Punctuation Marks

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is used for checking the understanding of using punctuation marks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I am asking if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow?

    • B. 

      I am asking "if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow"?

    • C. 

      I am asking if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow.

    • D. 

      I am asking "if you would like to rollerblade together tomorrow."

  • 2. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Yes, Jean, you were right about that answer.

    • B. 

      Yes Jean, you were right about that answer.

    • C. 

      Yes Jean you were right about that answer.

    • D. 

      Yes, Jean, you were right, about that answer.

  • 3. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I read in a book, "If all else fails, succeed; if all else succeeds"...

    • B. 

      I read in a book, "If all else fails, succeed; if all else succeeds..."

    • C. 

      I read in a book, "If all else fails, succeed; if all else succeeds...."

    • D. 

      I read in a book, "If all else fails; succeed; if all else succeeds..."

  • 4. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Wherever we go, "people" recognize us.

    • B. 

      Wherever we go people recognize us.

    • C. 

      Wherever we go; people recognize us.

    • D. 

      Wherever we go, people recognize us.

  • 5. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Whenever, Cheryl, is in town she visits her sister.

    • B. 

      Whenever Cheryl, is in town she visits her sister.

    • C. 

      Whenever Cheryl is in town she visits her sister.

    • D. 

      Whenever Cheryl is in town, she visits her sister.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Isabel enjoys the museum although she cannot afford the entrance fee.

    • B. 

      Isabel enjoys the museum, although she cannot afford the entrance fee.

    • C. 

      Isabel enjoys the museum; although she cannot afford the entrance fee.

    • D. 

      Isabel enjoys the museum; although, she cannot afford the entrance fee.

  • 7. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      It may not be the correct part, but I bet that it works.

    • B. 

      It may not be the correct part; but I bet that it works.

    • C. 

      It may not be the correct part-but I bet that it works.

    • D. 

      It may not be-the correct part-but I bet that it works.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      You are my friend; however, I cannot afford to lend you any more money.

    • B. 

      You are my friend; however; I cannot afford to lend you any more money.

    • C. 

      You are my friend, however; I cannot afford to lend you any more money.

    • D. 

      You are my friend, however, I cannot afford, to lend you any more money.

  • 9. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Paul Simon sang, "I am a rock, I am an island."

    • B. 

      Paul Simon sang, "I am a rock; I am an island."

    • C. 

      Paul Simon sang, I am a rock; I am an island.

    • D. 

      Paul Simon sang I am a rock, I am an island.

  • 10. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I asked Ella, "Did he ask for his ring back"?

    • B. 

      I asked Ella? "did he ask for his ring back?"

    • C. 

      I asked Ella, "Did he ask for his ring back?"

    • D. 

      I asked Ella, "Did he ask for his ring back?"?

  • 11. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy Jr. became a magazine publisher and a pilot before his tragic death.

    • B. 

      John F., Kennedy, Jr. became a magazine publisher and a pilot before his tragic death.

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy, Jr., became a magazine publisher and a pilot, before his tragic death.

    • D. 

      John F. Kennedy, Jr. became a magazine publisher, and a pilot, before his tragic death.

  • 12. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Please contact me, if you have any questions.

    • B. 

      Please contact me if you have any questions.

    • C. 

      If you have any questions please contact me.

    • D. 

      If you have any questions; please contact me.

  • 13. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The elections will be held on the first Tuesday of November, 2008.

    • B. 

      The elections will be held, on the first Tuesday of November 2008.

    • C. 

      The elections will be held on the first Tuesday, of November, 2008.

    • D. 

      The elections will be held on the first Tuesday of November 2008.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      The elections will be held on Tuesday November 4, 2008, and the polls will be kept open until 8:00 p.m.

    • B. 

      The elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, and the polls will be kept open until 8:00 p.m.

    • C. 

      The elections, will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, and the polls will be kept open until 8:00 p.m.

    • D. 

      The elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, and the polls will be kept open until 8:00 p.m..

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Carl worried about the hurricane; but tried to stay calm and help his family.

    • B. 

      Carl worried about the hurricane; but tried to stay calm, and help his family.

    • C. 

