Sentence Type Quiz Review



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Sentence Type Quiz Review

In the following paragraph, underline any independent clauses and highlight any dependent clauses. For each sentence, identify the type of sentence – simple, compound, complex, compound-complex.



(1)Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880, and she died in 1968. (2)Until she was nineteen months of age, her sight and hearing were normal. (3)At the age of nineteen months, a severe illness left her deaf and blind. (4)When she was seven, she began her education in reading and writing with Anne Sullivan of the Perkins Institute for the Blind. (5)Through persistence and stubbornness, Anne breaks through Helen’s walls of silence and darkness and she teaches her to communicate. (6)Helen Keller learned to read by the Braille system, and she learned to write by using a specially constructed typewriter. (7)Later, she entered Radcliffe College and graduated with honors in 1904. (8)Helen Keller’s story needed to be told, so in 1962, a beautiful movie was made about her life.

(9) “If there were only joy in the world, we could never learn to be brave and patient.”Helen Keller

(10)Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.” – Helen Keller



  1. compound

  2. complex

  3. simple

  4. complex

  5. compound

  6. compound

  7. simple

  8. compound

  9. complex

  10. complex



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