Quiz: Test Your Writing Skills!

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Quiz: Test Your Writing Skills!

Writing plays an essential role in communication and expressing your thoughts to the masses. Whether its a poet, writer, journalist, teacher or any profession, the writing skills is a mandatory tool for disseminating the views and thoughts. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge on Grammar, Punctuation and Writing Techniques. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is best for academic writing?
    • A. 

      "Dr Einstein wrote the 'Theory of Relativity'"

    • B. 

      "The 'Theory of Relativity was written by Dr. Einstein"

  • 2. 
    "The group of three were inspired to do their grammar project together." What is wrong with this sentence?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Verb/ Subject Agreement

    • C. 

      Punctuation

  • 3. 
    The following sentence is a fragment, True/ False? "Because there were many storms last season."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You have just been placed on academic probation, it is required that you write a letter of reinstatement. Which of the following is inappropriate to include in the letter?
    • A. 

      "Because I have not gotten along with my professors..."

    • B. 

      "I wish to be reinstated because..."

    • C. 

      "Upon reinstatement, I intend on..."

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    You're the editor for the school newspaper, and just received the advice column from one of the journalists. The title of the column is Writing the PERFECT Paper, you begin reading the column and come across this baffling sentence in the first paragraph: The worst thing you can do in an academic paper is insult your professor. Be sure to make corrections to your paper and always tip your waiter! What is the problem with this sentence? (*Remember Writing Style Strategies from Trimble!)
    • A. 

      Continuity, the journalist's sentences are not related to one another

    • B. 

      Sentence has a good thesis, it captures the reader's attention

    • C. 

      The journalist's statement is a generalization it cannot be proven true

    • D. 

      The thesis is inconsistent with the subject of the column

  • 6. 
    There is a grammar quiz coming up, so you decide to use a study sheet distributed by your professor. You come to the last question on the sheet: What is the following referred to as: "And she never saw it again." and you cannot seem to figure out the answer. So, you call up a classmate and he gives the following suggestions. Which one should you choose?
    • A. 

      A Phrase

    • B. 

      A Clause

    • C. 

      A Fragment

    • D. 

      A Run-On Sentence

  • 7. 
    "Give me an 'A' now!" This is an example of :
    • A. 

      Interrogative Sentence

    • B. 

      Imperative Sentence

    • C. 

      Declarative Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    "I'll go out with you if you take me to 'Tavern on the Green'" What is "I'll" considered in this sentence?
    • A. 

      A Gerund

    • B. 

      A Pronoun

    • C. 

      A Contraction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    A Gerund is...
    • A. 

      A verb which expresses possibility, objective or need.

    • B. 

      A verb that ends in -ing that acts as a noun.

    • C. 

      A word or phrase that disrupts the flow of a sentence

    • D. 

      A person, place, thing or idea

  • 10. 
    Which word should be preceded by ‘an’?
    • A. 

      University

    • B. 

      Hour

    • C. 

      Hotel

    • D. 

      Union