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Capital Letters Quiz

Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Using Capital Letters page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. Which is all in capital letters or "all caps"?

Wow
WOW
WoW
a) Wow b) WOW c) WoW

2. The _______ word in an English sentence begins with a capital letter.

first
most important
last
a) first b) most important c) last

3. How many capital letters can you find?: "My address is 17 Brown St., Cambridge, CB2 1LA, U.K."

8
9
10
a) 8 b) 9 c) 10

4. Which is always capitalized?

the word "I"
the word "President"
the word "Earth"
a) the word "I" b) the word "President" c) the word "Earth"

5. Which are NOT normally capitalized?

days of the week
months of the year
names of the seasons
a) days of the week b) months of the year c) names of the seasons

6. What do we call words that are only capitalized when used before a name, such as Professor Chomsky and Queen Victoria?

titles
first names
honors
a) titles b) first names c) honors

7. Which words did the writer forget to capitalize? "Our professor taught buddhist philosophy at Oxford university."

Professor, Buddhist
Buddhist, Philosophy, University
Buddhist, University
a) Professor, Buddhist b) Buddhist, Philosophy, University c) Buddhist, University

8. Which word is wrongly capitalized? "The Police searched a blue Honda near St Paul's Cathedral."

Police
Honda
Cathedral
a) Police b) Honda c) Cathedral

9. Which are NOT normally capitalized?

band names
musical instruments
song titles
a) band names b) musical instruments c) song titles

10. Check capitalization: The President Tweeted, "The Country has its first Great Leader."

all correct except "Tweeted"
all wrong except "The"
all correct
a) all correct except "Tweeted" b) all wrong except "The" c) all correct

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Contributor: Matt Errey creator of Word Up