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Punctuating dialogue

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  • Q1
    What is a dialogue?
    A musical composition.
    A visual representation.
    A story told through words.
    A conversation between two or more people.
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the purpose of dialogue in a story?
    To provide visual elements.
    To reveal information, develop characters, and advance the plot.
    To set the mood of the story.
    To explain the setting.
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following punctuations is used to indicate the beginning and end of a piece of dialogue?
    Quotation marks
    Commas
    Parentheses
    Hyphens
    30s
  • Q4
    In dialogue, where should the closing punctuation mark be placed?
    After the dialogue tag
    Outside the quotation marks
    Before the quotation marks
    Inside the quotation marks
    30s
  • Q5
    When writing dialogue, what is the "she said" part of the sentence called?
    dialogue tag
    dialogue sign
    dialogue mark
    30s
  • Q6
    True or false: When closing dialogue, you always use a period.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q7
    "You wish you were tall like me" the giraffe said.
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q8
    The zebra laughed. "I absolutely do not!" "I have camouflage!"
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q9
    "You're both lame," said the lion with a laugh. "I have sharp teeth. That's the best option."
    Correct
    Incorrect
    30s
  • Q10
    "Zebra can outrun you," the giraffe pointed out, "and I think that makes her the best."
    Correct
    Incorrect
    30s
  • Q11
    The lion huffed loudly. "I'd like to see her try,"
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q12
    The zebra, chest puffed up in pride and confidence, said, "Let's race then!"
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q13
    "Told you so", the giraffe said, as the lion pouted at the finish line.
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q14
    When writing a conversation between two people, what should you do every time someone new talks?
    Make the words bold so you can see them better.
    Write their name at the beginning.
    Draw a picture of the person speaking.
    Start a new paragraph.
    30s
  • Q15
    Do you need a dialogue tag (he said/she said) every time you write dialogue?
    Yes
    No
    30s

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