KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: -or-, -oor-, and -ore- (Questions)

This KS2 English spelling quiz takes a look at words ending in or, oor and ore. How to spell moor, or is it more? The letter combinations 'or', 'oor' and 'ore' are responsible for quite a few difficulties with English spelling. It certainly doesn't help when 'au' and 'aw' can make the same sound as 'or' and 'oor'.

Most people have a few words that they find tricky to spell. They have to stop and think about the word first. So if you sometimes struggle with spelling, take an extra few moments, or minutes, to get it right. Good spelling is a bonus in life, so it's worth taking time over.

Check your spelling skills with this English quiz.

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1. Open upland which often has peaty soil.
[ ] Maw
[ ] More
[ ] Moor
[ ] Mor
2. Proper, correct or refined.
[ ] Foormal
[ ] Formal
[ ] Foremal
[ ] Fawmal
3. The opposite of 'after'.
[ ] Befoor
[ ] Befor
[ ] Befaw
[ ] Before
4. To love deeply.
[ ] Adore
[ ] Adoor
[ ] Ador
[ ] Adoar
5. Oats simmered in water or milk and served for breakfast.
[ ] Poreage
[ ] Porridge
[ ] Pooridge
[ ] Paurage
6. Someone who gives an account of an event to someone else (especially the news).
[ ] Reporeter
[ ] Repourter
[ ] Repoorter
[ ] Reporter
7. Someone who is outspoken can be described as ......
[ ] fourthright
[ ] forethright
[ ] forthright
[ ] foorthright
8. A practical lesson, or principle, taught by a story.
[ ] Moral
[ ] Moreal
[ ] Morel
[ ] Mooral
9. Knowledge which can be shared.
[ ] Infaumation
[ ] Information
[ ] Inforemation
[ ] Infoormation
10. A share of something.
[ ] Pawtion
[ ] Poortion
[ ] Poretion
[ ] Portion

 

KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: -or-, -oor-, and -ore- (Answers)
1. Open upland which often has peaty soil.
[ ] Maw
[ ] More
[x] Moor
[ ] Mor
An example is: We walked across the moor this morning.
2. Proper, correct or refined.
[ ] Foormal
[x] Formal
[ ] Foremal
[ ] Fawmal
Be careful with words beginning with 'for' - make sure you don't use 'fore'.
3. The opposite of 'after'.
[ ] Befoor
[ ] Befor
[ ] Befaw
[x] Before
The phrase 'fore and aft' describes the two ends of a ship. Can you guess which word means towards the front of the ship?
4. To love deeply.
[x] Adore
[ ] Adoor
[ ] Ador
[ ] Adoar
Playing word games such as Scrabble Junior will improve your spelling no end!
5. Oats simmered in water or milk and served for breakfast.
[ ] Poreage
[x] Porridge
[ ] Pooridge
[ ] Paurage
Porridge can also be a very thick soup made of meat, vegetables and barley - but would you want that for breakfast?
6. Someone who gives an account of an event to someone else (especially the news).
[ ] Reporeter
[ ] Repourter
[ ] Repoorter
[x] Reporter
If you know how to spell report, this will help you with reporter.
7. Someone who is outspoken can be described as ......
[ ] fourthright
[ ] forethright
[x] forthright
[ ] foorthright
To be 'forthright' means to go 'straight forward', or to be direct.
8. A practical lesson, or principle, taught by a story.
[x] Moral
[ ] Moreal
[ ] Morel
[ ] Mooral
Morel is a word - it's a type of mushroom.
9. Knowledge which can be shared.
[ ] Infaumation
[x] Information
[ ] Inforemation
[ ] Infoormation
To inform is to tell, so we add 'ation' to the end.
10. A share of something.
[ ] Pawtion
[ ] Poortion
[ ] Poretion
[x] Portion
Can I have a portion of your pizza please?