Apposition / Punctuation Practice Exercises! Trivia Quiz

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Apposition is a grammatical formation of two elements, where noun phrases, are placed side by side, with one element helping to identify the other in a different way. This quiz has been made to test and practice exercises on apposition and punctuation in writing. Please select the correct answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    When appositives have commas inside them, what punctuation is used instead to enclose the appositive? Example: To her, the young man__a broad, six feet tall giant__seemed menacingly close.
    • A. 

      A pair of dashes

    • B. 

      Semi-colons

    • C. 

      Colons

    • D. 

      Parentheses

    • E. 

      Brackets

  • 2. 
    What role does the dash play in the following sentence? Example: It was in the echo of that terrified woman's footfalls that I first began to know the power I had - the ability to strike fear into others through my menacing visage.
    • A. 

      It separates the appositive from the rest of the sentence

    • B. 

      It puts special emphasis on the appositive

    • C. 

      Both A and C

  • 3. 
    FIND THE APPOSITIVE Finally, Manny, a worker from Detroit, helped form the new union in Chicago.
    • A. 

      Manny

    • B. 

      Helped form the new union in Chicago

    • C. 

      A worker from Detroit

    • D. 

      Finally

  • 4. 
    PUNCTUATE After the rain, the car a new mustang smelled bad since the windows were left open.
    • A. 

      After the rain, the car a new Mustang smelled bad since the windows were left open.

    • B. 

      After the rain, the car, a new Mustang smelled bad since the windows were left open.

    • C. 

      After the rain, the car a new Mustang, smelled bad since the windows were left open.

    • D. 

      After the rain, the car, a new Mustang, smelled bad since the windows were left open.

  • 5. 
    FIND THE APPOSITIVE PHRASE The family liked Jacob, a young boy who lived near them.
    • A. 

      A young boy who lived near them

    • B. 

      The family liked Jacob

    • C. 

      Lived near them.

    • D. 

      Jacob, a young boy who lived near them.

  • 6. 
    PUNCTUATE The old table filled the dining room a small room filled with light.
    • A. 

      The old table, filled the dining room a small room filled with light.

    • B. 

      The old table filled the dining room a small room, filled with light.

    • C. 

      The old table filled the dining room, a small room filled with light.

    • D. 

      The old table filled the dining room a small room filled with light.

  • 7. 
    FIND THE APPOSITIVE PHRASE The phone, an iPhone with a broken screen, worked pretty well, in spite of the damage.
    • A. 

      Worked pretty well

    • B. 

      An iPhone with a broken screen

    • C. 

      In spite of the damage.

    • D. 

      The phone

  • 8. 
    PUNCTUATE In a few hours, Jimmy had repaired the washing machine an old one from the 1930s.
    • A. 

      In a few hours, Jimmy had repaired the, washing machine an old one, from the 1930's

    • B. 

      In a few hours, Jimmy had repaired the washing machine an old one, from the 1930's.

    • C. 

      In a few hours, Jimmy had repaired, the washing machine, an old one from the 1930's

    • D. 

      In a few hours, Jimmy had repaired the washing machine, an old one from the 1930's.

  • 9. 
    FIND THE APPOSITIVE PHRASE Morgan Prentis, a talk show host, used to be a football player.
    • A. 

      A football player.

    • B. 

      A talk show host

    • C. 

      Morgan Prentis, a talk show host

    • D. 

      Morgan Prentis

  • 10. 
    PUNCTUATE The new school Fairchild Academy for the Arts will be located on Main Street.
    • A. 

      The new school Fairchild, Academy for the Arts, will be located on Main Street

    • B. 

      The new school, Fairchild Academy, for the Arts will be located on Main Street

    • C. 

      The new school, Fairchild Academy for the Arts will be located on Main Street

    • D. 

      The new school, Fairchild Academy for the Arts, will be located on Main Street