ai
The word said should be broke up like this: s + ai + d.
3. Her wings are beautiful. What is the third sound in the word 'wings'?
[ ] w
[ ] in
[x] ng
[ ] n
The word wings should be broken up into these sounds: w + i + ng + s.
4. You must not chuck a cricket ball. What is the last sound in 'chuck'?
[ ] k
[x] ck
[ ] uck
[ ] ch
Often, if there is a 'k' sound at the end of a word, it will be written like this: 'ck'.
5. She has lovely hair. How many phonics sounds are there in the word 'hair'?
[ ] 1
[x] 2
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
The word hair is broken up like this: h + air.
6. The girl has a hearing aid. How many phonics sounds are there in the word 'hearing'?
[ ] 1
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
[x] 4
The word should be broken up like this: h + ear + i + ng.
7. They are jumping. What is the first sound in the word 'jumping'?
[x] j
[ ] ju
[ ] jum
[ ] u
The word should be broken up like this: j + u + m + p + i + ng.
8. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] igh
[ ] oa
[ ] ough
[x] uo
Although it's not a sound, there is a word that has 'uo' in it: duo. Duo means two of something.
9. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] s
[x] st
[ ] a
[ ] sh
Because you pronounce the 's' and the 't' - we consider them to be two different sounds.
10. Which of these is not a sound?
[ ] oa
[ ] au
[x] rd
[ ] or
By learning the phonics sounds, you will be able to break a word up into segments and sound it out.