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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In which sentence below are quotation marks used correctly?
    • A. 

      “Going to the moon and taking samples of all the dirt, rocks and minerals was the greatest adventure of my life,” declared Alan Armstrong.

    • B. 

      “Going to the moon and taking samples of all the dirt,” rocks and minerals was the greatest adventure of my life, declared Alan Armstrong.

    • C. 

      Going to the moon and taking samples of all the dirt, “rocks and minerals was the greatest adventure of my life,” declared Alan Armstrong.

    • D. 

      “Going to the moon and taking samples of all the dirt, rocks and minerals was the greatest adventure of my life, declared Alan Armstrong.”

  • 2. 
    In which sentence are quotation marks used correctly?
    • A. 

      “Come and eat your breakfast, Mom called.

    • B. 

      “Come and eat your breakfast,” Mom called.

    • C. 

      Come and eat your breakfast, “Mom called.”

    • D. 

      “Come and eat your breakfast, Mom” called

  • 3. 
    Which sentence demonstrates correct use of quotation marks?
    • A. 

      “We sell new and used vehicles, the salesman pointed out, “at the best prices in town.”

    • B. 

      “New cars and trucks will be on display at the fairgrounds,” announced the car dealer.

    • C. 

      I have some money to lend to the right buyer, “the bank manager stated.”

    • D. 

      A customer complained, I can’t afford any of these models.”

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      “I think,” said Miss Muffet, that I shall sit here on this little stool.”

    • B. 

      “There seems to be no reason, she said looking around carefully, that I cannot eat my cottage cheese right here.”

    • C. 

      “I might be a problem to you,” answered a spider coming down on a long piece of silk, “if you don’t move a little.”

    • D. 

      Yikes! I’m not staying here! “screamed Miss Muffet.” I’m running away right now.

  • 5. 
    Which sentence demonstrates correct use of quotation marks?
    • A. 

      “Welcome to the new mall exclaimed the manager” as he snipped the red ribbon across the doors.

    • B. 

      “This is the biggest mall I’ve ever seen, said one shopper.”

    • C. 

      “Where are the free gifts and pony rides?” inquired another.

    • D. 

      I’m going to spend all my weekends right here! “said one happy teen.”

  • 6. 
    Which sentence should be edited for punctuation?
    • A. 

      “The dishes need washing, and someone must clean the stove,” Dad pointed out.

    • B. 

      “Tiffany and Jill, you are needed in the kitchen,” Mother called to the girls.

    • C. 

      “You do the dishes, and I’ll clean the stove, suggested Tiffany.

    • D. 

      “You always get the easy job,” Jill whined.

  • 7. 
    I ran all the way home! panted Frieda. What punctuation is missing from the sentence?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Question mark

    • D. 

      Quotation marks

  • 8. 
    1The path led in the general direction of the mountain that Brandon would have to climb.  2“That’s a mighty high mountain he said aloud even though there was no one to hear him.  3He shouldered his heavy backpack, gulped a mouthful of water from his canteen, and set off.  4There would be miles to go before he could sleep in his own bed. Which sentence in her story should Nikki edit for punctuation?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    Which sentence uses quotation marks correctly?
    • A. 

      “Jerry,” he said, “let’s get organized.”

    • B. 

      Sara asked Sam, “How are you feeling today”?

    • C. 

      Patrick Henry said, ‘Give me liberty, or give me death.’

    • D. 

      “That’s not true shouted Mario. You misunderstood what I said.”