Punctuation: Practice Test On Commas! Trivia Quiz

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Punctuation: Practice Test On Commas! Trivia Quiz

This is a punctuation trivia quiz that is designed to help you have some practice when it comes to commas. This punctuation mark is commonly used when it comes to separating words in a list or before a coordinating conjunction. Think you can tackle it with ease? Well, do give it a shot and get to find out. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an acceptable time to use a comma?
    • A. 

      Separating elements in a list

    • B. 

      You would take a breath there if you were speaking the sentence aloud

    • C. 

      You haven't used one yet in the sentance

    • D. 

      You want to join two independent phrases without a coordinating conjunction

  • 2. 
    Both "Tom ran across the field in record time" and "with only one shoe" are independent phrases
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following could you use to join the phrases "Jake was about to jump in the water" and "but didn't apply sunscreen on"
    • A. 

      Only a comma

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      A comma and a coordinating conjunction

    • D. 

      A semicolon

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a coordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      But

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      Nor

    • D. 

      For

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is wrong with this sentence?"Alice was hesitant to go to the beach sand gets everywhere."
    • A. 

      The two dependent clauses are not joined properly

    • B. 

      The two independent clauses are not joined properly

    • C. 

      Nothing

  • 6. 
    How can you use commas to join two independent sentences?
    • A. 

      Add a comma

    • B. 

      Add a comma and a semicolon

    • C. 

      Just write them as one sentence

    • D. 

      Add a comma and a coordinating conjunction

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a coordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      So

    • B. 

      While

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      Yet

  • 8. 
    True or False:  the only way to combine two independent clause is to splice then using a comma.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following could you use to combine two independent phrases
    • A. 

      ,

    • B. 

      , but

    • C. 

      While

    • D. 

      , and

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 10. 
    You only need a comma to join an independent phrase to a _________ phrase