QUIZ: What punctuation mark are you?

Are you a secretive semicolon or an energetic exclamation point? Take our quiz and find out!

Writing is hard. Whether you’re battling those in text citations, making an annotated bibliography, or trying to figure out how to do a works cited page, it can feel like there’s no end to the struggles that take place between you and your keyboard. We’ve been there. We are there. We feel you.

Here at EasyBib, we love to make all those nagging citation issues a little (or a lot) easier through our resources and ace citation maker. But we know the challenges of writing A-worthy essays don’t just stop with formatting your sources and making sure you don’t plagiarize. There are lots of little writing issues that still get us, whether they have to do with spelling, grammar or punctuation. For example, where does the period go within a parenthetical? What is this “dangling modifier” our TA keeps accusing us of using so recklessly? And why can’t we ever spell “seperate” right on our first try? GO AWAY, LITTLE RED SQUIGGLY UNDERLINE!  

Writing may not always be easy, but it can be rewarding—and even fun. To prove it, we created this quiz to help you finally get  a definitive answer to the question: What punctuation mark are you?

And remember, if you want to whip up your bibliography almost as quickly as you took this quiz, EasyBib has your back!

Up and at ‘em! What times does your alarm ring?

Yellow clock

Time to hit the gym! Your workout look can best be described as:

It’s chow time! What do you grab for breakfast?

Happy face in a group

Uh oh, time to get to class! You head to:

notebook with a pencil, both laying on a laptop

Time to hit the books. Your favorite study spot is:

Your favorite citation style is:

What punctuation mark are you?
Period

Straightforward and to-the-point, you’re here to move. From one sentence to the next. From class to class. From treadmill to court. You’re impactful. Purposeful. Swift. Just don’t put three of you together or you become an open-ended ellipsis. *Shudder*
Exclamation point

You’re the bubbly one, the life of the party, the ultimate extravert! A lover of study sessions and group texts that annoy everyone else, you convey enthusiasm wherever you go. Now who wants to hang out?!
Semicolon

Mysterious, inscrutable, alluring; like this punctuation mark, no one is quite sure what to do with you. Raised on candy cigarettes and weaned on Godard films, you’re double majoring in French and nihilism. C’est quoi, la vie?
Comma

You’re here to pause, slow things down, enjoy the show, maybe follow a meandering detour or pursue a random tangent, but just, like, generally chill, because why else are we here, you know?

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