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Adjectives 1

In this topic of adjectives, we will be covering:

  • What are adjectives 
  • Why are they important

 

  1. They are words that describe nouns
  2. They help making our writing interesting
  3. They help us name and identify things 

 

Spot the adjective by underlining it:

Red       Soft Cover           Warm         Bread

Buzzing Yellow               Sparkling        Potato

Giggly             Smile       Frighteningly 

 

Red       Soft         Cover           Warm         Bread

Buzzing          Yellow               Sparkling        Potato

Giggly             Smile       Frighteningly 

 

So what about the other words? 

Let’s understand them too.

Cover can be used as a noun or verb both. 

For example - the cover of my book is torn.

Bread, potato and smile are all nouns

Frighteningly is an adverb 

 

Let’s try to use some of the above adjectives to describe some nouns. It would be fun exercise, so let’s do it.

Warm milk

Giggly sisters

Sparkling water

 

 

Question 1:

The moon glowed softly. The towering trees stretched their branches towards the night sky. 

 

Which is the adjective in the above sentence

 

  1. Sky
  2. Glowed
  3. Softly
  4. Towering

 

Answer:

4) towering

Explanation:

The correct answer is 4) towering. Let’s understand the other options now. Sky is a noun. Glowed is an action that's why it's a verb. Softly is an adverb describing the action. Now towering is followed by a noun that is trees. So that is why it is an adjective. 

By the way, do you know what towering means? It means very tall. 

 

 

Question 2: 

As I walked towards the huts, I heard the rhythmic sound of beating drums.

 

Which is the adjective in the above sentence

 

  1. Huts
  2. Drums
  3. Rhythmic
  4. Pounding 

 

Answer:

3) rhythmic

Explanation: 

The correct answer is 3) rhythmic. Let’s understand the other options now. huts is a noun. Drums is also a noun. Pounding is not even present in the sentence. Rhythmic is an adjective describing the noun - sound. 

 

 

Question 3:

Timmy has just been given detention. He has a _________ look on his face now.

 

  1. Miserable
  2. Cheerful
  3. Attractive
  4. Curious 

 

Answer:

1) miserable

Explanation: 

The correct answer is 1) miserable. This one was easy, right.

 

 

Question 4:

She was the _______ victim of ruthless attack. 

 

  1. Innocent
  2. Responsible
  3. Thoughtless
  4. Humiliating 

 

Answer:

1) innocent

Explanation:

This question may seem slightly complicated due to the words used. Ruthless means vicious or lacking compassion or kindness. Innocent means free of any wrong doings. Thoughtless means lack of concern for others' well being. Humiliating means deeply embarrassing. 

So the correct answer is 1) innocent, as she was the victim being targeted and attacked.

 

 

Question 5:

Janet is the oldest child in her family of six. Everyday after school, Janet does the household chores and prepares dinner for her siblings. She takes her duties very seriously. Janet is a/an _________ girl.

 

  1. Humiliated
  2. Innocent
  3. Thoughtless
  4. Responsible

 

Answer:

4) responsible

Explanation:

This one is quite easy. The correct answer is 4) responsible. 

 

 

Question 6:

You are watching a 4-hour long documentary about growing rice. The film is __________ while you are __________.

 

  1. Boring, boring
  2. Boring, bored
  3. Bored, boring
  4. Bored, bored

 

Answer:

2) boring, bored

Explanation:

Let’s understand the difficult words first. What is a documentary? It is a film detailing a topic. So in this case, the film is boring while you are bored. So the correct answer is 2) boring, bored. 

 

 

Let’s understand the words ending with ed and ing.

Words ending with ing are adjectives that describe the noun/thing.

Words ending with ed are feelings/emotions felt by you.

 

Interested Vs. Interesting 

Fascinated Vs. fascinating

 

 

 

Question 7:

I am only _________ in _________ topics such as dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies.

 

  1. Interested, interesting
  2. Interesting, interested
  3. Interested, interested 

 

Answer:

1) interested, interesting 

Explanation:

The correct answer is 1) interested, interesting 


 

Question 8:

Which of the following adjectives best describes the picture shown below?


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  1. Colossal
  2. Flimsy
  3. Vicious
  4. Minute

 

Answer:

4) minute

Explanation:

The correct answer is 4) minute. So this question has a lot of new words. Let’s understand what is minute. Minute is not only an adjective, but it can also be a noun that also means tiny or very small. The opposite of minute is colossal.

 

 

Question 9:

Which of the following adjectives best describes the picture shown below?


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  1. Bland
  2. Hectic
  3. Scalding 
  4. Rich 

 

Answer:

4) rich

Explanation:

The correct answer is 4) rich, as it also describes the heavy taste of food as well. The opposite of rich is bland.

 

 

Question 10:

Which of the following adjectives best describes the picture shown below?


Image Credit: unsplash.com
 
  1. Hair-raising
  2. Humorous
  3. Dull
  4. Uneventful

 

Answer:

1) hair-raising

Explanation:

Do you know the meaning of hair-raising? It means something that causes extreme shock, excitement, fear or apprehension. So this big joy ride causes that feeling to you? 

The correct answer is 1) hair-raising.


 

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