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Compound Words 2

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Compound Words 2

Compound words are made when two words are joined to form a new word.

In this series of 11-plus verbal reasoning quizzes you have to find one word from each group of words in brackets that together makes one correctly spelled word. The letters must not be rearranged. The word from the first group will always be used first.

Choose one answer from the four choices available. If you are completing these quizzes in order, you are on the second of four Compound Word quizzes. By now you should understand how they work, and complete this one really quickly.

See below for an example.

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Example: Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(hand finger toe) (sun some son)

hand son
hand sun
finger some
hand some

The correct answer is hand some because hand and some together make the compound word handsome.
1.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(why whose what) (ever even evil)
what ever
why ever
whose even
why evil
The correct answer is what ever because what and ever together make the compound word whatever. Yes we do say 'why ever' but it is not a compound
2.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(book band brick) (mink main mark)
book main
book mark
band mink
brick mark
The correct answer is book mark because book and mark together make the compound word bookmark. Mink is an animal like a stoat or a weasel. Do you know how to tell the difference between a weasel and a stoat? The answer will be hidden below!
3.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(back black base) (spine side state)
black side
base state
back spine
back side
The correct answer is back side because back and side together make the compound word backside. Just checking if you are all paying attention!
4.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(over under near) (mind sand stand)
over sand
under stand
near mind
under mind
The correct answer is under stand because under and stand together make the compound word understand. Is the opposite of understand overstand? Why not?
5.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(day night noon) (cream seam dream)
night cream
noon seam
day cream
day dream
The correct answer is day dream because day and dream together make the compound word daydream
6.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(chair wall bed) (line room bow)
bed room
wall room
chair bow
chair line
The correct answer is bed room because bed and room together make the compound word bedroom. I prefer the idea of a chair bow myself, but then it is not a compound word!
7.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(out dead live) (beat music line)
out music
live music
dead line
out beat
The correct answer is dead line because dead and line together make the compound word deadline. In secondary school you will have many of these!
8.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(box pan bowl) (meat bread cake)
box meat
pan bread
bowl cake
pan cake
The correct answer is pan cake because pan and cake together make the compound word pancake. The answer to the puzzle in question 2? A weasel is weasely recognisable and a stoat is stoatally different!
9.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(team mate meat) (walk will work)
team walk
mate will
meat work
team work
The correct answer is team work because team and work together make the compound word teamwork. In sports, coaches often say there is no 'I' in 'team'. If they tell you this, say 'Yes, but m-e is!'
10.
Which two words together can make a new, compound word? Choose one word from each group below and select the correct answer from the four choices available.

(count clout court) (garden field yard)
court yard
court field
clout garden
count field
The correct answer is court yard because court and yard together make the compound word courtyard. Congratulations! You have now completed 2 out of the 4 Compound Words quizzes
Author:  Stephen O'Hara

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