Prepositions Quiz

preposition chart

Please fill in the blank with the correct preposition from the chart. You will need to keep track of your answers on another piece of paper. Answers are at the bottom of this activity. You can download this chart for free.

This chart includes only some prepositions.

Other prepositions are in the reading and bolded.

This reading passage was chosen for its use of imagery.

Thus says the LORD, 

the King and Redeemer (1)______ Israel, the LORD (2)______ Hosts: 

“I am the first and I am the last, 

and there is no God but Me.

Who then is like Me? 

Let him say so! 

Let him declare his case before Me, 

since I established an ancient people. 

Let him foretell the things (3)______ come, 

and what is (4)______ take place.

Do not tremble or fear. 

Have I not told you and declared it long ago? 

You are My witnesses! 

Is there any God but Me? 

There is no other Rock; 

I know not one.”

All makers (5)______ idols are nothing, 

and the things they treasure are worthless. 

Their witnesses fail (6)______ see or comprehend, 

so they are put (7)______ shame.

Who fashions a god or casts an idol 

which profits him nothing?

Behold, all his companions will be put (8)______ shame, 

(9)______ the craftsmen themselves are only human. 

Let them all assemble and take their stand; 

they will all be brought (10)______ terror and shame.

The blacksmith takes a tool 

and labors over the coals; 

he fashions an idol (11)______ hammers 

and forges it (12)______ his strong arms. 

Yet he grows hungry and loses his strength; 

he fails (13)______ drink water and grows faint.

The woodworker extends a measuring line; 

he marks it (14)______ with a stylus; 

he shapes it (15)______ chisels 

and outlines it (16)______ a compass. 

He fashions it in the likeness (17)______ man, 

like man in all his glory, 

that it may dwell in a shrine.

He cuts down cedars 

or retrieves a cypress or oak. 

He lets it grow strong among the trees (18)______ the forest. 

He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow.

It serves as fuel (19)______ man. 

He takes some (20)______ it (21)______ warm himself, 

and he kindles a fire 

and bakes his bread; 

he even fashions it into a god and worships it; 

he makes an idol and bows down (22)______ it.

He burns half (23)______ it in the fire, 

and he roasts meat (24)______ that half. 

He eats the roast and is satisfied. 

Indeed, he warms himself and says, 

“Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.”

From the rest he makes a god, his graven image. 

He bows down (25)______ it and worships; 

he prays (26)______ it and says, 

“Save me, (27)______ you are my god.”

They do not comprehend or discern, 

(28)______ He has shut their eyes so they cannot see 

and closed their minds so they cannot understand.

And no one considers in his heart, 

no one has the knowledge or insight (29)______ say, 

“I burned half (30)______ it in the fire, 

and I baked bread (31)______ its coals; 

I roasted meat and I ate. 

Shall I make something detestable (32)______ the rest (33)______ it? 

Shall I bow down (34)______ a block (35)______ wood?”

He feeds (36)______ ashes. 

His deluded heart has led him astray, 

and he cannot deliver himself or say, 

“Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?”

~ Isaiah 40:6-20

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Reading Comprehension

Do you know what this reading passage is about?
It is describing people who create and worship idols.