The first adverb quiz is for the lower grades and will test the student’s comprehension of what an adverb does. The student will be asked to identify adverbs in sentences.
A. Instructions: Find and circle the ten adverbs in the following sentences:
B. Put a T for True and an F for False
A: very, extremely, daily, mostly, quickly, really, slowly, lazily, up, tomorrow
B: 1,3,5,7, 9, and 10 are true; 2,4, 6, and 8, are false.
In this test for the upper grades, the students will not only identify adverbs but will also identify the word or words they modify.
A. Instructions: In the following sentences, circle the adverb and underline the word it modifies.
1. I secretly hid the present.
2. I will finish my homework later.
3. Let’s have a picnic outside.
4. You need to come here.
5. I am very late.
6. The car rolled backward.
7. The temperature is very high.
8. The kids worked eagerly.
9. Tomorrow I will mow the lawn.
10. Prairie dogs live underground.
B. Instructions: Group the following adverbs according to their function.
urgently, home, soon, quite, too, weekly, awkwardly, abroad, unevenly, anywhere, totally, afterwards, almost, quietly, before, inside
TO WHAT EXTENT: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1. secretly - hid
2. later - will finish
3. outside - have
4. here - come
5. very - late
6. backward - rolled
7. very - high
8. eagerly - worked
9. tomorrow - mow
10. underground - live
HOW: urgently, awkwardly, unevenly, quietly
WHEN: soon, weekly, afterwards, before
WHERE: home, abroad, anywhere, inside
TO WHAT EXTENT: quite, too, totally, almost
Following are review sheets for each of the two adverb quizzes.
Adverbs modify words (in particular, adjectives, verbs and other adverbs). This means they describe or give more information about the words. They do this by telling HOW something was done or happened. Some examples of adverbs that tell how are: lovely, carefully, slowly, loudly, and silently.
Some adverbs tell WHEN something happened. Examples include: daily, now, never, sometimes, and today.
Other adverbs tell WHERE something happened, like: here, inside, everywhere, up, and downstairs.
Finally, some adverbs tell HOW MUCH. These include: very, almost, too, simply, and rather.
Adverbs modify verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. They change the word or slightly change its meaning, telling the reader more about it.
Examples of adverbs that modify by telling HOW are: randomly, cheerfully, silently, slowly, and gracefully.
Adverbs that modify by telling WHEN something occurred include: yesterday, never, regularly, monthly, and later.
Some adverbs tell WHERE something happened, like: outside, somewhere, nowhere, there, and out.
Meanings are intensified when adverbs tell TO WHAT EXTENT something occurred, such as: literally, simply, totally, very, and slightly.