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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Colons and Semicolons Questions

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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 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
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.
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 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 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 CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  2. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  3. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  4. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia and Nagano, Japan.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the correct sentence.
  1. You will need: the following ingredients milk, sugar, and eggs.
  2. You will need the following ingredients: milk, sugar, and eggs.
  3. You will need the following ingredients milk, sugar, and eggs.
  4. You will need the following: ingredients milk, sugar, and eggs.
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 need an assistant who can do; the following input; data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  2. I need an assistant who can do the following: input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  3. I need an assistant who can do; the following input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
  4. I need an assistant who can do the following input data, write reports, and complete tax forms.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  1. We arrived late to the picnic consequently there was nothing left to eat.
  2. We arrived late to the picnic; consequently there was nothing left to eat.
  3. We arrived late to the picnic consequently, there was nothing left to eat.
  4. We arrived late to the picnic; consequently, there was nothing left to eat.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  1. The weather was stormy therefore we postponed our sailing trip.
  2. The weather was stormy therefore, we postponed our sailing trip.
  3. The weather was stormy; therefore we postponed our sailing trip.
  4. The weather was stormy; therefore, we postponed our sailing trip.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.

The storm struck with savage fury, but our house was not damaged at all.
  1. The storm struck with savage fury, but our house was not damaged at all.
  2. The storm struck with savage fury but, our house was not damaged at all.
  3. The storm struck with savage fury but our house was not damaged at all.
  4. The storm struck with savage fury, but; our house was not damaged at all.
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