Take the AP Style Quiz
1 What’s the correct style for a state when it’s used in a dateline or in conjunction with a city?
Alaska: AK, Alak., Alaska
Delaware: DE, Del., Dela.
Pennsylvania: Penn., Pa., PA
Texas: Texas, Tex., Txs.
Wisconsin: Wisc., WI, Wis.
New Jersey: N.J., NJ, Jersey
California: Cali., Calif., CA
2 More than/Over:
The book has more than/over 1,500 style mistakes.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 and rattled homes across the region. Geologists blamed the temblor/tremblor on a long-dormant fault line.
a) Eighty/80 books were donated.
b) Officials said there were six/6 robberies overnight.
c) The hurricane was the eleventh/11th storm of the season.
5 Political Affiliations:
Michele Bachmann has support of the Tea Party/tea party. But the Minnesota Republican/republican faces a heated battle from GOP/Grand Old Party rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Like all good writers, she relaxed after a long day at the computer by enjoying an oaky Chardonnay/chardonnay or a nice, full-bodied Bordeaux/bordeaux.
7 He ran to the local Wal-Mart/Walmart to pick up some groceries.
a) Senator/Sen. Debbie Stabenow
b) Rev./Reverend/Pastor Al Sharpton
9 Tech Things:
a) She couldn’t stop hitting refresh on the website/Web site.
b) He hastily sent the e-mail/email without proofreading.
c) Stewart issued an edict, saying no one was allowed to use their smartphones/Smart Phones/ SmartPhones during board meetings.
d) As Internet/internet dates go, this one was going down in flames.
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