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P-4 Quotation Marks Review

Multiple Choice


Some of the following sentences have inappropriate or missing quotation marks, or quotation marks that are incorrectly positioned with other punctuation. Select the answer that has no quotation mark errors. If the original sentence is correct, select c. No change.
1. Sonja’s instructor notes that “the poem ‘Thanatopsis’ brought immediate attention to William Cullen Bryant”.

a. Sonja’s instructor notes that, “the poem “Thanatopsis” brought immediate attention to William Cullen Bryant.”

b. Sonja’s instructor notes that “the poem ‘Thanatopsis’ brought immediate attention to William Cullen Bryant.”

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4d.





2. Sonja was “desperate” to be a cheerleader. “I’ll cry forever if I can’t!” she yelled at her father, while pleading with him to change his mind.

a. Sonja was desperate to be a cheerleader. “I’ll cry forever if I can’t!” she yelled at her father, while pleading with him to change his mind.

b. Sonja was desperate to be a cheerleader. “I’ll cry forever if I can’t”! she yelled at her father, while pleading with him to change his mind.

c. No change

ANS: a


REF: The correct answer is a.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e and P-4f.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e and P-4f.




3. “If you bring up your grades next quarter, Sonja”, her father said, “I will happily approve the cheerleading training camp”.

a. “If you bring up your grades next quarter, Sonja,” her father said, “I will happily approve the cheerleading training camp.”

b. “If you bring up your grades next quarter, Sonja,” her father said “I will happily approve the cheerleading training camp”.

ANS: a


REF: The correct answer is a.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4e.




4. “I know I’m supposed to be reading Twain’s novel ‘Huckleberry Finn’ or Wharton’s short story, “The Other Two,” Sonja said to herself, “but I’d rather be practicing with pompoms or watching American Idol.”

a. “I know I’m supposed to be reading Twain’s novel “Huckleberry Finn” or Wharton’s short story The Other Two”, Sonja said to herself, “but I’d rather be practicing with pompoms or watching “American Idol.”

b. “I know I’m supposed to be reading Twain’s novel Huckleberry Finn or Wharton’s short story “The Other Two,” Sonja said to herself, “but I’d rather be practicing with pompoms or watching American Idol.

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4c-4e.






5. Carlos said that “he found a quotation I might use in my research paper about Robert Frost:” “The geography of Robert Frost’s life, especially the first half of it, itself constitutes a minor American saga (Brooks, Lewis, Warren, 1856).”

a. Carlos said that he found a quotation I might use in my research paper about Robert Frost: “The geography of Robert Frost’s life, especially the first half of it, itself constitutes a minor American saga” (Brooks, Lewis, Warren, 1856).

b. Carlos said that, “he found a quotation I might use in my research paper about Robert Frost”: ‘The geography of Robert Frost’s life, especially the first half of it, itself constitutes a minor American saga.’ (Brooks, Lewis, Warren, 1856)

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e–4f.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e–4f.






6. “Do you think I should focus on Frost’s personal life,” Sonja asked Carlos, “or concentrate solely on his poetry?”

a. “Do you think I should focus on Frost’s personal life”, Sonja asked Carlos “or concentrate solely on his poetry?”

b. “Do you think I should focus on Frost’s personal life,” Sonja asked Carlos, or

concentrate solely on his poetry?

c. No change

ANS: c


REF: The correct answer is c.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4e.




7. “Based on Carlos’s advice,” Sonja decided to delve into Frost’s personal life but to tie in her discussion to his poems ‘The Death of the Hired Man ‘and ‘Once by the Pacific.’

a. Based on Carlos’s advice, Sonja decided to delve into Frost’s personal life but to tie in her discussion to his poems “The Death of the Hired Man” and “Once by the Pacific.”

b. Based on Carlos’s advice, Sonja decided to delve into Frost’s personal life but to tie in her discussion to his poems, “The Death of the Hired Man” and “Once by the Pacific”.

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a, and P-4c–4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a, and P-4c–4e.








8. Once she started her research, Sonja discovered that Robert Frost’s poetry was “totally awesome.”

a. Once she started her research, Sonja discovered that Robert Frost’s poetry ‘spoke’ to her in a meaningful way.

b. Once she started her research, Sonja discovered that Robert Frost’s poetry spoke to her in a meaningful way.

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d and P-4f.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d and P-4f.






9. Her instructor announced, “Your first drafts are due next Monday”; Sonja knew she would be working on her Frost paper all weekend.

a. Her instructor announced “Your first drafts are due next Monday;” Sonja knew she would be working on her Frost paper all weekend.

b. Her instructor announced “Your first drafts are due next Monday”; Sonja knew she would be working on her Frost paper all weekend.

c. No change.

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4e.





