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81 Spelling Bee quizzes and 1,134 Spelling Bee trivia questions.
  A Spelling Bee that Stings   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Choose the correct spelling for each word.
Average, 15 Qns, Astrix, Apr 27 22
Apr 27 22
55678 plays
  The Ultimate Spelling Bee Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not unusual words, everyday words that always require a quick check of the dictionary for correct spelling.
Average, 10 Qns, nutmeglad, Feb 16 18
Feb 16 18
24369 plays
  Which Is The Correct Spelling?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the correct spelling?
Easier, 10 Qns, rmillar, Feb 14 16
19321 plays
  Common Misspellings   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Common Misspellings by High School and College Students: Are you familiar with the most common spelling demons? Test yourself on the first 25 of 100 words.
Average, 25 Qns, Salad78, Apr 20 22
Apr 20 22
25139 plays
  What's my Correct Spelling?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each question find the correct spelling?. Don't use a dictionary.
Easier, 10 Qns, adrian8338, Feb 12 13
21868 plays
  Robyn's Apparently Average Spelling Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'm a pretty good speller, but I got these 15 words wrong in an online quiz on an educational website. Choose the correctly-spelled version. (These are American English spellings.)
Average, 15 Qns, robynraymer, Dec 20 20
Dec 20 20
16047 plays
  15 Choose the correct spelling! Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This test gives four suggested spellings for each word listed. Choose the spelling you know to be correct and mark your answer accordingly.
Average, 15 Qns, cindynlace, Nov 07 21
Nov 07 21
14219 plays
  Commonly Misspelled Words   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are some of the more commonly misspelled words in the English language. Can you pick out the correct spelling?
Average, 15 Qns, wahoowa94, Feb 11 20
Feb 11 20
13508 plays
  Spelling editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Author and linguist Mario Pei once declared, "English spelling is the world's most awful mess." Here are some random bits of trivia about English orthography that try to make some sense of the mess.
Average, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Apr 08 23
jmorrow editor
Apr 08 23
5822 plays
  You Say 'Aluminum', I Say 'Aluminium'   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's call the whole thing off... Ahem. There are some notable differences in spelling for some words between the American and British vocabulary. Think you can spell well? Come on in and find out. There's a UK bias, but don't let that put you off. ;)
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Aug 28 11
eburge gold member
5156 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Another commonly misspelled word due to variant pronunciations, this word means "in reduced size or scale".

From Quiz "Commonly Misspelled Words"

