How Would You Do In The Scripps National Spelling Bee?

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Spelling Quizzes & Trivia

Recent changes to the Scripps National Spelling Bee will introduce multiple-choice vocabulary tests to the traditional format. Here are some possible additions to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the purpose of defibrillation?
    • A. 

      Removing fibrous matter from vegetables

    • B. 

      Removing bodily hair

    • C. 

      Restoring the rhythm of the heart

    • D. 

      Reducing a fever using medication

  • 2. 
    What does it mean to be intestate?
    • A. 

      Be under strenuous circumstances

    • B. 

      Be without a valid will

    • C. 

      Be in the middle of a test in school

    • D. 

      Be in possession of a large amount of money

  • 3. 
    What does it mean to appertain?
    • A. 

      Assume the character or appearance of

    • B. 

      Belong either as something appropriate or as an attribute

    • C. 

      Distress severely so as to cause continued suffering

    • D. 

      Be guilty of

  • 4. 
    Something described as corrigible is:
    • A. 

      Correctable

    • B. 

      Rigid

    • C. 

      Unmanageable

    • D. 

      Filled with air

  • 5. 
    Which of these is an example of onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      Chrome

    • B. 

      Novella

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Buzz

  • 6. 
    Where would a campestral scene take place?
    • A. 

      In the country

    • B. 

      In a city

    • C. 

      At the beach

    • D. 

      In a warehouse

  • 7. 
    Something described as punitive is:
    • A. 

      Whiny

    • B. 

      Punishing

    • C. 

      Commonly accepted

    • D. 

      Acting as a shrinking agent

  • 8. 
    When would a prognosis be given?
    • A. 

      After a disease diagnosis

    • B. 

      During an operatic performance

    • C. 

      After a horse race

    • D. 

      During a guided meditation

  • 9. 
    Something described as volatile is:
    • A. 

      Illegal

    • B. 

      Impressive

    • C. 

      Explosive

    • D. 

      Calming

  • 10. 
    Nomenclature has to do with:
    • A. 

      Religious ceremonies

    • B. 

      Names

    • C. 

      Bones

    • D. 

      Folk superstitions