Grammar And Punctuation Quiz

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Grammar And Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

Warning: this grammar and punctuation quiz isn't for the faint of heart. Think you know your grammar and punctuation like the back of your hand? The questions on this quiz aren't anything tricky but many college graduates don't do well answering them. How do you measure up?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Each of the drivers ___________ responsible for putting seatbelts on the passengers.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 2. 
    Ethan Curtis wants to write a Christmas card from his family members. Which of the following is the correct way to write his last name?
    • A. 

      Merry Christmas from the Curtis'

    • B. 

      Merry Christmas from the Curtis's

    • C. 

      Merry Christmas from the Curtises

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct.

  • 3. 
    My favorite music is alternative rock from the __________. 
    • A. 

      90s

    • B. 

      '90's

    • C. 

      90's

    • D. 

      '90s

  • 4. 
    Neither of the students _______ to be in the editing class.
    • A. 

      Want

    • B. 

      Wants

  • 5. 
    Would you like to come to Whole Foods with Sarah and ______?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      Me

  • 6. 
    Which sentence uses proper punctuation and capitalization?
    • A. 

      A. As Jenny Smith noted in Making a Difference, “it is worth investigating every nuance, for the devil will be in the minutia.” (213)

    • B. 

      B. As Jenny Smith noted in Making a Difference, “it is worth investigating every nuance, for the devil will be in the minutia” (213).

    • C. 

      C. As Jenny Smith noted in Making a Difference, “It is worth investigating every nuance, for the devil will be in the minutia,” (213).

    • D. 

      D. As Jenny Smith noted in Making a Difference, “It is worth investigating every nuance, for the devil will be in the minutia” (213).

  • 7. 
    ________ did you step on?
    • A. 

      Who

    • B. 

      Whom

  • 8. 
    There are __________ cookies here than there were ten minutes ago. Who’s the punk that stole my snickerdoodles?
    • A. 

      Less

    • B. 

      Fewer

  • 9. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      My three favorite pizza combinations are sausage peppers and onions mushrooms extra cheese and anchovies and hamburger sun-dried tomatoes pepperoni and sliced red potatoes.

    • B. 

      My three favorite pizza combinations are: sausage, peppers, and onions, mushrooms, extra cheese, and anchovies, and hamburger, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni, and sliced red potatoes.

    • C. 

      My three favorite pizza combinations are sausage, peppers, and onions; mushrooms, extra cheese, and anchovies; and hamburger, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni, and sliced red potatoes.

  • 10. 
    The president, as well as several other ___ executives, ___ of our proposal.
    • A. 

      Top-level, approve

    • B. 

      Top level, approves

    • C. 

      Top-level, approves

    • D. 

      Top level, approve

  • 11. 
    Assuming the CEO is doing the speaking, which punctuation is most correct?
    • A. 

      The CEO was not optimistic. "Profits are down 18% from last year."

    • B. 

      The CEO was not optimistic: "Profits are down 18% from last year."

    • C. 

      The CEO was not optimistic, "Profits are down 18% from last year."

    • D. 

      The CEO was not optimistic; "Profits are down 18% from last year."

  • 12. 
    You’ll have to talk to ____________ about what they were doing at the chocolate factory.
    • A. 

      Hubert—he’s Ms. O’Connor’s best friend—

    • B. 

      Hubert, he’s Ms. O’Connor’s best friend,

    • C. 

      Hubert. he’s Ms. O’Connor’s best friend.

    • D. 

      Hubert- he’s Ms. O’Connor’s best friend -

  • 13. 
    I just bought me 10 new ________.
    • A. 

      DVDs

    • B. 

      DVD's

    • C. 

      DVDes

  • 14. 
    I just watched my favorite episode of ______________. a. The Simpsons. b. "The Simpsons." c. The Simpsons.  d. The Simpsons. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 16. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4