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Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 2 2. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 5 5. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

Question 8 8. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 9 9. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 10 10.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. The purpose of a hyphen in writing is to:

Question 13 13. When would you use brackets in your writing?

Question 14 14. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

Question 15 15. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

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Question 16 16. Which statement correctly uses the em dash?

Question 17 17. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 18 18. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences should have an en dash?

Question 20 20. Which of the following shows an incorrect use of a hyphen?

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Question 21 21. All of the following are reasons why it is important to know the rules for using a hyphen EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 23 23. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 24 24. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

Question 27 27. Which statement uses an ellipsis correctly?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is missing a hyphen?

Question 29 29. Which of the following does NOT describe a correct use of an em dash?

Question 30 30. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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