GCSE: Trivia Quiz On English Punctuation! Test

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GCSE: Trivia Quiz On English Punctuation! Test

What do you know about punctuation? Do you suppose you could pass this quiz? Punctuation is imperative, especially in the written word. Understanding punctuation reveals your ability to communicate with others successfully. Punctuation separates sentences, shows when to pause, shows where to place emphasis, and clarifies the meaning of the sentence. Take this quiz and demonstrate your understanding of punctuation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is an acronym?
    • A. 

      GCSE

    • B. 

      Farmer Giles

    • C. 

      Happy

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 2. 
    Where would a full stop be used?
    • A. 

      To break in the middle of a sentance

    • B. 

      Before a noun

    • C. 

      To express anger

    • D. 

      To end a sentance

  • 3. 
    Where would an Exclamation mark most suitably be used?
    • A. 

      To end a sentance

    • B. 

      To tell somebody off

    • C. 

      To express joy

    • D. 

      To play an exciting new game

  • 4. 
    When would a Question mark most suitably be used?
    • A. 

      To start and end speech

    • B. 

      To express confusion

    • C. 

      To ask a Question

    • D. 

      To express extreme anger

  • 5. 
    What is a rhetorical question?
    • A. 

      A question asked to a baby

    • B. 

      A question that requires no answer

    • C. 

      A question that rhymes with its answer

    • D. 

      A question that requires an answer

  • 6. 
    What is a Colon most commonly used for?
    • A. 

      To use after every word in your shopping list

    • B. 

      To begin a musical band

    • C. 

      To show the beggining of a list

    • D. 

      To give examples of farm animals

  • 7. 
    Where else could colons be used?
    • A. 

      In scripts

    • B. 

      Shakespeare uses them for every sentance in his plays

    • C. 

      In English Literature

    • D. 

      When using quotations in your essays

  • 8. 
    What are Semi-Colons used for?
    • A. 

      To end a sentance but continue on same subject

    • B. 

      To join up similar information

    • C. 

      To make your work look fancy

    • D. 

      To break up similar information

  • 9. 
    Should a Capital letter be used after a Semi-Colon?  (example - ; )
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No