Rules Of Punctuation

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Punctuation Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz tests students knowledge about basic punctuation marks. Students will identify uses of 9 punctuation marks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What punctuation mark is used at the end of a sentence?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Apostophe

    • C. 

      Period

    • D. 

      Semicolon

  • 2. 
    What punctuation mark shows strong emotion?
    • A. 

      Question mark

    • B. 

      Exclamation mark

    • C. 

      Period

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 3. 
    What mark is used at the end of a question?
    • A. 

      Parenthesis

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Apostophe

    • D. 

      Question mark

  • 4. 
    What punctuation mark is used to separate items in a series?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Quotation marks

    • C. 

      Parenthesis

    • D. 

      Period

  • 5. 
    This mark is used  for plural and possessive nouns.
    • A. 

      Semicolon

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Comma

    • D. 

      Apostophe

  • 6. 
    Quotation marks are used
    • A. 

      Before or after direct quotes

    • B. 

      For short titles

    • C. 

      Around words used in a special way

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    A ____________________ is used between hours and minutes and to introduce a series following a complete sentence.
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Colon

    • C. 

      Parenthesis

    • D. 

      Period

  • 8. 
    Which punctuation mark is used to join two independent clauses?
    • A. 

      Semicolon

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Apostophe

    • D. 

      Comma

  • 9. 
    ___________________are used to enclose words that clarify.
    • A. 

      Commas

    • B. 

      Periods

    • C. 

      Colons

    • D. 

      Parenthesis

  • 10. 
    A ___________ is used to separate dollars and cents.
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Semicolon

  • 11. 
    What punctuation mark is used after an initial?
    • A. 

      Quotation mark

    • B. 

      Comma

    • C. 

      Period

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 12. 
    This punctuation mark is used to separate city and state in an address.
    • A. 

      Period

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Parenthesis

    • D. 

      Comma

  • 13. 
    This mark is used to show the omission of a letter.Example: does not = doesn't  (the letter O is omitted in doesn't)
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Comma

    • D. 

      Apostrophe

  • 14. 
    What mark tells the reader to pause?
    • A. 

      Comma

    • B. 

      Period

    • C. 

      Parenthesis

    • D. 

      Colon

  • 15. 
    Which mark is used in math as a decimal point?
    • A. 

      Colon

    • B. 

      Semicolon

    • C. 

      Period

    • D. 

      Comma