  Hard-To-Spell Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Definitions are given for words which are often spelled incorrectly. Your task is to determine the word, then enter the correct spelling. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Dec 07 19
Dec 07 19
15990 plays
  I Can't Believe I Misspelled That, Too!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second quiz of my "misspelled" series. All you have to do is pick the correct spelling. This version covers the letters J-R. The correct words have American English spellings. Please check a dictionary before sending corrections!
Easier, 10 Qns, simplyashez, Aug 04 23
Aug 04 23
7284 plays
  Restaurant Spelling Bee   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're about to open a large, international restaurant. The chefs are ready, and the food, drinks and tables have arrived. All you need to do is proofread the menus. Can you spell your way out of a wet profiterole?
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Feb 01 17
Tizzabelle gold member
3275 plays
  U. S. Military Spelling Bee   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz. It's on the spelling of miscellaneous military related words. I enjoyed making this quiz and I hope you enjoy taking it!
Easier, 10 Qns, CynthMatt, Mar 12 21
Mar 12 21
8343 plays
  Misspelled Food and Drink   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your spelling on these well known words relating to food and drink.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Aug 20 10
8370 plays
Can You Define These Words
  Can You Define These Words?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten words I'd never heard of until recently. Do you know their meanings? I certainly didn't. These are tough, the pictured clues may help.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 23 16
Creedy gold member
2208 plays
  Frequently Misspelled Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a word and you choose the best way to spell it. Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Jun 25 19
Jun 25 19
7785 plays
  A Spell Abroad   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm having a holiday overseas and am so excited I can't think straight. Can you spell out to me what I need to do before I leave?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, leith90, Apr 19 19
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Very Easy
leith90 gold member
Apr 19 19
1301 plays
  Spellbound by "The Sound of Music"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was nuts about "The Sound of Music" movie, growing up. Now I am grown up, I'm still nuts about it, plus I love spelling. This is a spelling bee for "Sound of Music" lovers!
Easier, 10 Qns, emli, Nov 23 20
Nov 23 20
7205 plays
  Spelling Bee Winning Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This will quiz you over some of the winning words for the "Scripps National Spelling Bee."
Average, 10 Qns, jj137, Jul 24 13
9064 plays
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the SILENT letter to the correct word, e.g., 'W' would go with wrench (but it's not in the quiz).
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Apr 01 16
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7
Very Easy
1507 plays
  Spelling "B"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You know the drill...match the correct spelling to the definition of these 'b' words.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 28 16
1410 plays
  Spelling Bee in Your Bonnet   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Put on your best Easter bonnet and test your spelling and fashion knowledge with this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Aug 06 10
Tizzabelle gold member
3862 plays
  Letters Easily Mixed Up: Easily Misspelled Words 1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can answer these questions on words that can easily trip you up, usually by confusing just a few letters. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, Jan 20 24
runaway_drive gold member
Jan 20 24
6266 plays
  Klutzy Krazy Kooky K's   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your spelling on these words beginning with the letter 'k'.
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 04 14
1604 plays
  I Can't Believe I Misspelled That!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you will find 10 words that are often misspelled. All you have to do is pick the correct spelling. This version covers letters A-I. (The correct words are American English spelling.)
Easier, 10 Qns, simplyashez, May 14 17
May 14 17
5604 plays
  -ance or -ence ?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a spelling quiz. Is it '-ance' or is it '-ence'?. Use the correct spelling to finish the word. Add the ending 'ance' or 'ence'. There may be some new words here for you, too. (No Cheating ! Hide your dictionary !)
Average, 20 Qns, Pat6789, Sep 29 17
Sep 29 17
13247 plays
  Why Does Spell Check Hate Me So?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I thought I was such a good speller, but spell check doesn't seem to think so. Help me find the right words, will you?
Average, 10 Qns, arthurdent001, Dec 06 15
1740 plays
  Spelling 'B'   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a 15-question quiz that's Spelling and Vocabulary all in one! I'll give you the meaning of the word, and you pick the correct spelling of it. Oh, and all those words begin with the letter 'B'! So 'B' patient and have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, Ace417, Aug 26 22
Aug 26 22
9159 plays
  Fix the Car, But Don't Misspell It   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Getting your car repaired can be confusing enough; at least the shop should be able to spell the part names correctly. Can you correctly spell the names of some common problem areas of automobiles? U.S. spellings used.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Nov 16 15
Very Easy
CmdrK gold member
1704 plays
  Medical Conditions Spelling Bee    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains the names of different medical conditions. How many of them do you know how to spell?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Trufflesss, Mar 08 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11
