Word Round Up

Developing Superior Sentences
Pre Test

1. How do I add details to my sentences?
A. Add more nouns and pronouns
B. Add more nouns and verbs
C. Add more subjects and predicates
D. Add more adjectives and adverbs

2. What part of speech describes the verb?
A. Adverb
B. Adjective
C. Pronoun
D. Verb

3. Identify the part of speech indicated by the underlined word in the sentence below:
The beautiful horse ran through the tall, grassy, field.
A. Adverb
B. Adjective
C. Noun
D. Verb

4. What part of speech tells how something is done?
A. Adverb
B. Adjective
C. Noun
D. Verb

5. Which part of speech ends with the letters "ly"?
A. Adverb
B. Adjective
C. Noun
D. Verb

6. Which sentence has the most adjectives?
A. The pathetic cowboy that rode the spotted horse, couldn't rope a single cow in the grassy field.
B. The young cowgirl gracefully and powerfully danced and excitedly sang to the music.
C. The horse, the cow, the chicken, and the rabbit were eating in the barn.
D. The horse pranced, hopped, galloped, and trotted around the arena.

7. Which sentence fits the description of a superior sentence?
A. All of the cowboys wildly rode around the town.
B. The horses and the pigs gobbled the food placed in the bucket.
C. Of all of the competing cowboys, Danny was the best.
D. The graceful cowgirl proudly danced.

8. Identify the noun or nouns in the sentence below:
The huge corral was full of cattle.
A. cattle
B. corral and cattle
C. full
D. huge

9. Which part of speech is the underlined word in the sentence below?
The cowgirl happily gave the surprised cowboy a large, red, package.
A. Noun
B. Adverb
C. Adjective
D. Verb

10. Which of the following is not an accurate statement?
A. A superior sentence needs a noun, verb, adjective, and an adverb.
B. Using only nouns and verbs can cause a reader to become bored.
C. It's good to write what you mean and mean what you write.
D. In order to form a picture in the mind of your reader, you only need nouns and verbs.

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