Punctuating Quotations And Dialogue

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Tests awareness/knowledge of correct punctuation of the use of quotation marks. Read the statement above the four choices, then choose the correct punctuation. Read the explanation for each question you miss by clicking on "show previous question. "

  
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  • 1. 
    The book begins with this line It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
    • A. 

      The book begins with this line, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

    • B. 

      The book begins with this line: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    • C. 

      The book begins with "this line" - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    • D. 

      The book begins with this line: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."


  • 2. 
    Gus looked at us and shouted Take those wet clothes off
    • A. 

      Gus looked at us and shouted "Take those wet clothes off!"

    • B. 

      Gus looked at us and shouted, "Take those wet clothes off!"

    • C. 

      Gus looked at us and shouted "Take those wet clothes off"!

    • D. 

      Gus looked at us and shouted "Take those wet clothes off."


  • 3. 
    No insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.
    • A. 

      No, insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.

    • B. 

      "No," insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.

    • C. 

      "No! insisted the spoiled child," as she stomped her foot.

    • D. 

      "No!" insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.


  • 4. 
    Marley asked did Dad say that he was going to pick us up at 9?
    • A. 

      Marley asked, "did Dad say that he was going to pick us up at 9?"

    • B. 

      Marley asked, "Did Dad say that he was going to pick us up at 9?"

    • C. 

      Marley asked did Dad say that he was going to pick us up at 9? (no change)

    • D. 

      Marley asked "Did Dad say that he was going to pick us up at 9?"


  • 5. 
    When you get to the beach insisted Betty please call me to let me know you made it there.
    • A. 

      When you get to the beach insisted Betty, please call me to let me know you made it there.

    • B. 

      "When you get to the beach," insisted Betty, "please call me to let me know you made it there."

    • C. 

      "When you get to the beach," insisted Betty, "Please call me to let me know you made it there."

    • D. 

      "When you get to the beach," insisted Betty, please call me to let me know you made it there.


  • 6. 
    Everyone will read the chapter entitled Africa for tomorrow said the substitute teacher.
    • A. 

      "Everyone will read the chapter entitled "Africa" for tomorrow," said the substitute teacher.

    • B. 

      "Everyone will read the chapter entitled "Africa" for tomorrow" said the substitute teacher.

    • C. 

      "Everyone will read the chapter entitled 'Africa' for tomorrow," said the substitute teacher.

    • D. 

      "Everyone will read the chapter entitled 'Africa' for tomorrow" said the substitute teacher.


  • 7. 
    Greta said I want to go home so we took her there instead of with us.
    • A. 

      Greta said "I want to go home" so we took her there instead of with us.

    • B. 

      Greta said, "I want to go home" so we took her there instead of with us.

    • C. 

      Greta said, "I want to go home," so we took her there instead of with us.

    • D. 

      Greta said "I want to go home," so we took her there instead of with us.


  • 8. 
    Which dialogue is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      "No," he said. "Yes," she insisted, "I will if I want to." "But what do you know, anyway," she continued.

    • B. 

      "No," he said. "Yes," she insisted, "I will if I want to. But what do you know, anyway?" she continued.

    • C. 

      "No," he said. "Yes," she insisted, "I will if I want to. But what do you know, anyway?" she continued.

    • D. 

      "No," he said. "Yes," she insisted, "I will if I want to." "But what do you know, anyway?" she continued.


  • 9. 
    Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my high-school French teacher who always used to say that practice makes perfect.
    • A. 

      Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my high-school French teacher who always used to say that practice makes perfect. (correct as it is)

    • B. 

      Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my "high-school French teacher," who always used to say that practice makes perfect.

    • C. 

      Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my high-school French teacher who always used to say "that practice makes perfect."

    • D. 

      Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my high-school French teacher who always used to say that "practice makes perfect ."


  • 10. 
    Do you agree with the saying all's fair in love and war?
    • A. 

      Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"?

    • B. 

      Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war?"

    • C. 

      Do you agree with the saying "All's fair in love and war"?

    • D. 

      Do you agree with the saying, "all's fair in love and war"?


  • 11. 
    Did she say may I go
    • A. 

      Did she say may I go?

    • B. 

      Did she say "May I go?"

    • C. 

      Did she say, "May I go?"?

    • D. 

      Did she say, "May I go?"


  • 12. 
    The sign changed from Walk to Don't Walk to Walk again within 30 seconds.
    • A. 

      The sign changed from, "Walk" to "Don't Walk" to "Walk" again, within 30 seconds.

    • B. 

      The sign changed from "Walk," to "Don't Walk," to "Walk," again within 30 seconds.

    • C. 

      The sign changed from "Walk," to "Don't Walk," to "Walk" again within 30 seconds.

    • D. 

      The sign changed from, "Walk," to "Don't Walk," to "Walk" again, within 30 seconds.


  • 13. 
    She said he said hurry up.
    • A. 

      She said, "He said, 'Hurry up.' "

    • B. 

      She said, "He said, "Hurry up."

    • C. 

      She said, he said, "Hurry up."

    • D. 

      She said, "He said, hurry up."


  • 14. 
    He asked when you will be there.
    • A. 

      He asked, when you will be there?

    • B. 

      He asked "When you will be there?"

    • C. 

      He asked when you will be there?

    • D. 

      He asked when you will be there. (no change)


  • 15. 
    A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying said Harry no wonder Snape's after it
    • A. 

      A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying. Said Harry, "No wonder Snape's after it."

    • B. 

      "A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying!" said Harry. "No wonder Snape's after it!"

    • C. 

      "A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying," said Harry! "No wonder Snape's after it."

    • D. 

      "A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying!," said Harry. "No wonder Snape's after it!"


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