HiSET: Punctuation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2.

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 3 3. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Question 4 4. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

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

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Question 6 6.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 10 10.

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 11 11.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 12 12.

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

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

Question 15 15.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

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Question 16 16.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 17 17. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

Question 18 18.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 20 20. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 23 23.

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

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

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Question 26 26. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

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

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 29 29.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

Question 30 30. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

HiSET: Punctuation Chapter Exam Instructions

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