Can You Go 30 for 30 on This Spelling Test?

By: Isadora Teich
Estimated Completion Time
1 min
Can You Go 30 for 30 on This Spelling Test?
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About This Quiz

Do you think you have what it takes to out-spell them all? People love spelling bees and contests of all kinds because they test a unique sort of mental power. It's always interesting to see who can spell like a champion under pressure and who will crack open and be unable to take the heat! The English language is unique, which can make learning all of its tricks a real challenge. There are a lot of rules to remember, but many of these rules have a ton of exceptions. It can be hard to master something which barely follows its own set of rules. 

English is also tricky for another reason. Many languages are phonetic or close to it, meaning that once you know their rules, most words sound roughly how they are spelled, which makes spelling far easier. Many languages, such as French and Spanish, also use different accents to indicate how vowels are stressed and how certain consonants are pronounced. English has none of that to help spellers. English words do not always sound like they look, and English does not make use of accents.  

If you think that you are a master speller ready to take English on, put your skills to the test with this quiz! 

He is a jazz ________.
mewsician
musicianne
mosikan
musician
"Musician" is the word "music" with the suffix -ian attached. It is considered a junior high school level spelling word.

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Christmas is in which month?
Decembur
Desembre
December
December is the 12th month of the year. In the English language, months are always capitalized.
december

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What _______ is it?
sentury
century
"Century" is a noun. This is considered a 5th-grade level word.
scentury
centary

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The money they use in Germany is the ______.
yuroh
youroo
urote
euro
Many European nations use the euro. These include Germany, France and Italy.

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This is my _________, Evan.
colleague
This word is easy when you break it apart. Col+league=colleague.
caleege
coleaguee
coleig

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He has a _________ sense of humor.
zarcastik
sarchastic
sarcastic
"Sarcastic" is the correct spelling. This word has its origins in Greek.
srarcastic

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The dog is ________.
ohbedint
obeddient
obedient
Obedient is an adjective. It means submissive or willing to comply with requests.
obbedent

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She pays the _________.
moregage
mortgaj
mortgage
Many English words have silent letters in them. The T in mortgage is silent.
morrgage

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The summer _________ is in June.
soulstyce
solstice
There are two solstices a year. These occur when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator.
soilstice
coolstice

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The wizard was very _______.
mysterious
"Mysterious" is easy to remember how to spell when you break it down. You take "mystery," drop the Y and add "ious."
misterius
mystyrious
mystiriouss

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It was very________ of her to say that.
gauche
"Gauche" is an adjective. It describes something or someone that lacks social grace and finesse.
gohge
goosh
guchez

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The spy stayed ________.
engogneto
incocgneeto
ingognito
incognito
To be "incognito" means that your identity is hidden. This word makes use of both the long and short I sounds.

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The scientist studies ____________.
croemozomes
chromosomes
A chromosome is a thread-like strand of DNA which contains genes. All living things have them.
kromosomes
crumosoms

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She enjoys _______.
kinuma
sinemaa
cinema
"Cinema" is spelled correctly. This is considered an 8th-grade level spelling word.
chinemu

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Do you ever feel ________?
nerviss
nurvise
nervous
"Nervous" is the proper spelling of the word. It is considered a 7th-grade level spelling word.
nurvuss

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I read a _______ about Sojourner Truth.
biagraphie
biografy
bigraphy
biography
"Biography" is spelled correctly. This is considered a junior high school level spelling word.

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She was _______ tired.
obviously
This word is only the word "obvious" with the addition of the common suffix "-ly" on the end. It is an adverb.
obbviusly
ohbvisly
obviouslie

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This is a _________.
catstrofe
catastofie
catastrophy
catastrophe
"Catastrophe" is a synonym of "disaster." It is considered an 8th-grade level spelling word.

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He is an army ________.
kernell
colnel
collanell
colonel
You might hear "kernel," but it's spelled "colonel." Spelling is fun!

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What is your _______ dessert?
favrit
favorite
Favorite can be used as an adjective, noun or verb. It is considered a 7th-grade level spelling word.
faevrite
phavorite

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________ changes all the time.
teknologie
technology
Technology may be controversial and constantly evolving, but there is only one correct way to spell it. Remember "techno+logy."
technologie
tachnoligy

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I need ______.
advise
advice
"Advice" is considered a junior high school level spelling word. It's just "ad+vice."
addvise
advick

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Don't ________ her.
interrupt
"Interrupt" is a verb. It is considered a junior high school level spelling word.
interuptt
innterup
imtrupt

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Are they __________?
riligous
religious
This is a common adjective. Its root word is "religion."
rulijus
relligoos

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Write in your _______.
jurnall
jornalle
jornelle
journal
This noun is considered a fifth-grade level word. "Journal" is the correct spelling.

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It was a _______ month.
chaotic
"Chaotic" is an adjective. This is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.
chaetick
kayotic
choatic

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She has health __________.
insurance
"Insurance" is a noun. This is considered a 9th-grade level spelling word.
inseurants
ensurance
insuranz

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The child was ________.
perswaysiv
persuasive
"Persuasive" is the correct spelling. This word has its roots in medieval Latin.
persvuave
pursuasieve

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I'm wet because my _______ broke.
umbela
umbrilla
ummbrela
umbrella
"Umbrella" is spelled correctly. This word has its roots in the Latin word "umbra."

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The family plans to __________ the U.S.
immigrate
The number of vowels in this word can make it tricky, but splitting it up makes it easy to remember. It's just "im+migrate."
imegrate
imigreat
emegrait

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