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Day 1 Blue Non-Traditional Eng I

This multiple choice quiz requires you to apply your knowledge of clauses, punctuation, and capitalization. Remember, a clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. If a clause makes a complete statement, it is an independent clause. If a clause does not make a complete statement and leaves you wordering what the rest of the statement is, it is a dependent clause. An independent clause and a dependent clause are typically joined by a comma. Two similar independent clauses are typically joined by a semicolon. At other times, it may be better to separate two independent clauses into two separate sentences. This quiz will not require you to make that decision. The answer choices will not contain both options.

Also remember that you capitalize all parts of proper names.

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

It would be most appropriate to add a semicolon after which word in this sentence?
Jane and Rebekha were only three months away from graduation they were looking forward to summer vacation.
a.
only
c.
graduation
b.
forward
d.
Rebekha
 

 2. 

Which change(s) best correct(s) this sentence?
The most important part of this book is the fifth chapter because the main character meets her lost twin for the first time she is a wealthy princess living in Argentina.
a.
Inserting a colon between “chapter” and “because”
c.
Inserting a comma between “book” and “is”
b.
Inserting a period between “princess” and “living” and capitalizing “Living”
d.
Inserting a period between “time” and “she” and capitalizing “She”
 

 3. 

It would be most appropriate to add a semicolon after which word in this sentence?
Bill and Judy were only three months away from their wedding they were really enjoying taking care of all the arrangments.
a.
Judy
c.
away
b.
were
d.
wedding
 

 4. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
Justine was very imaginative; she was always coming up with terrific stories.
c.
Justine was very imaginative she was always coming up; with terrific stories.
b.
Justine was very imaginative she was always; coming up with terrific stories.
d.
Justine; was very imaginative she was always coming up with terrific stories.
 

 5. 

Which revision of this sentence is punctuated correctly?
Before George got out of bed; George was already late for work.
a.
Before George got out of bed.  George was already late for work.
c.
Before, George got out of bed; George was already late for work.
b.
Before George got out of bed, George was already late for work.
d.
Before George got out of bed, George was already.  Late for work.
 

 6. 


Which action best corrects this sentence?
Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player who made a difference in the world he is a legend.
a.
Splitting the sentence into two sentences between “world” and “he”
c.
Adding an exclamation point at the end ofthe sentence
b.
Adding a comma after “Robinson”
d.
Splitting the sentence into two sentences between “player” and “who”
 

 7. 

Which option is punctuated correctly?
a.
Hannah was deeply curious. About the ancient ruins. ln fact, she found them fascinating.
c.
Hannah was deeply curious, about the ancient ruins in fact, she found them fascinating.
b.
Hannah was deeply curious about the ancient ruins; in fact, she found them fascinating.
d.
Hannah was deeply curious about the ancient ruins; in fact. She found them fascinating.
 

 8. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
This isn’t a laughing matter; I’m completely serious.
c.
If you want to ask for a raise, go ahead; and ask.
b.
If you want to ask for a raise; go ahead and ask.
d.
This isn’t a laughing matter, I’m completely serious.
 

 9. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
Amina went to the store; she needed some eggs and butter.
c.
Amina called her second cousin: the one who lives in Boston.
b.
Amina went to the store, she needed some eggs and butter.
d.
Amina called her second cousin the one who lives in Boston.
 

 10. 

Which option is punctuated correctly?
a.
Sally was very curious about the new students, in fact, she found them fascinating.
c.
Sally was very curious about the new students; in fact, she found them fascinating.
b.
Sally was very curious about the new students; in fact. She found them fascinating.
d.
Sally was very curious.  About the new students; in fact. She found them fascinating.
 

 11. 

Which revision of this sentence is best?
Harold and Jorge traveled to Virginia together, where they visited their friend Miranda, there were other people visiting her too, mostly kids that the boys did not know.
a.
Change the comma after “Miranda” to a period and begin a new sentence.
c.
Change the comma after “together” to a period and begin a new sentence.
b.
Add a comma after “Jorge.”
d.
Add a comma after “peop|e.”
 

 12. 

Which revision of this sentence is best?
Bill and Lance went to Florida, where they enjoyed the beach, there were some other people at the beach that they had met before.
a.
Add a comma after “Lance.”
c.
Change the comma after “beach” to a period and begin a new sentence.
b.
Change the comma after “Florida” to a period and begin a new sentence.
d.
Add a comma after “peop|e.”
 

 13. 

Which revision of this sentence is punctuated correctly?
By the time he got to school; George was already late for English class.
a.
By the time he got to school, George was already late for English class.
c.
By the time he got to school, George was already late. For English class.
b.
By the time, he got to school, George was already late for English class.
d.
By the time he got to school. George was already late for English class.
 

 14. 

Which sentence is correct?
a.
Anna, Manuel, and Julia, the three most talkative kids I know, is always willing to share ideas.
c.
Anna, Manuel, and Julia, the three most talkative kids I know, are always willing to share ideas.
b.
Anna, Manuel, and Julia, the three most talkative kids I know, has always willing to share ideas.
d.
Anna, Manuel, and Julia, the three most talkative kids I know, was always willing to share ideas.
 

 15. 

Which sentence is correct?
a.
According to the weather report, the first Friday in October will be a beautiful day to visit Chicago.
c.
According to the weather report, the first friday in October will be a beautiful day to visit Chicago.
b.
According to the Weather Report, the first Friday in October will be a beautiful day to visit Chicago.
d.
According to the Weather Report, the first friday in October will be a beautiful day to visit Chicago.
 

 16. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
The pilot, without his co-pilot did not know, where to land the plane.
c.
The pilot, without his co-pilot did not know where to land, the plane.
b.
The pilot, without his co-pilot did not know where to land the plane.
d.
The pilot, without his co-pilot, did not know where to land the plane.