KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with bu... (Questions)

Be a busy bee and make it your business to improve your spelling of words beginning at bu in this KS3 quiz.

“A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.” - Baltasar Gracian

Although the quote above is, of course, a joke, there is a grain of truth in it. The greater your vocabulary, the more likely you will be to find an alternate way to get your message across. This can be especially useful when you find that you've been repeatedly using the same word, when the grammar of your sentence seems to be becoming snarled-up, or when you just can't seem to spell a word you wish to use. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to practise your spellings to avoid such issues and in order to develop a fluent writing style.

There are 70 spelling quizzes in the KS3 range - see if you can get top marks in them all!

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Placed in a grave
[ ] berryed
[ ] burried
[ ] berried
[ ] buried
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A commercial or industrial enterprise
[ ] businese
[ ] business
[ ] busines
[ ] busyness
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A sequence of 8 bits
[ ] bight
[ ] beit
[ ] byte
[ ] bite
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Two or more wires used for electrical power or data circuits
[ ] cable
[ ] kabul
[ ] caible
[ ] caybel
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To determine the solution to something by a mathematical process
[ ] calcalate
[ ] calculate
[ ] calqulate
[ ] calkulate
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A major class of foods that includes sugars and starches
[ ] carbohydrate
[ ] carbohydraite
[ ] carbohidrate
[ ] carbohyrait
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer
[ ] carteridge
[ ] cartridg
[ ] cartridge
[ ] cartredge
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A type of fortified structure usually built during the Middle Ages
[ ] castel
[ ] cassle
[ ] castule
[ ] castle
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A complete list of items. Usually alphabetical
[ ] catalog
[ ] catalogue
[ ] caterloge
[ ] caterlogue
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
[ ] cathedrul
[ ] cathederal
[ ] catheedral
[ ] cathedral
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with bu... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Placed in a grave
[ ] berryed
[ ] burried
[ ] berried
[x] buried
In the past tense, "bury" becomes "buried"
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A commercial or industrial enterprise
[ ] businese
[x] business
[ ] busines
[ ] busyness
Remember that the y of "busy" is replaced with an i in "business"
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A sequence of 8 bits
[ ] bight
[ ] beit
[x] byte
[ ] bite
Remember that it is "byte", not "bite"!
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Two or more wires used for electrical power or data circuits
[x] cable
[ ] kabul
[ ] caible
[ ] caybel
This spelling is also used for "cable car"
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To determine the solution to something by a mathematical process
[ ] calcalate
[x] calculate
[ ] calqulate
[ ] calkulate
If you can spell "calculate", you'll have no trouble with the related word, "calculation"
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A major class of foods that includes sugars and starches
[x] carbohydrate
[ ] carbohydraite
[ ] carbohidrate
[ ] carbohyrait
It's easy to remember the elements of this word: carbo-, like "carbon", and "hydrate"
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer
[ ] carteridge
[ ] cartridg
[x] cartridge
[ ] cartredge
It might help to remember this word as cart + ridge
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A type of fortified structure usually built during the Middle Ages
[ ] castel
[ ] cassle
[ ] castule
[x] castle
Castle is another word with the -le ending
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A complete list of items. Usually alphabetical
[ ] catalog
[x] catalogue
[ ] caterloge
[ ] caterlogue
The -ogue ending might catch the unsuspecting student out!
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
[ ] cathedrul
[ ] cathederal
[ ] catheedral
[x] cathedral
The unstressed vowel, a, in the last syllable is the tricky one