Punctuation & Capitalization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an interrogation point?

Question 3 3. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

Question 4 4. What is the proper way to contract the possessive form of 'it'?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

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

Question 7 7. A hyphen is used to _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following things is a dash NOT used for as opposed to a hyphen?

Question 9 9.

Where does a hyphen belong in the sentence below?

Layla is an arrogant, self possessed, and generally bossy person.

Question 10 10. In the following salutation, why is it correct to capitalize each word in 'To Whom It May Concern'

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Question 11 11. What are the basic rules for capitalization in the body of a letter?

Question 12 12. Which of the following salutations is properly capitalized?

Question 13 13. Which is the correct example of capitalization in a title?

Question 14 14. Which of these categories of words do not get capitalized in Title Case?

Question 15 15. What is a general rule for capitalizing titles using Title Case?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an instance where we would typically want to use an exclamation point?

Question 18 18. When are exclamation marks NOT typically used in a sentence?

Question 19 19. Select the option with the correct use of a comma.

Question 20 20. Select the option with correct use of commas.

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Question 21 21. Select the option with the appropriate use of commas.

Question 22 22.

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 23 23.

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 24 24.

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 25 25. The question mark can also be called:

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Question 26 26. What are the ways apostrophes are used?

Question 27 27.

Which hyphen rule is demonstrated in this sentence?

Harold's ex-employer did not give him a good reference for a new job.

Question 28 28. In the salutation, body, and closing, which words are always capitalized?

Question 29 29. Which is a popular style for capitalizing titles?

Question 30 30. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

Punctuation & Capitalization Chapter Exam Instructions

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