When writing a prepositions quiz, consider ideas such as including short answer questions that ask the student to define the word "preposition" and to list 10 or more prepositions. Fill-in-the-blank questions may have the student write in the correct preposition on a blank line in the appropriate place in a sentence. Teachers can make use of word banks if they choose.
Quizzes may also be written in multiple choice format. This is similar to fill-in-the-blank style, but for each blank, the student may choose from three or four possible answers. There are about 150 different prepositions in the English language, and teachers need to bear in mind the reading level of the students they are teaching.
"English Prepositions List" is a downloadable e-book written by Josef Essberger. The book offers over 370 example sentences containing prepositions and 200 possible quiz questions and answers. There are 94 one-word prepositions and 56 complex prepositions listed in the book.
Quizzes can be divided into different areas of concentration. A section involving prepositions of time might include a multiple choice section that asks students to choose between "during," "until" or "since." A quiz section that contains prepositions relating to places could include a fill-in-the-blank section asking students to answer whether an object is placed on, above, over, in front of, beside, below, under or behind another object.