So You Think You Can Spell?
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SPELL?
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TEST ANSWERS

Answers  to "Back-cover Quiz"

Choose the correct spelling in each line:

1.  a. herculian  b. herculeian  c. herculaean  d. herculean
herculean

2.  a. passamentery  b. passementerie  c. passimenterie  d. passimentery
passementerie

3.  a. strycknine  b. strichnine  c. strychnine  d. strichnyne
strychnine

4.  a. tynitis  b. tinnitus  c. tinitus  d. tinitis
tinnitus

5.  a. bonnehommie  b. bonhommie  c. bonhomie  d. bonnehomie
bonhomie

6.  a. tamboureen  b. tamboreen  c. tamborine  d. tambourine
tambourine

7.  a. quizling  b. quisling  c. quissling  d. quizzling
quisling

8.  a. centinnary  b. centennary  c. centenary  d. centenery
centenary

9.  a. aolian  b. aolean  c. aeolian  d. aolaean
aeolian

10.  a. zigurat  b. zigurrat  c. ziggerat  d. ziggurat 
ziggurat

Answers to "More from the Book"
 

from Multiple Choice 11

a. nimiety   b. nemiety   c. nimmiety   d. numiety
a. nimiety

from Say It and Spell It 2

NUN-kyu-pay-tiv ____________

(in law, oral rather than in writing)
nuncupative

from Field Test 2: Fine Arts

a. uraeus   b. eureus   c. ureus

(serpent  symbol of the ancient Egyptians)
a. uraeus

from One-Syllable Words

FIZ ____________

(face or countenance)
phiz

from World Geography

a. Lichtenstein   b. Liechtenstein   c. Leichtenstein
b. Liechtenstein

from Doubled Letter or No

pasttime   pastime
pastime

from No, No, No – Yes! 1

These spellings are incorrect. Write in the correct one.

tattarsall  tatersall  tattersal
tattersall 

Three-Word Quizzicle 18

jee-AHD-es-ee ____________

(mathematics branch dealing with the dimensions and shape of the earth)

thee-AHD-es-ee ____________

(defense of God’s goodness while acknowledging the existence of evil)

PLOOR-uh-see ____________

(membrane inflammation on the surface of the lung)
geodesy, theodicy, pleurisy

from Say It and Spell It 4

uh-PIS-kuh-put ____________

(hierarchy of bishops)
episcopate

from Field Test 3: Natural Sciences

a. selinoddessy   b. selenodesy   c. selenoddesy

(study  and measurement of the moon’s surface and gravitational field)
b. selenodesy

from –Er or –Or 2

Complete the correct spelling by filling in the space with er or or.

extrapolat ___
or

from Two Words or One 1

sea bird   seabird
seabird

Five-Word Quizzicle 25

pas-TEESH ____________

(stylistic imitation or eclectic artistic composition)

PAST-ees ____________

(small meat pies)

puh-TIS-uh-ree ____________

(French pastry shop)

PAYS-lees ____________

(fabrics with a pattern of small curved figures)

pas-TEES ____________

(French anise-flavored liqueur)
pastiche, pasties, patisserie, paisleys, pastis

from No, No, No – Yes! 3

These spellings are incorrect. Write in the correct one.

amarillus   ammarylus   amarylis
amaryllis

from Spell the Plural

What is the plural form of the word?

klezmer ____________
klezmorim

from Accent Mark or None

Place accent marks (or diacritics) where called for.

tete-a-tete
tęte-ŕ-tęte

from Say It and Spell It 13

fa-ruh-SAY-iz-um ____________

(unctuous hypocrisy)
pharisaism

from Multiple Choice 14

a. jelignite   b. gelignite   c. gellignite   d. jellignite

(type of dynamite)
b. gelignite

from Scrabbley Jumble

Rearrange the letters to form a word whose meaning accords with the definition.

ionsnaittrua ____________

(renovation or restoration)
instauration

from American Cities

a. Scheboygun   b. Scheboygan   c. Sheboygun   d. Sheboygan
d. Sheboygan

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