Upper and lower
For this month’s quiz we return to the subject of capitalization—specifically, the names and terms covered in chapter 8 of CMOS. In general, proper nouns are capitalized, whereas terms derived from or associated with them may not be, depending on context and other factors. It’s that last part that often proves challenging for writers and editors, but CMOS (and a good dictionary) can help.
To test your knowledge of Chicago’s capitalization principles, take the quiz. If you haven’t yet tried our first quiz on this subject, see “Capitalization, Part 1.”
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Note: Style guides sometimes disagree. Except for a few details that can be readily verified in standard dictionaries and encyclopedias, the answers in this quiz rely on the information in the 17th edition of CMOS.
Chicago Style Workout 72: Capitalization, Part 2
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