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All About English Spelling

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This is a quiz to see how much you know about English spelling. Quite hard, but it's not a spelling test.

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  • 1. 
    What is the most common 'digraph' (two letters together in a word) in English spelling?
    • A. 

      Er

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      Th

    • D. 

      He

  • 2. 
    British or American spelling? Which is the odd one out?
    • A. 

      Woolen

    • B. 

      Skeptic

    • C. 

      Mustache

    • D. 

      Distil

  • 3. 
    An English word with 9 letters but only one vowel (a,e,i,o,u).
  • 4. 
    A word containing the letters 'pph' pronounced as 'f'.
  • 5. 
    Which of the following was not thought to be dyslexic?
    • A. 

      Agatha Christie

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C. 

      Albert Einstein

    • D. 

      Leonardo da Vinci

  • 6. 
    Who said "You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi'
    • A. 

      Humphrey Bogart

    • B. 

      David Beckham

    • C. 

      Groucho Marx

    • D. 

      Tom Cruise

  • 7. 
    What was the spelling that George Bernard Shaw famously said could spell the word 'fish'?
  • 8. 
    According to the NATO spoken alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, etc) how would you spell out 'knowledge'?(write each word in lower case with a space but no commas between them)