Compass Writing 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 an example of an indirect question?

Question 3 3.

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

I asked Samantha how she managed to fit so many extracurricular activities into her schedule she was in art club, book club, and marching band, and she explained her system of time management.

Question 4 4.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

Question 5 5. When would you use brackets in your writing?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 7 7. What is the proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'?

Question 8 8. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

Question 10 10.

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.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 13 13. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 15 15. The question mark can also be called:

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Question 16 16. When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

Question 17 17. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 18 18. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

Question 19 19. What are the ways apostrophes are used?

Question 20 20. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 21 21. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 22 22.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 23 23. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 24 24.

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

For the treasurer, they considered Susan too committed to other activities and Mark (too absent-minded) before finally settling on Jodi.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

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Question 26 26.

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 27 27. You should NOT use a question mark when:

Question 28 28.

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

I went during office hours to ask the teacher about Monday's lecture I was confused about the relationship between the Marian reforms and the fall of the Republic but he wasn't there.

Question 29 29. When are exclamation marks NOT typically used in a sentence?

Question 30 30. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Compass Writing Test: Punctuation Chapter Exam Instructions

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