Year 9 Crime And Punishment - Vocabulary And Spelling

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Year 9 Crime And Punishment - Vocabulary And Spelling - Quiz

A test created by Ms Usher for her Year 9 classes at Greenford High School. Objective: to test your spelling, as well as your understanding of what the spellings mean.
Make sure you put your name and class in at the start of the test.
Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the correct missing word. A quick ______ at my watch told me it was 10 o'clock.

    • A.

      Glanse

    • B.

      Glance

    Correct Answer
    B. Glance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "glance". In this sentence, the word "glance" is used as a noun to describe a quick look or brief moment of observation. The phrase "at my watch" indicates that the speaker looked quickly at their watch to determine the time, which is then revealed to be 10 o'clock.

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  • 2. 

    Year 9 English will help you _________ the skills you need to do GCSE.

    • A.

      Achoir

    • B.

      Aquire

    • C.

      Acquire

    • D.

      Akquire

    Correct Answer
    C. Acquire
    Explanation
    Year 9 English will help you acquire the skills you need to do GCSE.

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  • 3. 

    This word means the male equivalent of spinster. (A spinster is a woman who has not got married. For example, Dr Roylott wants Helen to stay a spinster so he can keep her money).

    • A.

      Bachelor

    • B.

      Batchelor

    Correct Answer
    A. Bachelor
    Explanation
    The word "bachelor" refers to the male equivalent of a spinster, which is a woman who has not gotten married. In the context provided, Dr. Roylott wants Helen to remain unmarried so he can maintain control over her money. Therefore, the correct answer is "bachelor."

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  • 4. 

    Sherlock Holmes makes many _______________ in 'The Speckled Band'.

    • A.

      Introductions

    • B.

      Conclusions

    • C.

      Reductions

    • D.

      Deductions

    • E.

      Constructions

    Correct Answer
    D. Deductions
    Explanation
    In 'The Speckled Band', Sherlock Holmes makes many deductions. Deductions refer to the process of reaching a logical conclusion based on available evidence and reasoning. Throughout the story, Holmes uses his keen observation skills and deductive reasoning to solve the mystery of the speckled band, making logical deductions from the clues and information he gathers.

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  • 5. 

    Chocolate is a lot more _______ than water.

    • A.

      Dencer

    • B.

      Dience

    • C.

      Dense

    • D.

      Denser

    • E.

      Dence

    Correct Answer
    C. Dense
    Explanation
    The word "dense" means having a high concentration or closely packed together. In this context, it is comparing the density of chocolate to water. Since chocolate is thicker and more concentrated than water, it is considered denser.

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  • 6. 

    Type in the missing word. Make sure you type in the whole word - don't miss off the first letter. A h__________ is a theory based on evidence. Detectives create these in order to solve crimes.

    Correct Answer
    hypothesis
    Hypothesis
    Explanation
    A hypothesis is a theory based on evidence. Detectives create hypotheses in order to solve crimes.

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  • 7. 

    Multiple choice again. Sherlock Holmes is a highly _______ detective. His deductions lead him to the murderer.

    • A.

      Logical

    • B.

      Logikal

    Correct Answer
    A. Logical
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes is a highly logical detective because his deductions consistently lead him to the correct conclusions. He relies on reason, evidence, and careful analysis to solve mysteries and identify the perpetrator. His ability to think critically and make logical connections allows him to unravel complex cases and uncover the truth behind crimes.

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  • 8. 

    Multiple choice again:Sherlock Holmes suspects that Dr Roylott _______ the murder.

    • A.

      Commited

    • B.

      Commiteeed

    • C.

      Committed

    • D.

      Comited

    • E.

      Committeded

    Correct Answer
    C. Committed
    Explanation
    Sherlock Holmes suspects that Dr Roylott committed the murder. The word "committed" is the correct past tense form of the verb "commit," which means to carry out or do something, especially a crime. In this context, it implies that Dr Roylott is believed to be responsible for the murder. The other options, such as "commited," "commiteeed," "comited," and "committeded," are incorrect spellings or variations of the word that do not exist in standard English.

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  • 9. 

    Type in the word that means non-specific or hard to pin down. (Clue: it starts with the letter 'v').

    Correct Answer
    vague
    Vague
    Explanation
    The word that means non-specific or hard to pin down is "vague". It starts with the letter 'v'.

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  • 10. 

    Final question! Well done for getting this far. Type in the word that means that someone is not awake and you cannot easily wake them up. For example, they may have fainted or been knocked out. Clue: it begins with a 'u').

    Correct Answer
    unconscious
    Unconscious
    Explanation
    The word that means someone is not awake and cannot easily be woken up is "unconscious". This term is used to describe a state where a person is not aware of their surroundings and cannot respond to stimuli. It is often associated with conditions such as fainting or being knocked out, where the person loses consciousness and is unable to regain it without medical intervention.

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