10. “He liked my first draft, Carlos,” Sonja said excitedly, “but he thought I should cover another poem or two, like “The Oven Bird” or “Two Tramps in Mud Time.”

a. “He liked my first draft, Carlos”, Sonja said excitedly, “but he thought I should cover another poem or two, like ‘The Oven Bird’ or ‘Two Tramps in Mud Time’.

b. “He liked my first draft, Carlos,” Sonja said excitedly, “but he thought I should cover another poem or two, like ‘The Oven Bird’ or ‘Two Tramps in Mud Time.’”

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a and P-4c–4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a and P-4c–4e.








P-4a Quotation Marks for Direct Quotations

Multiple Choice


Each of the following items is a direct quotation by Benjamin Franklin. Select the sentence that uses quotation marks and accompanying commas correctly. If neither sentence is correct, select c. Neither is correct.
1. “After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.”

a. Ben Franklin says that, “people profit from crosses and losses.”

b. According to Ben Franklin, people benefit from “crosses and losses.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




2. “There are three faithful friends—an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”

a. “An old wife, an old dog, and ready money, says Franklin, are three faithful friends.”

b. As Franklin puts it, your three best “friends” might be your elderly “wife and dog” and having enough “money.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




3. “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

a. Ben Franklin would say that we appreciate the importance of water “when the well’s dry.”

b. “When the well’s dry” Ben Franklin says, we appreciate the value of water.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




4. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

a. The counselor quoted Ben Franklin to the couple: Keep your eyes “wide open” before marriage, but keep them “half shut” after the ceremony.

b. Quoting Ben Franklin, the counselor advised the couple to “keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




5. “One good husband is worth two good wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they’re valued.”

a. Do you agree with Franklin’s remark that, “one good husband is worth two good wives”?

b. Ben Franklin claims, “the scarcer things are, the more they’re valued,” which is why he holds that “one good husband is worth two good wives.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




6. “To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.”

a. Why would Franklin say that it is “devilish” to persevere?

b. The phrase, “to persist devilish,” is Franklin’s addition to an earlier statement by Alexander Pope.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




7. “Hunger is the best pickle.”

a. What does Franklin mean when he says that hunger is the “best” pickle?

b. Franklin says “hunger is the best pickle,” but does anyone understand what he means?

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




8. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

a. “There never was a good war,” Franklin stated, “or a bad peace.”

b. Many pacifists would agree with Franklin that there never was a good war “or a bad peace.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




9. “Fish and visitors stink after three days.”

a. One of Franklin’s most quoted lines is, “fish and visitors stink after three days.”

b. When relatives come to your house for a long vacation, you may agree with Franklin that “fish and visitors stink after three days.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




10. “What you seem to be, be really.”

a. Can you paraphrase, “What you seem to be, be really,” or another quotation by Franklin?

b. When Franklin says to “really be” what you “seem to be,” he is telling us to be genuine.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.



P-4a Quotation Marks for Direct Quotations

Multiple Choice


Each of the following items is a direct quotation by Benjamin Franklin. Select the sentence that uses quotation marks and accompanying commas correctly. If neither sentence is correct, select c. Neither is correct.
1. “After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.”

a. Ben Franklin says that, “people profit from crosses and losses.”

b. According to Ben Franklin, people benefit from “crosses and losses.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




2. “There are three faithful friends—an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”

a. “An old wife, an old dog, and ready money, says Franklin, are three faithful friends.”

b. As Franklin puts it, your three best “friends” might be your elderly “wife and dog” and having enough “money.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




3. “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

a. Ben Franklin would say that we appreciate the importance of water “when the well’s dry.”

b. “When the well’s dry” Ben Franklin says, we appreciate the value of water.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




4. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

a. The counselor quoted Ben Franklin to the couple: Keep your eyes “wide open” before marriage, but keep them “half shut” after the ceremony.

b. Quoting Ben Franklin, the counselor advised the couple to “keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




5. “One good husband is worth two good wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they’re valued.”

a. Do you agree with Franklin’s remark that, “one good husband is worth two good wives”?

b. Ben Franklin claims, “the scarcer things are, the more they’re valued,” which is why he holds that “one good husband is worth two good wives.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




6. “To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.”

a. Why would Franklin say that it is “devilish” to persevere?

b. The phrase, “to persist devilish,” is Franklin’s addition to an earlier statement by Alexander Pope.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




7. “Hunger is the best pickle.”

a. What does Franklin mean when he says that hunger is the “best” pickle?

b. Franklin says “hunger is the best pickle,” but does anyone understand what he means?

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




8. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

a. “There never was a good war,” Franklin stated, “or a bad peace.”

b. Many pacifists would agree with Franklin that there never was a good war “or a bad peace.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




9. “Fish and visitors stink after three days.”

a. One of Franklin’s most quoted lines is, “fish and visitors stink after three days.”

b. When relatives come to your house for a long vacation, you may agree with Franklin that “fish and visitors stink after three days.”

