English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Language - Reference Materials (Questions)

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Reference materials should be consulted to verify and check for accuracy in writing. Students should become familiar with checking these reference materials. Some of these include dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and encyclopedias. The dictionary is the best reference to use when checking for spelling. In this quiz, the students will need to have access to a dictionary in order to check for correct spelling.

1. You need to check a fact about a horse's diet.
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
2. You need to check the spelling of the word "disease."
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
3. You need to check the spelling of the city "Los Angeles"
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
4. You need to check a fact about the leaders of World War II.
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
5. You need to check the spelling of the word "magazine."
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
6. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
It was ____ outside and soon began to snow.
[ ] frijid
[ ] fridgid
[ ] fridged
[ ] frigid
7. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
The ____ twins wore the same outfit.
[ ] idintical
[ ] identicil
[ ] identical
[ ] identicle
8. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
After playing in the snow outside, we all had a hot ____ to warm us up.
[ ] beverage
[ ] bevrij
[ ] bevarage
[ ] bevrage
9. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
Our back yard sometimes looks like a ____.
[ ] wilderniss
[ ] wildirness
[ ] wilderness
[ ] wildirnes
10. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
The sheep grazed in the green ____.
[ ] pastture
[ ] pastyure
[ ] paschure
[ ] pasture
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Language - Reference Materials (Answers)
1. You need to check a fact about a horse's diet.
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[x] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
Whether it is online or in print, an encyclopedia should be consulted for specific facts.
2. You need to check the spelling of the word "disease."
What is the best reference to consult?
[x] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
Since this is a common noun, a dictionary should be consulted.
3. You need to check the spelling of the city "Los Angeles"
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[x] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
Since this is a proper noun, an atlas should be consulted.
4. You need to check a fact about the leaders of World War II.
What is the best reference to consult?
[ ] A dictionary.
[x] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
For general information, students should consult an encyclopedia.
5. You need to check the spelling of the word "magazine."
What is the best reference to consult?
[x] A dictionary.
[ ] An encyclopedia.
[ ] An atlas.
[ ] An almanac.
A dictionary would help a student verify the spelling of a word.
6. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
It was ____ outside and soon began to snow.
[ ] frijid
[ ] fridgid
[ ] fridged
[x] frigid
Frigid is spelled with a "g" in the middle.
7. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
The ____ twins wore the same outfit.
[ ] idintical
[ ] identicil
[x] identical
[ ] identicle
Identical ends in "cal."
8. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
After playing in the snow outside, we all had a hot ____ to warm us up.
[x] beverage
[ ] bevrij
[ ] bevarage
[ ] bevrage
Beverage is spelled with an "age" ending.
9. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
Our back yard sometimes looks like a ____.
[ ] wilderniss
[ ] wildirness
[x] wilderness
[ ] wildirnes
Wilderness is spelled the way it sounds.
10. Use a dictionary to find the correct spelling for the missing word.
The sheep grazed in the green ____.
[ ] pastture
[ ] pastyure
[ ] paschure
[x] pasture
Pasture is spelled differently than the way it sounds.