Interactive Verb Quiz #1

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1. Roads were a slushy mess on Monday along parts of the East Coast.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

2. Thousands of families and businesses had no electricity following a deadly snow and ice storm.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

3. In Virginia, about 126,000 electricity customers are living without power.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

4. Even without the computer trouble, rain would have kept the space shuttle from launching.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

5. At his sentencing, West neither apologized nor attributed his behavior to his drinking problem.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

6. It seemed difficult for police to find the man suspected in a cafe robbery.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

7. Officials blamed the storm for at least 17 deaths along its path across the southern Plains.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

8. Dozens of lawsuits, billions of dollars and an incalculable public outcry can make a difference.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

9. Philip Morris continues its court fight to prevent the federal government from regulating tobacco.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

10. Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers arrived in Cuba without the child they had hoped to bring home.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

11. Before he could finish the project, Bill had to contact an expert in pesticide-use management.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

12. Holding his nose to block out the smell, Evan made his way through the butcher’s work area.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

13. The book that Tim sent to his brother has been under his desk for six months
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

14. After a slow start, the team finished with its best record ever.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

15. The class's ideas sounded much more sophisticated than the substitute teacher expected.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

16. The man grew tired of the constant questions from reporters.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

17. Do you know whom to contact in case of an emergency?
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

18. The golfer listed in the paper as the leader decided to drop out of the tournament.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

19. It was those two boys who pulled the fire alarm.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb

20. She wanted to speak with whoever was responsible for her poodle’s awful haircut.
    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb    d. auxiliary verb