Can You Still Pass an Elementary Spelling Test?

By: Kennita Leon
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Can You Still Pass an Elementary Spelling Test?
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About This Quiz

Spelling at any stage is not easy. So, even though you may want to laugh at the stats - only 2% who can pass this quiz - you probably shouldn't. At least not until you give it a try. You see, spelling s one of the necessary parts of our education. There's a reason why so much emphasis is placed on learning how words are correctly spelled, and it's because it'll help us in the long run. Do you know how difficult it would be for someone to read something that you wrote if it were riddled with spelling errors? 

In honor of learning to do things the right way from the start, we want to test your spelling skill at the elementary level. Some of these words may seem easy when they're isolated, but when they're placed next to options that are similar, you may run into a few problems. And that's exactly what we've done today in this quiz. Do you think you can pick the correct spelling of these elementary-level words when they're mixed up with wrong ones? 

We'll see who's part of the 2% by the end of this quiz. Will it be you, or will you fail miserably? 

What is the correct spelling of this word?
Yung
Yong
Young
To be "young" means to be in the first or early stage of growth, life or development; the offspring of an animal which was recently born or hatched; having or related to the characteristics of youth.
Youn

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Of the options below, which word is spelled the right way?
Strayt
Straight
"Straight" is defined as the absence of bends, curves, angles or irregularities. Sit up straight!
Strayed
Straght

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Choose the correct spelling from the options.
Qickly
Qwickly
Qwiklee
Quickly
"Quickly" means an action which is done at a rapid pace or with speed. Finish this quiz quickly.

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Which of these words is spelled correctly?
Knyght
Nyt
Night
"Night" is defined as the time between sunset and sunrise; evening, after hours, after dark, bedtime, twilight, before dawn. Good night.
Nite

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Pick the word that has no errors in its spelling.
Wemehn
Wemen
Wormen
Women
"Women" is defined as more than one or a group of adult female humans; the plural form of "woman." Are women better spellers than men?

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Why don't you tell us which of these words looks correct?
Scynce
Science
"Science" is defined as a system of knowledge which covers, studies and observes the structure and behavior of the natural and physical world. As the song goes, "She blinded me with science."
Scince
Scyence

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Identify the correctly spelled word out of the bunch.
Exgample
Example
An example is a pattern which serves as a model to be copied or not copied. Try to set a good example for others.
Eggsample
Egsample

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Which of these words has no errors?
Cuhlor
Kolor
Color
"Color" is defined as the hue, shade, tone or tint of an object, due to the light reflected on it. What is your favorite color?
Coulour

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Of the options, which one is right?
Picture
"Picture" refers to a design or image created through drawing, painting or photography. A picture paints a thousand words.
Pikture
Peakture
Pekture

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Which of these elementary school words would be correct on a spelling test?
Earth
The Earth is the world or planet we live on, of course. With a small e, "earth" can refer to soil.
Urth
Earf
Uerth

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Which of these words does not look wrong?
Gyv
Give
To "give" means to freely hand over or transfer the possession of something to someone. Please give us the correct answers on this quiz.
Giv
Gife

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Can you tell us which of these words is spelled the right way?
Naiyl
Neil
Nayl
Nail
A "nail" is a slender piece of metal with a wide, flat head and a pointed tip. It's also the horny sheath which protects the upper end of each finger and toe.

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What is the correct spelling of this word?
Speill
Spel
Xpell
Spell
A "spell" is a series of spoken word(s) which holds magical powers; a state of enchantment, or a strong attraction. Of course you must "spell" it correctly.

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Of the options below, which word is spelled the right way?
Eigt
Eight
Eight is the number which is one more than seven and the difference between two and ten. It is also the square root of 64.
Aeght
Ayt

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Choose the correct spelling from the options.
Countree
Cuntry
Cuntree
Country
A "country" is a political nation occupying a particular territory which has its government; the rural districts and settlements situated outside of large cities, towns or the capital. What country are you from?

