Comma Splice Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Comma Splice Quiz: Trivia Test!

Comma splice quiz: trivia test! A comma splice is created when two independent clauses are joined with a comma and no conjunction. Most people see comma splices as an error but do you think it is? In the quiz provided you will be expected to choose sentences that are written correctly and the comma used appropriately. Do give it a try and see if you get to do a good job. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is a correct sentence?
    • A. 

      Harry hit the punching bag hard, the bag swung back at him.

    • B. 

      Harry hit the punching bag hard, so the bag swung back at him.

    • C. 

      Harry hit the punching bag hard the bag swung back at him.

    • D. 

      Harry hit the punching bag, hard the bag swung back at him.

  • 2. 
    Select the sentences below that contain comma splices.
    • A. 

      Johnny plays ball, Sally plays with dolls.

    • B. 

      I have to go, and she has to come with me.

    • C. 

      Either do, or do not; there is no try.

    • D. 

      Hitting people isn't nice, you shouldn't hit people.

  • 3. 
    Rewriting the sentence "Bill ran left, Sarah ran right." to "Bill ran left; Sarah ran right." fixes the comma splice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are ways to fix a comma splice?
    • A. 

      Remove the comma

    • B. 

      Add a conjunction after the comma such as and or so.

    • C. 

      Make one of the clauses subordinate

    • D. 

      Switch the order of the clauses in the sentence.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not coordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      So

    • C. 

      But

    • D. 

      While

  • 6. 
    You can fix a comma splice by making one of the main clauses a phrase: Ted is the best plumber in town, he fixes things quickly. -> becomes: Ted-the best plumber in town-fixes things quickly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you have a comma in-between two independent clauses, changing it to a period will fix the error.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Select the coordinating conjunctions that fit the sentence below: Sally hit her head and started crying, __ Andy laughed at her.
    • A. 

      So

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      Yet

    • D. 

      Or

  • 9. 
    Which sentence below contains a comma splice?
    • A. 

      I have one dollar, she has two dollars.

    • B. 

      He has three dollars. No one has four dollars.

    • C. 

      We're all pretty broke, so we don't eat out much.

    • D. 

      We just eat at home; it's a good thing bread is cheap.

  • 10. 
    If all else fails, you can rewrite your sentence completely to fix the issue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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