English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Nouns (Abstract) 1 (Questions)

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In English, an abstract noun is often a quality or attitude. 'Happiness' is an example of an abstract noun that is a quality. 'Careless' is an example of an abstract noun that is an attitude.

See how much you have remembered from your lessons about abstract nouns by playing this quiz on the subject.

1. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Jane thanked John for his .......
[ ] bag
[ ] book
[ ] kindness
[ ] pencil
2. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Working together needs .......
[ ] co-operation
[ ] eggs
[ ] money
[ ] people
3. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
It was always his ....... to become a musician.
[ ] ambition
[ ] job
[ ] study
[ ] work
4. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
She offered him ....... of her help at the concert.
[ ] lists
[ ] programmes
[ ] reassurance
[ ] schedules
5. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The lifeguard was praised for his ....... in saving lives.
[ ] article
[ ] bravery
[ ] catalogue
[ ] report
6. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The ....... between the two countries lasted for centuries.
[ ] friendship
[ ] inhabitants
[ ] land
[ ] people
7. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The king's ....... was known all over the world.
[ ] kingdom
[ ] land
[ ] money
[ ] wisdom
8. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
He did not care about his studies - his ....... was obvious.
[ ] book
[ ] grade
[ ] indifference
[ ] writing
9. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Keep going, keep trying, your ....... will get you results.
[ ] book
[ ] game
[ ] map
[ ] perseverance
10. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Don't lose your temper and shout! ....... is a virtue.
[ ] Patience
[ ] Viola
[ ] Violin
[ ] Voice
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Nouns (Abstract) 1 (Answers)
1. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Jane thanked John for his .......
[ ] bag
[ ] book
[x] kindness
[ ] pencil
'Kindness' is a quality - an abstract noun
2. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Working together needs .......
[x] co-operation
[ ] eggs
[ ] money
[ ] people
With nouns you can put 'the' or 'a' in front of them and the same is true of abstract nouns but remember that you cannot touch an abstract noun. You could touch money, eggs and people, but not co-operation
3. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
It was always his ....... to become a musician.
[x] ambition
[ ] job
[ ] study
[ ] work
4. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
She offered him ....... of her help at the concert.
[ ] lists
[ ] programmes
[x] reassurance
[ ] schedules
Remember that you cannot touch an abstract noun. In the above answers there are three things you could touch and one (reassurance) that you could not touch and it is this latter that is the abstract noun
5. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The lifeguard was praised for his ....... in saving lives.
[ ] article
[x] bravery
[ ] catalogue
[ ] report
6. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The ....... between the two countries lasted for centuries.
[x] friendship
[ ] inhabitants
[ ] land
[ ] people
7. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
The king's ....... was known all over the world.
[ ] kingdom
[ ] land
[ ] money
[x] wisdom
Wisdom is a quality - an abstract noun
8. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
He did not care about his studies - his ....... was obvious.
[ ] book
[ ] grade
[x] indifference
[ ] writing
Indifference is an attitude - an abstract noun
9. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Keep going, keep trying, your ....... will get you results.
[ ] book
[ ] game
[ ] map
[x] perseverance
To persevere means to keep trying
10. Select the abstract noun to complete the following sentence.
Don't lose your temper and shout! ....... is a virtue.
[x] Patience
[ ] Viola
[ ] Violin
[ ] Voice