Capitalization And Apostrophe Rules Quiz

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Capitalization Quizzes & Trivia

If a person were to capitalize a non-noun word in the middle of a sentence it would be incorrect in the English language. It is important for a student to know how to use capitalization and apostrophes and there are some rules to that. Take the quiz and see how good you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one is proper use of capitalization?

    • A.

      How many people live in florida?

    • B.

      Where are all of the Doctors?

    • C.

      How old is your brother Jim?

    Correct Answer
    C. How old is your brother Jim?
    Explanation
    A. is incorrect because Florida is not capitalized
    B. is incorrect because the first word of the sentence is not capitalized
    C. is correct, brother does not need to be capitalized because it is followed by the name of the person.

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  • 2. 

    Raleigh is in ______?

    • A.

      Wake County

    • B.

      The County of Wake

    • C.

      County wake

    Correct Answer
    A. Wake County
    Explanation
    A. is correct
    B. is incorrect because county does not need to be capitalized if followed by the proper name
    C. is incorrect because in this case both words need to be capitalized

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  • 3. 

    The phrase the national anthem should not be capitalized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This phrase should never be capitalized.

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  • 4. 

    You should capitalize the names of specific classes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Class titles are capitalized whereas general subjects are not.

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  • 5. 

    Titles should always be capitalized.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    titles are not capitalized when followed by the proper name of the person, or when used in place of the person's name

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is correct?

    • A.

      Evan's car is red.

    • B.

      Evans car's are red.

    • C.

      Evans car is red.

    Correct Answer
    A. Evan's car is red.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the possessive belongs to the person, not the object

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  • 7. 

    The _____ bowl is empty.

    • A.

      Dogs

    • B.

      Dog's

    • C.

      Dogs'

    Correct Answer
    B. Dog's
    Explanation
    dog is singular, thus the apostrophe belongs between the word and the 's'

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is possessive?

    • A.

      Its

    • B.

      It's

    Correct Answer
    A. Its
    Explanation
    In this special case, its is possessive where it's is a contraction of it is.

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  • 9. 

    When using compound possessives, one possessive form implies dual ownership, whereas two implies separate events.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    One apostrophe following a group of names implies that the item of discussion belongs to both parties.

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