Very Easy
Trufflesss gold member
Mar 08 20
984 plays
  Please Spell Me Right    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz in this category and it's very easy, at least it was supposed to be! I hope you like it and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, nataliejosh, Sep 18 17
Sep 18 17
7185 plays
  Spelling Bee Multiple Choice Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heere's the deel if yu like two spel. I'll give a hinte and yu pic witch werd is the won spelld rite. Remembur yor speling! (...mabee i shood tak this teste...)
Average, 10 Qns, Ace417, Oct 20 17
Oct 20 17
11788 plays
  Choose the correct spelling! Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi! This is another spelling quiz to test how well you know your spelling. (Well, that was kind of obvious.) Anyways, good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, lizzie465, Dec 31 15
8257 plays
  Pitfalls For Hasty Spellers.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some words tend to be misspelled more often than others. Of course there is software nowadays that helps us to avoid such pitfalls. For this quiz, it is suggested you check how proficient you are *without* such aids.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 20 24
Jan 20 24
10085 plays
  Spell Geo, Spell    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The words in this quiz are used in Geography. Can you spell them all?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Verne47, Jul 25 16
Very Easy
1091 plays
  It Seems Too Easy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Easy" is an easy word to spell but how will you fare with these words which relate to it but are a little trickier?
Easier, 10 Qns, Doenutty, Nov 18 13
Doenutty gold member
2774 plays
  Spelling Demons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Spelling demons are words that are spelled right, even though they look wrong. Are these words spelled right?
Average, 10 Qns, veronicastarr, Sep 22 11
6480 plays
  They Got a Vowel Right!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You have to wonder if people are aware of spellcheckers, or do they just assume a few random vowels or consonants in the right place will do? These are some real misspellings I ran across on the Internet, it shouldn't be too hard to figure them out.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, markswood, Nov 13 21
Very Easy
markswood gold member
Nov 13 21
1420 plays
  Commonly Misspelled American Place Names   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Due to the popularity of "Commonly Misspelled Country Names", I decided to make a quiz on often misspelled places in the U.S. It has cities and states.
Average, 10 Qns, shahzy1022, Aug 14 15
2987 plays
  STILL Ten MORE Words That Make Me Stop to Think   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
before I put them down in ink. We left off at J on the last quiz, so let us see if there are any more hard-to-spell words in the rest of the alphabet. Ones we haven't already worked on, that is. Remember, US English.
Easier, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jan 18 18
Jan 18 18
2272 plays
  ANOTHER Ten Words That Make Me Stop To Think...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
before I put them down in ink. Here are ten more rather difficult words to correctly spell, starting with "U" where we left off on the last quiz. See if you can get all of them right.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Aug 11 12
2190 plays
  YET Even MORE Words That Make Me Stop to Think   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before I put them down in ink. I didn't realize how many words in American English were hard to spell without thinking about them. Let's see how you do on this list of them, starting again with "A".
Easier, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Feb 23 23
Feb 23 23
2592 plays
  More Words That Make Me Stop and Think..    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before I Put Them Down in Ink. Here are more words that a lot of us have to stop to think about before writing them. Choose the correct one to write. (US English spellings.)
Easier, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Dec 30 11
1986 plays
  Spelling Bee: Dog Breeds Edition   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Spellings are based on American, AKC spellings. However, there are no instances where a correct spelling for another country is used as an incorrect spelling.
Average, 10 Qns, remobec, Jul 10 18
Jul 10 18
3964 plays
  No Time for Sargents    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Sergeant" is a word that is commonly spelt wrong. In a poll by of 5000 people in the UK they listed the 10 most commonly misspelt words in the UK. All you have to do is pick out the word that is spelt correctly. UK spelling applies.
Easier, 10 Qns, pmarney, Aug 07 22
pmarney gold member
Aug 07 22
1286 plays
  I Know it, But Have Trouble Spelling it!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a list of well known places that, for some, are a challenge to spell correctly. Even with the different choices, can you pick the correct spelling?
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Sep 11 20
786 plays
  Winning National Spelling Bee Words    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A Spelling Bee, choose the correct word spelling from the list of four. All of the words are Winning National Spelling Bee words. I'll give you the first dictionary definition, unfortunately I can't give the pronunciation. Definitions taken from the Abri
Average, 15 Qns, googoodoll1020, Oct 21 22
Oct 21 22
8482 plays
  Commonly Misspelled Country Names   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It is sad how some countries names are often misspelled. Do you think you can spell them right? Note: Please use the English spelling for all these countries.
Average, 10 Qns, shahzy1022, Jun 14 20
Jun 14 20
3262 plays
  Commonly Misspelled English Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of us have difficulty with the correct spelling of certain English words, even those in common usage. Try your hand with the following and see how you fare.
