Which is the correct sentence?

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The girl asked, "When is dessert?"

1. Did the girl ask, "When is dessert"?

2. Did the girl ask, 'When is dessert?'?"

Which sentence is correct in relation to the sentence in bold?

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The girl asked, "When is dessert?"

1. Did the girl ask, "When is dessert"?

2. Did the girl ask, 'When is dessert?'?"

Which sentence is correct in relation to the sentence in bold?

Thanks in advance.

The use of a question mark with a quotation:

when a question is in a direct quotation e.g. Did Henry II say “Who will rid me of this troublesome priest?" the question mark is INSIDE the quotation marks. Note that you never use two question marks together.

Did the girl ask, "When is dessert?"

http://data.bolton.ac.uk/bissto/basicskills/english/puctuation/question.htm
 
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