Italics/Underlining Quiz

Communication is important--both verbal and written. This quiz helps review the grammar skill of using italics (or underlining) in your communication skills.

Do you think you have what it takes to do well on this quiz? Do you know your grammar rules? Do you know how to use italics properly? Thanks to this quiz, you will be able to find out in a few minutes.

Created by: italicsquiz1

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Which word(s) in the following sentence should be italicized: "I read the poem The Raven by Poe from the book The Complete Works of Poe," commented John.
  2. Foreign expressions and words (such as carpe diem) need to be italicized
  3. Which word(s) in the following sentence should be italicized: The Daily Times is our local newspaper; however, I only read short stories such as The Lottery.
  4. Does the word misspelled have three s's or only two? The word misspelled is the only word(s) in sentence that needs to be italicized.
  5. Which of the following needs to be italicized?
  6. Which word(s) need to be italicized in the following sentence: I read a novel (The Lonely One), a short story (War), and an article (Once Upon a Time) over the break.
  7. Italics will be used for names of specific artwork such as paintings and sculptures.
  8. American Gothic is a famous painting by Grant Wood; The Thinker is a famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin. American Gothic and The Thinker should both be italicized.
  9. The Wall Street Journal is a newspaper. The word the (The Wall Street Journal) should be italicized as part of the title of the newspaper?
  10. The U.S.S. Arizona was sunk by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Which word(s) should be italicized?
  11. "The Russian said 'niet' to my question," answered the boy. Which word(s) should be italicized?
  12. Johnny's Home was the 100th episode of The Good Home, a TV show about a boy and his dog during World War II. What word(s) should be italicized?
  13. Which one of the following DOES NOT require italics?
  14. Which one of the following DOES NOT require italics?
  15. Which one of the following DOES require italics?
  16. Which one of the following DOES require italics?
  17. Which word(s) needs to be italicized in the following sentence: I read The Mockingbird by Walter Tevis while at Ohio University.
  18. The Bismarck, the Hindenburg, and the Tripitz were ships used by Germany during the 1900s. Which word(s) needs to be italicized?

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