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Action Verb Tenses Quiz 

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Question 1.

 

pirate-and-parrot

The parrot perched on the end of the telescope.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the parrot
perched
the telescope

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

parrot
perched
end

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the parrot
the pirate
the telescope

Question 2.

 

goldfish

 

Kitty watched the goldfish for hours.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

Kitty
watched
the goldfish

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

watched
for
hours

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

Kitty
the goldfish
for hours

Question 3.

 

penguins

 

The teacher pointed to the board.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the teacher
pointed
the board

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

the teacher
pointed
the board

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the teacher
pointed
the board

Question 4.

 

farm

 

The cat jumped down onto the path.

 

i. The verb of the sentence is...

the cat
jumped
down

 

ii. The object in this sentence is...

the cat
jumped down
the path

 

iii. Is this sentence written in the simple present tense?

yes
no
don't know

Question 5.

 

race-track

 

The athletics team raced on the running track.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the team
raced
the running track

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

atheltics
raced
the track

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the athletics team
the team
the track

 

iv. Is this sentence written in the simple present tense?

yes
no
don't know

Question 6.

 

astronaut

 

On the steps of the spaceship, the astronaut waved to the crowds.

 

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the steps
the spaceship
the astronaut

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

on
steps
waved

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the steps
the spaceship
the crowds

 

iv. Is this sentence written in the simple present tense?

yes
no
don't know

Question 7.

 

pirate-treasure

 

Pete and Bill smiled at the sight of the treasure.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

Pete and Bill
the sight
the treasure

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

smiled
at
sight

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

Pete and Bill
the sight
the treasure

 

iv. Is the verb in this sentence a regular verb?

yes
no
don't know

Question 8.

 

internet-cafe

 

The internet cafe stood at the end of the high street.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the internet cafe
the end
the high street

 

ii. The main verb in this sentence is...

the internet
stood
end

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the cafe
the internet
the high street

 

iv. Is the verb in this sentence a regular verb?

yes
no
don't know

Question 9.

 

train

 

The train arrived at the station.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

the train
arrived
the station

 

ii. The main verb in this sentence is...

train
arrived
at

iii. The object of this sentence is...

the train
the station
the passengers

 

iv. Is this sentence written in the simple present tense?

yes
no
don't know

Question 10.

 

pirate

 

Patch and his parrot sailed home in the little boat.

 

i. The subject of the sentence is...

Patch and his parrot
the home
the boat

 

ii. The verb in this sentence is...

his
sailed
little

 

iii. The object of this sentence is...

his parot
the home
the boat

 

iv. Is the verb in this sentence a regular verb?

yes
no
don't know

 

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