Using Quotation Marks

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Using Quotation Marks. Select the letter of the choice that correctly punctuates the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Science fiction writer Ursula Le Guinn writes: ʺI was raised as irreligious as a jack rabbit, and probably this is one reason Mark Twain made so much sense to me.ʺ
    • A. 

      Writes ʺI

    • B. 

      Writes, ʺI

    • C. 

      Meʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 2. 
    She asks, ʺCould anybody but Mark Twain have told the story of Adam and Eve without mentioning Jehovah.ʺ
    • A. 

      Asks: ʺCould

    • B. 

      Jehovahʺ?

    • C. 

      Jehovah?ʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 3. 
    James Joyceʹs response to complaints about his use of vulgar language is thisʺ: This race and this life produced me--I shall express myself as I am.ʺ
    • A. 

      This, ʺThis

    • B. 

      This: ʺThis

    • C. 

      I amʺ.

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 4. 
    Henry James: The Private Universe is the title of an article written by Graham Greene.
    • A. 

      Henry James: ʺThe Private Universe

    • B. 

      ʹHenry James: The Private Universeʹ

    • C. 

      ʺHenry James: The Private Universeʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 5. 
    Writing about the conclusion of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Toni Morrison wonders, ʺWill that undefined space, so falsely imagined as ʺopen,ʺ be free of social chaos, personal morbidity, and further moral complications embedded in adulthood and citizenship?ʺ
    • A. 

      ʹopen,ʹ

    • B. 

      Citizenshipʹ?

    • C. 

      Citizenship.ʺ?

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 6. 
    An early view of the novel Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis concludes with the following assessment: Artistically, Arrowsmith is an authentic step forward. The novel is full of passages of a quiet noble felicity and the old skill in presenting character through dialogue never fails. Babbitt is generic or he is nothing (Stewart 36)
    • A. 

      Artistically . . . nothing (Stewart 36).

    • B. 

      ʺArtistically . . . nothing.ʺ (Stewart 36)

    • C. 

      ʺArtistically . . . nothingʺ (Stewart 36).

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 7. 
    Hal Holbrook says that ʺhe wasnʹt aware of Mark Twainʹs potential for social commentary until he was in Little Rock in 1957.ʺ
    • A. 

      Until I was

    • B. 

      1957ʺ.

    • C. 

      No quotation marks needed.

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 8. 
    In Roughing It, Mark Twain has this to say about the fate of the thousands of young men who came to Virginia City seeking gold ʺall gone, or nearly allπvictims devoted upon the altar of the golden calf.ʺ
    • A. 

      ʹRoughing Itʹ

    • B. 

      Gold: ʺAll

    • C. 

      Gold. ʺAll

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 9. 
    According to an early review of D. H. Lawrenceʹs Sons and Lovers, ʺThe book is full of short, vivid descriptions: ʹThe steep swoop of highroad lay in its cool morning dust...ʺ
    • A. 

      ʺSons and Loversʺ

    • B. 

      Dust...ʹ

    • C. 

      Dust...ʹʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 10. 
    ʺArt itself,ʺ Conrad wrote ʺmay be defined as a single‐minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe.ʺ
    • A. 

      Conrad wrote, ʺmay

    • B. 

      Conrad wrote. ʺMay

    • C. 

      Conrad wrote: ʺmay

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 11. 
    What a brilliant prediction: ʺProust will never be a widely read writer.ʺ
    • A. 

      ʹbrilliantʹ

    • B. 

      "never"

    • C. 

      Prediction,

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 12. 
    ʺHere again is Kiplingʹs old dictum that ʺEast is East and West is West.ʺ
    • A. 

      ʹEast is East and West is West.ʹʺ

    • B. 

      ʹEast is East and West is West.ʹ

    • C. 

      East is East and West is West.ʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 13. 
    According to Donald Adams, Light in August is a powerful novel, a book which secures Mr. Faulknerʹs place in the very first rank of American Fiction writers.ʺ
    • A. 

      ʺLight in August

    • B. 

      ʺʹLight in Augustʹ

    • C. 

      Light in August (underlined)

    • D. 

      (already correct)

  • 14. 
    Is the following quote about James Joyceʹs Ulysses an elitist remark: ʺThe average intelligent reader will glean little or nothing from it.ʺ?
    • A. 

      Remark, ʺThe

    • B. 

      From itʺ?

    • C. 

      From it?ʺ

    • D. 

      (already correct)