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

Have you ever seen a jellyfish in jewellery? Test your spelling knowledge of KS3 words beginning at je.

"How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god." - Alan Watts.

English is a rather greedy language. The quotation above includes words borrowed from Latin (fabulous, nerves, experience) and French (possible, sensitive, jewel, enchanted, musical, instrument). But language develops in a marvellous manner. Most of the French terms listed here were first borrowed into French from Latin, such as "enchanted", which has further developed in English so that it can form a typical English past participle ending in -ed.

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"Arabesque" is another word which has been through many transitions. The word originally meant the Arabic language, but developed through Latin and French, with a little Italian thrown in, and here means a pattern of gracefully flowing lines. What a fabulous image for the nerves!

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1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Afraid of losing something or someone; envious
[ ] jealous
[ ] jellious
[ ] jellous
[ ] jelious
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Relating to J------- religion or culture
[ ] Jewesh
[ ] Jewwish
[ ] Juish
[ ] Jewish
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East
[ ] Judaeism
[ ] Judeism
[ ] Judaism
[ ] Judism
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To provide an acceptable explanation for
[ ] justefy
[ ] justerfy
[ ] justify
[ ] justafy
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
[ ] keybourd
[ ] keybaurd
[ ] keyboard
[ ] keybord
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An oven, furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying
[ ] kilmn
[ ] killn
[ ] kiln
[ ] kilnn
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The base unit of mass
[ ] kilogramm
[ ] kilogram
[ ] killergram
[ ] killogram
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A utensil or a tool designed for cutting
[ ] knifee
[ ] knyfe
[ ] knife
[ ] kniffe
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Plural form of knife
[ ] knivees
[ ] knyves
[ ] kniffes
[ ] knives
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
[ ] knowlege
[ ] knowledge
[ ] knoledge
[ ] knolledge
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with je... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Afraid of losing something or someone; envious
[x] jealous
[ ] jellious
[ ] jellous
[ ] jelious
The vowel sound of the first syllable is spelled -ea-
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Relating to J------- religion or culture
[ ] Jewesh
[ ] Jewwish
[ ] Juish
[x] Jewish
The first syllables of "Jewish" and "Judaism" are spelled rather differently
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East
[ ] Judaeism
[ ] Judeism
[x] Judaism
[ ] Judism
Remember the u of the first syllable
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To provide an acceptable explanation for
[ ] justefy
[ ] justerfy
[x] justify
[ ] justafy
Can you see the word "just" in "justify"?
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
[ ] keybourd
[ ] keybaurd
[x] keyboard
[ ] keybord
This compound noun consists of "key" plus "board"
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An oven, furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying
[ ] kilmn
[ ] killn
[x] kiln
[ ] kilnn
The -ln- combination is not very common in English
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The base unit of mass
[ ] kilogramm
[x] kilogram
[ ] killergram
[ ] killogram
"Kilogram" is usually abbreviated to kg
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A utensil or a tool designed for cutting
[ ] knifee
[ ] knyfe
[x] knife
[ ] kniffe
The k of the letter combination -kn- was pronounced in older versions of English
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Plural form of knife
[ ] knivees
[ ] knyves
[ ] kniffes
[x] knives
The f is replaced by a v when "knife" becomes plural
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
[ ] knowlege
[x] knowledge
[ ] knoledge
[ ] knolledge
The words "know", "knowledge" and "acknowledge" are related