English Spelling Rules & Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One of the general English spelling rules is: I before E except after:

Question 2 2. One of the general English spelling rules is: S never follows:

Question 3 3. One of the general English spelling rules is: Double the consonant when adding a suffix that starts with:

Question 4 4. When a word ends in DGE, it often sounds like what letter?

Question 5 5. Words that share the same sound, but not the same meaning are:

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Question 6 6.

Fill in the blank with the correct homophone.

Once the colors change, the maple tree loses _____ leaves.

Question 7 7.

Fill in the blank with the correct homophone.

A three-day weekend is always better than a _____-day weekend!

Question 8 8.

Fill in the blank with the right homophone:

During the autumn in New England, many trees' leaves change _____ color.

Question 9 9.

What is the meaning of the homograph 'fish' in the following sentence?

Roaming the forest for food, the bear stopped to fish at the edge of the lake.

Question 10 10.

What is the meaning of the homograph 'run' in the following sentence?

Derek went for a run after school to train for his race.

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Question 11 11.

What is the meaning of the homograph 'rings' in the following sentence?

The church rings the bell at noon.

Question 12 12. What does using context clues while reading mean?

Question 13 13. Which word has an irregular spelling for the plural form?

Question 14 14. What type of word names two or more objects?

Question 15 15. When do you change the spelling to -ves for plural nouns?

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Question 16 16. To make it plural, for which word would you change the y to an i and then add -es?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 19 19. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

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Question 21 21. What's the best mnemonic device for remembering the phrase 'all right.'?

Question 22 22. What is a great spelling mnemonic device for the word 'candidate'?

Question 23 23. What is one mnemonic trick you can use to remember how to spell the word 'believe'?

Question 24 24. What's the spelling mnemonic device for the word 'laboratory'?

Question 25 25. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

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Question 26 26. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Question 27 27. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 28 28. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT one of the three letters that are doubled when at the end of a single-syllable word?

Question 30 30. Fill in the blank with the correct homophone. _____ trip to Yellowstone National Park will be amazing!

English Spelling Rules & Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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