Grammar Quiz

Active vs. Passive Voice Quiz


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    Place a dash after:  It’s not only our lives on the line it’s the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers.
A.     NOT
B.     ONLY
C.     LINE
D.     ALLIED


1 NASCAR driver Bobby Allison entered his first car race while still in high school.

2 He has had eight-four victories over his career, which included three Daytona 500 wins.

3 His long racing career made him a celebrity.

4 He was named one of the top fifty greatest NASCAR drivers.

Which sentence is written in passive voice?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4


     What is the best way to change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

    Life on the road is considered romantic by adventure seekers.

A.     Road life is considered to be romantic by seekers of adventure.
B.     To seek adventure, one must consider life on the road to be romantic.
C.     Adventure seekers consider life on the road romantic.


This ancient Inca site had been constructed on a narrow strip of land between two mountain peaks in Peru.

A. Active Voice
B. Passive Voice


    Rudolph was called names by some of the other reindeer.
   
A.     active
   
B.     passive


Which fruit comes from a cactus plant?

A. Pomegranate
B. Kiwi
C. Dragon fruit
D. Coco de mer


Students prepare coffee and tea every morning.

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


Was the computer damaged by the water?

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


     Which sentence is written in active voice?
A.     The basketball net was cut down by the winning team
B.     The basketball team won the championship
C.     The trophies were handed out by the team’s coach
D.     The cheering of the crowd was heard by everyone.


Are the students going to take the test on Friday?

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


    Which quotation used ellipses in a correct way?
   
    I should not have said that.
   
A.     ..I’m sorry.
   
B.     I should not have said that …I’m sorry.


Were the questions completed?

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


I was insulted by your question.

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


The newspapers are delivered before 5:00 a.m. every morning.

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


My son plays basketball on the school team.

A. This sentence is “Active.”
B. This sentence is “Passive.”


Which sentence is written in passive voice?

A. The desk was held together with wire and promises.
B. The mother birds were nesting in a tree near my window.
C. The demolition derby car backed into every vehicle in sight.
D. When I entered the house, my dad had already answered the phone.


    Which of the following sentences is NOT written in active voice?
   
A.     Many scientists are studying the Loch Ness monster in Scotland.
   
B.     Experiments were conducted by scientists on Lake Winnipeg, Canada.
   
C.     Scientists have questioned some reports about the monster.


    Think back to the moment you found out that you were royalty_______ In that moment_______ in that moment_______ did you think it was a bad thing?
   
A.     Comma
   
B.     Dash
   
C.     Ellipsis


It would have been fixed on the weekend.

A. Passive
B. Active


    He grabbed the ping pong paddle________swung it at me________ and I ducked.
   
A.     Comma
   
B.     Ellipsis
   
C.     Dash


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