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Colons and Semicolons Questions - All Grades

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Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is capitalized and punctuated correctly.
  1. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia; and Rockville, Oregon.
  2. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  3. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  4. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. I want the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.
  2. I want the following items butter, sugar, and flour.
  3. I want the following items butter, sugar, and; flour.
  4. I want the following; items butter, sugar, and; flour.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns; Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  2. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  3. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  4. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains, and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
Grade 7 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the correct answer.
  1. I need to locate four states on the map: Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.
  2. I need to locate four states on the map. Minnesota; Michigan; California; and Nevada.
  3. I need to locate four states on the map Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.
  4. I need to locate four states on the map; Minnesota, Michigan, California, and Nevada.
Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  2. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town; streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  3. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
  4. Road construction in Dallas has; hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
“By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what's still worse, love any woman in the world but her.” - Clarissa

In the quote above, the semicolon is used to:
  1. Connect two independent clauses
  2. Connect clauses with a coordinating conjunction
  3. Separate elements in a series
  4. None of the above
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  2. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English; and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  3. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  4. Our guest speakers will be: Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the correct sentence.
  1. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1/2 ratio.
  2. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1 - 2 ratio.
  3. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1 ~ 2 ratio.
  4. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1:2 ratio.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the correct sentence.
  1. I gave you: the spray bottles for one reason to clean the windows
  2. I gave you the spray bottles: for one reason to clean the windows
  3. I gave you the spray bottles for one reason to clean the windows
  4. I gave you the spray bottles for one reason: to clean the windows
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Janie easily got an A on the test; she studied very hard.
  2. Janie easily got an A; on the test she studied very hard.
  3. Janie easily got an A on the test she studied very hard.
  4. Janie easily got an A on the test she studied; very hard.
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