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Punctuation: Quiz


Question 1: Punctuation developed dramatically when large numbers of copies of the ________ started to be produced.
Christianity and JudaismBiblical canonNevi'imBible

Question 2: Greek playwrights such as Euripides and ________ used symbols to distinguish the ends of phrases in written drama: this essentially helped the play's cast to know when to pause.
DemosthenesAncient GreeceAristophanesSophocles

Question 3: The earliest writing had no ________, no spaces and few punctuation marks.
Spanish languageGerman languageFrench languageCapitalization

Question 4: They popularized the practice of ending sentences with the colon or ________, invented the semicolon, made occasional use of parentheses and created the modern comma by lowering the virgule.
Slash (punctuation)EllipsisTildeFull stop

Question 5: Credit for introducing a standard system is generally given to ________ and his grandson.
DemosthenesPindarAristotleAldus Manutius

Question 6: The rules of punctuation vary with language, location, register and ________ and are constantly evolving.
Islamic calendarTimeGregorian calendarGeologic time scale

Question 7: ________, a word puzzle in which proper punctuation must be added to give the sentence meaning
SemanticsThat that is is that that is not is not is that it it isJames while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacherSentence (linguistics)

Question 8: In the 1600s, Sanskrit and Marathi, both written in the ________ script, started using the vertical bar (|) to end a line of prose and double vertical bars (||) in verse.
Gujarati scriptMalayalam scriptDevanagariBrāhmī script

Question 9: Other ________ use much the same punctuation as English.
Spanish languageRomanian languageLanguages of EuropeGerman language

Question 10: ________ and Persian languages—written from right to left—use a reversed question mark: ؟, and a reversed comma: ، .
Ancient North ArabianArabic languageModern Standard ArabicEgyptian Arabic

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