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Do You Know Your Nouns?

(There may be more than one correct answer for each question)


1.      Which are not nouns?  

cream         passive          jump                balloon                        air                    hum

       2.    Which are nouns?

     wing                  sail                  Italy                yell                              truth                cared

       3.  Which are possessive nouns or pronouns?

     Mary                 mine                their                Chads                        dogs               cookies

     4.  Which are uncountable nouns?

     sand                hotdog             milk                 sled                             racetrack            sickness

     5.  Which are not collective nouns?

     flock                jury                  sheep              committee                   tribe                army

     6.  Which are not plural nouns?

     calves            deer                 curtain            mice                            criteria            dice

     7.  Which are not concrete nouns?

     tree               fear                 wind                 table                            ticket               sympathy

     8.  Which are countable nouns?

     rose             cereal              weather           picture             dust                 gravy

    9.  Which are abstract nouns?

     kiss              jealousy            suspicion        humor                          shyness            popcorn

     10.  Which are common nouns?

     pancake      Bible               book                April                            police              terror

     11.  Which are nouns?

     hungered                 remember            petunia            whether                       party               above

     12.  Which are proper nouns?

     Columbus               gravel              Jeremy            hamburger                 surprise          Nepal

    13.  Count the nouns in this excerpt from Macbeth.  Count them even if they are used as another part of speech, but  do not count the words used as verbs.  How many can you find?  15              21                  25                   29                 32?

 Double, double toil and trouble.

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble.

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.




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