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What is an Adverb? Test
Forming Adverbs from Nouns

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* What is an adverb?
* How are adverbs formed from nouns?
* Where do adverbs come from?
* How do nouns become adverbs?

10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers and Answer Explanations


What is an Adverb? Forming Adverbs from Nouns Test


1) What is a suffix?
a) A suffix tells us more about a noun. 
b) A suffix is a letter, word, phrase or number which is added before a word and either changes or adds to its meaning.
c) A suffix is a letter, word, phrase or number which is added after a word and either changes or adds to its meaning.
d) Suffixes turn all words into adverbs.

2) What is a prefix?
a) Prefixes can be added to words to transform them into adverbs.
b) A prefix is a letter, word, phrase or number which is added before a word and either changes or adds to its meaning.
c) A prefix is a letter, word, phrase or number which is added after a word and either changes or adds to its meaning.
d) Options a and b.

3) Which of the following sentences is true? 
a) All adverbs are derived from adjectives.
b) All adverbs modify verbs.  
c) All complete sentences must contain an adverb.
d) Some adverbs are derived from nouns.

4) Which of the following sentences contain adverbs characterized by common suffixes which indicate that they are derived from nouns?

1.
He glared upwards.
2.
He turned sideways to his opponent.
3.
Velma danced backward.
4.
The jury watched silently.

a) All of them.
b) Only option 2.
c) Only option 4.
d) Options 1, 2 and 3.
Question 5 - Kitty lay abed - Adverbs derived from Nouns Test
5) Which of the following sentences contain adverbs marked by common prefixes which indicate that they are derived from nouns?

1.
Kitty lay abed.
2.
Juno ran inside.
3. In search of better lighting, we moved downtown.
a) Option 1.
b) Options 1 and 2.
c) All of them.
d) Option 3.

6) Which of the following sentences is true?
a) Adverbs can modify adjectives.
b) Some complete sentences contain an adverb.
c) An adverb is not a necessary part of a complete sentence.
d) All of the above.

Question 7 - The plane flew overhead - Adverbs derived from Nouns Test
7) Identify the root noun of the adverb in the following sentence: “The plane flew overhead.”
a) Plane.
b) Over.
c) Head.
d) Overhead.

8) Identify the adverb in the following sentence: “The zaftig woman sold her Tudor cottage quickly.”
a) Tudor.
b) Zaftig.
c) Quickly.   
d) Options a and c.

9) Identify whether the word “fast” is an adjective or an adverb in the sentences below.

1.
Julia had a fast car.
2.
Julia drove fast.
a) Adjective.
b) Adverb.
c) Adjective in 2, adverb in 1.
d) Adverb in 2, adjective in 1.

10) In the preceding question, you were asked to distinguish between a word which could have been either an adjective or an adverb. What rule should one apply when one is trying to determine whether or not a word is an adjective or an adverb?
a) If the descriptive word in a sentence applies to a noun or pronoun, it must be an adjective. If it modifies an adjective, verb, or adverb, it must be an adverb.
b) All words which end in “ly”, “ward”, “wise”, “wards” and “ways” are adverbs.
c) Adverbs always modify verbs, so any word which doesn’t modify a verb can’t be an adverb.
d) Adjectives are descriptive words. Any descriptive words in a sentence must be adjectives.