Common and Proper Nouns 1

Parts of Speech Activity

Answer the Short Response Questions?
Yes    No
Enter your first and last name to get credit.
Your name will be printed on your score sheet.

Continue

Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

I went to the circus with my family.
went
the
family
with
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

John Bill Ricketts brought the first circus to the U.S. in 1793.
John
U.S.
in
circus
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Isaac Van Amburgh was the first person to train lions.
the
train
Isaac Van Amburgh
lions
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

My Aunt Jenny is afraid of lions for some reason.
lions
Jenny
afraid
for
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Trapeze artists do tricks on bars and ropes.
artists
do
and
on
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Albert Petrovski set the record for juggling eleven rings at the same time.
performed
Albert
same
record
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

A tightrope walker known as The Great Farini crossed the Niagara Falls.
Niagara
Farini
walker
known
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Forte the Ringmaster greeted the crowd by saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages..."
Forte
greeted
Ladies
of
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Modern circuses tell a story or convey a theme with traditional circus skills.
or
convey
traditional
theme
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Chumbo may have been the biggest clown in the circus, but he still rode the tiniest unicycle.
biggest
unicycle
rode
Chumbo
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

In the days before lighting, it was the ringmaster's job to tell the audience where to look.
look
before
where
lighting
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

The Barnes Brother's Circus was so tightly packed that we felt like we were climbing into a clown car when we filed into our seats.
packed
seats
Barnes Brother's Circus
tightly
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

The English word circus comes from the Greek word kirkos, which means circle or ring.
means
Greek
word
comes
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

The seven Ringling brothers turned a small-time act into one of America's largest circuses.
Ringling
largest
act
turned
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Gargantua was a gorilla who saved the circus by drawing big crowds.
Gargantua
drew
big
gorilla
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Fewer people went to circuses after World War II, perhaps due to a crazy new device called TV.
called
people
new
World War II
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Circus activities take place within a ring, and large circuses have many rings.
take
many
large
ring
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Character clowns play a role like butcher or baker.
or
play
butcher
like
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

The whiteface clown usually leads the other clowns.
___
___
___
___
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a common noun in the following sentence?

Red clowns are often the ones who get the pies in the face, accidentally sit in wet paint, or have their pants ripped off.
accidentally
wet
paint
sit
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Charlie Chaplin studied the art of clowning.
Charlie
clowning
studied
the
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Americans call a clown's act a gag while Europeans call it an entree.
act
entree
clown's
Americans
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

I saw a circus from China featuring a performer who spun many plates on sticks.
featuring
China
plates
performer
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Hoppy the Clown exaggerated how hard it was to ride his unicycle.
exaggerated
Hoppy
unicycle
hard
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Emmett Leo Kelly was a famous clown who created "Weary Willie," the hobo clown.
famous
hobo
Weary Willie
clown
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

When Irvin Feld noticed that there were only 14 clowns left in the show, and that many of them were in their 50s, he started a clown college.
circus
When
remaining
Irvin
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Animal trainer, Gunther Gebel-Williams, appeared on many TV shows with his tigers.
Gunther
tigers
appeared
Animal
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

We asked the vendor selling Coca-Cola how much they cost and his response almost made me do a backflip.
backflip
Coca-Cola
asked
We
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

The Ringling Bros. began retiring their elephants in 2015 in a move that pleased animal activists but upset some fans.
activists
Ringling Bros.
fans
move
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which word functions as a proper noun in the following sentence?

Students could attend the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College for free at one time.
attend
Students
free
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
Submit
What kind of noun is this? Is it a person, place, or thing? Is it concrete or abstract? Is it singular or plural?
Submit
Common and Proper Nouns 1
Correct!
Incorrect!
Now it's your turn! Write three complete sentence and use a proper noun in each.
Submit

Results

Common and Proper Nouns 1

Questions Wrong:
Average Right:
Time Spent: