Capitalization Quiz For English Learners

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Capitalization Quiz For English Learners - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You have to capitalize the first word of a sentence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it is a standard rule in English grammar to capitalize the first word of a sentence. This helps to distinguish the beginning of a new thought or idea and aids in clarity and readability. Failing to capitalize the first word of a sentence can result in confusion and make the writing appear unprofessional or careless. Therefore, it is important to always remember to capitalize the first word of a sentence.

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  • 2. 

    The following sentence uses capitalization correctly:We had a sleepover at aunt Brittney's house last weekend. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not use capitalization correctly. The word "aunt" should not be capitalized unless it is used as a proper noun, such as when referring to the person by their name, like "Aunt Brittney." In this sentence, "aunt" is used as a common noun and should not be capitalized.

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  • 3. 

    The following sentence does not use capitalization correctly:The president of the United States was on the news last night.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence "The president of the United States was on the news last night" does not use correct capitalization because "president" should be capitalized as it is a title.

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  • 4. 

    Capitalize the names of relatives when used as proper name.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that when we use the names of relatives as proper names, we capitalize them. This is a standard rule in English grammar. For example, we capitalize names like "Mom," "Dad," "Grandma," and "Uncle" when they are used as proper names to refer to specific individuals. This helps in distinguishing them as proper nouns rather than common nouns.

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  • 5. 

    The following sentence uses capitalization correctly:We are reading a book called "You don't even know me" in class this quarter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not use capitalization correctly. The word "don't" should not be capitalized as it is part of the title of the book. Only the first letter of the first word in the title should be capitalized.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the sentence in which capital letters are used correctly.

    • A.

      This afternoon, you and I will play basketball with Kathleen and Beth.

    • B.

      This afternoon, You and I will play basketball with Kathleen and Beth.

    • C.

      This afternoon, you and i will play basketball with Kathleen and Beth.

    Correct Answer
    A. This afternoon, you and I will play basketball with Kathleen and Beth.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "This afternoon, you and I will play basketball with Kathleen and Beth." The capital letters are used correctly in this sentence because they are used at the beginning of each sentence and for proper nouns (Kathleen and Beth). The pronouns "You" and "I" are also capitalized correctly.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the answer that shows capital letters used correctly. (title of a poem)

    • A.

      "one perfect rose"

    • B.

      "One perfect rose"

    • C.

      "One Perfect Rose"

    Correct Answer
    C. "One Perfect Rose"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One Perfect Rose" because it follows the rules of capitalization for titles. In title case, the first and last words are always capitalized, as well as all important words in between. "One" and "Rose" are both important words in the title, so they should be capitalized. Additionally, "Perfect" is also an important word and should be capitalized.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the answer that shows capital letters used correctly.

    • A.

      "The only way to have a friend," said Emerson, "is to be one."

    • B.

      "the only way to have a friend," said Emerson, "is to be one."

    • C.

      "The only way to have a friend," said Emerson, "Is to be one."

    Correct Answer
    A. "The only way to have a friend," said Emerson, "is to be one."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The only way to have a friend," said Emerson, "is to be one." This answer is correct because it uses capital letters correctly. The first letter of the sentence is capitalized, as well as the proper noun "Emerson." The rest of the sentence is in lowercase letters, which is appropriate for a regular sentence. The quotation marks are also used correctly to indicate dialogue.

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  • 9. 

    The following sentence does not use capitalization correctly:This has been a cold Winter. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given sentence "This has been a cold Winter." is incorrect because the word "Winter" is capitalized when it should not be. In this sentence, "winter" is not a proper noun, so it does not need to be capitalized. The correct sentence would be "This has been a cold winter." where "winter" is written in lowercase.

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  • 10. 

    Please fill in the answer below according to what's missing in the sentence:James and __________ are twin brothers. 

    Correct Answer
    Justin
    Explanation
    The sentence states that "James and __________ are twin brothers." The missing word should be the name of another person who is a twin brother to James. The name "Justin" fits this criteria and completes the sentence correctly.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the answer that shows capital letters used correctly.

    • A.

      I went to japan last summer.

    • B.

      I'm obsessed with the clothes that were worn during the Victorian Era.

    • C.

      My mom and i always have a girl's night on Fridays.