Average, 10 Qns, moonraker2, Apr 19 19
moonraker2 gold member
Apr 19 19
643 plays
  Did I Spell That Right?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the simplest words in the English language can leave a person wondering whether they spelled them correctly. No matter how often you see them, they somehow don't look "right". Here are ten examples.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Oct 10 19
windrush gold member
Oct 10 19
538 plays
  A Rather Simple Spelling Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Read the definition for the lesser-known words and choose the correct spelling. The more common words don't have definitions.
Average, 10 Qns, mungar, Apr 20 20
Apr 20 20
7526 plays
  I Before E Except After C, What A Weird Society    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of us remember the old spelling rule, "i" before "e" except after "c" or when sounded as "a" as in "neighbor" or "weigh." There are MANY exceptions to the rule, however. Let's see how many you recognize.
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Oct 03 19
shuehorn gold member
Oct 03 19
835 plays
  Spelling Test : Part One    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with words most of us have come across in our lifetimes. But can you spell them right? Let's find out! [Warning: Some words can be really frustrating.]
Average, 10 Qns, navonil1, Aug 30 23
Aug 30 23
2924 plays
  Misspelled Plants and Shrubs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your spelling on these well known plants and shrubs.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Oct 19 15
1621 plays
  I Know It, But Spelling It?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a list of well known locations that for some are a challenge to spell correctly. Even with the different choices, can you pick the correct one?
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 25 20
Oct 25 20
528 plays
  Letter Choices    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a simple game where you choose the correct letter that is missing from the word.
Average, 10 Qns, Akiko, Mar 12 14
6586 plays
  Misspelled British Place Names   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let me test you on how well you know your spelling of British place names.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 12 13
1709 plays
  How Do You Spell Me?    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
In each exercise there is a meaning and then you have to select the word that has been spelled correctly. These are very hard words.
Average, 5 Qns, adrian8338, Mar 14 12
7813 plays
  Musical Terminology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's see how good you are at spelling some musical terms of Italian origin used in English. I give you the definition and four possible answers. And if your musical knowledge is sound as a bell, it will not be difficult to pick the right one!
Average, 10 Qns, polpetta2, Apr 27 23
Apr 27 23
2943 plays
  Spelling Using Pronunciation and Origin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try spelling these words given the pronunciation and the origin of each word. Pronunciation comes from the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, and American spelling is used. Now, step up to the microphone, because it's your turn to spell!
Average, 10 Qns, Geomathster, Jun 18 20
Jun 18 20
856 plays
  And Even MORE Words That Make Me Stop...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
to Think Before They Get Put Down In Ink! I didn't realize there were so many words that made me hesitate. No wonder it takes me so long to write letters! Again, US spelling.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Feb 02 12
1236 plays
  Life's Little Ups And Downs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During her life, Lannie has experienced many high and low points - life's little ups and downs. You need to select the correct word to describe each of the following situations.
Easier, 10 Qns, shuttlemania, Oct 07 14
1051 plays
  The Words That Make Me Stop and Think...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before I Put Them Down in Ink. The title says it all. These are words that a lot of us have to think about before writing them. Choose the correct one to write. (US spellings.)
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Mar 30 20
Mar 30 20
2080 plays
  Can You Win the Scripps Spelling Bee?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Scripps National Spelling Bee has been a national pastime for the US. Can you spell the winning words?
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, Sep 05 23
Sep 05 23
1885 plays
  Letters Easily Mixed Up: Easily Misspelled Words 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can answer these questions on another set of words that can easily trip you up, usually by confusing just a few letters. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, Mar 09 21
runaway_drive gold member
Mar 09 21
1670 plays
  Can You Spell Me?    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
In each exercise there is a meaning. Select the word that is correctly spelt. The words in this quiz are very difficult.
Average, 5 Qns, adrian8338, Apr 09 10
5218 plays
  More Letters Than Fingers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try to spell these words that have at least eleven letters. All definitions from "Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary" Unabridged Second Edition.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 26 10
illiniman14 gold member
3855 plays
  Winning Words of Previous National Spelling Bees    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All words are those that have won past Scripps National Spelling Bees. I will supply you with each word's part of speech, definition, and the year it was the winning words. You will find that some of the words vary immensely in difficulty levels...
Average, 10 Qns, Nickzdabomb, Oct 05 18
Oct 05 18
2359 plays
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Spelling Bee Trivia Questions

