The Semicolon Quiz: Test Your Understanding.

Following is a short ten question quiz about how to use the semicolon.  Answers and explanations are provided at the end of the quiz.  Enjoy.

Which sentence is correct?





A semicolon separates the following:





True or False: A sentence that can be separated by a semicolon can also be separated by a coordinating conjunction and a comma.



Which of the following is correct?





Which of the following is correct?





A semicolon will appear in what kind of sentence?





True or False: Semicolons are only used to combine similar ideas or like arguments and never discuss opposing ideas or situations.



Conjunctive adverbs like however and furthermore . . .





True or False:  Although it is uncommon practice to do so, it is acceptable to use a semicolon to introduce a list of items after an independent clause.



Whcih of the following is correct?







Email any questions to eric.wardell@dctc.edu

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