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Which of these words is spelled correctly?
Freind
Frend
Friend
A friend is defined as a person with whom one shares a platonic, mutual bond of affection. Your friend is your comrade and your buddy, your pal.
Frehnd

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Pick the word that has no errors in its spelling.
Edje
Edge
An "edge" is defined as the outside border where an object, surface, or shape begins or ends. While taking this quiz, don't lose your edge!
Eddge
Edj

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Why don't you tell us which of these words looks correct?
Eyes
"Eyes" is a pair of spherical organs of sight which certain organisms use to see. Parts of the eye includes the iris, retina, pupil and lens.
Eyez
Iez
Ayez

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Identify the correctly spelled word out of the bunch.
Father
"Father" is the relation of a man to his biological or adopted child or children. It is also a title or type of address used for priests, pastors, ministers or preachers.
Fahthur
Furtheir
Fader

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Which of these words has no errors?
Ghold
Gohld
Gold
"Gold" is a shiny precious metal with a deep yellow tone. It has the atomic number 79 and is used in jewelry, decorations, coins or dentures.
Golld

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Of the options, which one is right?
Foks
Focks
Forx
Fox
A "fox" is carnivorous wild canine with a bushy tail, large erect ears and a pointed muzzle. The word can also describe a clever or sly person.

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Which of these would be correct on a spelling test?
Kyind
Kind
To be "kind" means to have a generous, friendly and compassionate nature. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
Kynd
Kiynd

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Which of these words does not look wrong?
Gruop
Group
A "group" is a class of people, things or animals that are placed in the same category due to a unifying relationship. Which music group is your favorite?
Groop
Grooup

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Can you tell us which of these words is spelled the right way?
Snow
"Snow" is frozen atmospheric water vapor in the form of small white crystals or flakes which forms a white layer on the ground. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Sno
Snoo
Snouw

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What is the correct spelling of this word?
Peeple
People
"People" is the collective term used to describe two or more human beings; the populace (men, women and children) of an ethnic group, community, country or nation. Focus on this quiz, people.
Pepl
Peepull

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Of the options below, which word is spelled the right way?
Wark
Wallk
Wawk
Walk
To "walk" means to move or trudge at regular and steady pace, setting each foot on the ground one at a time. Synonyms include stride, stroll, patrol, wander, tread, roam, advance and trek.

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Choose the correct spelling from the options.
Whatch
Wotch
Watsh
Watch
To "watch" means to observe or peer at someone or something attentively; to stand guard or be on the lookout for danger; to keep a close eye on something or someone in case of change. Watch out for spelling errors.

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Which of these words is spelled correctly?
Syn
Sin
Siygn
Sign
A "sign" is a gesture which expresses a command. As a verb, it means to write down one's signature or communicate by sign language.

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Pick the word that has no errors in its spelling.
Often
"Often" refers to the frequent or repeated occurrence of an event or action. Do you come here often?
Offten
Oftun
Offtun

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Why don't you tell us which of these words looks correct?
Mather
Mother
"Mother" is the relation of a woman to her biological or adopted child or children. Don't ask your mother for help with this quiz.
Muther
Mothur

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Identify the correctly spelled word out of the bunch.
Wortuh
Walter
Water
"Water" is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and transparent liquid with the chemical compound of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Water boils at 100°C and freezes at 0°C.
Watuh

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Which of these words has no errors?
Dor
Dourr
Dawr
Door
A door is a hinged, revolving sliding man-made barrier which allows one into a building or room, or keeps them out. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Of the options, which one is right?
Listen
To "listen" means to pay thoughtful attention to a sound, something or someone; to give or lend an ear to someone. Always listen to good advice.
Lissen
Lisen
Listun

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Which of these elementary school words would be correct on a spelling test?
Catch
To "catch" means to intercept and take hold of something which has been thrown. Do you catch my drift?
Catsh
Ketch
Katch

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Which of these words does not look wrong?
Wereld
Wuhld
World
The "world" is the entire Earth with all of its inhabitants, countries and all the things upon it. A globe is a spherical map of the world.
Werld

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