Chicago Style Workouts

 

Evaluate the strength of your knowledge of Chicago style! If you’re a beginner, exercise with us and build some editorial muscle.

It’s easy and private—no registration or log-in required. Your results are instantly returned. Take each test more than once if you like.

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Which Edition of CMOS?

Workouts 1–17 are based on the 16th edition of CMOS and subsequent workouts are based on the 17th edition. Paragraph numbers may have changed from one edition to the next.

Chicago Style Workouts

1. Series and the Serial Comma (CMOS 16, 6.18–6.21)

2. Commas with Introductory Words and Phrases (CMOS 16, 6.35–6.39)

3. Abbreviations Overview (CMOS 16, 10.1–10.10)

4. Titles of Books and Articles (CMOS 16, 8.166–78)

5. How to Proofread (CMOS 16, 2.107–15)

6. Spot the Danglers! (CMOS 16, 5.108–13)

7. Rules for Quoting (CMOS 16, 13.7–8)

8. Personal Pronouns (CMOS 16, 5.38–46)

9. Word Usage, Part 1 (CMOS 16, 5.220

10. Possessives (CMOS 16, 7.15–28

11. Word Usage, Part 2 (CMOS 16, 5.220

12. Inclusive Numbers (CMOS 16, 9.5863

13. Permissible Changes to Quotations (CMOS 16, 13.7) 

14. Editing Tables (CMOS 16, 3.79–84) 

15. Punctuation and Closing Quotation Marks (CMOS 16, 6.09–11

16. Word Usage, Part 3 (CMOS 16, 5.220

17. Hyphens, Part 1 (CMOS 16, 7.85

18. Hyphens, Part 2 (CMOS 17, 7.89

19. Plurals (CMOS 17, 7.5–15

20. Abbreviation of Names and Titles (CMOS 17, 10.11–27

21. Word Usage, Part 4 (CMOS 17, 5.250

22. Hyphens, Part 3a (CMOS 17, 7.89

23. Hyphens, Part 3b (CMOS 17, 7.89

24. Commas with Quotations and Questions (CMOS 17, 6.40–41

25. Numerals versus Words (CMOS 17, 9.2–7