English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Syllables (Monosyllables) (Questions)

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Monosyllables are words with a single speech sound. Words can be broken down into syllables. Some words contain only one syllable and these are monosyllable words. 'It', 'Cat', 'And' are all monosyllable words.

1. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

The expressway remains open for overnight traffic.
[ ] motorway, open
[ ] overnight, traffic
[ ] remains, open
[ ] The, for
2. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Charlie returned Martin's cricket ball quickly.
[ ] ball
[ ] cricket
[ ] Martin's
[ ] quickly
3. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Making tea quickly using boiling water is dangerous.
[ ] Making, tea
[ ] tea, is
[ ] using, boiling
[ ] water, is
4. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Red fruits are strawberries, raspberries and cherries.
[ ] are, strawberries, raspberries, and
[ ] Red, fruits, are, and
[ ] Red, fruits, strawberries, raspberries
[ ] strawberries, raspberries, and, cherries
5. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Yellow fruits are lemons, peaches and bananas.
[ ] fruits, are, and
[ ] fruits, are, lemons
[ ] lemons, peaches, bananas
[ ] Yellow, fruits, are
6. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Teachers remember pupil's names easily.
[ ] names
[ ] pupil's
[ ] remember
[ ] Teachers
7. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Grandfather clocks eventually become antiques.
[ ] antiques
[ ] become
[ ] clocks
[ ] Grandfather
8. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Spectators watch table tennis tournaments.
[ ] Spectators
[ ] table
[ ] tennis
[ ] watch
9. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Newspapers or magazines announce current affairs.
[ ] affairs
[ ] announce
[ ] current
[ ] or
10. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Musical instrument construction takes ages.
[ ] ages
[ ] construction
[ ] instrument
[ ] takes
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Syllables (Monosyllables) (Answers)
1. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

The expressway remains open for overnight traffic.
[ ] motorway, open
[ ] overnight, traffic
[ ] remains, open
[x] The, for
Monosyllables have one syllable only; 'o/pen' has two
2. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Charlie returned Martin's cricket ball quickly.
[x] ball
[ ] cricket
[ ] Martin's
[ ] quickly
'Cri/cket' has two syllables, so do 'Mar/tin' and 'Char/lie'
3. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Making tea quickly using boiling water is dangerous.
[ ] Making, tea
[x] tea, is
[ ] using, boiling
[ ] water, is
'Dang/er/ous' has three syllables
4. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Red fruits are strawberries, raspberries and cherries.
[ ] are, strawberries, raspberries, and
[x] Red, fruits, are, and
[ ] Red, fruits, strawberries, raspberries
[ ] strawberries, raspberries, and, cherries
'Straw/berr/ies' and' rasp/berr/ies' have three syllables each
5. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Yellow fruits are lemons, peaches and bananas.
[x] fruits, are, and
[ ] fruits, are, lemons
[ ] lemons, peaches, bananas
[ ] Yellow, fruits, are
'Ba/nan/as' has three syllables
6. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Teachers remember pupil's names easily.
[x] names
[ ] pupil's
[ ] remember
[ ] Teachers
'Eas/il/y' has three syllables
7. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Grandfather clocks eventually become antiques.
[ ] antiques
[ ] become
[x] clocks
[ ] Grandfather
'E/vent/u/al/ly' has five syllables
8. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Spectators watch table tennis tournaments.
[ ] Spectators
[ ] table
[ ] tennis
[x] watch
9. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Newspapers or magazines announce current affairs.
[ ] affairs
[ ] announce
[ ] current
[x] or
'Mag/a/zines' has three syllables
10. Look at the following sentence and select the answer that contains only monosyllables.

Musical instrument construction takes ages.
[ ] ages
[ ] construction
[ ] instrument
[x] takes