11-Plus English Quiz - Capital Letters 2 (Questions)

This is the second quiz in capitalization. Some companies and brand names deliberately use a lower case letter to begin their name, such as BBC iPlayer, eBay and iTunes. This is a relatively modern trend and is acceptable in English. For these brand names, you would always spell them as the company created them. So you would write eBay, not EBay or Ebay. It would actually be wrong to spell them with a capital letter! As you often read on our English quizzes, there are always exceptions!

In this 11-plus quiz see if you can get all ten questions correct. Don't forget to play our first quiz on capital letters too, if you haven't already done so.

1. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] May
[ ] Sunday
[ ] Winter
[ ] Mary
2. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Pacific Ocean
[ ] Prince Edward
[ ] Mount Athos
[ ] Tulip
3. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Aunty Mary
[ ] President Washington
[ ] Empire State Building
[ ] War And Peace (book title)
4. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Catholicism
[ ] jew
[ ] Islam
[ ] Hinduism
5. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] PayPal
[ ] norman Conquest
[ ] Doctor Jones
[ ] Magna Carta
6. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] West
[ ] peacock
[ ] oak
[ ] Paris
7. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] I
[ ] Me
[ ] he
[ ] they
8. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] christmas
[ ] Easter
[ ] Russian
[ ] summer
9. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Mars
[ ] Green Road
[ ] Green road
[ ] Lake Constance
10. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Love
[ ] Hate
[ ] Sorrow
[ ] All of the above words
11-Plus English Quiz - Capital Letters 2 (Answers)
1. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] May
[ ] Sunday
[x] Winter
[ ] Mary
Don't write the seasons with capital letters unless they are in a title
2. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Pacific Ocean
[ ] Prince Edward
[ ] Mount Athos
[x] Tulip
Don't write the names of flowers and trees with capital letters unless they are in a title
3. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Aunty Mary
[ ] President Washington
[ ] Empire State Building
[x] War And Peace (book title)
You must capitalize the first, last, as well as all other important words in the titles of books and other written works such as: newspapers, plays, music and works of art. Words such as 'a', 'an', 'the', 'and' and prepositions are not capitalized unless they are the first or last word in the title
4. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Catholicism
[x] jew
[ ] Islam
[ ] Hinduism
The names of religions and their followers must be capitalized, for example: 'Christianity - Christian'; 'Judaism - Jew'
5. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] PayPal
[x] norman Conquest
[ ] Doctor Jones
[ ] Magna Carta
The names of specific historical periods, events and documents must be capitalized
6. Which word has been written wrongly?
[x] West
[ ] peacock
[ ] oak
[ ] Paris
Don't write the points of the compass with capital letters unless they refer to specific regions or areas of a country
7. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] I
[x] Me
[ ] he
[ ] they
Pronouns are not capitalized - except for 'I', which is always capitalized
8. Which word has been written wrongly?
[x] christmas
[ ] Easter
[ ] Russian
[ ] summer
You must capitalize the names of holidays and festivals
9. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Mars
[ ] Green Road
[x] Green road
[ ] Lake Constance
The 'road', 'street', 'avenue', 'close' and so on, must be capitalized in the names of roads
10. Which word has been written wrongly?
[ ] Love
[ ] Hate
[ ] Sorrow
[x] All of the above words
Abstract nouns - nouns that express feelings, ideas or qualities - are not capitalized