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AEPA ELA: Standard American English Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why do playwrights break the rules of standard punctuation when writing dialogue?

Question 2 2. When would you use brackets in your writing?

Question 3 3. When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

Question 4 4. What are three types of end punctuation that playwrights can use, even if they make sentences into fragments?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 7 7. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 8 8. In dramatic dialogue, what does the ellipsis indicate?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 10 10. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

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Question 11 11. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 12 12. Ricardo is adding quoted language from a source to his research paper. He wants to omit part of the sentence he is adding. Which of the following should Ricardo put in place of the omitted words in the quote?

Question 13 13. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 14 14. Your classmate, Bryn, says that the spell check feature in his word processing application finds all errors and corrects the spelling for you. Is Bryn correct? Why or why not?

Question 15 15. Place these punctuation marks in order, from shortest pause to longest: comma, dash, period, ellipsis

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Question 16 16. The question mark can also be called:

Question 17 17. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 18 18. Why is capitalization important?

Question 19 19. When are exclamation marks NOT typically used in a sentence?

Question 20 20. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example of an indirect question?

Question 22 22. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT an instance where we would typically want to use an exclamation point?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 25 25. You should NOT use a question mark when:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 28 28. When do you capitalize the pronoun I?

Question 29 29. Which punctuation mark would tell the actor to use a brief pause, as if a new idea had just entered his character's thoughts?

Question 30 30. Which title of a novel is capitalized correctly?

AEPA ELA: Standard American English Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

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