Here’s a 10-question multiple choice quiz on adverbs with answers and explanations.
Which of the following is an adverb?
Answer: b. quickly
Explanation: Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. “Quickly” is an adverb modifying the verb.
Which of the following is not an adverb?
Answer: c. almostly
Explanation: “Almostly” is not a valid adverb, “almost” is.
Which of the following adverbs does not end in -ly?
Answer: a. very
Explanation: Not all adverbs end in -ly, and “very” is one example.
Which of the following sentences has an adverb?
a. She is a good cook.
b. The car is blue.
c. He runs quickly.
d. I am tired.
Answer: c. He runs quickly.
Explanation: “Quickly” is the adverb modifying the verb “runs.”
What kind of adverb is “often”?
a. frequency adverb
b. time adverb
c. manner adverb
d. degree adverb
Answer: a. frequency adverb
Explanation: “Often” is an adverb that expresses how frequently something happens.
Which of the following sentences has an adverb phrase?
a. The dog barks loudly.
b. He walks to school.
c. She sings beautifully.
d. They ate pizza for dinner.
Answer: a. The dog barks loudly.
Explanation: “Loudly” is the adverb modifying the verb “barks,” and it forms an adverb phrase with the verb.
Which of the following sentences has a comparative adverb?
a. She walks slowly.
b. He sings well.
c. They run fast.
d. He runs faster than she does.
Answer: d. He runs faster than she does.
Explanation: “Faster” is a comparative adverb, comparing the speed of two actions.
Which of the following sentences has a superlative adverb?
b. She speaks softly.
c. They work hard.
d. She sings the most beautifully.
Answer: d. She sings the most beautifully.
Explanation: “Most beautifully” is a superlative adverb, expressing the highest degree of beauty.
Which of the following adverbs means the same thing as “also”?
Answer: a. additionally
Explanation: “Additionally” is an adverb meaning “also” or “in addition to.”
Which of the following sentences has a sentence adverb?
a. Frankly, I don’t care.
b. He speaks Spanish fluently.
c. They dance well.
d. She sings beautifully.
Answer: a. Frankly, I don’t care.
Explanation: “Frankly” is a sentence adverb that expresses the speaker’s attitude towards what they are saying.