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.




10. “What you seem to be, be really.”

a. Can you paraphrase, “What you seem to be, be really,” or another quotation by Franklin?

b. When Franklin says to “really be” what you “seem to be,” he is telling us to be genuine.

c. Neither is correct.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4a.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4a.

http://wwnorton.com/college/english/write/LSH/full/p-4a.html

P-4d Double and Single Quotation Marks

Multiple Choice
Some of the following sentences contain errors with double quotation marks, single quotation marks, or both. If a sentence has an error, select the correct version. If the original sentence is correct, select c. No change.
1. The narrator of Faulkner’s short story ‘A Rose for Emily’ begins by saying, “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral.”

a. The narrator of Faulkner’s short story ‘A Rose for Emily’ begins by saying, ‘When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral.’

b. The narrator of Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” begins by saying, “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral.”

c. No change.

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




2. This volume contains the story ‘A Rose for Emily’ as well as Willow D. Crystal’s essay ‘Concepts of the Private and the Public in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.”’

a. This volume contains the story “A Rose for Emily” as well as Willow D. Crystal’s essay “Concepts of the Private and the Public in William Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily.’”

b. This volume contains the story “A Rose for Emily” as well as Willow D. Crystal’s essay “Concepts of the Private and the Public in William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily.”

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




3. “If ever two were one, then surely we” is the first line of ‘To My Dear and Loving Husband’ by Anne Bradstreet.

a. “If ever two were one, then surely we” is the first line of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet.

b. ‘If ever two were one, then surely we’ is the first line of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet.

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




4. “‘Surely,’ thought Rip, ‘I have not slept here all night’” is one of the funnier lines in Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle.”

a. ‘“Surely,” thought Rip, “I have not slept here all night”’ is one of the funnier lines in Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle.”

b. ‘Surely,’ thought Rip, ‘I have not slept here all night’ is one of the funnier lines in Washington Irving’s short story Rip Van Winkle.

c. No change

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




5. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that “the ancient precept “Know thyself” and the modern precept “Study nature” become at last one maxim.”

a. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that ‘the ancient precept “Know thyself” and the modern precept “Study nature” become at last one maxim.’

b. Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that “the ancient precept ‘Know thyself’ and the modern precept ‘Study nature’ become at last one maxim.”

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




6. Dylan Thomas’s nineteen-line poem ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ is in this text as well as the longer “Poem in October” and “Fern Hill.”

a. Dylan Thomas’s nineteen-line poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is in this text as well as the longer ‘Poem in October’ and ‘Fern Hill.’

b. Dylan Thomas’s nineteen-line poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” is in this text as well as the longer “Poem in October” and “Fern Hill.”

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




7. My instructor said that “once you graduate from college, you’ll probably read only popular novels, so it’s important now to experience America’s best short stories, such as Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.”

a. My instructor said that “once you graduate from college, you’ll probably read only popular novels, so it’s important now to experience America’s best short stories, such as Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ and Eudora Welty’s ‘Why I Live at the P.O.’”

b. My instructor said that ‘once you graduate from college, you’ll probably read only popular novels, so it’s important now to experience America’s best short stories, such as Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.”’

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




8. In her analysis of the Gettysburg Address, Cynthia Bass says that Lincoln was asked “to deliver ‘a few appropriate remarks,’” but historians do not agree on whether this invitation was meant to be demeaning or, as Bass puts it, “a reflection of the protocol of the time.”

a. In her analysis of the Gettysburg Address, Cynthia Bass says that Lincoln was asked ‘to deliver “a few appropriate remarks,”’ but historians do not agree on whether this invitation was meant to be demeaning or, as Bass puts it, ‘a reflection of the protocol of the time.’

b. In her analysis of the Gettysburg Address, Cynthia Bass says that Lincoln was asked “to deliver “a few appropriate remarks,” but historians do not agree on whether this invitation was meant to be demeaning or, as Bass puts it, “a reflection of the protocol of the time.”

c. No change

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.




9. When Joan Didion profiled artist Georgia O’Keefe, she noted that “O’Keeffe is neither “crusty” nor eccentric.” “She is simply hard, a straight shooter, a woman clean of received wisdom and open to what she sees.”

a. When Joan Didion profiled artist Georgia O’Keefe, she noted that “O’Keefe is neither ‘crusty’ nor eccentric. She is simply hard, a straight shooter, a woman clean of received wisdom and open to what she sees.”

b. When Joan Didion profiled artist Georgia O’Keefe, she noted that ‘O’Keefe is neither “crusty” nor eccentric.’ ‘She is simply hard, a straight shooter, a woman clean of received wisdom and open to what she sees.’

