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 are based on the 17th edition of CMOS. (Workouts 1–17 were based on the 16th edition.) Paragraph numbers may have changed from one edition to the next.

Chicago Style Workouts

Chicago Style Workout 1: Series and the Serial Comma
Chicago Style Workout 2: Commas with Introductory Phrases
Chicago Style Workout 3: Abbreviations Overview
Chicago Style Workout 4: Titles of Books and Articles
Chicago Style Workout 5: How to Proofread
Chicago Style Workout 6: Spot the Danglers!
Chicago Style Workout 7: Rules for Quoting
Chicago Style Workout 8: Personal Pronouns
Chicago Style Workout 9: Word Usage, Part 1
Chicago Style Workout 10: Possessives
Chicago Style Workout 11: Word Usage, Part 2
Chicago Style Workout 12: Inclusive Numbers
Chicago Style Workout 13: Permissible Changes to Quotations
Chicago Style Workout 14: Editing Tables
Chicago Style Workout 15: Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation
Chicago Style Workout 16: Word Usage, Part 3
Chicago Style Workout 17: Hyphens, Part 1
Chicago Style Workout 18: Hyphens, Part 2
Chicago Style Workout 19: Plurals
Chicago Style Workout 20: Abbreviation of Names and Titles
Chicago Style Workout 21: Word Usage, Part 4
Chicago Style Workout 22: Hyphens, Part 3a
Chicago Style Workout 23: Hyphens, Part 3b
Chicago Style Workout 24: Commas with Quotations and Questions
Chicago Style Workout 25: Numerals versus Words
Chicago Style Workout 26: Colons
Chicago Style Workout 27: Grammar, Part 1
Chicago Style Workout 28: Grammar, Part 2
Chicago Style Workout 29: Styling Titles in Running Text
Chicago Style Workout 30: General Rules of Alphabetizing
Chicago Style Workout 31: Word Usage, Part 5
Chicago Style Workout 32: Grammar, Part 3
Chicago Style Workout 33: Editing and Proofreading Quiz No. 1
Chicago Style Workout 34: Editing and Proofreading Quiz No. 2
Chicago Style Workout 35: Word Usage, Part 6

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