Grammar Quiz

Transitive and Intransitive Verb Quiz


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A ____________________ verb has a direct object.

A. transcontinental

B. transfer

C. intransitive

D. transitive


Dad cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


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A.  Transitive

B. Intransitive


Metals expand on heating.

A. Intransitive Verb

B. Transitive Verb


Anger also amuses us with his short temper.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


The princess saved him from punishment.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


Jim owed his landlord $450.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


The workmen have been painting for hours.

A.  Intransitive

B.  Transitive


Transitive verbs have a direct object

A. TRUE

B. FALSE

C. Unknown


Is the verb in this sentence transitive or intransitive?

Give me that book!

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Is the verb in this sentence transitive or intransitive?

I walked to the park yesterday morning.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Joy steals the show with her infectious smile.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


A direct object answers which questions?

A. How? Where?

B. What? Whom?

C. When? How?

D. Why? What?


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


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


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


Freshmen study in the morning before school.

A. transitive

B. intransitive


Freida has lived in three different countries.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


In flat regions the Nile River flows slowly.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


Mrs. Davidson uses grammar to write her papers correctly.

A. Transitive

B. Intransitive


A sentence may have more than one direct object.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


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


The history museum has two new exhibits.

A. Transitive

B. intransitive


When they call from the charity, Mrs. Alpert always gives generously.

A.    Intransitive

B.   Transitive


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.




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