Comma Quiz Name: _______________________ (Double Sided!) In the following sentences mark where the commas should be placed and then say which rule is being used in the space provided after the sentence. Direct Address (DA), Commas in a Series (CS), or Appositive (A) 1. Hans purchased a baseball mitt athletic socks a baseball jersey and a face mask at the sporting goods store. ___________ 2. At that time Chuck nobody realized that excessive exposure to radiation could be dangerous. ________ 3. Diana the Princess of Wales died in a tragic auto accident in Paris in 1997. ____________ 4. In 1921 Adam she traveled to the United States. _______________ 5. Queen Elizabeth is married to Phillip Mountbatten the Duke of Edinburgh. ____________ 6. After school today I am running to the grocery store stopping at the mall and driving to my mom’s house. _______________ 7. Bob do you know where the Renaissance began? _______________ 8. Three centers of activity were Rome Florence and Venice. ____________________ 9. Yes Ms. Warren I sold a lot of magazines for the magazine drive this year. _______________ 10. That binder is Ms. Mullen’s favorite color navy blue. __________ 11. Marie Curie Katherine was an important woman scientist. ____________ 12. In English class this year we are writing essays reading books performing skits and learning new grammar concepts. _______________ 13. Prince Charles the Prince of Wales was married to Diana Spencer. ___________________ 14. Queen Elizabeth the present Queen of England ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. ______________ 15. Mrs. Walter bought ice cream baked cookies unwrapped candy and folded napkins for the party. _______________________ In the following paragraph, insert commas where they are needed.  Steve and Marilynn French amateur naturalists like studying nature.  Observing studying and filming in Yellowstone National Park the couple research the behavior of grizzly bears.  The couple being independent of any government agency is free to conduct their research as they please.  Their work helps park officials track the bears understand the bears’ daily habits and keep an eye on the bear population.  Steve French a doctor in Evanston, Wyoming became interested in bears after operating on people who had been attacked by them.  When the couple began their research they learned that Yellowstone’s bears as big as they are had become used to human food.  To return the bears to a more natural diet and way of life Paula the National Park Service took action.  It closed the park’s dumps where grizzlies were getting fat on human food Conrad.  Because some people felt this action was too sudden Tim a bitter argument started.  People who wanted to phase out the dumps gradually argued protested and wrote articles about this situation.
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