The possibilities for creating, using, and completing adjective quizzes are endless. You can use quizzes to get better at adjective spelling skills, or you can increase your knowledge of adjective grammar rules.
Another helpful (and fun!) use of an adjective quiz is to test your knowledge of the meanings of certain adjectives. Some quizzes will focus on just one of these areas, and some will include a little of each area. Use our printable quiz sheet to help you practice your adjectives or as a template to give you ideas for creating your own quizzes. The answers to the questions are given in the corresponding section below.
If you are concerned about spelling abilities when it comes to spelling adjectives, try out our spelling quiz and then use it as a template for creating more quizzes. For each question create three different spellings of each adjective, one that's correct and two others that are close in spelling to make it a litlle trickier. For example, the quiz provides three spellings — say, “fancyest,” “fanciest,” or “fancest”— and you have to circle which one is correct.
Students can check their answers using YourDictionary – our online dictionaries make it easy to look up words and learn their correct spelling.
Check out the printable Adjective Quiz for some sample questions on adjective spelling.
1. fanciest; 2. lovely; 3. excellent; 4. angry; 5. awful; 6. dizzy; 7. fragile; 8. naughty; 9. terrible; 10. zealous
A quiz is an excellent way to test whether the adjective is being used correctly in a sentence. For example, the quiz can test if you know if the adjective is modifying the correct word or if it is placed too far away from the noun it is modifying.
Our printable Adjective Quiz offers several questions that will help with the grammatical understanding of adjectives. You will be able to check you knowledge of the adjective being used correctly in the sentence. Other options to include in a grammar quiz are filling in the blanks with an appropriate adjective or circling all the adjectives in a paragraph.
A. 1. b; 2. b; 3. a; 4. b; 5. a
B. 1. blue, white [adjectives] ribbons [noun] y 2. short, funny [adjective] movie [noun] 3. easy to read [adjective] book [noun] 4. harmful [adjective] deer [noun] 5. nervous [adjective] she [pronoun]
C. 1. red, busy; 2. not comfortable; 3. favorite; 4. new; red, white and blue; 5. late
Another way to use quizzes related to adjectives is to take some that test your knowledge of the meanings of adjectives. Many people use common adjectives in their daily lives, but when asked the actual definition of the adjective, they are stumped.
It can be difficult to pin down exactly what an adjective means unless you study definitions and make an effort to learn the real meanings of adjectives. By making quizzes for yourself or your students that force the quiz-taker to learn the definitions of tricky adjectives, you or the student can quickly boost vocabulary knowledge. For a start on developing your own quiz, check out the printable quiz provided.
1. sorry; 2. angry; 3. lively; 4. high; 5. nervous
Making quizzes can often be easier than taking them, since there are so many options when it comes to designing and constructing an adjective quiz. By testing your vocabulary or quizzing your understanding of the spelling and grammar of adjectives, you will learn more about adjectives and grow as a writer and public speaker.
As you become more familiar with adjectives, their uses, and meanings, you will become a more precise speaker and will develop your ability to effectively describe things for other people. Your adjective vocabulary will increase exponentially.
YourDictionary has created a sample Adjective Quiz with questions that cover all three types of adjective quizzes — spelling, grammar and definitions. For more ideas, consider starting with one or more of YourDictionary's adjective worksheets. These can help you construct your adjective quiz and give you ideas for more questions.