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm obsessed with the clothes that were worn during the Victorian Era.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm obsessed with the clothes that were worn during the Victorian Era." This sentence correctly uses capital letters at the beginning of the sentence and for the proper noun "Victorian Era."

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  • 12. 

    You have to capitalize the first word in a sentence that's a direct quote, even if the direct quote comes in the middle of a sentence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In English grammar, it is a standard rule to capitalize the first word of a sentence, regardless of whether it is a direct quote or not. This rule applies even if the direct quote is embedded within a larger sentence. Therefore, the statement that you have to capitalize the first word in a sentence that's a direct quote, even if it comes in the middle of a sentence, is true.

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  • 13. 

    You don't have to capitalize single-letter words, like the pronoun  I.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "False" because single-letter words, such as the pronoun "I," should be capitalized according to standard grammar rules.

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  • 14. 

    You should always capitalize salutations and closings in letters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In formal letter writing, it is considered proper etiquette to capitalize salutations (such as "Dear Mr. Smith") and closings (such as "Sincerely"). This demonstrates respect and professionalism towards the recipient of the letter. By capitalizing these elements, it shows that you are giving them the appropriate importance and attention. Therefore, it is correct to say that salutations and closings should always be capitalized in letters.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the answer that shows capital letters used correctly.

    • A.

      Dear Mrs. Young,

    • B.

      Dear mrs. Young,

    • C.

      Dear Mrs. Young,

    Correct Answer
    C. Dear Mrs. Young,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dear Mrs. Young," because it follows the standard capitalization rules for addressing someone in a formal letter. The word "dear" should be lowercase, while the titles "Mrs." and "Young" should be capitalized.

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  • 16. 

    Choose the word or words that should be capitalized in the following sentence: Our high school was named after a hero who was a captain in world war II.

    • A.

      High School

    • B.

      World War

    • C.

      Captain

    Correct Answer
    B. World War
    Explanation
    The word "World War" should be capitalized in the sentence because it refers to a specific historical event, World War II. Capitalizing "World War" helps to distinguish it as a proper noun and gives it the appropriate significance and recognition it deserves.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the word or words that should be capitalized in the following sentence: James wanted to kill himself because mr. E molested his twin brother justin.

    • A.

      Mr. & Justin

    • B.

      Twin & Brother

    • C.

      Kill

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. & Justin
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "Mr." and "Justin" should be capitalized. "Mr." should be capitalized because it is used as a title before a person's name. "Justin" should be capitalized because it is a proper noun, referring to a specific person. The other options listed are not correct because "Twin" and "Brother" are not capitalized in the original sentence, and "Kill" is not a proper noun that requires capitalization.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the answer that shows capital letters used correctly.

    • A.

      My Favorite Short story from the Book "You Don't even Know Me" was Fakin' it.

    • B.

      My favorite short story from the book "You Don't Even Know Me" was Fakin' It.

    • C.

      My favorite short story from the book "You Don't Even Know Me" was Fakin' It.

    Correct Answer
    B. My favorite short story from the book "You Don't Even Know Me" was Fakin' It.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My favorite short story from the book 'You Don't Even Know Me' was Fakin' It." This answer correctly capitalizes the first letter of each sentence and the proper nouns "You Don't Even Know Me" and "Fakin' It." It also uses proper capitalization for the title of the book, "You Don't Even Know Me."

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  • 19. 

    The following sentence does not use capitalization correctly:My favorite TV show is American Horror Story.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "The following sentence does not use capitalization correctly: My favorite TV show is American Horror Story." The statement is false because the sentence does use capitalization correctly. The first letter of each sentence is capitalized, and the proper nouns "American Horror Story" are also capitalized. Therefore, the sentence is written with correct capitalization.

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  • 20. 

    Below, check all that are true:The following must be capitalized in a sentence:

    • A.

      The first word of the sentence

    • B.

      Names used in the snetence

    • C.

      The letter "I"

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The first word of the sentence
    B. Names used in the snetence
    C. The letter "I"
    Explanation
    In a sentence, the first word must always be capitalized to indicate the beginning of a new sentence. Additionally, names used in the sentence should be capitalized to distinguish them from common nouns. Lastly, the letter "I" should always be capitalized when used as a pronoun to refer to oneself.

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