      Carl worried about the hurricane but tried to stay calm, and help his family.

    • D. 

      Carl worried about the hurricane but tried to stay calm and help his family.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      I favor green and yellow, and purple is her first choice.

    • B. 

      I favor green and yellow; and purple is her first choice.

    • C. 

      I favor green and yellow; and, purple is her first choice.

    • D. 

      I favor green and yellow and purple is her first choice.

  • 17. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I need to locate four states on the map; namely, Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.

    • B. 

      I need to locate four states on the map, namely, Minnesota; Michigan; California; and Nevada.

    • C. 

      I need to locate four states on the map: namely Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.

    • D. 

      I need to locate four states on the map, namely; Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.

  • 18. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      This is the point that Einstein made--you cannot fix a problem with the problem.

    • B. 

      This is the point that Einstein made, you cannot fix a problem with the problem.

    • C. 

      This is the point that Einstein made; You cannot fix a problem with the problem.

    • D. 

      This is the point that Einstein made: you cannot fix a problem with the problem.

  • 19. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Our philosophy teacher thinks that Einstein meant: that we cannot stop war by waging war.

    • B. 

      Our philosophy teacher thinks that Einstein meant that, we cannot stop war by waging war.

    • C. 

      Our philosophy teacher thinks that Einstein meant that we cannot stop war by waging war.

    • D. 

      Our Philosophy teacher thinks that Einstein meant that we cannot stop war by waging war.

  • 20. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      A well made argument was presented for negotiating a peaceful resolution.

    • B. 

      A well made argument was presented, for negotiating a peaceful resolution.

    • C. 

      A well-made argument was presented for negotiating a peaceful resolution.

    • D. 

      A well-made-argument was presented for negotiating a peaceful resolution.

  • 21. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The argument for negotiating a peaceful resolution was well made.

    • B. 

      The argument for negotiating a peaceful resolution was well-made.

    • C. 

      The argument, for negotiating a peaceful resolution, was well made.

    • D. 

      The argument, for negotiating a peaceful resolution, was well-made.

  • 22. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      A liberally sprinkled dose of humor was very much appreciated.

    • B. 

      A liberally-sprinkled dose of humor was very much appreciated.

    • C. 

      A liberally-sprinkled-dose of humor was very much appreciated.

    • D. 

      A liberally sprinkled dose-of-humor was very much appreciated.

  • 23. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Our liberal minded clergyman managed to unite the entire congregation.

    • B. 

      Our liberal-minded clergyman managed to unite the entire congregation.

    • C. 

      Our liberal-minded clergyman managed to "unite" the entire congregation.

    • D. 

      Our liberal minded clergyman managed to "unite" the entire congregation.

  • 24. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Our clergyman, who united the entire congregation, was liberal minded.

    • B. 

      Our clergyman, who united the entire-congregation, was liberal minded.

    • C. 

      Our clergyman, who united the entire congregation, was liberalminded.

    • D. 

      Our clergyman, who united the entire congregation, was liberal-minded.

  • 25. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Jan asked? "What did Joe mean when he said, 'I will see you later.'"

    • B. 

      Jan asked, "What did Joe mean when he said, 'I will see you later?'"

    • C. 

      Jan asked, "What did Joe mean when he said, 'I will see you later'?"

    • D. 

      Jan asked, "What did Joe mean when he said, 'I will see you later'"?

  • 26. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      When I noticed that our dog cut it's paw, I called the veterinarian right away.

    • B. 

      When I noticed that our dog cut it's paw; I called the veterinarian right away.

    • C. 

      When I noticed that our dog cut its paw, I called the veterinarian right away.

    • D. 

      When I noticed that our dog cut its paw; I called the veterinarian right away.

  • 27. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Just to be sure, I called three more D.V.M.s' offices.

    • B. 

      Just to be sure, I called three more D.V.M.s offices.

    • C. 

      Just to be sure, I called three more D.V.M.'s offices.

    • D. 

      Just to be sure, I called three more D.V.M. offices'.

  • 28. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      "Your right to be concerned," said one veterinarian. "I would like to take a look at your dog."

    • B. 

      "Your right to be concerned," said one veterinarian, "I would like to take a look at your dog."

    • C. 

