Capital Letters Quiz - Innisdale Ss

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Capital Letters Quiz - Innisdale Ss - Quiz

It is important for one to know how to correctly use capital letters in a sentence. Use capitals for proper nouns, this means that one should capitalize the names of people, specific places, and things. This rule also applies to some events. Test out your capitalizations skills by taking the quiz below


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      Family day falls on February 15 this year.

    • B.

      Family Day falls on February 15 this year.

    • C.

      Family day falls on february 15 this year.

    • D.

      Family Day falls on February 15 this Year.

    Correct Answer
    B. Family Day falls on February 15 this year.
    Explanation
    Capitalize formal names of holidays (Family Day) and months (February).

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  • 2. 

    -Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      Let's ask Uncle David to bring the latest Harry Potter novel to the cottage this summer.

    • B.

      Let's ask uncle David to bring the latest Harry Potter novel to the cottage this summer.

    • C.

      Let's ask Uncle David to bring the latest Harry Potter Novel to the cottage this Summer.

    • D.

      Let's ask Uncle David to bring the latest Harry Potter novel to the cottage this Summer.

    Correct Answer
    A. Let's ask Uncle David to bring the latest Harry Potter novel to the cottage this summer.
    Explanation
    Capitalize formal names of people (Uncle David). Capitalize all important words in a title (Harry Potter).

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      My mom refuses to give me driving lessons in the new corolla.

    • B.

      My mom refuses to give me driving lessons in the new Corolla.

    • C.

      My Mom refuses to give me driving lessons in the new Corolla.

    • D.

      My Mom refuses to give me driving lessons in the new corolla.

    Correct Answer
    B. My mom refuses to give me driving lessons in the new Corolla.
    Explanation
    Do not capitalize a person's description (mom, brother, teacher). Do capitalize the formal name of a car (Corolla).

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      My timetable at York University includes psychology, English, drama, calculus, and French.

    • B.

      My timetable at York University includes psychology, english, drama, calculus, and french.

    • C.

      My timetable at york university includes psychology, english, drama, calculus, and french.

    • D.

      My Timetable at York University includes psychology, english, drama, calculus, and french.

    Correct Answer
    A. My timetable at York University includes psychology, English, drama, calculus, and French.
    Explanation
    Capitalize formal names of schools. Capitalize school subjects ONLY if they are the names of languages (English, French).

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      He said, "The Tour de France is on all the televisions at east side mario's."

    • B.

      He said, "The Tour De France is on all the televisions at East Side Mario's."

    • C.

      He said, "the Tour De France is on all the televisions at East Side Mario's."

    • D.

      He said, "The Tour de France is on all the televisions at East Side Mario's."

    Correct Answer
    D. He said, "The Tour de France is on all the televisions at East Side Mario's."
    Explanation
    Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation if the quotation is a full sentence. Capitalize the first, last and every important word in a title (Tour de France). Capitalize the formal name of a restaurant.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      My aunt couldn't help me with my homework because she never took American History in high school.

    • B.

      My aunt couldn't help me with my homework because she never took American history in high school.

    • C.

      My aunt couldn't help me with my homework because she never took American history in High School.

    • D.

      My Aunt couldn't help me with my homework because she never took American history in high school.

    Correct Answer
    B. My aunt couldn't help me with my homework because she never took American history in high school.
    Explanation
    Do not capitalize a person's description (aunt, brother, teacher). Capitalize only the "American" part of American history because it is the name of a nationality. Capitalize names of particular things (Innisdale Secondary School) but not general ones (high school).

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  • 7. 

    Which TWO of the following sentences use capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      On Tuesday, Professor Hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my Civil War essay.

    • B.

      On tuesday, professor hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my civil war essay.

    • C.

      On Tuesday, Professor Hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my civil war essay.

    • D.

      On Tuesday, professor Hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my Civil War essay.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. On Tuesday, Professor Hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my Civil War essay.
    C. On Tuesday, Professor Hayes suggested I ask another professor for feedback on my civil war essay.
    Explanation
    Capitalize Civil War if the essay is about the American Civil War (1861-1865). Do not capitalize civil war if the essay is about civil wars in general. Capitalize days of the week. Capitalize a job title only if you use it as part of a person's proper name (Professor Hayes, Doctor Sheppard, Reverend Fischer).

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      Is Nadia's High School on Pacific Avenue or Northern Boulevard?

    • B.

      Is Nadia's high school on Pacific avenue or Northern boulevard?

    • C.

      Is Nadia's high school on Pacific Avenue or Northern Boulevard?

    • D.

      Is nadia's high school on Pacific avenue or Northern boulevard?

    Correct Answer
    C. Is Nadia's high school on Pacific Avenue or Northern Boulevard?
    Explanation
    Capitalize people's names (Nadia).
    Do not capitalize a building description (high school, church, store)- only capitalize the formal name of a building (Innisdale Secondary School, St. James Church, Bootlegger).
    Capitalize formal names of streets (Pacific Avenue, Northern Boulevard).

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      "We haven't felt this good in years," said my grandma and grandpa. "Our hiking and swimming have really paid off."

    • B.

      "We haven't felt this good in years," said my Grandma and Grandpa. "Our hiking and swimming have really paid off."

    • C.

      "We haven't felt this good in years," said my Grandma and Grandpa. "our hiking and swimming have really paid off."

    • D.

      "We haven't felt this good in years," said my grandma and grandpa. "our hiking and swimming have really paid off."

    Correct Answer
    A. "We haven't felt this good in years," said my grandma and grandpa. "Our hiking and swimming have really paid off."
    Explanation
    Do not capitalize a person's description (my grandma) - only capitalize their formal names. Capitalize "Our" because it begins a new sentence.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following sentences uses capital letters CORRECTLY?

    • A.

      "I pulled you over," said Officer Peters, "because you were exceeding the City's posted speed limit."

    • B.

      "I pulled you over," said Officer Peters, "Because you were exceeding the city's posted speed limit."

    • C.

      "I pulled you over," said Officer Peters, "because you were exceeding the city's posted speed limit."

    • D.

      "I pulled you over," said officer Peters, "because you were exceeding the city's posted speed limit."

    Correct Answer
    C. "I pulled you over," said Officer Peters, "because you were exceeding the city's posted speed limit."
    Explanation
    Capitalize "Officer" and "Peters" because together, they make up a formal name. Do not capitalize "because," as it does not begin a new sentence - it merely continues the sentence that begins with "I pulled you over." Do not capitalize "city's" because it is not the formal name of a specific city.

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