Possessive Pronouns
1) Read the cartoon and choose the correct option.
I. The word “your” refers to the teacher.
II. The word “your” refers to hands.
III. The word “your” is a personal pronoun.
IV. The word “your” is a possessive adjective.
a) Sentences I and II are correct.
b) Sentences I and III are correct.
c) Sentences II and III are correct.
d) Sentences I and IV are correct.

2) Read the cartoon again and choose the option that shows a possessive adjective, like “your” in
“Raise your hands”.
a) me b) mine c) my d) myself
3) Read the sentences and fill in the blanks with the possessive adjective related to the words in bold.
a) Lucy visited ______ uncle last summer.
b) Sam and Adam are planning ______ next vacation. 
c) The Pyramids have ______ foundation buried deep below the sand. 

d) Donald keeps ______ passport in a folder with other documents. 
e) Susan and I made__________________ decision on where to go.
Aluno (a):_____________________________________________
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Read and answer the questions below:
1) Syria: More Antiquities Destroyed by ISIS in Ancient City of Palmyra
The Islamic State has blown up three ancient funeral towers in the city of Palmyra, Syria’s antiquities chief,
Maamoun Abdulkarim, said Friday, continuing the destruction of a World Heritage site that Unesco has
condemned as a war crime. The militants, who had already destroyed two Roman-era temples in the city, blew
up the tombs, which date from between A.D. 44 and 103, Mr. Abdulkarim said. The towers were sandstone
constructions built to hold the remains of the old city’s richest families. Islamic State fighters, who seized
Palmyra from the control of the Syrian government in May, had blown up the Temple of Baal and the Temple
of Baalshamin in recent weeks, according to a United Nations analysis of satellite images.
Reference: Syria: More Antiquities Destroyed by ISIS in Ancient City of Palmyra. (2015, September 4). Retrieved September 7,
2015, from

É INCORRETO afirmar com base no texto acima que:
a) As torres destruídas pelo grupo terrorista guardavam os restos mortais de membros das famílias mais ricas
da cidade.
b) A Unesco considera a ação dos militantes do Estado Islâmico um crime de guerra.
c) A destruição dos templos da época romana é um evento mais recente do que a destruição das torres
funerárias na cidade de Palmyra.
d) A tecnologia tem auxiliado a identificação de ataques terroristas.

2) Who Painted the Meidum Geese?
ENNA, SICILY – Francesco Tiradritti of Kore University of Enna and director of the Italian archaeological
mission to Egypt thinks that the Meidum Geese, a painting supposedly found in a tomb near the Meidum
Pyramid in 1871 by Luigi Vassalli, may be a forgery. Vassalli is credited with removing the painting, now
housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and putting it in the Museum Bulaq, where he was a curator. The
painting depicts three kinds of geese: white-fronted geese, bean geese, and red-breasted geese. Tiradritti told
Live Science that when he realized that the bean goose and the red-breasted goose were unlikely to have been
seen in Egypt, he took a more critical look at the painting, considered by many to be a masterpiece of
Egyptian art. He found that some of the colors in the painting are unique, and the way that the geese are
drawn, so that they appear to be the same size, is also unusual. The ancient Egyptians drew animals and
people in different sizes, sometimes in order to convey their importance. Tiradritti adds that the cracks in the
painting “are not compatible with the supposed ripping of the painting from the wall.” He thinks the geese
were painted by Vassalli, who was a trained artist. “The only thing that, in my opinion, still remains to
ascertain is what was (or ‘is’) painted under them. But that can be only established through a noninvasive
analysis,” he said.

(Adapted from: <>. Accessed on: April 1st 2015.)
(UNICENTRO – PR) The Meidum Geese is

a) a famous Egyptian painting which was found in a tomb in 1871.
b) an 1871 Egyptian famous painting which is being taken back to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

