AP Style Quiz

INSTRUCTIONS: Using your AP Stylebook, find and correct all errors in this quiz. Each sentence contains zero, one or two errors addressed by the AP Stylebook. If the sentence is correct as written, leave it correct as written. Do not delete information unless it is redundant. Once you complete the quiz, which should take you between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on your familiarity with AP Style, watch the screencast where I show you the correct answers and where to find them in the 2009 AP Stylebook. NOTE: This quiz was originally created by Michael Sweeney.

1.

He ate 15 doughnuts at the fair.

2.

Rev. Frank Robbins, 55, served as a chaplain in the U.S. army.

3.

The living room is nine feet wide and seventeen feet long.

4.

She met the pope on a sunny day in Rome.

5.

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Burns told the general that nothing was wrong at the hospital.

6.

Robert J. Carey Jr. is Mayor of College Park, Md.

7.

Members of the Missouri legislature refused to stand for Governor Kit Bond.

8.

You can write to me at 400 W. 7th St.

9.

I grew up in the North, and I like cold weather.

10.

Her favorite song is "Rock Me On The Water."

11.

At 10 A.M. this morning, Vice President Al Gore canceled the meeting.

12.

"A bottle of Dr. Pepper, two coca-colas and a beer to go," he said.

13.

Our home was totally destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.

14.

Dec. 25th, 1941, was a day he remembered vividly.

15.

My son likes Dr. Seuss's books.

16.

The Gospel of St. Luke is my favorite part of the bible.

17.

The seven-year-old victim had gone camping with her family in Utah.

18.

Attorney General Janet Reno said the suspects have been charged.

19.

The Scotch are great people, and I like to drink their Scotch.

20.

After he made a xerox of the test, he put a copy in the mailbox.

21.

Cody, Wyo., is named for William (Buffalo Bill) Cody.

22.

Episcopalians in Flatbush will question their rector this weekend.

23.

I have a 4th-grader and a 6th-grader at East Elementary School.

24.

Capital Hill is east of the Lincoln Memorial.

25.

The killer used a forty-five caliber handgun.

26.

"Let's walk further into the woods," the hunter told his companion.

27.

I plan to visit the Prince of Wales on July 3.

28.

Much of the fleet sank near the Marshal Islands.

29.

The Dallas and Fort Worth City Councils passed resolutions to expand the airport.

30.

The co-owner of the lounge asked the unruly patrons to cooperate.