The first noun quiz will be for students beginning to learn about nouns. It will cover the fact that a noun that is a person, place, thing, or idea. It will also cover the difference between common and proper nouns.
A. Instructions: Circle the nouns in these sentences. Hint: there are 20.
B. Instructions: Circle the proper nouns and underline the common nouns.
A. cat, dog, park, Misha, piano, drums, David, cake, cookies, cups, picnic, Danielle, Avatar, theater, love, peace, hate, war, family, team.
B. common nouns: cookies, eggs, flour, sugar, butter, week, team, show, television, place, friends, parents proper nouns: Mother, Jose, The Giving Tree, Tuesday, June, Sonic, Spongebob, Disneyland
A. Instructions: Circle the proper nouns and underline the collective nouns. HINT: There are 10 all together.
B. Instructions: In each sentence a noun is underlined. Put “A” if it is abstract, and “C” if it is concrete.
C. Instructions: In each sentence a noun is underlined. Put “C” if it is a countable noun, “U” if it is uncountable.
A: proper: Bob, Florida, August, Monday, Christmas
collective: faculty, department, family, school, jury
B: 1. A, 2. C, 3. A, 4. A, 5. C, 6. A, 7. A, 8. C, 9. A, 10. C
C: 1. U, 2. U, 3. C, 4. U, 5. C
Following is a study sheet for the noun quiz for level B. It covers common and proper nouns, as well as countable, uncountable, collective, abstract, and concrete.
A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns refer to a specific idea or living or non-living thing and are capitalized. These include days of the week, months of the year, books, movies, places, musical compositions, magazines, and more. Common nouns are everything else and are not capitalized.
Countable nouns can be shown with a number, like eight houses. Just like the name, they are a noun that is able to be counted.
Uncountable nouns are neither singular nor plural. They refer to something which has mass but can not be counted. Examples include: air, sugar, money, furniture, and sadness.
Collective nouns refer to a set of things, a unit. You may think of it as a collection. Some examples are: class, society, team, family, and army.
Concrete nouns are physical and you can see, smell, touch, taste, or hear them. They can be common or proper, countable or uncountable, singular or plural, or collective. Examples are: bears, Mary, cars, butter, nose, feet, and school.
Abstract nouns refer to things that are not physical. They are ideas, feelings, traits, concepts etc. Examples include: sympathy, curiosity, tyranny, love, and patience.