Commas Post Assessment

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  • 1. 
    Why is it important to know where and when to use commas?  Answer this question using complete sentences. 
  • 2. 
    Which sentence uses commas correctly?
    • A. 

      Light packages could be shipped across the continent in a matter of days, after the stagecoach was invented.

    • B. 

      Stagecoaches were the fastest form of travel but the railroads soon laid tracks across the continent of North America.

    • C. 

      Before the invention of the stagecoach packages had to be carried by slow wagon trains, or by ship around South America.

    • D. 

      Several people, their luggage, and all their small packages could be moved quickly by stagecoach in the mid-1800s.

  • 3. 
    Which complex sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Although I always thought, about riding a horse I was really scared to try it.

    • B. 

      When the principal came into the room Jackson, smiled charmingly.

    • C. 

      If a bald eagle is sighted, it is a good idea to inform the Audubon Society.

    • D. 

      Because I wore a coat this morning I, was able to go outside after lunch.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 5. 
    Which sentence uses commas correctly?
    • A. 

      If you are ever pulled away from the shore by a strong wave, simply swim so that you are parallel to the beach.

    • B. 

      After a time in the water you should be able to feel the ocean’s pull getting weaker, and you should be able to swim back to land.

    • C. 

      Dog paddle keep your head above water, and rest briefly, when you get tired.

    • D. 

      If you see a rescue boat coming, near you, wave your hand, or blow a whistle, to get the attention of the sailors.

  • 6. 
    The train left the station headed for the distant mountains and raced along the prairie. Which sentence correctly edits for comma usage?
    • A. 

      The train left the station, headed for the distant mountains, and raced along the prairie.

    • B. 

      The train left, the station headed, for the distant mountains and, raced along the prairie.

    • C. 

      The train, left the station headed for the distant mountains, and raced along the prairie.

    • D. 

      The train left the station headed for the distant mountains, and raced along the prairie.

  • 7. 
    Identify which sentence has commas placed correctly.
    • A. 

      South Korean people, eat a special treat made with pickled cabbage, pine nuts, and chestnuts.

    • B. 

      South Korean people eat a special treat made with pickled cabbage, pine nuts, and chestnuts.

    • C. 

      South Korean people eat a special treat, made with pickled cabbage, pine nuts, and chestnuts.

    • D. 

      South Korean, people eat a special treat, made with pickled, cabbage, pine, nuts, and chestnuts.

  • 8. 
    Due to the high cost of gasoline many people are now walking carpooling or riding bicycles to work. Where should commas be placed in the sentence above?
    • A. 

      Gasoline, people, walking

    • B. 

      Gasoline, walking, carpooling

    • C. 

      Gasoline, carpooling, bicycles

    • D. 

      Cost, gasoline, bicycles,

  • 9. 
    In which sentence is the comma used correctly?
    • A. 

      When Irwin sat down to eat his cat, jumped into his lap.

    • B. 

      Near a small stream, at the bottom of the canyon we discovered an abandoned cabin.

    • C. 

      Since they are buried under layers of younger rocks, the lower rocks contain older fossils.

    • D. 

      The farmer continued to gather his crops, because he thought the storm was hours away.

  • 10. 
    Identify which sentence has commas placed correctly.
    • A. 

      Bubbles of air insects, ferns bits of wood, and leaves are often found trapped in amber.

    • B. 

      Bubbles of air, insects, ferns bits of wood, and leaves, are often found trapped in amber.

    • C. 

      Bubbles of air, insects, ferns, bits of wood, and leaves are often found trapped in amber.

    • D. 

      Bubbles of air insects, ferns, bits, of wood, and leaves are often found trapped in amber.

  • 11. 
    In which sentence is the comma used correctly?
    • A. 

      When Alvin played, his video game nothing could distract him.

    • B. 

      After a long, day at work Molly’s mother wasn’t interested in cooking.

    • C. 

      Since he knew the right answer Carlton, wasn’t worried about the next question.

    • D. 

      Beside a stream in the dark forest, Ned hid the precious treasure.