Trivia Quiz On Fixing Comma Splices! Punctuation Test

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Trivia Quiz On Fixing Comma Splices! Punctuation Test

This punctuation test is a Trivia Quiz on Fixing Comma Splices! A comma splice is used for two main reasons either to separate independent clauses or to express an emotion. Given this definition, do you think you have enough knowledge to pass the quiz below? Give it a shot and get to see just how well you understood this topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the correct method of correcting the following comma splice: I saw my favorite band in concert, it rained the whole time.  
    • A. 

      I saw my favorite band in concert, but it rained the whole time.

    • B. 

      When I saw my favorite band in concert, it rained the whole time.

    • C. 

      I saw my favorite band in concert even though it rained the whole time.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 2. 
    Correct the following comma splice: They did not have what I wanted on the menu, I did not eat.
    • A. 

      They did not have what I wanted on the menu, so I did not eat.

    • B. 

      They did not have what I wanted on the menu I did not eat.

    • C. 

      They did not have what I wanted on the menu, because I did not eat.

    • D. 

      They did not have what I wanted on the menu so, I did not eat.

  • 3. 
    True or False The following statement is grammatically correct. Because I did not study for my test, I did not do as well as I had hoped.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an incorrect use of a comma?
    • A. 

      I used to love steak, but now I'm a vegetarian.

    • B. 

      Even though I used to love steak, I'm now a vegetarian.

    • C. 

      I used to love steak, I'm now a vegetarian.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The following sentence demonstrates a comma splice: I went to the store, and I bought milk for the next day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The following sentence demonstrates a comma splice: I bought a laptop from my friend, it was a good purchase.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Select the correct location to place the comma in the following sentence: We went to the beach and we bought a surf board.
    • A. 

      After and

    • B. 

      After beach

    • C. 

      After the first we

    • D. 

      No comma needed

  • 8. 
    The following is an appropriate use of a subordinating conjunction: I no longer like like skiing because I was injured the last time I went,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The following is an incorrect use of a comma to break a sentence: Despite the fact that we packed heavily for the trip, we were unable to provide enough food for the entire week.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Is the following an example of a comma spliced sentence? We want to move out of our apartment, but we cannot find a nice place to move.
    • A. 

      Yes it is.

    • B. 

      No because there is a subordinating conjunction.

    • C. 

      Yes, but it is a complete sentence.

    • D. 

      No because of the use of a coordinating conjunction.