c) an important Sicilian painting which is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
e) an ancient sacred Egyptian painting which is being restored by Vassali.
3) About the same text in exercise 2 answer: (UNICENTRO – PR) At the end of the text, Francesco
Tiradritti suggests that a noninvasive analysis should be made in the Meidum Geese painting. Why?
a) Because it is an ancient painting and it needs to be restored.
b) Because he is in doubt concerning the date the Meidum Geese was painted.
c) Because he thinks the original painting is painted under the Meidum Geese.
d) Because he thinks the original painting was stolen from the tomb.
e) Because he thinks it was not Vassali who painted the Meidum Geese.
4) About the same text in exercise 2 answer: (UNICENTRO – PR) Pronouns are elements of reference,
avoiding repetition of words. Reread the following sentences extracted from the text.
…so that they appear to be the same size, is also unusual.
The ancient Egyptians drew animals and people in different sizes, sometimes in order to convey their
The only thing that, in my opinion, still remains to ascertain is what was (or ‘is’) painted under them.
a) colors; sizes; geese.
b) cracks; ancient Egyptians; analysis.
c) cracks; animals and people; analysis.
d) geese; animals and people; geese.
e) geese; sizes; painting.
5) About the same text in exercise 2 answer:
In the sentence “[…] sometimes in order to convey their importance.”, the importance is

a) ours. b) theirs. c) his. d) its.

6) Brazil’s oldest bird fossil
The animal had feathers, the size and the delicacy
of a hummingbird, but with some crucial differences: a
beak full of teeth and a pair of huge tail feathers, for
example. It is Brazil’s oldest bird, whose fossil remains
5 date back to 115 million years ago, and was discovered

in the interior of the State of Ceará.
There were already indications that birds, or maybe
feathered dinosaurs, had lived in the area currently known
as Chapada do Araripe because isolated feathers had
10 been found before in the rocks of the region. The new
fossil, however, should bring much more accurate data
on the evolution of birds, as the entire animal is preserved
with articulated skeleton, soft tissues (like tendons),
feathers and pigments.
15 The fossil discovery is described in an article in the
scientific journal “Nature Communications”, written by a
group of Brazilian and Argentine paleontologists led by
Ismar Carvalho, from the Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro, and Fernando Novas, from the Argentine Museum
20 of Natural history.
Carvalho explains that, for now, the team chose
not to give a formal scientific name to the fossil. For the
time being, it is certain the animal belongs to the group
Enantiornithes, primitive birds characterized, in most
25 cases, by the presence of teeth, which show that they
are “daughters” of carnivorous dinosaurs. Enantiornithes
have no living descendants today – modern birds descend
from another group: the Euornithes.
Brazil’s northeastern plateau is rich in spectacularly
30 preserved fossils, in particular those of pterosaurs (flying
reptiles), but this is the first bird found there and the

most complete of all Gondwana supercontinent, which
incorporated South America, India, Africa and Antarctica
in the era of the dinosaurs.
BRAZIL’S oldest bird fossil. Disponível em: <
birdfossil-found-in-ceara.shtml>. Acesso em: 8 maio 2016. Translated by Juliana Calderari.

(UNIT – SE) Fill in the parentheses with T (True) or F (False).
About the bird fossil discovered in Ceará, it’s correct to say:
( ) It was a very small bird.
( ) Its tail feathers were big.
( ) It’s over a hundred million years old.
( ) Its beak was just like the one of now-existing humming birds.
The correct sequence, from top to bottom, is:
a) T T T T b) F T T F c) F F F T d) T F F T e) T T T F

7) About the same text in exercise 6 answer: “Enantiornithes have no living descendants today” ( l. 26-27 )
This sentence can be exactly rephrased as

Enantiornithes _ living descendants today.

The alternative that completes this blank correctly is:
a) mustn’t have had many.
b) can’t have lots of.
c) didn’t use to have.
d) have a few.
e) don’t have any.

8) About the same text in exercise 6: Read the sentences about the text and rewrite them using
possessive pronouns to replace the words in bold.
a) The animals had feathers like a hummingbird, but their feathers were huge. 

The animals had feathers like a hummingbird, but __ were huge.

b) The Euornithes have living descendants, while the Enantiornithes do not. Their descendants are all dead. 
The Euornithes have living descendants, while the Enantiornithes do not. __ are all dead.

c) Carvalho wrote some other articles alone. His articles were also published.

Carvalho wrote some other articles alone. __ were also published.

d) Most birds’ mouths have no teeth. But our mouth has. 

Most birds’ mouths have no teeth. But __ has.

9) Read the sentences and rewrite them using possessive pronouns, as in the example:
a) My sister has pictures of Christ the Redeemer. 
The pictures of Christ the Redeemer are hers.
b) My brother has a magazine about ancient cultures. 
c) Our parents have a camera in the attic. 
d) Monna and I have tickets to Barbados.