Spelling Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why didn't the 't' double when the word light changes to lighten?

Question 2 2. Why are the final consonants in 'idealism' and 'terrorize' not doubled?

Question 3 3. Which is not a rule for changing the spelling when adding suffixes beginning with vowels?

Question 4 4. Which word uses a suffix?

Question 5 5. Which rule makes excuse change to excusable when the suffix is added?

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Question 6 6. If your doctor wants a drug that reduces swelling, he will name it by using the prefix 'anti' and the root word 'inflammatory'. Which of the following choices would be the correct way to spell that word?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'un' with the word 'natural'?

Question 8 8. Which of the following choices represents the correct way to combine the prefix 'anti' with the root word 'matter'?

Question 9 9. Which would be the correct way to combine the prefix 'dis' with the root word 'satisfy'?

Question 10 10. Which of the following would be the correct spelling of the word that combines the prefix 'self' with the root word 'assured'?

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Question 11 11. What is the suffix in the word 'telecommunication'?

Question 12 12. What is the root of the word 'reaction'?

Question 13 13. Which can sometimes stand on its own?

Question 14 14. Which is not a word part?

Question 15 15. What is the prefix in the word 'inventor'?

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Question 16 16. Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 19 19. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 20 20. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Spelling Basics 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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