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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) English Language Arts Questions

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Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1
The dog ate the bag of food because it was left open on the floor.

The dog ate the food is the INDEPENDENT clause.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Homonyms CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1g
Which word best completes the sentence?
                is a sale on parrots at the pet store.
  1. They're
  2. Their
  3. There
  4. They
Grade 4 Main Idea
Do you enjoy ice cream? Many people over the ages have enjoyed ice cream. The ancient Greeks ate snow mixed with honey and fruit. It really took off as a dessert in the 18th century. Today, people all over the world enjoy the wonderful taste of ice cream.

What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. The Ancient Greeks ate a version of ice cream.
  2. Ice cream has been around a long time.
  3. Ice cream was popular in the 18th century.
  4. Many people eat ice cream.
Grade 4 Prefixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.4.4, L.4.4b
I saw the preview for an awesome movie.
The prefix pre- means
  1. after.
  2. full of.
  3. three.
  4. before.
Grade 4 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.4.2
Choose the sentence that uses commas correctly.
  1. Three special guests, visited our class this year.
  2. A scientist, Dr. Smith, talked to our class about how our brains work.
  3. Jan's grandma is the librarian, for the high school.
  4. And another person is coming, the day after tomorrow.
Grade 4 Commas CCSS: L.4.2c
Which of these uses the comma correctly?
  1. I want to buy the new jacket but it is too expensive.
  2. I want to buy the new, jacket but it is too expensive.
  3. I, want to buy the new jacket, but it is, too expensive.
  4. I want to buy the new jacket, but it is too expensive.
Grade 4 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1b
Complete the sentence with the choice that represents the present progressive tense.

We                 with the ball.
  1. play
  2. are playing
  3. have played
  4. played
Grade 4 Prefixes
The prefix "un" means               .
  1. again
  2. not
  3. before
  4. too much
Grade 4 Prefixes
Add the correct prefix to the word in the parentheses.

You will not be rewarded if you             misbehave             in class.(behave)
Grade 4 Main Idea
The sun is some ways away from Earth. It may not seem that far when you look at it in the sky. However, it is so far away that it takes eight whole minutes for the light from the sun to reach us on Earth. And yet, it is still far closer than any other star in the universe.

What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. The sun is far away from Earth.
  2. The sun’s light takes eight minutes to reach Earth.
  3. The sun appears closer than it is.
  4. There are suns across the universe.
Grade 4 Main Idea
Libraries have existed for a long time. One of the most impressive of the early libraries was the Library of Alexandria. It was also known as the Great Library. It was estimated to hold tens of thousands of scrolls. Sadly, it was burned down.

What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. The Library of Alexandria was also called The Great Library.
  2. The Library of Alexandria held many scrolls.
  3. The Library of Alexandria was very impressive.
  4. Libraries have existed for a long time.
Grade 4 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1
What type of sentence is this?

Put that dangerous piece of ice on the ground.
  1. interrogative
  2. declarative
  3. imperative
  4. exclamatory
Grade 4 Nouns
Which possessive noun completes the sentence?

The jacket belongs to the man. It is the                 jacket.
  1. mens
  2. mans'
  3. man's
  4. mans
Grade 4 Pronouns
Do you want to go to the store with                ?
  1. I
  2. me
Grade 4 Main Idea
Immigration has long been a part of American history. During the immigration boom of the 1800s, many immigrants entered through a place called Ellis Island. This island is in New York City. Here immigrants were processed and, if approved, granted access to the U.S.

What is the main idea of this passage?
  1. Immigrants have a long history in the U.S.
  2. Immigrants would often come through Ellis Island.
  3. Ellis Island is located in New York City.
  4. Immigrants had to be approved in order to enter the U.S
Grade 4 Tenses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1b
Complete the sentence with the choice that represents the present progressive tense.

I                 the show.
  1. watch
  2. watched
  3. have watched
  4. am watching
Grade 4 Fragments and Run-ons CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1f
The big black cat.
  1. Sentence
  2. Not a sentence
Grade 4 Types of Sentences
Choose the best word to use to replace the word in ALL CAPS and fix the double negative.

I never talk to NOBODY at school.
  1. anybody
  2. no one
  3. someone
  4. none
Grade 4 Quotation Marks CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.4.2, L.4.2b
Which sentence uses quotation marks correctly?
  1. Ken, dad asked, can we go now?
  2. "Ken" Dad asked, can we go now?"
  3. "Ken," Dad asked, " can we go now?"
  4. "Ken", dad asked, "can we go now?"
Grade 4 Prefixes
Which word best describes the meaning of multi-?
  1. enough
  2. back
  3. before
  4. many
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