8th Grade: How's Your Grammar? Trivia Quiz

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8th Grade: How

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A sentence has a _______________________ if there are 2 or more verbs that each have the same subject.   Ex: We ate and drank until we were full.
    • A. 

      Modifer

    • B. 

      Simple subject

    • C. 

      Compound predicate

    • D. 

      Compound subject

  • 2. 
    The complete subject in the following example is?   Ex: The jolly young man told good jokes all the time.
    • A. 

      Young man

    • B. 

      The jolly young man told good jokes all the time

    • C. 

      The jolly young man

    • D. 

      Told good jokes all the time

  • 3. 
    A compound sentence is 2 or more simple sentences joined together. Most compound sentences are joined by?
    • A. 

      Predicates

    • B. 

      Pronouns

    • C. 

      Conjunctions

    • D. 

      Independent clauses

  • 4. 
    A semicolon (;) can take the place of a conjunction in a compound sentence?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Only if it is a coordinating conjunction

    • D. 

      Only when the semicolon comes after a dependent clause

  • 5. 
     An independent clause:
    • A. 

      Cannot stand alone and is an incomplete thought

    • B. 

      Always begins with a subordinating conjunction

    • C. 

      Must contain a dependent clause

    • D. 

      Can stand alone as a sentence

  • 6. 
    A dependent clause can also be referred to as:
    • A. 

      Main clause

    • B. 

      Subordinate clause

    • C. 

      An complete thought

    • D. 

      Prepositional phrase

  • 7. 
    Another kind of incomplete sentence is a:
    • A. 

      Incomplete predicate

    • B. 

      Sentence fragment

    • C. 

      Coordinating conjunction

    • D. 

      Incomplete subject

  • 8. 
    A complex sentence:
    • A. 

      Contains 1 independent clause and 1 or more dependent clauses (location does not matter)

    • B. 

      In a complex sentence, a dependent clause must come before the independent clause

    • C. 

      In a complex sentence, a dependent clause must come in the middle of the independent clause

    • D. 

      In a complex sentence, a dependent clause must come after the independent clause

  • 9. 
    In the following sentence, who or what is the subject? Lauren was singing and dancing in the park.
    • A. 

      Lauren

    • B. 

      Singing and dancing

    • C. 

      Park

    • D. 

      Was

  • 10. 
    A Predicate is defined as:
    • A. 

      Says something about the noun (verb or action)

    • B. 

      an adjective describing a verb

    • C. 

      Preposition describing a verb

    • D. 

      Pronoun used in place of a noun

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