Commonly Confused Words - Quiz 23

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  1. The marriage ___ is on of the most beautiful of all sacraments.
    a. right
    b. rite
    c. wright
    d. write

  2. The members of the ___ were expected to pay yearly dues.
    a. gild
    b. guild

  3. The metal pipe in a chimney through which the smoke passes is called a ___.
    a. flew
    b. flue
    c. flu

  4. The miners were digging for iron ___.
    a. oar
    b. ore
    c. or

  5. The monk had no possessions in the ___ that was his room.
    a. sell
    b. cell

  6. The mountaineers made their ___ camp before attempting to climb to the summit.
    a. base
    b. bass

  7. The movie ___ him so he turned it off.
    a. board
    b. bored

  8. The national anthem of the gold ___ winner is played during the awards ceremony.
    a. medal
    b. meddle
    c. mettle

  9. The new rule is an ___ of the city council.
    a. ordinance
    b. ordnance

  10. The novelist worked feverishly on his final ___.
    a. draft
    b. draught

  11. The orchestral piece ending with a loud ___ crash.
    a. symbol
    b. cymbal

  12. The park was the site of ____ murder.
    a. grisly
    b. grizzly

  13. The pencil ___ broke as she wrote.
    a. lead
    b. led

  14. The penthouse ___ is the most expensive apartment in the building.
    a. suite
    b. sweet

  15. The politician learned how to smile and ___ even under stress
    a. waive
    b. wave

  16. The prettiest girl is called the ___ of the ball.
    a. bell
    b. belle

  17. The priest put the sacraments on the ___.
    a. altar
    b. alter

  18. The prisoner was kept in a dark, dank ___.
    a. dudgeon
    b. dungeon

  19. The prisoner was kept in his small ___.
    a. cell
    b. sell

  20. The professor is an ___ specialist in the field.
    a. emanate
    b. eminent
    c. imminent

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