Heteronym: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What does the prefix 'hetero' mean in 'heteronym'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and interpret examples of heteronyms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Meaning of the prefix 'hetero'
  • Finding context clues
  • Examples of heteronyms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding heteronyms and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify heteronyms in provided examples

Additional Learning

To learn more about English, review the accompanying lesson titled Heteronym: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define heteronym
  • Understand the meaning of 'context'
  • Identify and interpret examples of heteronyms