Hyphen Quiz

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Hyphen Quiz

A quiz on correct hyphenation for ENG331 at NCSU


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A compound adjective can be hyphenated when it comes directly before the noun it modifies, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Compound numbers (written-out numbers 1 to 99)

    • B. 

      The idiom: well-known

    • C. 

      Using the suffix -elect

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the word anonymous to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      A-non-y-mous

    • B. 

      Anon-y-mous

    • C. 

      A-non-ymous

    • D. 

      Anon-ymous

  • 4. 
    Which sentence refers to a water bottle where  you would store hot liquids?
    • A. 

      I asked for a hot water bottle for Christmas.

    • B. 

      I asked for a hot-water bottle for Christmas.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the word blankly to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      B-lank-ly

    • B. 

      Blank-ly

    • C. 

      Blankly

  • 6. 
    Which of the following shows correct hyphenation?
    • A. 

      The cat is 10 years old.

    • B. 

      The cat is 10-years-old.

  • 7. 
    Which words are correctly hyphenated? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      All-inclusive

    • B. 

      President-elect

    • C. 

      Under-wear

    • D. 

      A-frame

  • 8. 
    Which of the following shows correct hyphenation?
    • A. 

      I own a 10-year-old cat.

    • B. 

      I own a 10 year old cat.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are appropriate places to hyphenate the phrase self-assured to break up between lines?
    • A. 

      Self-as-sured

    • B. 

      Self-assured

    • C. 

      Self-as-sur-ed

  • 10. 
    If you wanted to press your clothes again, which adjective would you use?
    • A. 

      Re-press

    • B. 

      Repress