A possessive noun quiz is very useful for fourth and fifth graders. It's especially helpful in teaching about plural possessive nouns. Below are a few sample quizzes that you could make use of when teaching grammar lessons on possessive nouns. Each quiz is available as a downloadable PDF, which also contains the corresponding answer key.
Complete each sentence by filling in the blanks with the possessive form of the nouns in parentheses.
The ________ color (birds)
The ________ hues (lights)
The ________ painting (museum)
The ________ length (mattress)
The ________ effectiveness (delivery)
_______ Metropolitan museum (New York)
The _______ hot dogs (restaurant)
The _______ weight (television)
My ________ bed (dog)
My ________ car (mom)
The _______ uniform (officer)
The _______ bottle (baby)
The _______ toy (boys)
The _______ tire (car)
The _______ smell (food)
The _______ cord (telephone)
The _______ books (teacher)
The _______ smell (flower)
The ______ brightness (light)
The ______ clothes (children)
Write each group of words using a possessive noun.
The room of the girl ____________________________
The toy of the boy _____________________________
The house of my mom __________________________
The ball of the dog _____________________________
The purse of the lady ___________________________
The telephone of the man________________________
The car of the mailman _________________________
The milk of the cat __________________________
The cries of the dog ________________________
The cage of the monkeys ________________________
Circle all the possessive nouns in the narrative passage below:
My dog's howl is very loud. Every time he howls, it is an eerie sound. Sometimes, he jumps on my mom's couch. Sometimes, he will lay on my dad's favorite chair. When I took him for a walk, he ate my neighbor's food, and everyone laughed when he ate the girl's food. I did not know how to control him. When Dad saw him drinking the cat's water outside, he yelled for him to stop and get away from there.
My dog got scared and began to run very fast. He ran around the block and across my friend's lawn. He leaped over the fence at Ms. Williams' house. He crept through the alley behind Mr. Donald's house too. When I called out to him, he just continued to run. Faster and faster until he came to a red car. It was Mrs. Jarrell's car. She was kind enough to stop and get out of her car. She went over to my dog and walked him back to me.
Circle every possessive noun you find in the narrative below.
We got cellphones today. My sister's cellphone is red. My brother's cellphone is blue. My cellphone is different than my brother's and my sister's cellphones. When I showed my cellphone to my friend, she was excited. My friend's cellphone is slim and flips open. Much different than mine. When we are out at the mall, we love to look at other people's cellphones. This one girl's cellphone was pink with purple polka dots. This boy's cellphone was green with black and yellow stripes.
When we went to eat pizza, the waiter's cellphone was all black, but the hostess's cellphone was navy blue. When my friend's mom picked her up outside of the mall, she was talking on her cellphone. My friend's mom's cellphone is yellow and green. My friend's older brother drove past as she was getting in the car with her mother. Her brother's cellphone was blue-green and he was chatting away on it.
When my friend drove away and my mom came to pick me up, she showed me her latest cellphone. My mom's old cellphone was traded in for a sparkly new green and red cellphone with rhinestones. It was really pretty and bright. My mom's new cellphone had many capacities. She could watch movies on it and even check her email. I wish I had my mom's new cellphone. It looks even better than mine.
The rules for converting a noun into its possessive noun counterpart are simple for straightforward terms that fit neatly into the guidelines. However, these rules can get more complex as you start to consider hyphenated words or indefinite pronouns.
Brush up on how that works by reviewing our list of Examples of Possessive Nouns. Your students will benefit from your confidence.