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Definite and Indefinite Adjectives Test
Free English Grammar Test Online

* What is an adjective?
* What is an indefinite adjective?
* What is a definite adjective?

10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers and Answer Explanations


Definite and Indefinite Adjectives Test


1) Which of the below are types of adjectives?
a) Proper
b) Definite
c) Indefinite
d) Options b and c

An owl and a cat make an unlikely couple - Definite and Indefinite Adjectives Test
2) Identify the sentence with only one indefinite adjective:
a) A horse sped past me on the race track yesterday.
b) An owl and a cat make an unlikely couple.
c) The book we discussed was fascinating.
d) All of the sentences have indefinite adjectives.

3) Definite adjectives are used when:
a) New information has been introduced.
b) When the noun being discussed is unique.
c) To help describe the noun we are introducing.
d) All of the above.

4) ‘The man with the Guns and Roses tattoos up his arm plays the guitar like a rock star.’ Select the correct option below.
a) The man with the Guns and Roses tattoos can only play one guitar.
b) The man with the Guns and Roses tattoos can only play guitar like Axel Rose.
c) The man with the Guns and Roses tattoos can be any man.
d) None of the above.
5) An indefinite adjective:
a) Introduces new information.
b) Assumes the reader is aware of the noun.
c) Can be used in the plural sense.
d) Options a and c.

6) Select the sentence with the definite adjective in it.
a) I lived in a small village which is near a long, winding river.
b) I went to a book store and a cute assistant helped me find the book my friend had recommended.
c) I hate to admit it, but I still have a Spice Girls CD.
d) During a karaoke evening, in the middle of a song, I tripped over a wire and twisted my ankle!

7) Indefinite adjectives can be used in the singular sense.
a) This statement is true.
b) This statement is false.
c) This statement is half true, as indefinite adjectives can also be used in the plural sense.
d) Options a and c.

I saw geese flying in the shape of an arrow. Definite and Indefinite Adjectives Test
8) While wandering near the lake, I saw a geese flying in the shape of an arrow.
a) This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the definite adjective ‘the’ to describe the specific lake.
b) This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the indefinite adjective ‘an’ to describe the arrow shape which could be any arrow shape, not a specific one.
c) The sentence is not grammatically correct because it uses the definite adjective ‘the’ to describe a specific lake but we don’t know which lake it is.
d) The sentence is not grammatically correct because it uses an indefinite adjective in a plural sense.

9) The most common indefinite adjective(s) is/are:
a) The
b) An
c) A
d) Options b and c

10) Which sentence is grammatically correct?
a) I saw the baby ducklings hatch and snuggle down into the feathers in the nest. 
b) I saw the baby ducking hatch and snuggle down into the feathers in the nest.
c) Neither are correct.
d) Both are correct.