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Day 2 Green 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. 

Which option is punctuated correctly?
a.
Despite spending hours shopping at the department store; Danny still could not find something to wear to the party.
c.
Despite spending hours shopping at the department store: Danny still could not find something to wear to the party.
b.
Despite spending hours shopping at the department store, Danny still could not find something to wear to the party.
d.
Despite spending hours shopping at the department store. Danny still could not find something to wear to the party.
 

 2. 

Which punctuation mark correctly ends this sentence?
How do I know it is really you out there
a.
Period
c.
Exclamation point
b.
Colon
d.
Question mark
 

 3. 

What is another way to correctly write this sentence?

The girls saw their favorite animals at the zoo, specifically lions, giraffes, and seals.
a.
The girls saw their favorite animals; at the zoo, specifically lions, giraffes, and seals.
c.
The girls saw their favorite animals at the zoo:  lions, giraffes, and seals.
b.
The girls saw their favorite animals at the zoo. Specifically lions, giraffes, and seals.
d.
The girls saw their favorite animals at the zoo, lions, giraffes, and seals.
 

 4. 

Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
a.
The beginning of spring is in the third week of March.
c.
The beginning of Spring is in the third week of march.
b.
The beginning of Spring is in the third Week of March.
d.
The beginning of spring is in the third Week of march.
 

 5. 

Which sentence correctly uses quotation marks?
a.
“Mary once told me that ‘she wanted a horse,'" her father said.
c.
Jennifer said, “Ken told me that he was going to the store today.”
b.
Mary once told me that ‘she wanted a horse,' her father said.
d.
Jennifer said, Ken told me that “he was going to the store today.”
 

 6. 

Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
a.
It seems that Gabriella and Maria visited panama on December 21, 2007.
c.
While in Panama, they purchased the Panama Times to keep up with the news.
b.
It seems that Gabriella and Maria visited Panama on December 21, 2007.
d.
While in Panama, they purchased The Panama times to keep up with the news.
 

 7. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
Jacob and Chloe had one thing in common: their love of jazz.
c.
Jacob and Chloe had one thing in common their love of jazz.
b.
Jacob and Chloe had one thing in common; their love of jazz.
d.
Jacob and Chloe had one thing in common, “their love of jazz.”
 

 8. 

Which sentence demonstrates correct capitalization?
a.
Their trip to the statue of liberty was cut short by a thunderstorm.
c.
The students gather at Thomas Jefferson high school to register for classes.
b.
Their trip to the statue of Liberty was cut short by a thunderstorm.
d.
The students gather at Thomas Jefferson High School to register for classes.
 

 9. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
Kent's mother yelled, “Kent, come back inside and finish your dinner!"
c.
Kent went, to the movies instead, and just ate popcorn.
b.
Kent's mother yelled “Kent come back inside and finish your dinner!”
d.
Kent went to the movies, instead and just ate popcorn.
 

 10. 

Frederick accidentally insulted his best friend’s artwork. He would like to send her an apology note.
Which note is punctuated correctly AND will help restore their friendship?
a.
l’m sorry your artwork was: strange.
c.
l’m sorry, I said “your artwork was strange.”
b.
l’m sorry your artwork was strange.
d.
l'm sorry I said your artwork was strange.
 

 11. 

Which action best corrects this sentence?
He ate his meal sloppily giving us full view of his bad manners.
a.
Splitting the sentence into two sentences between “sloppily” and “giving”
c.
Adding a colon between “view” and “of”
b.
Splitting the sentence into two sentences between “view” and “of”
d.
Adding a comma between “sloppily” and “giving"
 

 12. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
“Jorge, my friend,” Joanna asked, “when will you stop blaming yourself for losing the game”?
c.
“Jorge, my friend,” Joanna asked, “when will you stop blaming yourself for losing the game?"
b.
“Jorge my friend,” Joanna asked “when will you stop blaming yourself for losing the game?”
d.
“Jorge, my friend” Joanna asked, “When will you stop blaming yourself for losing the game?"
 

 13. 

Which sentence is correct?     
a.
Bill, Fred, and Sally, three members of the debate team, is usually hanging out in the lobby.
c.
Bill, Fred, and Sally, three members of the debate team, are usually hanging out in the lobby.
b.
Bill, Fred, and Sally, three members of the debate team, has usually hanging out in the lobby.
d.
Bill, Fred, and Sally, three members of the debate team, was usually hanging out in the lobby.
 

 14. 

Which sentence is correct?
a.
According to the Advocate Messenger, 15 Boyle County High School students will march in the parade.
c.
According to the Advocate Messenger, 15 Boyle County High School Students will march in the Parade.
b.
According to the Advocate Messenger, 15 Boyle County high school students will march in the parade.
d.
According to the advocate messenger, 15 Boyle County High School students will march in the parade.
 

 15. 

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
a.
Most teachers without a computer, would have difficulty teaching.
c.
Most teachers, without a computer: would have difficulty teaching.
b.
Most teachers, without a computer would have difficulty teaching.
d.
Most teachers, without a computer, would have difficulty teaching.
 

 16. 

Which option is punctuated correctly?
a.
Despite spending hours studying over the weekend; Jill failed the test.
c.
Despite spending hours studying over the weekend: Jill failed the test.
b.
Despite spending hours studying over the weekend, Jill failed the test.
d.
Despite spending hours studying over the weekend.  Jill failed the test.