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ASSET Writing Skills Test: Punctuation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an exclamation mark?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Question 7 7. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 10 10.

If this is the original text, which option below is the correct use of the ellipsis?

He ran to the store to see if they had his favorite cereal. He read the different boxes. There were so many colors to sort through: blue boxes, red boxes, orange boxes, purple boxes, green boxes, and brown boxes.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences should have an en dash?

Question 12 12.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an interrogation point?

Question 14 14. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 15 15. What are the ways apostrophes are used?

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Question 16 16. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

Question 17 17. What is the proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'?

Question 18 18. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

Question 19 19.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

We asked our professor when he would hand our essays back we'd turned them in a month ago but he didn't seem to remember them at all.

Question 20 20. Which statement uses an ellipsis correctly?

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Question 21 21.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

The professor was sweet, if a little too devoted to his cats he often went off on long tangents during lectures about his feline companions past and present.

Question 22 22. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 23 23. The question mark can also be called:

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

Question 25 25. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

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Question 26 26. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 27 27. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 28 28. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 29 29. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an instance where we would typically want to use an exclamation point?

ASSET Writing Skills Test: Punctuation Chapter Exam Instructions

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