Test #

Sentence, Subject, Predicate Quiz

Subject

1. Choose the sentence that has the simple subject underlined.

            a. Momaday’s father was a Kiowa.

            b. Momaday’s father was a Kiowa.

            c. Momaday’s father was a Kiowa.

 

2. Choose the sentence that has the simple subject underlined.

            a. On the safari, trouble develops.

            b. On the safari, trouble develops.

            c. On the safari, trouble develops.

 

3. Choose the sentence that has the simple subject underlined.

            a. He is looking for the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.

            b. He is looking for the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.

            c. He is looking for the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.

 

4. Choose the sentence that has the complete subject underlined.

            a. The four new students arrived early.

            b. The four new students arrived early.

            c. The four new students arrived early.

 

5.  Choose the sentence that has the complete subject underlined.

            a. Most computers display writing on a screen.

            b. Most computers display writing on a screen.

            c. Most computers display writing on a screen.

 

Predicate

6. Choose the sentence that has the simple predicate (verb/verb phrase) underlined.

            a. The phone rang.

            b. The phone rang.

            c. The phone rang.

 

7. Choose the sentence that has the simple predicate (verb/verb phrase) underlined.

            a. The name of the designer has remained a mystery.

            b. The name of the designer has remained a mystery.

            c. The name of the designer has remained a mystery.    

            d. The name of the designer has remained a mystery.

 

8. Choose the sentence that has the complete predicate underlined.

a. In 1966, Clemente was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

            b. In 1966, Clemente was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

            c. In 1966, Clemente was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

            d. In 1966, Clemente was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

 

 

 

9. Choose the sentence that has the complete predicate underlined.

            a. Kathy is riding the Ferris wheel.

            b. Kathy is riding the Ferris wheel.

            c. Kathy is riding the Ferris wheel.

            d. Kathy is riding the Ferris wheel.

 

10. Choose the sentence that has the complete predicate underlined.

            a. According to legend, Betsy Ross made the flag.

            b. According to legend, Betsy Ross made the flag.

            c. According to legend, Betsy Ross made the flag.

 

 

Subject, Predicate, and Compound Subject/Verbs

Choose the answer that identifies each underlined word or word groups.

11. Each member of the team scored in last night’s game.

            a. simple subject           b. complete subject         c. compound subject        d. predicate

 

12. Bianca filled the colorful piñata with fruits, nuts, and small toys.

a. simple subject           b. complete subject         c. compound subject        d. simple predicate

 

13. Jana caught the ball and dribbled around the guard.

a. simple subject           b. compound verb          c. compound subject        d. complete predicate

 

14. Paris and London are favorite tourist attractions.

a. simple predicate        b. compound verb        c. compound subject

 

15. Both lions and zebras may be seen on the African plains.

a. simple predicate        b. compound verb        c. compound subject

 

 

Sentence Structure: Run-ons, Fragments, and Sentences

16. As the whole family loaded into the car.

            a. sentence       b. run-on          c. fragment

 

17. Saturn has about twenty moons Titan is the largest.

a. sentence       b. run-on          c. fragment

 

18. I went swimming in the ocean yesterday.

            a. sentence       b. run-on          c. fragment

 

19. I went to bed very happy, the next day we went to the beach.

            a. sentence       b. run-on          c. fragment

 

20. Before the ice on the lake melts.

a. sentence       b. run-on          c. fragment