      "You're right to be concerned." said one veterinarian. "I would like to take a look at your dog."

    • D. 

      "You're right to be concerned," said one veterinarian. "I would like to take a look at your dog."

  • 29. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Even though its 30 miles to the town where that D.V.M.'s office is, I wanted to take the drive.

    • B. 

      Even though it's 30 miles to the town where that D.V.M.'s office is, I wanted to take the drive.

    • C. 

      Even though it's 30 miles to the town where that D.V.M.s' office is, I wanted to take the drive.

    • D. 

      Even though its 30 miles to the town where that D.V.M.s' office is, I wanted to take the drive.

  • 30. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The friendly looking vet examined our dogs paw and suggested we have it bandaged.

    • B. 

      The friendly-looking vet examined our dogs paw and suggested we have it bandaged.

    • C. 

      The friendly-looking vet examined our dog's paw and suggested we have it bandaged.

    • D. 

      The friendly looking vet examined our dog's paw and suggested we have it bandaged.

  • 31. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      We had pet insurance but still owed $40 in copayment fees.

    • B. 

      We had pet insurance, but still owed $40 in copayment fees.

    • C. 

      We had pet insurance; but still owed $40 in copayment fees.

    • D. 

      We had pet insurance but still owed $40 in copayment fees'.

  • 32. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Our dog was a semiinvalid for a couple of days until she chewed off the bandage.

    • B. 

      Our dog was a semi-invalid for a couple of days until she chewed off the bandage.

    • C. 

      Our dog was a semi invalid for a couple of days until she chewed off the bandage.

    • D. 

      Our dog was a semi invalid for a couple of days, until she chewed off the bandage.

  • 33. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I guess she did what any self-respecting dog would do by grooming herself.

    • B. 

      I guess she did what any selfrespecting dog would do by grooming herself.

    • C. 

      I guess she did what any self respecting dog would do by grooming herself.

    • D. 

      I guess she did what any self-respecting dog would do, by grooming herself.

  • 34. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The dog has fully re-covered although I will never be the same.

    • B. 

      The dog has fully recovered although I will never be the same.

    • C. 

      The dog has fully recovered, although I will never be the same.

    • D. 

      The dog has fully re-covered, although I will never be the same.

  • 35. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      I have learned that it's better to be proactive than to have regrets.

    • B. 

      I have learned that its better to be pro-active than to have regrets.

    • C. 

      I have learned that its better to be proactive than to have regrets.

    • D. 

      I have learned that it's better to be pro-active than to have regrets.

  • 36. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      Wendy thought she knew everything about her mother, but found out two years ago that her mother had been married before.

    • B. 

      Wendy thought she knew everything about her mother; but found out two years ago that her mother had been married before.

    • C. 

      Wendy thought she knew everything about her mother but found out two years ago that her mother had been married before.

    • D. 

      Wendy thought she knew everything about her mother; but, found out two years ago that her mother had been married before.

  • 37. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      When Wendy asked her mother about this marriage, Ilse (her mother) was hesitant to discuss any details.

    • B. 

      When Wendy asked her mother about this marriage; Ilse (her mother) was hesitant to discuss any details.

    • C. 

      When Wendy asked her mother about this marriage, Ilse, (her mother), was hesitant to discuss any details.

    • D. 

      When Wendy asked her mother about this marriage; Ilse, (her mother), was hesitant to discuss any details.

  • 38. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      She will go to her grave with some secrets said Wendy.

    • B. 

      "She will go to her grave with some secrets," said Wendy.

    • C. 

      "She will go to her grave with some secrets" said Wendy.

    • D. 

      "She will go to her grave with some secrets." said Wendy.

  • 39. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      "Do you understand her need for privacy," Wendy asked her husband?

    • B. 

      "Do you understand her need for privacy," Wendy asked her husband.

    • C. 

      "Do you understand her need for privacy?" Wendy asked her husband?

    • D. 

      "Do you understand her need for privacy?" Wendy asked her husband.

  • 40. 
    Choose the correct sentence.
    • A. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the 1990's.

    • B. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the 1990s.

    • C. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the '90's.

    • D. 

      The wealthy became wealthier during the '90's.