Questions – Free Exercise

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Exercises

Open question or closed question? Choose the correct options.

  1. ¿Te apetece ir al cine?[Do you feeling like going to the cinema?]|yes/no question without a question word = closed question
  2. ¿Cuántos peluches tienes?[How many stuffed animals do you have?]|question word (cuántos) = open question
  3. ¿Has dormido bien?[Did you sleep well?]|yes/no question without a question word = closed question
  4. ¿Sabes jugar al ajedrez?[Do you know how to play chess?]|yes/no question without a question word = closed question
  5. ¿Dónde vives?[Where do you live?]|question word (dónde) = open question

Choose the correct question words to complete the questions.

  1. —¿ ha comprado el vinilo?[—Who bought the record?|—Marina]|asking about a person (= who) → quién
    —Marina.
  2. —¿ vas a trabajar?[—How do you get to work?|—Via public transport.]|asking about manner (= how) → cómo
    —En transporte público.
  3. —¿ habéis comido en la cantina?[—What did you eat at the cantine?|—Chips.]|asking an open question without pre-determined options (= what) → qué
    —Patatas fritas.
  4. —¿ pagas de alquiler?[—How much rent do you pay?|—€350 a month.]|asking about an amount (= how much) → cuánto
    —350€ al mes.
  5. —¿ quieres irte?[—When do you want to leave?|—After I’ve eaten.]|asking about a time (= when) → cuándo
    —Después de comer.
  6. —¿ de estos poemarios te gusta más?[—Which of these poems do you like the most?|—The one by Neruda.]|asking about one element of a specific group (= which)|preposition decuál
    —El de Neruda.

Complete the questions using a question word that corresponds to the underlined part of the sentence.

  1. Entrenan en el patio.
    → ¿  entrenan?[They’re training in the yard.|Where are they training?]|asking about a place (= where) → dónde
  2. Este ramo es para mamá.
    → ¿  es este ramo?[This bunch of flowers is for my mum.|Who is this bunch of flowers for?]|asking about the recipient|preposition para (= for whom) → para quién
  3. El festival comienza mañana.
    → ¿  comienza el festival?[The festival stars tomorrow.|When does the festival start?]|asking about a time (= when) → cuándo
  4. El pastelero de mi barrio hace los mejores pasteles.
    → ¿  hace los mejores pasteles?[My local baker makes the best cakes.|Who makes the best cakes?]|asking about a person (= who) → quién
  5. Mi perro tiene ya once años.
    → ¿  años tiene tu perro?[My dog is already eleven years old.|How old is your dog?]|asking about an amount (literally: how many years) → cuántos|the ending changes to -os to agree with the masculine plural noun años