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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Grammar Questions

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Grade 12 Root Words CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4

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Grade 12 Root Words
Which word means "absence of the government"?
  1. Anarchy
  2. Aristocracy
  3. Autocracy
  4. Autonomy
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with a noun, adjective, or adverb and a present participle when they come before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The doctor prescribed some medicine that was fast-acting.
  2. The doctor prescribed a fast-acting medication.
  3. Those were some beautiful looking flowers.
  4. It was a heavily-decorated room.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen to connect two words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Mr. Harrison was a well-respected member of society.
  2. Mr. Harrison was well-respected.
  3. Long-term-planning is something ever high school should do.
  4. On my birthday, I will turn twenty-one.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Grade 12 Root Words
Government run by officials is called
  1. Democracy
  2. Bureaucracy
  3. Gerontocracy
  4. Kekistocracy
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, L.8.2a, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.3
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man." - Notes from the Underground

In the sentence above, how is the ellipsis used?
  1. To indicate an omission in the sentence
  2. To show the narrator trailing off in thought
  3. To denote information before the sentence
  4. To connect the two ideas
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The mayor-elect signed the bill into law.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use a hyphen with select suffixes.
  3. Use a hyphen with a noun and past participle.
  4. Use a hyphen with compound modifiers.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen between a prefix and a capitalized word.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. We live in a post-baby era.
  2. Many people who burn the flag are anti-American.
  3. We took steps to start pre-planning for retirement.
  4. I am pro Canadian.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in a compound adjective with a fraction.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. I ate half-a-pizza.
  2. Half-of-a-pepperoni pizza was left.
  3. I half-wanted to eat the entire pizza, but I knew I had to save some for others.
  4. Three-quarters are equal to 75-cents or 75-percent of a dollar.
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