Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Find out with our grammar quiz that takes questions right from our Monarch 5th Grade Language Arts course. Would you get a passing grade?

1. Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
The first book was written in 1973; the [latter or later] was written [latter or later].

2. Select the correct statement about verbs.
The words in sentences that show the action are verbs.
Verbs express action or being in time. Time is known as tense.
Past, present, and future are the three common verb tenses.
All of the statements above are true.
None of these statements is true.

3. Find the adverb in the sentence below.
Jacob whistled loudly as he walked home.

4. What’s the difference between a homonym and a synonym?
A synonym sounds the same as another word, and a homonym means the same thing as another word.
A homonym sounds the same as another word, and a synonym means the same thing as another word.
A homonym means the opposite of another word, and a synonym means the same thing as another word.
A synonym means the opposite of another word, and a homonym means the same thing as another word.

5. What is the correct abbreviation for the book of the Bible Deuteronomy?
Deuty.
Dt.
Deut.
Deutr.

6. Select the clearer sentence.
Jack could not ride his bicycle having only one wheel.
Having only one wheel, Jack could not ride his bicycle.

7. Select the correct wording.
I don't want to go, anyways.
I don't want to go, anyway.

8. Adjectives describe verbs.
True
False

9. Decide whether the following word group is part of the subject or predicate.
Ate his dinner quickly.

10. Add the appropriate prefix to the root word to change the meaning: Accurate
un-
im-
in-

Answers
1. latter, later
2. All of the statements above are true.
3. loudly
4. A homonym sounds the same as another word, and a synonym means the same thing as another word.
5. Deut.
6. Jack could not ride his bicycle having only one wheel.
7. I don't want to go, anyway.
8. False
9. Predicate
10. in-

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