English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Homophones 2 (Questions)

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Words that sound similar are called homophones. 'Bare' and 'Bear' sound exactly the same when spoken, however they mean very different things. Homophones are handy when it comes to creative writing.

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1. Which word means 'sorrowing'?
[ ] Meaning
[ ] Moaning
[ ] Morning
[ ] Mourning
2. Which one is a cereal?
[ ] Amaze
[ ] Mace
[ ] Maize
[ ] Maze
3. Which one is an expression of distance?
[ ] Farther
[ ] Farthing
[ ] Father
[ ] Feather
4. Which one has items for sale?
[ ] Basalt
[ ] Bascule
[ ] Bazaar
[ ] Bizarre
5. Which one gives directions?
[ ] Marl
[ ] Marline
[ ] Marshal
[ ] Martial
6. Which one is a bird?
[ ] Marmoset
[ ] Marsupial
[ ] Marten
[ ] Martin
7. Which one helps you climb over a fence?
[ ] Stile
[ ] Stilt
[ ] Style
[ ] Stylus
8. Which one is a measuring machine?
[ ] Meter
[ ] Metre
[ ] Mite
[ ] Mitre
9. Which one follows 'third'?
[ ] Forth
[ ] Four
[ ] Fourth
[ ] Fourths
10. Which one means 'to carry out'?
[ ] Practical
[ ] Practically
[ ] Practice
[ ] Practise
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Homophones 2 (Answers)
1. Which word means 'sorrowing'?
[ ] Meaning
[ ] Moaning
[ ] Morning
[x] Mourning
2. Which one is a cereal?
[ ] Amaze
[ ] Mace
[x] Maize
[ ] Maze
3. Which one is an expression of distance?
[x] Farther
[ ] Farthing
[ ] Father
[ ] Feather
4. Which one has items for sale?
[ ] Basalt
[ ] Bascule
[x] Bazaar
[ ] Bizarre
'Basalt' is a rock whilst 'Bascule' is a type of bridge
5. Which one gives directions?
[ ] Marl
[ ] Marline
[x] Marshal
[ ] Martial
'Martial' means military or warlike
6. Which one is a bird?
[ ] Marmoset
[ ] Marsupial
[ ] Marten
[x] Martin
A 'Marten' is a type of weasel
7. Which one helps you climb over a fence?
[x] Stile
[ ] Stilt
[ ] Style
[ ] Stylus
8. Which one is a measuring machine?
[x] Meter
[ ] Metre
[ ] Mite
[ ] Mitre
A 'Metre' is a measurement whilst a 'Mitre' is a bishop's hat
9. Which one follows 'third'?
[ ] Forth
[ ] Four
[x] Fourth
[ ] Fourths
10. Which one means 'to carry out'?
[ ] Practical
[ ] Practically
[ ] Practice
[x] Practise