Question Mark: Definition & Use


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When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

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

2. Which of the following is an example of an indirect question?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you know when to use a question mark? That's just one example of when it would be appropriate. This quiz tests you on whether you can recognize instances where a question mark should or should not be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This question mark quiz is here to test your ability to:

  • Determine an instance when a question mark should not be used in a sentence
  • Understand why you place a question mark within a sentence
  • Recognize an example of an indirect question
  • Recall what the question mark can also be called
  • Know when not to use a question mark

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on how to use a question mark
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider when a question mark should or should not be used in a sentence
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about indirect questions

Additional Learning

The lesson on how to use a question mark covers the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of questions
  • List examples of specific sentence types that require a question mark
  • Explain what it means to informally turn a statement into a question
  • Define interrupters