Grammar Quiz

Persuasive Text Quiz


Which is the negative word for ‘interesting’?

A. compelling

B. engaging

C. suspicious

D. enchanting

Choose the negative word for house.

A. apartment

B. condo

C. shack

D. home


A. A fish can

B. A fish can’t

C. Can a fish

____ I use my cell phone in class?

A. May

B. Do I have to

C. Must

________you study before a test?

A. Shouldn’t

B. Should

C. Can

A persuasive technique is…

A. The tricks we use to make our writing more exciting

B. The methods or strategies used by the author to convince or persuade the audience

C. The supportive arguments that we add to our pieces

D. The contention of our piece

He told me to open my books.

A. “Open my books!” he shouted.

B. “Open my books,” he said.

C. “Open your books!” he exclaimed.

D. “Open your books,” he said.

________ jump high?

A. Basketball players can’t

B. Basketball players can

C. Can basketball player

________people wear shoes in as swimming pool?

A. Should

B. Can

C. Shouldn’t

It _________ be a shopping center.

A. can’t

B. could

C. must

Strong people_________lift heavy things

A. Must

B. Can

C. Should

Anne said, “I can speak French.”

A. Anne asked if I could speak French.

B. Anne said she can speak French.

C. Anne says she can speak French.

D. Anne said that she could speak French.

In direct speech, you say exactly the words of the speaker.



C. Not sure

D. No answer

I asked, “Mom, can I have some ice-cream?”

A. I asked mom to have some ice-cream.

B. I ask whether mom can have some ice-cream.

C. I asked mom whether I could have some ice-cream.

D. I ask mom whether I can have some ice-cream.

Which of these is not a word for ‘clever’?

A. simple

B. smart

C. savvy

D. wise

Select the emotive version.

A. The second man was badly injured.

B. The victim was left with horrific injuries.

It ______________ be a library!

A. can’t

B. could

C. must

Find the correct sentence in INDIRECT SPEECH which matches this sentence in direct speech, Femi asks, “Have you eaten, Ben? ”

A. Mary asked if Ben has eaten?

B. Mary asks if Ben has eaten?.

C. Mary asks Ben if he had eaten .

D. Mary told Ben he has eaten.

A: My child is five. Do you have to buy him a ticket?

B: Yes, you _____. It costs half the price of an adult ticket.
A. can

B. do

C. must

D. should

We _____ chew gun in class.

A. Should

B. May

C. Musn’t

Which of the following is an emotive word:

A. Bedroom

B. devastated

C. manager

D. veranda

Christine said, “I am going to school.”

A. Christine said that she was going to school.

B. Christine said that she will be going to school.

C. Christine said that she were going to school.

D. Christine said that she was not going to school.

A: Should I study more on English grammar?

B: No, you ______ . You know it very well already.
A. should

B. shouldn’t

C. can

D. can’t

It ________ be a bungalow.

A. must

B. might

C. can’t

John asked Alisha, “Why are you angry?”

A. John asks Alisha why is she angry.

B. John asked Alisha why was she angry.

C. John is asking Alisha why is she angry.

D. John asked Alisha why is she angry.


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