Punctuation And Usage Review

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

A quick pre-test for apostrophes, capitalization and subject/verb agreement


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What shows that one or more letters have been left out of two words joined to form a contraction?
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Comma

    • C. 

      Brackets

    • D. 

      Semicolon

  • 2. 
    What is left out of the contraction "should've"?
  • 3. 
    Apostrophes can be sued to form a plural of a letter, a number, a sign, or a word discussed as a word.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When can just an aphostrophe (no extra s) be used?
    • A. 

      Whenever you want

    • B. 

      When a singular noun (with one syllable) ends with an s or z sound

    • C. 

      When a singular noun (with more than one syllable) ends with an s or a z sound

    • D. 

      Never

  • 5. 
    Which subject should not be capitalized?
    • A. 

      Official titles

    • B. 

      Days of the week

    • C. 

      Words that indicate direction

    • D. 

      Religions

    • E. 

      Words used as names

  • 6. 
    Correctly rewrite this sentence:  our senator, a.j. smith, moved to the south of cleveland.
  • 7. 
    Which should you capitalize?
    • A. 

      Seasons of the year

    • B. 

      Months of the year

    • C. 

      Common nouns

    • D. 

      A prefix attached to a proper noun.

  • 8. 
    The subject and verb of any clause must agree in both person and...
    • A. 

      Idea

    • B. 

      Personality

    • C. 

      Number

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 9. 
    Choose the correct form of the verb for the following sentence:  Few _____offered the opportunity to travel internationally.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is