Quiz: Using Mechanics and Conventions to Write Effectively cloned 3/31/2019
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by Elizabeth Roop
| 20 Questions
1
1
List the four types of sentences.
2
1
Why is it important to vary sentence structure?
3
1
Read this sentence:
When I was younger, I loved to climb trees.
Which type of sentence is it?
simple
compound
complex
compound-complex
4
1
Read this sentence:
Samir plays soccer, and since he plays soccer, he has to wear shin guards.
Which type of sentence is it?
simple
compound
complex
compound-complex
5
1
The following sentence uses subject-verb agreement correctly:
Lena and Ellie both run track.
True
False
6
1
The following sentence uses pronoun-antecedent agreement correctly:
Each of the students must do their part by cleaning up afterwards.
True
False
7
1
Choose one sentence that uses a proper plural noun correctly.
The Molnars eat eggs every morning for breakfast.
The Molnar's are Samir's neighbors.
The Phillips's send out holiday cards every year.

8
1
Which of the following uses "I" correctly?
Kasheema went with Reena and I to the dance.
Reena and I went to the dance with Kasheema.
The dance was attended by all of Mr. Bell's class and I.
Reena went to the dance with Kasheema and I.
9
1
Which sentence uses a colon correctly?
Jensen loves to eat berries strawberries, blackberries: and blueberries.
Mr. Wall teaches chemistry, biology, and physical science:
To cook dinner, Dad needed the following items: garlic, olive oil, and butter.
To make a smoothie: Femi needs the following ingredients bananas, strawberries, and yogurt.
10
1
Which sentence uses a semicolon correctly?
in the summer; I swam in the lake.
I like the color red; red is a primary color.
Jenna babysits a lot and; the kids like to play on the playground.
Jaden plays kickball in gym class he also plays basketball; and soccer.
11
1
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Roland said, "My favorite food is pizza"!
We went to the soccer game ; it was so hot that I could barely breathe
Oscar ran by really quickly?
Atilla was frustrated with his homework; his mom told him to take a break.
12
1
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Ricky really hates getting up early for school!
Jalen said, "Will you pass me the chocolate"?
Cheese is Watson's favorite food
Cameron's mom said - Stop that right now!
13
1
Briefly describe the three steps a person can take to become a better speller.
14
1
The following sentence uses commonly confused words correctly:
Colin should of gone to his piano lesson.
True
False
15
1
The following sentence uses commonly confused words correctly:
Constantine gave his sister some good advice.
True
False
16
1
Which sentence uses you're/your correctly?
Larita said, "I love you're coat."
Your the best at jumping jacks!
"You're dog is so cute," Ciera said.
You're his biggest supporter!
17
1
The same word can be capitalized in one context but not capitalized in another context.
True
False
18
1
The following sentence uses capitalization correctly:
George's Professor sets high expectations.
True
False
19
1
The following sentence uses capitalization correctly:
Uncle Lamar is Kaelyn's favorite uncle.
True
False
20
1
The following sentence uses capitalization correctly:
The Northern Plains is a great place to live.
True
False
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