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8th Grade - Punctuation Retest

Quiz by Joanne Broekhuizen

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  • Q1
    Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    Well I have just been much too busy.
    Well I have just been much, too busy.
    Well, I have just been much, too busy.
    Well, I have just been much too busy.
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  • Q2
    Why is there a comma in the following: Dear Jane, I am sorry that I have not written in such a long time.
    Comma separates an appositive
    Comma after the salutation of a letter
    Comma after an introductory element
    Comma separates items in a series
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  • Q3
    Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
    I ordered sushi, but Jane chose a pasta.
    The movie was amazing, and we laughed all the way home.
    We left a generous tip, and went to the movies after dinner.
    We wanted to split the bill, but Fred did not have cash.
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  • Q4
    Why are there commas in the following: She asked me to buy soap, cereal, and chocolate.
    Commas separate compound sentences
    Commas enclose appositives
    Commas separate items in a series
    Commas separate introductory elements
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  • Q5
    Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    For a family vacation, we are going to New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
    For a family vacation we are going to New York City Boston and Washington, D.C.
    For a family vacation, we are going to New York City, Boston and Washington D.C.
    For a family vacation we are going to New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
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  • Q6
    Which of the following rules about periods is NOT true?
    Use a period with most abbreviations
    Use a period after each line in a poem
    Use a period after each number or letter in an outline
    Use a period after a statement
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  • Q7
    What type of sentence is the following: Let it go!
    Exclamatory
    Interrogative
    Declarative
    Superlative
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  • Q8
    Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
    Please, let me know if you are hungry.
    Max, the superintendent, is a little bit hard-of-hearing.
    In this building, there are 43 different apartment units.
    Oh, you didn't need to fold my laundry.
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  • Q9
    Which of the following statements should end with an exclamation point?
    Did you call your father
    When is the Royals home opener
    Watch out
    I had oatmeal for breakfast
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  • Q10
    What type of sentence is the following: What is the weather supposed to be like tomorrow?
    Declarative
    Comparative
    Interrogative
    Exclamatory
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  • Q11
    Which of the following abbreviations is not punctuated correctly?
    FL
    200 BC
    7:45 A.M.
    Jan. 5
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  • Q12
    Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    I need some hot, and black coffee.
    My grandfather always drove a big red tractor.
    The loud obnoxious candidate appears to be quite popular.
    Sunday was a cold wet day.
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  • Q13
    Why are there commas in the following: Dr. Hanson, the head of the UMKC School of Education, bought a house near us.
    Commas appear after salutations in a letter
    Commas separate a direct address
    Commas separate items in a series
    Commas enclose an appositive
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  • Q14
    What type of sentence is the following: Villanova is going to win the NCAA Championship.
    Declarative
    Imperative
    Exclamatory
    Interrogative
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  • Q15
    Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    The Dalmation, for example is a dog breed that is easy to recognize
    It is Monday after all.
    Did you know by the way, that Costco pays decent wages?
    Dark chocolate has, I believe, real health benefits.
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