Grammar Quiz

Transitive and Intransitive Verb Quiz


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Intransitive verbs have no direct object.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. Unknown


Metals expand on heating.

A. Intransitive Verb

B. Transitive Verb


Mrs. Davidson uses grammar to write her papers correctly.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Dad cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Joy steals the show with her infectious smile.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


Before you send the proposal, make sure you edit it carefully.

A.  Transitive

B. Intransitive


Identify the direct object in the following sentence:

The monkey ate bananas and grapes in his cage.

A. ate

B. monkey

C. cage

D. bananas, grapes


In flat regions the Nile River flows slowly.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


A direct object answers which questions?

A. How? Where?

B. What? Whom?

C. When? How?

D. Why? What?


Jim owed his landlord $450.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


The history museum has two new exhibits.

A. Transitive

B. intransitive


Identify the direct object in the following sentence:

After dinner, my dad took a short nap in his recliner.

A. dad

B. dinner

C. recliner

D. nap


Is the verb in this sentence transitive or intransitive?

I walked to the park yesterday morning.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Identify the direct object in the following sentence:

Mary and Sam ride the bus to school on Fridays.

A. Mary, Sam

B. bus

C. school

D. Fridays


A sentence may have more than one direct object.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Transitive verbs have a direct object

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. Unknown


Freshmen study in the morning before school.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


Is the verb in this sentence transitive or intransitive?

Give me that book!

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Anger also amuses us with his short temper.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


Freida has lived in three different countries.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Verbs can change between transitive and intransitive depending on the context of the sentence.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. Wait, what?

D. Mrs. Davidson this is too hard.


The workmen have been painting for hours.

A.  Intransitive

B.  Transitive


A ____________________ verb has a direct object.

A. transcontinental

B. transfer

C. intransitive

D. transitive


Identify the direct object in the following sentence:

Mushu chased the toy around the living room floor.

A. toy

B. Mushu

C. living room

D. floor


The princess saved him from punishment.

A. transitive

B. intransitive




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