Take this quiz on modals to test your knowledge of English grammar. Modals are words that express levels of ability, doubt, certainty, and more. See if you can correctly identify the modals being used and what they’re indicating. Good luck!
Modals Exercises With Answers
Question 1: I think it ________ rain today.
(D) ought to
Question 2: It is a rule and you ________ obey it strictly.
(D) need to
Question 3: Choose the correct alternative for underline part
Would you like (to have) some water?
(D) No improvement
Question 4: ________ I come in?
Question 5: ________ you play with us?
Question 6: I ________ swim across the river when I was young.
Question 7: It ________ not surprise you if you were eyed coldly by the conductor.
Question 8: They ________ be sorry for their behaviour.
(A) need not
(B) ought to
Question 9: If you read newspapers, you ________ notice that there is definite space for letters.
Question 10: If you had not been there, I ________ differently.
(A) might have acted
(B) might act
(C) might acted
(D) may have acted
Question 11: Calamities such as earthquakes _______ by a human being.
(A) would not be controlled
(B) may not be controlled
(C) should not be controlled
(D) cannot be controlled
Question 12: You ________ obey the advice of your teacher.
Question 13: For a better future, we ________ our forests.
(A) must conserve
(D) may conserve
Question 14: All the youngsters ________ respect their elders and teachers.
Question 15: Your child is safe in the hands of a policeman. You ________ not worry.
Question 16: “________ you please open that window?”- she asked politely.
Question 17: You ________ have caught the train if you had run fast.
Question 18: Raj ________ speak English.
Question 19: You ________ help your poor friends.
(C) ought to
Question 20: How ________ you talk to my wife?
Practice this as well:
Question 21: We ________ keep our city clean.
Question 22: Use correct verb.
Electricity ________ in every village.
(A) should be supply
(B) should supply
(C) should be supplied
(D) should supplied
Question 23: Fill in the blank.
He ________ be doctor, if he worked hard.
Question 24: ________ God bless you, dear!
Question 25: To avoid accidents, we ________ have to follow traffic rules and regulations.
Question 26: You ________ wear a sweater to keep yourself warm.
Question 27: You ________ go home.
(D) Not Any
Question 28: Choose an appropriate modal auxiliary for the following sentence.
Every one ________ keep surrounding clean.
(D) None of the above
Question 29: ________ you have a wonderful result!
Question 30: The level of flood is rising; the villagers ________ vacate the village immediately.
(B) need to
(D) ought to
Question 31: George has travelled a lot. He ________ speak many languages.
Question 32: Select the appropriate option and fill in the blank.
When Hemant was at Chirag’s flat yesterday, Hemant asked if he ________ uses the phone.
Question 33: I ________ to be an atheist but I believe in God.
Question 34: I was afraid that if I asked him again he ________ refuse.
Question 35: If the doctor had come earlier, he ________ the patient.
(A) could have saved
(B) could have been saved
(C) would save
(D) can have saved
Question 36: I ________ leave now. It is too late.
Question 37: She was ________ late that she ________ catch the train.
(A) so, could not
(B) too, can
(C) too, cannot
(D) so, could
Question 38: Fill in the blank with proper form of verb:
“Excuse me ! ________ you speak English?”
Question 39: Fill in the blank with modal auxiliary :
‘You ________ wait outside.’
(B) ought to have
Question 40: Had he tried, he ________ the match.
(B) would win
(C) could have won