Punctuation Self Test Quiz

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

Directions: Take this short quiz to see if you grasp the concept of punctuation in APA documentation. The answers are the end of the test. Good Luck


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the correct abbreviation?
    • A. 

      U.S

    • B. 

      US.

    • C. 

      A.K. (Alaska)

    • D. 

      U.S. Navy

  • 2. 
    When I graduate from college, I want to work for the UN. Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    The sun is not out today; but maybe it will be out tomorrow. Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Dash are used often because they don’t weaken the flow of materials
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The cars are orange, purple and pink.

    • B. 

      Today would have been a great day if there were no rain, or wind.

    • C. 

      Today is too cold, for tank tops and open toe sandals.

    • D. 

      The kid’s birthdays are in March, April, and August.

  • 6. 
    Semicolons are used to separate two independent clauses that are not joined by a conjunctions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which sentence uses semicolon correctly:
    • A. 

      Today would be a good day if it weren’t raining; cold; and windy.

    • B. 

      I want a blue bike; but the store didn’t have any.

    • C. 

      I went to the zoo; I was told it wasn’t open due to the weather.

  • 8. 
    You should use periods with abbreviations for routes of administration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    I only need three items from the store-eggs, flour, and milk. Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      YES

    • B. 

      NO

  • 10. 
    You should not use semicolons when there is a series that contains commas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False