English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Language - Capital Letters and Proper Nouns (Questions)

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This quiz helps children learn when to use a capital letter for proper nouns. Children begin to develop this concept in elementary school English and Literacy. It is important that children know to start their name with a capital letter and write the names of friends with capitals. They should also be able to remember that countries' names, like England, begin with a capital letter.

Your name begins with a capital letter and so does every name given to a person or animal. If I ask you to find me a cat, you can find me any cat as there are lots of them. If I ask you to find Bob, my cat, then there is only one of him. The word cat is a noun, which means there is more than one. The word Bob is a proper noun. All proper nouns must begin with capital letters. Countries all begin with a capital letter because they are also proper nouns.

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1. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] The Girl had to get a Kleenex to blow her nose.
[ ] the girl had to get a kleenex to blow her nose.
[ ] The girl had to get a Kleenex to blow her nose.
[ ] The girl had to get a kleenex to blow her nose.
2. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] Sarah cried to her Mother on Christmas Day.
[ ] sarah cried to her mother on christmas Day.
[ ] Sarah cried to her Mother on Christmas day.
[ ] Sarah cried to her mother on Christmas Day.
3. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] Dr. fisher used a band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[ ] Dr. Fisher used a Band-Aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[ ] Dr. fisher used a Band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[ ] Dr. Fisher used a band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
4. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Sahara desert
[ ] Ben johnson
[ ] Thanksgiving
[ ] Reclining Chair
5. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Cup of Coffee
[ ] New Year’s day
[ ] United states of America
[ ] Oscar Meyer Hotdogs
6. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Apple Pie
[ ] Cracker Jack
[ ] russia
[ ] valentine's Day
7. All places like cities and countries should begin with a capital letter alongside people's names. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] They took a picture of themselves in london.
[ ] They took a picture of themselves in London.
[ ] Emma and john took a picture of themselves in london.
[ ] Emma and John took a picture of themselves in london.
8. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] Peter, david and Lucy loved playing in the woods.
[ ] Peter, David and lucy loved playing in the woods.
[ ] peter, david and lucy loved playing in the woods.
[ ] Peter, David and Lucy loved playing in the woods.
9. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] Eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in spain.
[ ] Eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in Spain.
[ ] eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in spain.
[ ] Eve built a Sandcastle whilst on Holiday in Spain.
10. This is a hard one - there are lots of proper nouns in these sentences but which one is right?
[ ] Katy, Don, Jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in america.
[ ] Katy, Don, Jess and ross had a great time on the beach in America
[ ] Katy, don, jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in America
[ ] Katy, Don, Jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in America.
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Language - Capital Letters and Proper Nouns (Answers)
1. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] The Girl had to get a Kleenex to blow her nose.
[ ] the girl had to get a kleenex to blow her nose.
[x] The girl had to get a Kleenex to blow her nose.
[ ] The girl had to get a kleenex to blow her nose.
Except for the first word, the only other word that should be capitalized is Kleenex since it is a product name.
2. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] Sarah cried to her Mother on Christmas Day.
[ ] sarah cried to her mother on christmas Day.
[ ] Sarah cried to her Mother on Christmas day.
[x] Sarah cried to her mother on Christmas Day.
Sarah should be capitalized because it is the name of a person and Christmas Day should be capitalized because it is the name of a holiday.
3. Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
[ ] Dr. fisher used a band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[x] Dr. Fisher used a Band-Aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[ ] Dr. fisher used a Band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
[ ] Dr. Fisher used a band-aid to treat the boy’s leg.
Dr. Fisher is a name so it should be capitalized. Band-Aid should be capitalized because it is the name of a product.
4. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Sahara desert
[ ] Ben johnson
[x] Thanksgiving
[ ] Reclining Chair
Thanksgiving should be capitalized because it is the name of a holiday.
5. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Cup of Coffee
[ ] New Year’s day
[ ] United states of America
[x] Oscar Meyer Hotdogs
All three words should be capitalized since it is the complete name of a product.
6. Which phrase is written correctly?
[ ] Apple Pie
[x] Cracker Jack
[ ] russia
[ ] valentine's Day
This is the name of a product so it should be capitalized.
7. All places like cities and countries should begin with a capital letter alongside people's names. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] They took a picture of themselves in london.
[x] They took a picture of themselves in London.
[ ] Emma and john took a picture of themselves in london.
[ ] Emma and John took a picture of themselves in london.
Any time you write a proper noun, whether it's a name of a country or person, it must always begin with a capital letter.
8. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] Peter, david and Lucy loved playing in the woods.
[ ] Peter, David and lucy loved playing in the woods.
[ ] peter, david and lucy loved playing in the woods.
[x] Peter, David and Lucy loved playing in the woods.
Whenever you write your name or a friend's name make sure you always begin with a capital letter.
9. Which one of these sentences is correct?
[ ] Eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in spain.
[x] Eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in Spain.
[ ] eve built a sandcastle whilst on holiday in spain.
[ ] Eve built a Sandcastle whilst on Holiday in Spain.
Spain is the name of a country and Eve is the girl's name - both are proper nouns.
10. This is a hard one - there are lots of proper nouns in these sentences but which one is right?
[ ] Katy, Don, Jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in america.
[ ] Katy, Don, Jess and ross had a great time on the beach in America
[ ] Katy, don, jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in America
[x] Katy, Don, Jess and Ross had a great time on the beach in America.
It doesn't matter how many names there are, every single one must begin with a capital letter.