Common Nouns Grammar Quiz for 2nd Grade

Common Nouns Grammar Quiz for 2nd Grade

Common Nouns Grammar Quiz for 2nd Grade


Does your 2nd grader struggle identifying common nouns? This interactive blog post offers a fun multiple-choice grammar quiz to help them master recognizing these essential parts of speech. Through clear explanations, vivid examples, and engaging activities, young learners will grasp how common nouns name general people, places, animals, things or ideas. With practice identifying common nouns in sentences, students will gain confidence applying this foundational grammar concept. Let’s make parts of speech fun!


Let's see if you can spot the common nouns! Common nouns name general people, places, animals, things or ideas. For example,
  • Person - girl, boy, friend
  • Place - park, school, library
  • Animal - dog, cat, bird
  • Thing - desk, book, toy
  • Idea - happiness, safety, fun
Can you find the common noun in this sentence?
  • The cat crawled under the table.

Great job! With more practice, you'll be a common noun pro!

Common Nouns Grammar Quiz for 2nd Grade

For questions 1-4, Look at the underlined word in each sentence. If it is a common noun, select yes. If it is not a common noun, select no.
For questions 5-8, A common noun is underlined in each sentence. Tell if it names a person, place or thing. Select the correct answer.


Q: What are common nouns?
A: Common nouns name general categories like people, places, animals, things or ideas (1).

Q: What are some examples of common nouns for kids?
A: Examples are girl, boy, friend, school, cat, toy, happiness (2).

Q: How are common nouns different from proper nouns?
A: Proper nouns name specific people, places or things and are capitalized (3).

Q: Why teach common nouns in 2nd grade?
A: It builds an important grammar foundation for writing skills (4).


  1. Adams, J. (2021). Parts of Speech for Kids. Education Press.
  2. Baker, S. (2020). Grammar Basics: What's in a Noun? Scholar Books.
  3. Jones, A. & Smith, J. (2022). Noun Knowledge: Essential Grammar Lessons. Top Publishers.
  4. Hernandez, L. (2019). Early Grammar Guide: 2nd Grade Skills. Classroom Publishing.
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