1. This is a 15th century Inca citadel found in Peru. How do you spell it?

From Quiz
I Know It, But Spelling It?

Answer: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu sits on a pointed mountain ridge at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is believed to have been founded in 1450 and abandoned in 1572 around the time of the Spanish conquest. It was brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian and explorer, Hirham Bingham. It is believed that in the Quechua language, the word "machu" means "old" and "pikchu" has various meanings, including "pyramid" or "cone". It can basically be understood to be "old mountain".

2. What is the spelling of a dermatological condition in which the skin becomes itchy, rough, red, and cracked?

From Quiz Medical Conditions Spelling Bee

Answer: Eczema

Eczema is a term for several conditions which cause dry, itchy, red skin. It is common on the arms, elbows, knees, hands, and legs. Fortunately, eczema isn't contagious. If you have the condition, see your doctor.

3. If I'm to travel to another country, I need an official document with a mug shot inside that says I am who I say I am. What is the first thing on my list?

From Quiz A Spell Abroad

Answer: Passport

The word has origins in the French 'passer' meaning to pass or step, and the French 'port' for shipping port. My passport has arrived from the government so now I can travel. And since it is valid for ten years I can travel as much as I can afford. On the cover is the Australian Coat of Arms and inside is the dreaded mug shot and all my personal details. There's a microchip imbedded into the passport so I can clear the Australian airports quickly. Happy days!

4. How would you describe boastful behavior?

From Quiz Spelling "B"

Answer: braggadocio

Braggadocio originally comes from the boastful character in Edmund Spencer's "Faerie Queen" (1590) who is a braggart. Braggadocio is also used in 'rap' where the MC is bragging and boasting about his superior powers in regard to, e.g., physical strength, sexual ability or wealth.

5. Originally, air and gasoline/petrol were mixed in which automobile engine's device?

From Quiz Fix the Car, But Don't Misspell It

Answer: carburetor

Carburetors were the original device to supply the air/fuel mixture to an engine. They have been mostly replaced by fuel injection.

6. A sign in a store on a particular display says "Holloween Clearance". What should it have said?

From Quiz They Got a Vowel Right!

Answer: Halloween Clearance

Most likely this was an innocent typo made in a hurry by a harassed store worker without proofreading it. It's probably safe to say we've all done that. Of course it should be Hallowe'en as it is a contraction of All Hallows' Eve (or Evening) that precedes All Hallows' Day (my birthday), but Halloween is considered a correct contemporary spelling.

7. What word is this? Pronunciation: (eye-am) Origin: Greek to Latin to English

From Quiz Spelling Using Pronunciation and Origin

Answer: iamb

This word refers to a two-syllable segment in poetry in which the second syllable is accented. The word came from the Greek "iambos" to the Latin "iambus". "Iambus" was first used in English in the 1580s, and its shortened form, "iamb", was first used around 1840.

8. Which 'k' word is a compulsive thief?

From Quiz Klutzy Krazy Kooky K's

Answer: Kleptomaniac

A kleptomaniac has the strong urge to steal all the time without any reason. The actress Winona Ryder was caught shoplifting several times, and therefore she was a kleptomaniac.

9. Tarquin, the sommelier, wants to ensure your patrons have the best selection of beverages available. This includes pre-dinner drinks to whet the diners' appetites. How should Tarquin spell the pre-dinner drinks section of the menu?

From Quiz Restaurant Spelling Bee

Answer: Aperitif

Aperitif comes from the Latin word 'aperire' meaning 'to open'. An aperitif indeed 'opens' the meal, as it is served prior to the meal to whet the diner's appetite for what is about to come. Usually a dry drink, anything from champagne, vermouth, gin to dry sherry may be served as aperitifs. Sweeter drinks such as brandy or sweet sherry might be taken after a meal as a 'digestif', i.e. as an aid to digestion.

10. The first word means an action which requires no physical or mental exertion whatsoever.

From Quiz It Seems Too Easy

Answer: Effortless

Ah if only more things in life were effortless, but I suppose that would lead to a possibly boring existence.

11. This word was number 10 in the survey and means "not needed or essential". What is the correct spelling of this word?

From Quiz No Time for Sargents

Answer: Unnecessary

"Unecessary" as a common misspelling of "unnecessary" is used by 13% of people whilst the option "unneccessary" is used by 12%.

12. This often-used "U" word basically means "excessive". It also rhymes with Grand Coulee, a dam on the Columbia River.

From Quiz ANOTHER Ten Words That Make Me Stop To Think...

Answer: unduly

The word comes from the Old English "undewely" in roughly 1350 to 1400, from "un" meaning "not" and "duly", meaning "right and proper". That's rather straightforward, isn't it?

13. The title of this quiz actually contains one of the words that is an exception to the "i" before "e" except after "c" rule: "society." Why does this word NOT follow the norm?

From Quiz I Before E Except After C, What A Weird Society

Answer: The letters "i" and "e" are in different syllables, so the combination doesn't have to follow the rule.

This rule applies to "i" and "e" only when they appear in the same syllable. Thus, "niece" follows the rule because the "i" is before the "e" and it is a one-syllable word. "Receive" follows the rule because the "e" and "i" are in a single syllable which begins with a "c." If only the rule were this simple to apply all the time...

14. K - This is what you are when you know a lot about a subject, which means you'll no doubt get this answer correct.

From Quiz STILL Ten MORE Words That Make Me Stop to Think

Answer: knowledgeable

The word "knowledge" comes from the Middle English and was first used in the 14th century. The "able" was a form that was added and its first known use was in 1829.

