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Run-Ons and Fragments Common Assessment

Quiz by Amanda Girvin

Grade 8
ELA
Kentucky Academic Standards

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  • Q1
    What is a run-on sentence?
    Two complete sentences joined by a comma and conjunction.
    A sentence that takes too long to get to the point.
    A sentence that is simply too long.
    Two complete sentences that are not connected properly.
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following is true of a fragment?
    It is a dependent clause, punctuated like an independent clause.
    It is an independent clause, punctuated like a dependent clause.
    It is a dependent clause, punctuated properly.
    It is a dependent clause and an independent clause, punctuated correctly together.
    30s
  • Q3
    When I went to the concert. This is best described as ...
    A run-on sentence
    A grammatically correct sentence
    A fragment
    30s
  • Q4
    Toronto is a major metropolitan city, it has a population of nearly 3 million people. Which of the following fixes this run-on sentence?
    Toronto is a major metropolitan city it has a population of nearly 3 million people.
    Toronto is a major metropolitan city, and it has a population of nearly 3 million people.
    Toronto is a major metropolitan city and it has a population of nearly 3 million people.
    Toronto is a major metropolitan city. It has a population. Of nearly 3 million people.
    30s
  • Q5
    Elana went to. What fixes this sentence fragment?
    Elana went to the beach.
    Elana went to the beach she had fun.
    Elana went, to the beach.
    Elana, went to the beach.
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following can be used to fix a fragment?
    Break it up into two smaller sentences
    Add a comma & conjunction
    Add a subject or a verb
    Add a semi-colon
    30s
  • Q7
    Pizza is my favorite food I eat it all the time. How can this sentence be fixed?
    Pizza is my favorite food, so I eat it all the time.
    Pizza is my favorite food so I eat it all the time.
    Pizza is my favorite food, I eat it all the time.
    30s
  • Q8
    Sails flapping in the breeze, the ship raced past the other boats to win the race. How can this sentence be fixed?
    Sails flapping in the breeze, so the ship raced past the other boats to win the race.
    Sails flapping in the breeze; the ship raced past the other boats to win the race.
    Sails flapping in the breeze the ship raced past the other boats to win the race.
    The sentence is fine as is.
    30s
  • Q9
    The fireworks exploded at the concert, the crowd went wild. Which of these answer choices shows the sentence written correctly?
    The sentence is already correct as it is.
    The fireworks exploded. At the concert. The crowd went wild.
    The fireworks exploded, and the crowd went wild.
    The fireworks exploded and the crowd went wild.
    30s
  • Q10
    The whole time we were there. How can this be fixed?
    We were bored the whole time we were there.
    The whole time. We were there.
    The whole time; we were there.
    The whole time, but we were there.
    30s

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