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PLACE Elementary Education: Conventions & Spelling Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an indirect question?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an exclamation mark?

Question 3 3. When are exclamation marks NOT typically used in a sentence?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences should have an en dash?

Question 5 5.

In the following sentence, identify the misplaced modifier and why it doesn't work.

The Senator nearly spoke for two hours about the somewhat unfair tax increase before the committee tiredly voted on the motion.

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7. Which of the following is an interrogation point?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 9 9.

'Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.' - H.G. Wells

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

Question 10 10.

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.

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

Question 12 12.

'People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.' - Stephen Hawking

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

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

Question 15 15. Which statement uses an ellipsis correctly?

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Question 16 16. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 17 17. Which of these is a part of speech?

Question 18 18. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 19 19. _____ are used to modify nouns or pronouns; while _____ provide details on verbs, adjectives, or adverbs.

Question 20 20. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

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Question 21 21. The question mark can also be called:

Question 22 22. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 23 23. What parts of speech are often referred to as ''action words''?

Question 24 24. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 25 25.

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.

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Question 26 26.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 27 27.

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Which of the following choices best describes this famous quote?

Question 28 28.

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.

Question 29 29.

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.

Question 30 30. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

PLACE Elementary Education: Conventions & Spelling Chapter Exam Instructions

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