Hyphens Usage: Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

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Hyphens Usage: Test Your Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge on hyphen usage by taking up the quiz below. Hyphens can be used for a number of reasons, and the main reason in a sentence is to join two or more words serving as adjectives before a noun. Take this test and see how good you are when it comes to solving it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use hyphens for adjectives that come after a noun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which is the correct version to say a bottle holding hot water?
    • A. 

      Hot water bottle

    • B. 

      Hot water-bottle

    • C. 

      Hot-water bottle

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Using line breaks, which option shows all of the correct possibilities to split the word "difficult?"
    • A. 

      D-ifficult

    • B. 

      Diff-icult

    • C. 

      Difficul-t

    • D. 

      Diff-i-cult

  • 4. 
    You should never put the first or last letter of a word on a separate line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Select all of the correct uses of hyphenation.
    • A. 

      Anti-Russian

    • B. 

      X-ray

    • C. 

      Shelllike

    • D. 

      Mid-1920s

  • 6. 
    You would split the word mass-produced by putting "mass-" on one line and "produced" on the next line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    All numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine must include a hyphen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which is an incorrect use of adjectives with hyphens in relation to a noun?
    • A. 

      She is two-years-old.

    • B. 

      This is a one-way street.

    • C. 

      The author was well known.

    • D. 

      My eight-year-old neighbor wrote a book.

  • 9. 
    You split the word "planning" with line breaks by hyphenating it as "plann-ing."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Hyphens can really change the meaning of a word (i.e. resign vs re-sign).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False