15. In our last quiz we stopped with "t" so we might as well begin with "u". This word means "having the agreement of all involved". What is it, please?

From Quiz And Even MORE Words That Make Me Stop...

Answer: unanimous

The word comes from the Latin "unanimus" meaning "unus" (one) and "animus" (mind). The first known use was in 1624.

16. Since the last quiz stopped with a "J", we'll begin this one with a "K". What is a name for a place where a child often goes to school before starting first grade?

From Quiz More Words That Make Me Stop and Think..

Answer: kindergarten

This word comes from the German and, according to Webster, was first used about 1852. It means "child" and "garden", which is most likely why we are often confused about its spelling.

17. We'll start with "A". What is the correct spelling of a gizmo that is made for a particular use?

From Quiz The Words That Make Me Stop and Think...

Answer: apparatus

It comes from the Latin "apparare", meaning to appear or to perform.

18. Frank Neuhauser won the first Bee in 1925 with this word meaning a plant of the iris family with sword shaped leaves.

From Quiz Can You Win the Scripps Spelling Bee?

Answer: gladiolus

Frank Neuhauser was from Louisville, Kentucky. The winners of the '26, '37, and '38 Bees were also from Louisville.

19. What is the correct spelling for this plant which is associated with Christmas?

From Quiz Misspelled Plants and Shrubs

Answer: Poinsettia

Poinsettia is native to Central America and Mexico. At least 12 hours of darkness is required for the leaves to turn into a flaming red shade. In the USA, 12th December is National Poinsettia Day.

20. What is the spelling for this French soup?

From Quiz Misspelled Food and Drink

Answer: Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise is a soup made with chicken stock, onions, leeks, potatoes and cream. It can be eaten either hot or cold.

21. This is an historic market town on the west coast of Wales. What is the correct spelling?

From Quiz Misspelled British Place Names

Answer: Aberystwyth

The town is a holiday resort with a pier and beaches. An electric cliff railway takes you to the top of Constitution Hill where you can see Snowdonia on a clear day.

22. A sport played between two teams using a stick and a ball.

From Quiz Spelling Test : Part One

Answer: Lacrosse

Lacrosse is of French origin. It is derived from "la" (the) and "crosse", (stick).

23. This hat is synonymous with the Australian country lifestyle. Made of rabbit fur felt, they have been made in Australia since the 1870s.

From Quiz Spelling Bee in Your Bonnet

Answer: Akubra

The Akubra company makes over 100 different styles of hat now. The company was started by Benjamin Dunkerley in the 1870s and is now owned by his descendants. Akubra supplied many of the slouch hats worn by Australian diggers in World War I. The Akubra hats you might have seen with corks attached to the brim with string are pretty much history. I've certainly never seen one in real life but they did exist in times gone by.

24. How would one correctly spell the largest city in Wisconsin?

From Quiz Commonly Misspelled American Place Names

Answer: Milwaukee

Milwaukee has only one "l" and has a "w" after the "l". It's a city located in the mid-west on Lake Michigan.

25. How would I spell the tiny country located between Austria and Switzerland correctly?

From Quiz Commonly Misspelled Country Names

Answer: Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a European country located in the Alps. Its capital is Vaduz.

26. This word, a synonym for graveyard, has its origins in the Latin word coemétérium and the Greek word koimétrion, meaning "a sleeping place."

From Quiz Commonly Misspelled Words

Answer: cemetery

An easy way to remember how to spell it, is to remember it contains all e's. Stephen King certainly didn't help those spellers out there with his novel "Pet Sematary."

27. A method of playing an orchestral string instrument. Instead of using the bow, the performer plucks the desired string with a finger.

From Quiz Musical Terminology

Answer: Pizzicato

Example: The "Pizzicato" Polka by Johann Strauss.

28. An adjective describing something that will burn. How do you spell in-FLAM-a-bull?

From Quiz Spelling Bee

Answer: inflammable

Inflammable can also be used to describe an easily excitable person.

29. (n)In biology, the formative substance which produces cells.

From Quiz More Letters Than Fingers

Answer: cytoblastema

30. Select the correct spelling.

From Quiz Common Misspellings

Answer: accommodate

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