'Definite Article or Zero Article?' Quiz

This is a beginner-level quiz containing 20 multichoice questions from our 'articles' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Definite Article or Zero Article?

Exercise Instructions: Which is correct: 'the' or nothing?

Q1 - I like listening to ____.
Q2 - She's reading Italian at ____.
Q3 - I'll take you to _____.
Q4 - He was sent to ____ for theft.
Q5 - She lives in _____.
Q6 - I like ____ food.
Q7 - I spoke to ______.
Q8 - Do you like _____ cheese?
Q9 - We went for a walk in _____.
Q10 - She was born in ____.
Q11 - Do you often go to _____?
Q12 - It's ____.
Q13 - I'm going to ____.
Q14 - She's gone to ____.
Q15 - I don't go to ____ very often.
Q16 - I'm seeing ____ tomorrow.
Q17 - What did you have for ____?
Q18 - I'm going to _____ to get some cash.
Q19 - He's in ____.
Q20 - It's the first road on ____.

Printable Worksheet

Instructions: Which is correct: 'the' or nothing?

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Q1 - I like listening to ____.
 
radio
 
the radio
 
Either could be used here.
Q2 - She's reading Italian at ____.
 
university
 
the university
Q3 - I'll take you to _____.
 
airport
 
the airport
 
Either could be used here.
Q4 - He was sent to ____ for theft.
 
prison
 
the prison
Q5 - She lives in _____.
 
North
 
the North
 
Either could be used here.
Q6 - I like ____ food.
 
Indian
 
the Indian
 
Either could be used here.
Q7 - I spoke to ______.
 
manager
 
the manager
 
Either could be used here.
Q8 - Do you like _____ cheese?
 
Stilton
 
the Stilton
Q9 - We went for a walk in _____.
 
park
 
the park
 
Either could be used here.
Q10 - She was born in ____.
 
France
 
the France
 
Either could be used here.
Q11 - Do you often go to _____?
 
church
 
the church
Q12 - It's ____.
 
Amazon
 
the Amazon
Q13 - I'm going to ____.
 
bed
 
the bed
Q14 - She's gone to ____.
 
office
 
the office
Q15 - I don't go to ____ very often.
 
theatre
 
the theatre
Q16 - I'm seeing ____ tomorrow.
 
dentist
 
the dentist
Q17 - What did you have for ____?
 
dinner
 
the dinner
Q18 - I'm going to _____ to get some cash.
 
bank
 
the bank
Q19 - He's in ____.
 
trouble
 
the trouble
Q20 - It's the first road on ____.
 
right
 
the right

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