Questions – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Select the correct question-word.

  1. bist du gewesen? – In meinem Zimmer.asking about placeWhere have you been? - In my room.
  2. hat dieses Bild gemalt? – Albrecht Dürer.asking about a personWho painted this picture? - Albrecht Dürer.
  3. musst du morgens aufstehen? – Um sechs.asking about timeWhen do you have to get up in the morning? - At six.
  4. haben Sie gesagt? – Nichts.asking about the accusative object, not a personWhat did you say? - Nothing.
  5. heißt sie? – Laura.asking for a name - we always use wie with heißenWhat is her name? - Laura.

Yes-No Questions – Using the words in parentheses, construct questions that could be answered with “yes” or “no”.

  1. (du/haben/Durst)  finite verb + subject + objectAre you thirsty?
  2. (das Auto/sein/kaputt)  finite verb + subject + adjectiveIs the car broken down?
  3. (ihr/gehen einkaufen/nachher)  finite verb + subject + time + infinite verbAre you going shopping later?
  4. (er/sprechen/Deutsch)  finite verb + subject + objectDoes he speak German?
  5. (du/hören/die Musik)  finite verb + subject + objectDo you hear the music?

Ask about the part of the sentence that’s underlined.

  1. Die Kinder gehen in die Schule. →  asking about place (direction) → wohinWhere are the children going?
  2. Hier ist das Rauchen verboten. →  asking about a subject that’s not a person → wasWhat is forbidden here?
  3. Das ist Gabis Jacke. →  asking about possession → wessenWhose jacket is this?
  4. Wir haben einen Deutschtest geschrieben. →  asking about a subject that is a person → wer|with wer, the verb is always in the 3rd person singularWho took a German test?
  5. Sie lachen über ihren Witz. →  über was is very colloquial; it’s better to say wo + preposition|since the preposition begins with a vowel, we add an r before it → worüberWhat are they laughing about?