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

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You can use the question words: 'what?', 'where?', 'when?', 'why?', 'who?' and 'how?' to help you plan and structure plots, setting and characters for your English writing.

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1. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
In the dense forest .......
[ ] What
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
2. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The midnight hour was fast approaching .......
[ ] What
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
3. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
He waited, just as the message had stated.
[ ] What
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
4. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The spy crept in .......
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
[ ] Why
5. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... but the alarm sounded.
[ ] What
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
[ ] Why
6. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The spy crept in quietly.
[ ] How
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
7. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The floorboard creaked painfully.
[ ] How
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
8. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The old, rusting tractor .......
[ ] How
[ ] What
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
9. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... lay in the barn at the end of the field .......
[ ] How
[ ] What
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
10. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... because its engine would not start.
[ ] How
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
[ ] Why
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Words (Using Questions) (Answers)
1. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
In the dense forest .......
[ ] What
[ ] When
[x] Where
[ ] Why
Where = in the forest = location/setting
2. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The midnight hour was fast approaching .......
[ ] What
[x] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
When = midnight = time
3. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
He waited, just as the message had stated.
[ ] What
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[x] Why
Why = because the message said to do so = reason
4. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The spy crept in .......
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[x] Who
[ ] Why
Who = the spy = character
5. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... but the alarm sounded.
[x] What
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
[ ] Why
What = the alarm
6. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The spy crept in quietly.
[x] How
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
How = how he crept = adverbs answer 'how'
7. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The floorboard creaked painfully.
[x] How
[ ] When
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
How = how it creaked = adverb: 'painfully'
8. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
The old, rusting tractor .......
[ ] How
[x] What
[ ] Where
[ ] Why
What = the tractor
9. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... lay in the barn at the end of the field .......
[ ] How
[ ] What
[x] Where
[ ] Who
Where = in the barn/end of field = location
10. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
....... because its engine would not start.
[ ] How
[ ] Where
[ ] Who
[x] Why
Why = because it would not start = reason