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

The box of matches held the maximum amount. Test your spelling of KS3 words beginning at ma.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - paraphrase of Plutarch, commonly attributed to William Butler Yeats.

"Education" is often considered to be a process whereby knowledge is imparted from one person to another, as if knowledge were a commodity. This view of education is encapsulated in the image of an empty container being filled up with facts. Interestingly, however, the word "education" derives from Latin, educare and French, éducation, both of which refer to the upbringing of the young, rather than to imparting knowledge. Education in this sense concerns the forming of a person. How do you feel about your own education: are you passively absorbing facts, or do you ever feel as if a fire has been lit within?

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The union of two people
[ ] marriedge
[ ] marrige
[ ] mariage
[ ] marriage
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual
[ ] materiul
[ ] mateerial
[ ] material
[ ] materiel
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
At the same time but in another place
[ ] meenwile
[ ] meenwhile
[ ] meanwile
[ ] meanwhile
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To ascertain the exact quantity of a particular amount of material
[ ] mesure
[ ] meassure
[ ] meazure
[ ] measure
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way
[ ] medicin
[ ] medicine
[ ] medisin
[ ] medisine
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A multiple of the base unit for digital information storage
[ ] meggabyte
[ ] megabyte
[ ] megerbite
[ ] megabite
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Sequence of notes that makes up a musical phrase
[ ] melerdy
[ ] melady
[ ] melody
[ ] mellody
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
'This data passes from the CPU to the m-------'
[ ] memury
[ ] memery
[ ] memary
[ ] memory
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A figure of speech which makes an analogy between two objects or ideas
[ ] metephor
[ ] mettaphor
[ ] metafor
[ ] metaphor
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A process by which a task is completed
[ ] methud
[ ] methode
[ ] meathod
[ ] method
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with ma... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The union of two people
[ ] marriedge
[ ] marrige
[ ] mariage
[x] marriage
The y of "marry" becomes an i in "marriage"
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual
[ ] materiul
[ ] mateerial
[x] material
[ ] materiel
"Matter" and "material" are related
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
At the same time but in another place
[ ] meenwile
[ ] meenwhile
[ ] meanwile
[x] meanwhile
If you remember how to spell "while", you will feel confident with "meanwhile"
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To ascertain the exact quantity of a particular amount of material
[ ] mesure
[ ] meassure
[ ] meazure
[x] measure
The s of "measure" can be a bit tricky
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way
[ ] medicin
[x] medicine
[ ] medisin
[ ] medisine
The words "medicine", "medical" and "medicinal" are related
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A multiple of the base unit for digital information storage
[ ] meggabyte
[x] megabyte
[ ] megerbite
[ ] megabite
Be careful not to confuse "byte" with "bite"!
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Sequence of notes that makes up a musical phrase
[ ] melerdy
[ ] melady
[x] melody
[ ] mellody
If you can spell "melody", you will also be able to spell "melodic"
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
'This data passes from the CPU to the m-------'
[ ] memury
[ ] memery
[ ] memary
[x] memory
The o of the second, unstressed syllable is the key vowel to remember
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A figure of speech which makes an analogy between two objects or ideas
[ ] metephor
[ ] mettaphor
[ ] metafor
[x] metaphor
The f sound in "metaphor" is spelled with a -ph-
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A process by which a task is completed
[ ] methud
[ ] methode
[ ] meathod
[x] method
The unstressed o is important to remember. You can hear the o in "methodical"