Colons Review
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by Jenna Dudley
| 10 Questions
1
1 pt
Which sentence is CORRECTLY using the colon? Choose ALL that apply.
Here's a good rule to remember about rattlesnakes and scorpions: if you don't bother them, they won't bother you. Usually.
Stanley's father was an inventor. To be a successful inventor you need three things: intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor and old age
D My teacher’s remark on my final essay was very complimentary: “This essay coherently analyzes musical trends of the late 20th century.”
After three weeks of deliberation, the jury finally reached a verdict: guilty.
I have very little time to learn the language: my new job starts in five weeks.
The bookstore specializes in three subjects: art, architecture, and graphic design.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
2
1 pt
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
This is a CORRECT use of a colon. Why?
List
Between independent clauses
Quotation
Emphasis
3
1 pt
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
This is a CORRECT use of a colon. Why?
List
Between independent clauses
Quotation
Emphasis
4
1 pt
He had all sorts of clients: husbands and wives who wanted a divorce; people arguing about money or property rights; farmers quarreling over who owned a certain hog or horse.
This is a CORRECT use of a colon. Why?
List
Between independent clauses
Quotation
Emphasis
5
1 pt
Finally, they said: "You should have your own art show. A one-man exhibition, right here in West Chester."
This is a CORRECT use of a colon. Why?
List
Between independent clauses
Quotation
Emphasis
6
1 pt
I have only one word for you, my dear:  study!
This is a CORRECT use of a colon. Why?
List
Between independent clauses
Quotation
Emphasis
7
1 pt
Create your OWN sentence. Using a colon for a list.

8
1 pt
Create your OWN sentence. Using a colon for a emphasis.

9
1 pt
Create your OWN sentence. Using a colon for a quotation.
Quotation you need to use: “Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”

10
1 pt
Create your OWN sentence. Using a colon between independent clauses.

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