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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
  1. Why don't we get together to watch the Super Bowl?
  2. why don't we get together to watch the Super Bowl?
  3. Why don't we get together to watch the super bowl?
  4. why don't we get together to watch the super bowl?
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
  1. I have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.
  2. i have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's Website.
  3. I have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's website.
  4. i have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2b
Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
  1. Everyone has special skills some people use them very well.
  2. Everyone has special skills; some people use them very well.
  3. Everyone has special skills and, some people use them very well.
  4. Everyone has special skills; and, some people use them very well.
Grade 8 Commas
Where do you insert the commas in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been seeing since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Commas
5. What change should be made to the sentence below?

While we were on vacation I bought a sombrero.
  1. Add a comma after "we"
  2. Add a comma after "vacation"
  3. Add a comma after "While"
  4. Add a comma after "bought"
Grade 8 Quotation Marks
6. Choose the sentence with the correctly punctuated dialogue.
  1. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper.”
  2. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating”! Exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper”.
  3. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” Exclaimed Miss Ripley “Cheaters never prosper.”
  4. “I still haven’t forgiven them for cheating!” exclaimed Miss Ripley. “Cheaters never prosper,”
Grade 8 Commas
3. Which sentence is correctly punctuated?
  1. We can try to find it now, or we can wait until it's lighter.
  2. We can try to find it now, we can wait until it's lighter.
  3. We can try to find it now or, we can wait until it's lighter.
  4. We can try, to find it now, or we can wait,until it's lighter.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. The declaration of independence was written by thomas jefferson in 1776.
  2. The declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
  3. the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
  4. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. The battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the civil war.
  2. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
  3. the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
  4. The Battle off Gettysburg was the turning point of the civil war.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. English people formed a colony at Jamestown Virginia in 1607.
  2. English people formed a colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
  3. English people formed a colony at jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
  4. english people formed a colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

st patricks day comes once a year
  1. St. Patricks day comes once a year.
  2. St. Patrick's Day comes once a year.
  3. St Patricks Day comes once a year.
  4. st patrick's day comes once a year!
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Where do you insert the commas in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "Since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been since since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

youre going to come to my party right
  1. You're going to come to my party right?
  2. Youre going to come to my party right?
  3. You're going to come to my party, right.
  4. You're going to come to my party, right?
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the words that should be capitalized in the following sentence.

you must go 10 miles north to get to edinburgh.
  1. You, Destination, North
  2. You, Miles, Destination
  3. North, Edinburgh
  4. You, Edinburgh
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Which one of the following is an example of ellipsis?
  1. The wicked warlock cast a spell on the child.
  2. We kept digging until we finally found...GOLD!
  3. The two skinny boys ran like Olympic runners.
  4. How can you make steak with that pan?
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

in addition to putting your name on your paper please add the date.
  1. In addition to putting your name on your paper please add the Date.
  2. In addition to putting your Name on your paper please add the date.
  3. In addition to putting your name on your paper, please add the date.
  4. in addition to putting your name on your paper, please add the date.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

my brother tom is twelve years old.
  1. My brother, Tom, is twelve years old.
  2. My brother, Tom, is twelve-years-old.
  3. My brother, Tom, is twelve years old
  4. My Brother, Tom, is twelve years old.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

i saw richard run like the wind
  1. i saw Richard run like the wind.
  2. I saw Richard run like the wind
  3. I saw richard run like the wind?
  4. I saw Richard run like the wind.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

ursula and i love halloween.
  1. Ursula and i love halloween.
  2. ursula and I love Halloween.
  3. Ursula and I love Halloween
  4. Ursula and I love Halloween.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

my Brother left quickly
  1. My Brother left quickly.
  2. My brother left quickly.
  3. My brother left Quickly.
  4. My brother left quickly
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