If you know what nouns are, chances are that you probably know and are able to identify countable and uncountable nouns.
This countable and uncountable noun quiz tests your understanding of them. Through this quiz, you get to check your understanding, practice, and learn what you don’t know about countable and uncountable nouns.
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#1. A countable noun is _____.
#2. An uncountable noun is _____.
#3. Which of these is not a feature of a countable noun?
#4. Which of these is not a feature of an uncountable noun?
#5. We can always see or touch a countable noun.
Explanation: A countable noun can be concrete or abstract in nature. It does not have to have a physical existence. It is, however, important to note that most countable nouns are concrete in nature.
Physical/concrete countable nouns: car, phones, girl, etc.
Nonphysical countable nouns: theory, election, goal, etc
#6. An uncountable noun does have a physical form.
Explanation: An uncountable noun may or may not have a physical nature. The countability of a noun does not have anything to do with a noun being concrete or abstract.
Physical: rice, water, gold, etc.
Nonphysical: love, poverty, honesty, etc.
#7. Select the countable noun.
Explanation: It is a plural form of the noun ‘person’. The other two nouns are uncountable.
#8. Select the uncountable noun.
Explanation: The noun ‘food‘ refers to the material that people eat. It is not countable in nature. The first two nouns are countable; their plural forms are needs and dreams.
#9. Select the countable noun.
Explanation: The plural form of ‘mountain’ is mountains. The other two words are uncountable in nature. They refer to a material, and a material is uncountable.
#10. Select the uncountable noun.
Explanation: ‘Fun’ is uncountable and does not have a plural form. The nouns ‘loss’ and ‘victor’ are countable. Their plural forms are ‘losses’ and ‘victories’.
#11. Select the countable noun.
Explanation: It is a countable noun. Its plural form is ‘laptops’. The nouns ‘love’ and ‘pressure’ are uncountable.
#12. Select the uncountable noun.
Explanation: It is an uncountable noun that refers to a quality. The nouns ‘doctor’ and ‘disability’ are countable and their plural forms are ‘doctors’ and ‘disabilities’.
#13. Select the countable noun.
Explanation: It is a countable noun that refers to a place. The nouns ‘education’ and ‘maturity’ are uncountable and don’t have plural forms.
#14. Select the uncountable noun.
Explanation: It is an uncountable noun that refers to a material that is ice. Names of materials can’t be counted. The nouns ‘bottle/bottles’ and ‘award/awards’ are countable.
#15. Is the noun 'plastic' countable?
Explanation: It is an uncountable noun that refers to a material something is made of. We can’t count plastic; we, however, can weigh it.
#16. Is the noun 'teacher' countable?
Explanation: It is a countable noun that refers to a person who teaches something.
#17. Is the noun 'desire' countable?
Explanation: It is a countable noun that refers to a particular feeling. You can have multiple feelings.
#18. Is the noun 'money' uncountable?
Explanation: It is an uncountable noun. It does not have a plural form. It refers to the medium or commodity of financial exchange. It is a general term.
#19. Is the noun 'newspaper' uncountable?
Explanation: It is a countable noun whose plural form is ‘newspapers’. It refers to a set of papers that highlights recent happenings.
#20. Is the noun 'cheese' uncountable?
Explanation: Cheese is a material that is used in many dishes like pasta, pizza, sandwiches, cupcakes, etc. We can’t count it; we can only weigh it. We can, however, count blocks of cheese, packages of cheese, or boxes of cheese.