Quiz: Could You Win a Spelling Bee?
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Could You Win a Spelling Bee?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Think you are a spelling genius? English is a notoriously tricky language to get right. Even lifelong speakers can confuse all the rules, exceptions, and tricky spellings of both obscure and everyday words. While some languages are mostly phonetic, meaning that you can generally tell how words are spelled by how they sound, English is nothing like that at all. Some words are spelled completely differently, but sound the same, like to, two and too. If English were logical, pie and piece would not have different vowel sounds. If things made more sense, bowl and toll would not be pronounced as rhyming words.    

This is why spelling bees are such a popular form of competition. You cannot fake your way to the top when it comes to these sorts of contests. You have to really know your stuff in order to best English, which has one of the largest and most complex vocabularies of any modern language. It takes a lot of skill to outspell your competitors and get it right every single time! It can become a truly suspenseful competition with onlookers hanging on every last letter. 

If you think you have what it takes to crush a spelling bee, test out your chops with this quiz! 


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I'll take a picture with my:
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She wears _____ rings.
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He was the _______ baby.
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The _______ was up for reelection.
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I hope they don't ______ my favorite show.
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The winding road is ____________.
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She wants to be an _________ when she grows up.
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They learned ________ in art class.
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She was not ______ of his violin practice.
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_________ is dangerous.
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Don't __________ other people's problems.
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I got Tylenol from the _________.
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The dinosaurs are:
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Kevin is very ________.
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I always have room for:
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The ______ was broken.
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She needs to take her car to the:
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Wait until the ________ to get a snack.
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Seth plays little __________ baseball.
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Jesse's _________ is British.
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I saw a __________.
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Dogs are friendly, and _______ get a lot of attention.
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The party was _________.
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She said no just to be:
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The business was very:
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The dark night was __________.
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The celebrity got an _______ degree from my university.
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She has ________.
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He tried to _______ from drinking.
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She was not ______.
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She died of an unknown:
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