What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition


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How is a proper noun different than common nouns?

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1. Proper nouns must always be what?

2. Which of the following is a proper noun?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of proper nouns. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes differentiating between proper nouns and other nouns as well as identifying proper nouns in several examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Differentiating between proper nouns and other nouns
  • Proper noun categories
  • Rule(s) for proper nouns
  • Identifying examples of proper nouns

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on proper nouns
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as proper noun and common noun
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rules for proper nouns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify proper nouns in examples

Additional Learning

To learn more about the parts of speech, review the lesson What is a Proper Noun? - Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term proper noun
  • Differentiate between proper nouns and common nouns
  • Identify at least five examples of proper nouns