* "I need to go now."
* "Do it then, if that's the way you feel," she said.
* 'Why would I want that book?" Mary asked.
However, we place a question mark or exclamation point after the final quotation mark if the quoted material isn't part of the question or exclamation.
* "Why does he call his wife "Papa"?
* Do you realize there is no Bible verse that reads, "God helps those who help themselves"?
The general rule is that punctuation
goes inside the quotation marks.