Clauses -- Independent/dependent

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Clause Quizzes & Trivia

There is one correct answer for each of the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Complete the sentence. Independent Clauses:
    • A. 

      Make sense by themselves.

    • B. 

      Don't make sense by themselves.

    • C. 

      Are always followed by a comma.

  • 2. 
    Dependent Clauses:
    • A. 

      Make sense by themselves.

    • B. 

      Don't make sense by themselves.

    • C. 

      Are always followed by a period.

  • 3. 
    Independent Clauses are also callled Sentence Fragments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The following sentence is an example of which type of clause? Birds fly.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Dependent

    • C. 

      Santa

  • 5. 
    The following sentence is an example of which type of clause? By the way
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Dependent

    • C. 

      Mrs.

  • 6. 
    Which set of punctuation marks are used with Independent/Dependent Clauses? (there is one correct answer).
    • A. 

      Comma, period, exclamation point

    • B. 

      Comma, colon, period

    • C. 

      Comma, semi-colon, period

  • 7. 
    When a comma splits two independent clauses, this is called a: (there is one correct answer).
  • 8. 
    True/False -- The following sentence is an example of a comma splice. "With the milk I bought at the store, I made hot chocolate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True/False -- The following sentence is an example of a comma splice. I bought milk at the store, I made hot chocolate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    F A N B O Y S  are also known as:
    • A. 

      Corrections

    • B. 

      Compounds

    • C. 

      Conjunctions

    • D. 

      Comma completers

  • 11. 
    FANBOYS is an acronym, which means the letters represent other words (for example, CTA = Chicago Transit Authority). What words do the letters in FANBOYS represent? (There is one possible answer for each letter)
  • 12. 
    Sentences Fragments are usually Dependent Clauses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False