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

I've got my sights on those sites. Check the spelling of KS3 words beginning at si.

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." - Vincent van Gogh.

Sometimes the most everyday words can have the most interestingly varied spellings. Take the word "star", for instance. In its Old English forms the word had multiple correct spellings, depending on dialect. In the Northumbrian dialect, its spelling was stearra. Other versions of Old English spell the word as steorra, sterra or stiorra. These differences continued for centuries and into other versions of English, so that early American spellings of the word "star" include stair and stare. Can you think of any everyday words being used now, where people cannot agree on the spelling? Who do you think gets to decide the final version of a word?

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The things worth seeing in a particular place
[ ] sieghts
[ ] seitts
[ ] seights
[ ] sights
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A visible indication
[ ] siegn
[ ] sign
[ ] saign
[ ] seign
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A follower of the fifth-largest organised religion in the world
[ ] Sekh
[ ] Siekh
[ ] Sikh
[ ] Seikh
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A monotheistic religion originating in northern India
[ ] Siekhism
[ ] Seikhism
[ ] Sikhism
[ ] Sekhism
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another
[ ] simale
[ ] simele
[ ] simile
[ ] simule
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
In an earnest manner; honestly
[ ] sincerly
[ ] sinccerely
[ ] sinncerly
[ ] sincerely
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Places chosen for a certain use or for occupation
[ ] saites
[ ] sites
[ ] seites
[ ] sities
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances
[ ] situation
[ ] sittuation
[ ] situetion
[ ] situattion
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To make a brief, basic drawing
[ ] scetch
[ ] skeitch
[ ] scketch
[ ] sketch
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Having or showing knowledge and aptitude
[ ] skilfull
[ ] skilful
[ ] skilfful
[ ] skillfull
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with si... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The things worth seeing in a particular place
[ ] sieghts
[ ] seitts
[ ] seights
[x] sights
The words "sights", "lights", "frights" and "nights" are spelled similarly
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A visible indication
[ ] siegn
[x] sign
[ ] saign
[ ] seign
Here the gn digraph makes the n sound (sometimes this is referred to as a "silent g")
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A follower of the fifth-largest organised religion in the world
[ ] Sekh
[ ] Siekh
[x] Sikh
[ ] Seikh
Here the i makes an "ee" sound
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A monotheistic religion originating in northern India
[ ] Siekhism
[ ] Seikhism
[x] Sikhism
[ ] Sekhism
If you can spell "Sikh", you'll easily manage "Sikhism"
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another
[ ] simale
[ ] simele
[x] simile
[ ] simule
The e at the ending of "simile" is pronounced as -ey-, -ie- or -ee-
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
In an earnest manner; honestly
[ ] sincerly
[ ] sinccerely
[ ] sinncerly
[x] sincerely
The words "sincere" and "sincerely" are related
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Places chosen for a certain use or for occupation
[ ] saites
[x] sites
[ ] seites
[ ] sities
Not to be confused with "sights"!
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances
[x] situation
[ ] sittuation
[ ] situetion
[ ] situattion
The words "situate" and "situation" are related
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To make a brief, basic drawing
[ ] scetch
[ ] skeitch
[ ] scketch
[x] sketch
"Sketch" is spelled similarly to "fetch", "retch" and "wretch"
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Having or showing knowledge and aptitude
[ ] skilfull
[x] skilful
[ ] skilfful
[ ] skillfull
Remember there is only one l in each of the syllables of "skilful". The spelling "skillful" is used in US English, however