Colons And Semicolons Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    Which is/ are correct sentence/s?
    • A. 

      You asked for forgiveness, He granted it to you.

    • B. 

      You asked for forgiveness; he granted it to you.

    • C. 

      You asked for forgiveness. He granted it to you.

    • D. 

      You asked for forgiveness he granted it to you.

  • 2. 
    Which sentence with items in series is correct?
    • A. 

      My classmates are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Paul, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; and Detroit, Michigan.

    • B. 

      My classmates are from:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Paul, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; and Detroit, Michigan.

    • C. 

      My classmates are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, St. Paul, Minnesota,  Des Moines, Iowa,  and Detroit, Michigan.

    • D. 

      My classmates are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin: St. Paul, Minnesota: Des Moines, Iowa:  and Detroit, Michigan.

  • 3. 
    Which sentence uses semicolon correctly?
    • A. 

      I don't have time to practice fiddling: my school work is too demanding.

    • B. 

      I don't have time to practice fiddling; My school work is too demanding.

    • C. 

      I don't have time to practice fiddling: because my school work is too demanding.

    • D. 

      I don't have time to practice fiddling; my school work is too demanding.

  • 4. 
    /Which of the sentences uses semicolons with conjunctive adverbs correctly
    • A. 

      It looks like it might rain,  however: the weather report suggests sunshine all day. 

    • B. 

      It looks like it might rain;  however, the weather report suggests sunshine all day. 

    • C. 

      It looks like it might rain;  However: the weather report suggests sunshine all day. 

    • D. 

      It looks like it might rain;  however,  The weather report suggests sunshine all day. 

  • 5. 
    Which of the sentences uses colons correctly?
    • A. 

      The loudspeaker crackled: "The 5:30 p.m. flight to Jakarta is now boarding."

    • B. 

      The loudspeaker crackled; The 5: 30 am flight to Jakarta is now boarding."

    • C. 

      The loudspeaker crackled, "The 5:30 am flight to Jakarta is now boarding."

    • D. 

      The loudspeaker crackled; "the 5:30 am flight to Jakarta is now boarding."

  • 6. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly. 
    • A. 

      We can expect the afternoon temperature to be cooler today, after all; it was raining hard last night, and the sun has yet to burn off the fog.

    • B. 

      Carynn voted for a movie, so we are going to watch a movie.

    • C. 

      We can expect afternoon temperatures to be cooler today; after all, it was raining hard last night, and the sun has yet to burn off the fog.

    • D. 

      Carynn voted for a movie, so; we are going to watch a movie.

  • 7. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly.
    • A. 

      Raul has a bad cold, consequently, he won't be able to play soccer tonight.

    • B. 

      Raul has a bad cold; consequently, he won't be able to play soccer tonight.

    • C. 

      Raul has a bad cold: consequently, he won't be able to play soccer tonight.

    • D. 

      Raul has a bad cold, consequently; he won't be able to play soccer tonight.

  • 8. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly.
    • A. 

      Jason's best sport is soccer; and his brother, Andrew, excels at badminton.

    • B. 

      Jason's best sport is soccer; and his brother Andrew excels at badminton.

    • C. 

      Jason's best sport is soccer; his brother, Andrew, excels at badminton.

    • D. 

      Jason's best sport is soccer; but his brother, Andrew, excels at badminton.

  • 9. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly.
    • A. 

      Because our project is due this today; we were up until three in the morning.

    • B. 

      Our project is due today ; We were up until three in the morning.

    • C. 

      We were up until three in the morning; because our project is due today.

    • D. 

      Our project is due today ;  therefore, we were up until three in the morning.

  • 10. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      There is only one candiadet I can support; President Caven.

    • B. 

      There is only one candidate I can support, President Caven.

    • C. 

      There is only one candidate I can support : President Caven.

    • D. 

      There is only one candidate I can support President Caven.

  • 11. 
    Which of the sentences is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      The dietician warned against eating an excess of; eggs, pork and beef.

    • B. 

      The dietician warned against eating an excess of: eggs; pork and beef.

    • C. 

      The dietician warned against eating an excess of: eggs, pork and beef.

    • D. 

      The dietician warned against eating an excess of eggs, pork and beef.

  • 12. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      All of the garnishes on the platter are edible; carrot curls; radish roses and parsley springs.

    • B. 

      All of the garnishes on the platter are edible: carrot curls; radish roses and parsley springs.

    • C. 

      All of the garnishes on the platter are edible; carrot curls, radish roses and parsley springs.

    • D. 

      All of the garnishes on the platter are edible: carrot curls, radish roses and parsley springs.

  • 13. 
    Which of the sentences is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      I know starting early means I will accomplish more; however, 5:30 a.m., is too early.

    • B. 

      I know starting early means I will accomplish more however, 5:30 a.m., is too early.

    • C. 

      I know starting early means I will accomplish more, however ; 5:30 a.m., is too early.

    • D. 

      I know starting early means I will accomplish more; however, 5:30 a.m. is too early

  • 14. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly.
    • A. 

      Swinging the door open quietly; the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the Tucker's television set.

    • B. 

      Swinging the door open quietly; the two police officers surprised a young burglar, as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the Tucker's television set.

    • C. 

      Swinging the door open quietl, the two police officers surprised a young burglar; as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the Tucker's television set.

    • D. 

      Swinging the door open quietly, the two police officers surprised a young burglar as he worked to disconnect the cable wire from the Tucker's television set.

  • 15. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly.
    • A. 

      In the attic of our rental house, we discovered:  a yellowed; still readable newspaper from 1945; a wicker, two-wheeled baby carriage; and fifty-five cents' worth of buffalo-head nickels.

    • B. 

      In the attic of our rental house, we discovered a yellowed, still readable newspaper from 1945; a wicker, two-wheeled baby carriage; and fifty-five cents' worth of buffalo-head nickels.

    • C. 

      In the attic of our rental house, we discovered a yellowed, still readable newspaper from 1945, a wicker, two-wheeled baby carriage, and fifty-five cents' worth of buffalo-head nickels.

    • D. 

      In the attic of our rental house, we discovered a yellowed, still readable newspaper from 1945; a wicker, two-wheeled baby carriage and fifty-five cents' worth of buffalo-head nickels.

  • 16. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly
    • A. 

      Oak burns slowly, and makes a hot fire; fir splits easily , and makes superiour kindling.

    • B. 

      Oak burns slowly and makes a hot fire; fir splits easily and makes superiour kindling.

    • C. 

      Oak burns slowly and makes a hot fire; but fir splits easily and makes superiour kindling.

    • D. 

      Oak burns slowly and makes a hot fire, however, fir splits easily and makes superiour kindling.

  • 17. 
    Which of the sentences is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Maxi said that he loved dangdut music, so we put on our famous Dangdut album.

    • B. 

      Maxi said that he loved dangdut music,  so, we put on our famous Dangdut album.

    • C. 

      Maxi said that he loved dangdut music, so, we put on our famous Dangdut album.

    • D. 

      Maxi said that he loved dangdut music; so, we put on our famous Dangdut album.

  • 18. 
    Select the sentence that is puncutated correctly. 
    • A. 

      The buffet featured several kinds of Indonesian food: rendang, sate, nasi uduk and babi guleng .

    • B. 

      Some Indonesian food at the buffet are: rendang, sate, , nasi uduk and babi guleng .

    • C. 

      The buffet featured several kinds of Indonesian food: rendang, sate; nasi uduk and babi guleng .

    • D. 

      The buffet featured several kinds of Indonesian food; rendang, sate, , nasi uduk and babi guleng .

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