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"?

a) Wow b) WOW c) WoW

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

most important
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."

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?

first names
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."

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. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.