Prepositions Quiz #1

Directions: Complete each sentence with the correct preposition. Choose from the word bank below:


above     across     against     around     at      behind     beside


1. My friends and I have decided to drive ______________ the United States, from New York to San Francisco.

2. If you want me to pick you up, you'll have to tell me where you're ______________.

3. Please go get my ladder. It's leaning ______________ the side of the house.

4. There's an eagle sitting way ______________ our heads in that tree.

5. Teresa and Mavin like to walk ____________ downtown Minneapolis and go to the shops on Nicollet Avenue.

6. We have to work faster. We're falling ____________ schedule.

7. There was a lot of dust _______________ the couch, so we moved it away from the wall.

8. I insist that my dog walk ______________ me when I take her for a walk (not in front of me and not behind me).

9. Are your parents ______________ home right now?

10. Dave said he's going to vote _______________ that candidate because he disagrees with him on many issues.

11. Do you think it would be difficult to swim _______________ the lake, from this side to the other side?

12. I'll be hanging _______________ my apartment all day today if you want to stop by.

13. The police officer's heroics were ______________ and beyond the call of duty.

14. Joe and Todd couldn't see the movie very well because they were sitting ______________ a big guy wearing a tall hat.

15. Are you for or ______________ nuclear energy to replace the burning of fossil fuels?

16. She has a very hard time getting her ideas _______________ to other people.

17. Tony always wears a cross _______________ his neck.

18. Please use the napkin that's _______________ your plate.

19. _______________ exactly 10 p.m. the fireworks are going to start.                ~  Do you need help more help with prepositions? ~

20. Who was _______________ the wheel when the accident occurred?

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