Homonyms - Quiz 13

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  1. The little pianist took a ___ after he finished playing his sonatina.
    a. bough
    b. bow

  2. The person ___ car is in front of the store must move it immediately.
    a. who's
    b. whose

  3. The Queen ___ the Prime Minister good bye at the end of their meeting.
    a. bad
    b. bade

  4. The pianist liked to wear sleeveless dresses to show off her ___ arms.
    a. bare
    b. bear

  5. The boat was sinking so we had to ___ water as we rowed back to shore.
    a. bail
    b. bale

  6. The wine ___ had twenty years of practice purchasing and pricing wine.
    a. cellar
    b. seller

  7. He was ___ unprepared for the warm reception that her family gave him.
    a. holy
    b. wholly

  8. The ___ of free speech supports the notion of censor-free publication.
    a. principal
    b. principle

  9. She ___ a yellow ribbon on her front gate to welcome her husband home.
    a. tide
    b. tied

  10. I don't mean to ___ you but I need to talk to you again about my novel.
    a. boar
    b. bore
    c. boor

  11. The swordsman made a ___ to the right before advancing on his opponent.
    a. faint
    b. feint

  12. How can you hope to become a professional musician if you will not ___.
    a. practice
    b. practise

  13. After she passed the bar exam she began to ___ as a lawyer in New York.
    a. practice
    b. practise

  14. Don't drink ___ much at the party or you will have a headache tomorrow.
    a. to
    b. too
    c. two

  15. The best selling author's novel studied the psychology of a ___ murderer.
    a. cereal
    b. serial

  16. The howls of the wolves pierced the ___ air and sent chills up her spine.
    a. knight
    b. night

  17. The outcome of the peace talks has put the President's reputation at ___.
    a. stake
    b. steak

  18. I could never be a ___ because I could never spend long hours underground.
    a. miner
    b. minor

  19. A beautiful woman at a dance party is sometimes called the ___ of the ball.
    a. bell
    b. belle

  20. The letter was made secure with ___ wax that had the company imprint on it.
    a. ceiling
    b. sealing

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Copyright (C) 1998 Donna Tatsuki (dtatsuki@gol.com)
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