Can You Name These Tricky Punctuation Marks?

Everyone knows the basic punctuation marks such as the period, comma, and colon. But how many odd or tricky punctuation marks can you name? Take our quiz and find out!
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Question 1/12

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What is this?
rhetorical question mark
question mark
reverse question mark
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Question 2/12

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What is this?
inclination point
doubt point
acclamation point
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Question 3/12

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What is this?
percontation point
interrobang
exquestion point
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Question 4/12

pixabay.com
Which of the following is a tilde?
~
*
<
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Question 5/12

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Which of the following are brackets?
[ ]
{ }
( )
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Question 6/12

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Which of the following is an ellipsis?
!!!
...
< >
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Question 7/12

wikimedia.org
Which of the following is the proper name for a paragraph mark?
full-stop
pilcrow
octothorpe
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Question 8/12

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What is the official term for the dot over the lowercase letters i and j?
ampersat
caret
tittle
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Question 9/12

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What are the lines over the U's called?
acutes
hashes
macrons
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Question 10/12

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What punctuation should specify a range, such as a range of pages in a book?
en dash
em dash
hyphen
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Question 11/12

pixabay.com
What similar symbol to a quotation mark means "same as before" when writing a list?
ditto mark
ampersat
sarcmark
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Question 12/12

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What type of punctuation is written on a computer by typing a period and then a tilde?
sarcmark
authority point
snark mark
Result
Well, don't feel too bad. It's totally plausible to go an entire lifetime without hearing about half of these punctuation marks. It's one of those things that people who know it will never end up using until they come across a quiz like this!

C+, Punctuation Plebeian

Right!
You might not have got all of them, but this is still a pretty impressive showing. Especially when you consider that it's totally plausible for you to go an entire lifetime without seeing or hearing about half of these punctuation marks!

B+, Perceptive with Punctuation

Right!
Man, you really nailed this one. Some of these punctuation marks you can go a lifetime without seeing, but you got almost all of them. Kudos!

A+, Punctuation Professor

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1
What is this?
rhetorical question mark
question mark
reverse question mark
2
What is this?
inclination point
doubt point
acclamation point
3
What is this?
percontation point
interrobang
exquestion point
4
Which of the following is a tilde?
~
*
<
5
Which of the following are brackets?
[ ]
{ }
( )
6
Which of the following is an ellipsis?
!!!
...
< >
7
Which of the following is the proper name for a paragraph mark?
full-stop
pilcrow
octothorpe
8
What is the official term for the dot over the lowercase letters i and j?
ampersat
caret
tittle
9
What are the lines over the U's called?
acutes
hashes
macrons
10
What punctuation should specify a range, such as a range of pages in a book?
en dash
em dash
hyphen
11
What similar symbol to a quotation mark means "same as before" when writing a list?
ditto mark
ampersat
sarcmark
12
What type of punctuation is written on a computer by typing a period and then a tilde?
sarcmark
authority point
snark mark