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.



10. According to David Lee Clark, in his essay ‘The Sources of Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum,”’ Edgar Allan Poe ‘ransacked historical and medical journals . . . with a sponge-like thoroughness.’

a. According to David Lee Clark, in his essay The Sources of Poe’s ‘The Pit and the Pendulum,’ Edgar Allan Poe “ransacked historical and medical journals . . . with a sponge-like thoroughness.”

b. According to David Lee Clark, in his essay “The Sources of Poe’s ‘The Pit and the Pendulum,’” Edgar Allan Poe “ransacked historical and medical journals . . . with a sponge-like thoroughness.”

c. No change

ANS: b


REF: The correct answer is b.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4d.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4d.

P-4e Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation

Multiple Choice
Some of the following sentences use quotation marks incorrectly with other punctuation marks. If a sentence has an error, select the correct version. If the original sentence is correct, select c. No change.
1. “The liberals can understand everything”, said Lenny Bruce, “but people who don’t understand them”.

a. “The liberals can understand everything,” said Lenny Bruce, “but people who don’t understand them.”

b. “The liberals can understand everything” said Lenny Bruce “but people who don’t understand them.”

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




2. Did you know that it was Robert Browning who said “Where my heart lies, let my brain be also”?

a. Did you know that it was Robert Browning who said, “Where my heart lies, let my brain be also?”

b. Did you know that it was Robert Browning who said, “Where my heart lies, let my brain be also”?

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




3. Even in the early years of this century, women were still “more likely than men to consider economic prospects a high priority in a mate” (Sapolsky, 2001-2002).

a. Even in the early years of this century, women were still “more likely than men to consider economic prospects a high priority in a mate (Sapolsky, 2001-2002)”.

b. Even in the early years of this century, women were still “more likely than men to consider economic prospects a high priority in a mate (Sapolsky, 2001-2002).”

c. No change

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




4. When I was a child, my mother used to say, “Wait until your father gets home;” when Dad arrived, the punishments were handed out.

a. When I was a child, my mother used to say, “Wait until your father gets home”; when Dad arrived, the punishments were handed out.

b. When I was a child, my mother used to say “Wait until your father gets home”; when Dad arrived, the punishments were handed out.

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




5. “We must stop talking about the American dream” stated Reubin Askew, “and start listening to the dreams of Americans”.

a. “We must stop talking about the American dream,” stated Reubin Askew, “and start listening to the dreams of Americans.”

b. “We must stop talking about the American dream, stated Reubin Askew “and start listening to the dreams of Americans.”

c. No change

ANS: a

REF: The correct answer is a.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




6. What did Thomas Jefferson mean when he stated, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just”?

a. What did Thomas Jefferson mean when he stated “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just”?

b. What did Thomas Jefferson mean when he stated, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just?”

c. No change

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




7. In the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama had several purposes when he used the slogan “Yes, we can:” He wanted to instill in people a sense of hope, a desire to work together, and a renewed belief in the American dream.

a. In the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama had several purposes when he used the slogan, “Yes, we can.”: He wanted to instill in people a sense of hope, a desire to work together, and a renewed belief in the American dream.

b. In the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama had several purposes when he used the slogan “Yes, we can”: He wanted to instill in people a sense of hope, a desire to work together, and a renewed belief in the American dream.

c. No change

ANS: b

REF: The correct answer is b.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




8. According to Wade and Tavris, “The skin’s usefulness is more than just skin deep. Besides protecting our innards, our two square yards of skin help us identify objects and establish intimacy with others.” (234)

a. According to Wade and Tavris “The skin’s usefulness is more than just skin deep. Besides protecting our innards, our two square yards of skin help us identify objects and establish intimacy with others”. (234)

b. According to Wade and Tavris, “The skin’s usefulness is more than just skin deep.

Besides protecting our innards, our two square yards of skin help us identify objects and establish intimacy with others” (234).

c. No change

ANS: b


REF: The correct answer is b.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.


9. When Sigmund Freud asked, “What do women want?” he didn’t know modern women would have an answer for him.

a. When Sigmund Freud asked, “What do women want?,” he didn’t know modern women would have an answer for him.

b. When Sigmund Freud asked “What do women want”? he didn’t know modern women would have an answer for him.

c. No change

ANS: c

REF: The correct answer is c.



In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.

In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.




10. “Get in the basement now”! Jack shouted. “Kris says the tornado is headed this way.”

a. “Get in the basement now!” Jack shouted. “Kris says the tornado is headed this way.”

b. “Get in the basement now!” Jack shouted. “Kris says the tornado is headed this way”.
c. No change

ANS: a


REF: The correct answer is a.

In The Norton Field Guide to Writing, see P-4e.



In The Little Seagull Handbook, see P-4e.



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