Modals and Usages Online Quiz


Advertisements

Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Modals and Usages. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - You ... smoke in public.

A - Have to

B - May

C - Shouldn't

D - Couldn't

Answer : C

Explanation

"Ought not to, shouldn't or should not" are used to suggest and advice to not do the actions.

Q 2 - My brother ... dance very well.

A - Can

B - May

C - Must

D - Should

Answer : A

Explanation

"Can" is used to speak about ability of the doer in the present or future. Similarly, "Cannot" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future.

Q 3 - Harish ... have gotten up so early as he slept late.

A - Might not

B - Should not

C - Would not

D - Ought not to

Answer : A

Explanation

"Would, would not" is also used to make claims of some actions happening with some accuracy.

Q 4 - You ... be kidding when you say she is a good singer!

A - Could

B - Must

C - Ought to

D - Would

Answer : B

Explanation

"Must" is used in situations where the action is a requirement, or where the action can be predicted with much accuracy.

Q 5 - The boss said that you ... share this cubicle with me.

A - Have to

B - Must

C - Can

D - Might

Answer : A

Explanation

"Have to" is used in situations where the action is a compulsory thing to do.

Q 6 - I ... understand a word of what the cop was saying.

A - Couldn’t

B - Wasn’t able to

C - Can’t be able to

D - Shouldn’t

Answer : A

Explanation

"Could not" is used to speak about the inability of someone in doing an action in present or future, also about predicting an action with some accuracy.

Q 7 - As a child, I was not ... to leave the table until we had finished our food.

A - Able to

B - Allowed to

C - Wouldn’t

D - Will not

Answer : B

Explanation

“Allowed to” is used when you are given the permission to indulge in an action.

Q 8 - I ... going to Hungary for holidaying, but nothing has been finalized.

A - Might be

B - Must be

C - Would be

D - Need be

Answer : A

Explanation

"Might" is used to express an action with even lesser chance of happening than in the case of "may".

Q 9 - The girl ... convince the policemen that she didn’t jump the signal.

A - Was able to

B - Could

C - Need to

D - Should

Answer : A

Explanation

"Was/is able to" is used as a replacement of "can or could" when talking about achievements.

Q 10 - Mary is playing video games when she …

A - Could study

B - Should be studying

C - Will study

D - Must be studying

Answer : B

Explanation

"Ought to, should" are used to suggest actions, provide opinions and give advice.

verbal_ability_modals_usages.htm
Advertisements