11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -igh (Questions)

In this spelling quiz, you are going to get some practice in spelling words that use '-igh-' for the long 'i' sound, e.g. 'light', 'bright' and 'flight'. These words are used quite frequently in English, so make sure that you know how to spell them.

Lots of words that have 'igh' in them end with the letter 't'. And many, many words have the 'ight' sound - but not all are spelt like that. Is it 'quite right' or 'quight rite'? You should know the first version is correct, although you may be surprised that rite is an actual word. It means a ceremony, custom or act. Good spelling is a real bonus in the working world, so keep on playing these 11-plus quizzes (and our others on the website) until you are a spelling wizard!

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1. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] kneight
[ ] knight
[ ] knite
[ ] knieght
2. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] haeght
[ ] hight
[ ] height
[ ] hieght
3. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] seigh
[ ] saeigh
[ ] siegh
[ ] sigh
4. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] tieght
[ ] teight
[ ] tight
[ ] taeight
5. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] twilight
[ ] twileight
[ ] twilaight
[ ] twilieght
6. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] frieght
[ ] frite
[ ] fryte
[ ] fright
7. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] seight
[ ] sight
[ ] saight
[ ] sieght
8. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] thigh
[ ] thi
[ ] theigh
[ ] thiegh
9. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] delight
[ ] delite
[ ] deleight
[ ] delaight
10. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] fite
[ ] fight
[ ] feight
[ ] faight
11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -igh (Answers)
1. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] kneight
[x] knight
[ ] knite
[ ] knieght
The knight in his shining armour
2. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] haeght
[ ] hight
[x] height
[ ] hieght
Her height was taller than average
3. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] seigh
[ ] saeigh
[ ] siegh
[x] sigh
They gave a sigh of relief
4. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] tieght
[ ] teight
[x] tight
[ ] taeight
The deadline was tight, but they made it in the end
5. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] twilight
[ ] twileight
[ ] twilaight
[ ] twilieght
At twilight, she heard an owl hooting
6. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] frieght
[ ] frite
[ ] fryte
[x] fright
That was a fright!
7. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] seight
[x] sight
[ ] saight
[ ] sieght
Sight and site are both correct words - with different meanings
8. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] thigh
[ ] thi
[ ] theigh
[ ] thiegh
His thigh muscles were strong
9. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] delight
[ ] delite
[ ] deleight
[ ] delaight
Her delight was to watch the puppies play
10. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] fite
[x] fight
[ ] feight
[ ] faight
The fight kicked off that evening