Test Your Compound Sentences Knowledge!

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Compound Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

We have learned that a compound sentence is made up of two simple sentences joined by a comma and a connecting word such as or, but, or and. The two sentences in a compound sentence must have ideas that make sense together.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Reba Jo lived on the prairie_________ she loved roping.
    • A. 

      , or

    • B. 

      , and

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      And ,

  • 2. 
    Her hat blew off _______ it fell into a well.
    • A. 

      But

    • B. 

      Or

    • C. 

      , and

    • D. 

      And

  • 3. 
    Reba Jo was scared _____ she wanted her hat.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      Or ,

    • C. 

      Or

    • D. 

      , but

  • 4. 
    The toad made an offer ______ Reba Jo accepted.
    • A. 

      Or

    • B. 

      And

    • C. 

      , but

    • D. 

      , and

  • 5. 
    She could accept ___ she could go home.
    • A. 

      , or

    • B. 

      , but

    • C. 

      But ,

    • D. 

      And ,

  • 6. 
    She got the hat _____ she rode home.
    • A. 

      , and

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      , or

    • D. 

      And ,

  • 7. 
    Reba Jo was rude ____ her father was polite.
    • A. 

      But

    • B. 

      , or

    • C. 

      , but

    • D. 

      And ,

  • 8. 
    The horned toad came in ___ it ate some chili.
    • A. 

      , or

    • B. 

      , and

    • C. 

      , but

    • D. 

      But

  • 9. 
    She kissed the horned toad ____ she didn't want to,
    • A. 

      , or

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      And ,

    • D. 

      , but

  • 10. 
    Was Reba Jo smart ____ was she foolish?
    • A. 

      , or

    • B. 

      , but

    • C. 

      , and

    • D. 

      And

  • 11. 
    The Southwest is hot, dry, and mountainous. This sentence is a ___________ sentence.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Simple

  • 12. 
    The air is clear, and the colors are beautiful. This sentence is a ___________ sentence.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Simple

  • 13. 
    Sometimes it rains hard, but often it is very dry. This sentence is a ___________ sentence.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Simple

  • 14. 
    Visitors come from far away and camp. This sentence is a ___________ sentence.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Simple

  • 15. 
    Sometimes visitors fall in love with the Southwest and settle there. This sentence is a ___________ sentence.
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Simple

  • 16. 
    It is called a horned toad. It is really a lizard.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Or

  • 17. 
    The country is beautiful. The people are friendly.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Or

  • 18. 
    Was that an arroyo? Was it a canyon?
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Or

  • 19. 
    I'd love to stay. I have to go home.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Or

  • 20. 
    We have had a great vacation. We plan to return.
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Or