How Well Do You Know Your Punctuation?

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is an opportunity for you to test your punctuation skills!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      To bring in a new point and lengthen the sentence

    • B. 

      To add something new

    • C. 

      To show that the two sentences are closely related

  • 2. 
    How has the dash been used in the following sentence?It must always be in the same relative position to the ventilator and to the rope - or so we may call it, since it was clearly never meant for a bell-pull.
    • A. 

      To add additional information in the form of a comment

    • B. 

      To comment

    • C. 

      To show that there was a lot more to say

  • 3. 
    How are the semi-colons in the following sentence being used?And now, she told herself as she hurried back, all she was doing now, she was returning home to her husband and he was waiting for his supper; and she must cook it good, and make it as tasty as possible because the poor man was tired; and if, when she entered the house, she happened to find anything unusual, or tragic, or terrible, then naturally it would be a shock and she'd become frantic with grief and horror.
    • A. 

      To develop a point

    • B. 

      To list the things that Mary is thinking of

    • C. 

      To separate sentences which are very closely linked

  • 4. 
    How are the dashes in the following sentence being used?She knew them both - she knew nearly all the men at that precinct - and she fell right into a chair, then went over to join the other one, who was called O'Malley, kneeling by the body.
    • A. 

      To add additional information about Patrick and Mary

    • B. 

      To add a personal comment about Mary's personal relationship with the police officers

    • C. 

      To add a point about Mary that shows that she know them

  • 5. 
    How has the semi colon been used in the sentence below?I can stand this strain no longer; I shall go mad if it continues.
    • A. 

      To put the two points together in the reader's head

    • B. 

      To link the statement to the character's proposed action

    • C. 

      To show that the character is losing it

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      To show that Dr Roylott has a lot of animals

    • B. 

      To open the list

    • C. 

      To explain/expand upon the number of animals Dr Roylott has