AP Style: Letters B, C, D

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In this quiz on style at an advanced placement level, we’ll be testing your language skills when it comes to letters beginning with B, C or D. What do you know about spelling, phrasing and grammar when it comes to the following examples? Let’s take a look and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      I feel bad for him.

    • B. 

      I feel badly for him.

  • 2. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      Barmitzva

    • B. 

      Bar mitzva

    • C. 

      Bar mitzvah

  • 3. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      The event is biannual, meaning it is held twice a year.

    • B. 

      The event is biennial, meaning it is held twice a year.

  • 4. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      I convinced him to open a bank account.

    • B. 

      I persuaded him to open a bank account.

  • 5. 
    ATF is the official abbreviation for:
    • A. 

      The Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco

    • B. 

      The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

    • C. 

      The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • 6. 
    CDC is the official abbreviation for which agency:
    • A. 

      Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    • B. 

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • C. 

      Center for Disease Control

    • D. 

      Centers for Disease Control

  • 7. 
    CIA stands for:
    • A. 

      Communications and Intelligence Agency

    • B. 

      Communications and Intelligence of America

    • C. 

      Central Intelligence Association

    • D. 

      Central Intelligence Agency

    • E. 

      Corporate Intelligence Association

  • 8. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      Dietician

    • B. 

      Dietitian

  • 9. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      Drive south until you cross the border.

    • B. 

      Drive South until you cross the border.

  • 10. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      She has a southern accent.

    • B. 

      She has a Southern accent.

  • 11. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      Smith, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, wants to raise awareness of the disease.

    • B. 

      Smith, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to raise awareness of the disease.

  • 12. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      "Please don't tell anyone; I need you to be discrete about this."

    • B. 

      "Please don't tell anyone; I need you to be discreet about this."

  • 13. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      After he dived into the water, he said he felt exhilarated.

    • B. 

      After he dove into the water, he said he felt exhilarated.

  • 14. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      Down's syndrome

    • B. 

      Down syndrome

    • C. 

      Downs syndrome

  • 15. 
    ACLU stands for:
    • A. 

      American Council for Labor Unions

    • B. 

      American Communications League Union

    • C. 

      American Civil Liberties Union

    • D. 

      American Civil Libertarians Union

    • E. 

      American Council for Libertarians United

  • 16. 
    AFL-CIO stands for:
    • A. 

      American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

    • B. 

      American Federal Labor Congress for Industrialized Organizations

    • C. 

      Association of Federal Labor Councils and Industrialized Organizations

    • D. 

      Association of Federal Longitudinal Councils with Industrialized Components.

    • E. 

      American Federal Laws for Congress and Industrialized Companies

  • 17. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      The change had a positive affect on him.

    • B. 

      The change had a positive effect on him.

  • 18. 
    Which is correct?
    • A. 

      The woman is twenty-six.

    • B. 

      The woman is 26.

    • C. 

      The woman is twenty six.

    • D. 

      The woman is twentysix.