Punctuations, Quotations, And Parenthetical Citations

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Question marks, exclamation points, and dashes can go inside the quotation marks even if they are not part of the quoted material.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Periods and commas go ( inside / outside ) closing quotation marks. 
  • 3. 
    Colons and semicolons go ( inside / outside ) closing quotation marks. 
  • 4. 
    Exclamation marks and question marks come ( before / after ) parenthetical citations. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The great Winston Churchill once said, "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

    • B. 

      Albert Einstein once stated that "before God we are all equally wise-and equally foolish."

  • 6. 
    Which example of double quotation marks is correct?
    • A. 

      "Did she ask, 'What's going on?'"

    • B. 

      'Did she ask, "What's going on?"'

  • 7. 
    At the end of a quotation (where a comma would normally appear) the comma is omitted if a question mark or exclamation mark is at the end of the quotation.  Ex.  "What did you say?" she asked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these examples including a parenthetical citation is correct? (note location of period)
    • A. 

      King David asks, "The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?" (Ps. 27:1).

    • B. 

      King David asks, "The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?". (Ps. 27:1)

  • 9. 
    Which of these is correct? 
    • A. 

      "I don't care", she said. "What do you think"?

    • B. 

      "I don't care," she said. "What do you think?"

  • 10. 
    When in dialogue, a new paragraph begins with each change of speaker. [ not found in video ]
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False