Grammar Quiz

Active vs. Passive Voice Quiz


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Which sentence is in active voice?

A. Karen sang a sweet melody.

B. The sweet melody was sung by Karen.


The explanation wasn’t understood by most of the students.

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


Which sentence is written in active voice?

A. No photographs can be taken inside the museum.
B. All tourists must carry a passport.
C. Shoes must be worn at all times.
D. Only one small bag may be carried onto the airplane.


    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.


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

    The band was shocked by Patrick’s loud music.

A.     Played by Patrick, the band was shocked by the loud music.
B.     Patrick shocked the band with his loud music.
C.     The band, by Patrick’s loud music, was shocked.


    An ellipsis is used to ___.
A.     shorten a quoted passage by omitting  words or phrases
B.     pause or hesitate in the middle of a sentence
C.     indicate an incomplete thought
D.     all answers are correct


     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.


Can cigarettes be smoked in the patio of the restaurant?

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


    My mother baked some chocolate chip cookies for our family.
   
A.     active
   
B.     passive


Which fruit comes from a cactus plant?

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


Which sentence is written in passive voice?

A. It was our tenth win of the season.
B. The scoreboard flashed the final numbers.
C. The game was won in the last thirty seconds.
D. The forward slam-dunked the ball in a brillian last-minute play.


Students prepare coffee and tea every morning.

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


    Which of the following sentences is written in the passive voice?
   
A.     Mom is fixing dinner right now.
   
B.     Paul made that model airplane.
   
C.     A grand slam home run was hit by the catcher.


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


Which of the following is the plural form of the word information?

A. Information
B. Few informations
C. Informations
D. Pieces of information


Was the company investigated by the FBI?

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


    “It looks like a real __________ oh no!”
   
A.     Comma
   
B.     Dash
   
C.     Ellipsis


    Ghosts gathered______ goblins arrived_____ witches descended.
   
A.     Comma
   
B.     Ellipsis
   
C.     Dash


    “I think I can step on this rock to get to ______ help!”
   
A.     Comma
   
B.     Dash
   
C.     Ellipsis


The cake was baked by Mrs. Crook.

A. Active

B. Passive


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