Reflexive or Non Reflexive Verbs Spanish Quiz

Based on the context, choose the correct option to complete the sentence. You can either click on the correct answer or type on your keyboard the letter you chose.    Most non-reflexive verbs have a reflexive form. However, each type of verb would be used in different contexts. In this quiz, you will practice when to correctly use reflexive verbs versus regular verbs . Read the sentences and choose the best option for this specific situation.  If you want to practice your conjugations for reflexive verbs, I encourage you to take our Reflexive Verbs Quiz where you will be able to do some exercises with different Spanish tenses.

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¿Ya (tú) _________ a tu hermano? Se les va a hacer tarde.

Did you already wake up your brother? You’re going to be late.

  1. A despertaste
  2. B despertar
  3. C te despertaste
  4. D despertó

With non-reflexive verbs, the object (person or thing receiving the action, ‘your brother’) and subject (person performing the action ‘you’) are different entities. In these sentences, the object is introduced by the preposition ‘a’.

¡Ya vamos a comer! ¡__________ las manos, niñas!

We are going to eat now! Wash your hands, girls!

  1. A Lávense
  2. B Lava
  3. C Lavar
  4. D Laven

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (girls) is performing the action on/upon themselves. ‘Lávense’ is the plural form of the imperative form. When it’s in the imperative form, the reflexive verb and the reflexive pronoun become one word.

¿A qué hora _________ ayer, Leah?

What time did you wake up yesterday?

  1. A despertar
  2. B te despertaste
  3. C despertaron
  4. D despertó

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (you) is performing the action on/upon itself. ‘Te despertaste’ is the preterite conjugation of ‘tú’.

Mi hermana _____ a su bebé todas las mañanas

My sister baths her baby every morning

  1. A bañó
  2. B bañamos
  3. C se baña
  4. D baña

With non-reflexive verbs, the object (person or thing receiving the action, ‘my sister’) and subject (person performing the action, ‘the baby’) are different entities. In this sentence, the object is introduced by the preposition ‘a’.

Ustedes tardan mucho para ______

You guys take a long time to bathe

  1. A nos bañamos
  2. B bañarse
  3. C se bañan
  4. D bañar

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (you guys) is performing the action on/upon themselves. When being in the infinitive form, the reflexive verb and the reflexive pronoun become one word. However, the pronoun still needs to match the subject of the sentence.

¿Puedes _______ tu bolsa?

Can you move your bag?

  1. A movemos
  2. B mueves
  3. C se mueve
  4. D mover

Non-reflexive verbs can have a direct or indirect object. An indirect object is introduced by ‘a’ and a direct object just follows the verb and may be introduced by an article or possessive pronoun. When having two verbs, the second verb is always in infinitive form.

Darío no _________ hoy

Dario didn’t shave today

  1. A se afeita
  2. B afeitarse
  3. C afeitó
  4. D se afeitó

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (Dario) is performing the action on/upon himself. ‘Se afeitó’ is the preterite conjugation of ‘él’.

Todas las mañanas yo _______ a mi hermanita

Every morning I dress my little sister

  1. A vestir
  2. B visto
  3. C vestí
  4. D se viste

With non-reflexive verbs, the object (person or thing receiving the action, ‘I’) and subject (person performing the action, ‘sister’) are different entities. In these sentences, the object is introduced by the preposition ‘a’. ‘Visto’ is the conjugation of ‘yo’ in the present tense.

¡(Tú, command) _____ tu cosas en la mesa!

Put your things on the table!

  1. A Ponemos
  2. B Poner
  3. C Pondrá
  4. D Pon

Non-reflexive verbs can have a direct or indirect object. An indirect object is introduced by ‘a’ and a direct object just follows the verb and may be introduced by an article or possessive pronoun. ‘Pon’ is the conjugation of ‘tú’ in the imperative form.

¡Niños! (Usted, command) ______ los zapatos

Have you kids put your shoes on?

  1. A se pusieron
  2. B se ponen
  3. C pónganse
  4. D poner

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (the kids) is performing the action on/upon themselves. ‘Lávense’ is the plural form of the imperative form. When it’s in the imperative form, the reflexive verb and the reflexive pronoun become one word.

Mariana ________ en un kinder

Mariana works in a kindergarten

  1. A se trabaja
  2. B trabajar
  3. C trabaja
  4. D trabajamos

Not all Spanish verbs have a complement (object) because they are able to deliver complete information without the presence of the object. These intransitive verbs never have a reflexive form. ‘Trabaja’ is the conjugation of ‘ella’ in the present tense.

Mañana yo_______ al cine

Tomorrow I will go to the movies

  1. A iré
  2. B irán
  3. C ir
  4. D iremos

With non-reflexive verbs, the object (person or thing receiving the action) and subject (person performing the action) are different entities. In these sentences, the object is introduced by the preposition ‘a’. ‘Al’ is a contraction of: ‘a + el’.

Mi vecino siempre _______ a su novia

My neighbor always hugs his girlfriend

  1. A abrazan
  2. B abrazar
  3. C se abraza
  4. D abraza

With non-reflexive verbs, the object (person or thing receiving the action, ‘his girlfriend’) and subject (person performing the action, ‘my neighbor’) are different entities. In these sentences, the object is introduced by the preposition ‘a’.

Ustedes ________ el uniforme blanco

You guys will wear the white uniform

  1. A se pondrán
  2. B se pone
  3. C poner
  4. D ponerse

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (‘you guys’) is performing the action on/upon themselves. ‘Se pondrán’ is the future conjugation of ‘ustedes’.

Mañana (yo, present form) ___________ a las siete de la mañana

Tomorrow, I’ll leave at seven in the morning

  1. A voy
  2. B me iré
  3. C vas
  4. D se van

Reflexive verbs indicate that the subject of the sentence (me) is performing the action on/upon myself. ‘Me iré’ is the conjugation of ‘yo’ in the present tense. Notice that sometimes non-reflexive verbs and their reflexive forms have different meanings.

Quiz Results

Question Answer Given Correct Answer
¿Ya (tú) _________ a tu hermano? Se les va a hacer tarde.
¡Ya vamos a comer! ¡__________ las manos, niñas!
¿A qué hora _________ ayer, Leah?
Mi hermana _____ a su bebé todas las mañanas
Ustedes tardan mucho para ______
¿Puedes _______ tu bolsa?
Darío no _________ hoy
Todas las mañanas yo _______ a mi hermanita
¡(Tú, command) _____ tu cosas en la mesa!
¡Niños! (Usted, command) ______ los zapatos
Mariana ________ en un kinder
Mañana yo_______ al cine
Mi vecino siempre _______ a su novia
Ustedes ________ el uniforme blanco
Mañana (yo, present form) ___________ a las siete de la mañana

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