Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 3 3.

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

Question 5 5. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 7 7.

Which of the following choices is the correct possessive pronoun to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The teacher told me that the choice was _____.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Why is capitalization important?

Question 10 10. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following choices is the correct contraction to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

_____ coming to dinner tonight?

Question 13 13. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17.

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. What are the ways apostrophes are used?

Question 22 22. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 23 23. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 24 24. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 25 25. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 26 26.

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 27 27.

Which of the following choices is the correct contraction to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

_____ going to be there by 5:30.

Question 28 28. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 30 30. When would you use brackets in your writing?

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Using Punctuation Chapter Exam Instructions

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