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A quiz to determine if you're up to speed on the latest AP Stylebook entries


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According the the AP Stylebook, which form is correct when referring to a page or collection of pages on the World Wide Web?
    • A. 

      Web site

    • B. 

      Web site

    • C. 

      Website

    • D. 

      Website

  • 2. 
    When referring to the company that owns Taco Bell, KFC and other fast-food establishments, which is correct?
    • A. 

      Yum! Brands Inc.

    • B. 

      Yum Brands Inc.

    • C. 

      Yum! Inc.

    • D. 

      Yum Inc.

  • 3. 
    Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader are examples of an ...
    • A. 

      E-reader

    • B. 

      Electronic reader

    • C. 

      Digital book reader

    • D. 

      E-book

  • 4. 
    Referring to an event that combines several martial arts, which is correct?
    • A. 

      Ultimate Fighting

    • B. 

      Mixed martial arts

    • C. 

      Ultimate fighting

    • D. 

      Taekwondo

  • 5. 
    "Artisinal" refers to ...
    • A. 

      A storeroom used to hold art supplies for a group of artists, as in a co-op or classroom setting.

    • B. 

      Foods and drinks produced in small batches, often using traditional techniques and local ingredients.

    • C. 

      A slang term applied to the numerous portable toilets at art and craft festivals.

    • D. 

      An advanced Web design program developed in The Netherlands in 2009 offering government-grade security functionality.

  • 6. 
    The name of the new tablet computer from Apple should be written as ...
    • A. 

      IPad in all instances.

    • B. 

      Ipad in all instances.

    • C. 

      I-pad in all instances.

    • D. 

      IPad, except when it starts a sentence or headline. In those instances use IPad.

  • 7. 
    Select the correct statement.
    • A. 

      "Breathalyzer" is a trademarked name for a device that tests blood alcohol level and should be capitalized in all instances

    • B. 

      "Breathalyzer" is a word that describes a device used to test blood alcohol level and should only be capitalized at the start of a sentence or headline.

  • 8. 
    Select the sentence that is correct according to the AP Stylebook.
    • A. 

      I am hoping I will be able to use my blueray player with my blu-tooth.

    • B. 

      I am hoping I will be able to use my blue-ray player with my Bluetooth.

    • C. 

      I am hoping I will be able to use my Blu-ray player with my Bluetooth.

    • D. 

      I am hoping I will be able to use my Blu-Ray player with my Bluetooth.

  • 9. 
    The acronym ACORN, used on first reference, refers to ...
    • A. 

      An image editor created for MacIntosh computers.

    • B. 

      Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

    • C. 

      An HIV/AIDS service organization in New Hampshire and Vermont

    • D. 

      None of the above; ACORN as an acronym is never acceptable on first reference

  • 10. 
    On first reference, preferred usage is ...
    • A. 

      Atomic Energy Commission

    • B. 

      AEC

    • C. 

      The Commission on Atomic Energy

    • D. 

      None of the above; the agency no longer exists

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