Homonyms - Quiz 14

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  1. The ___ is the building in Washington in which the American Congress meets.
    a. capital
    b. capitol

  2. A bramble ___ pie is made from a straw ____, blue ___, and rasp ___ mixture.
    a. berry
    b. bury

  3. Jerry ___ so much syrup over his pancakes that you can hardly see the plate.
    a. pores
    b. pours

  4. Although she was untidy, April did not complain because she was a ___ friend.
    a. dear
    b. deer

  5. He walked for days in the ___ without seeing another living thing, only sand.
    a. desert
    b. dessert

  6. A ___ of water buffalo were resting beside the river when the lions attacked.
    a. heard
    b. herd

  7. She always thought of her husband as a kind of "___ in shining armor", a hero.
    a. knight
    b. night

  8. The line of stitching that joins two pieces of cloth together is called a ___.
    a. seam
    b. seem

  9. After his ship was wrecked he lived on a desert ___ in the middle of the ocean.
    a. aisle
    b. isle
    c. I'll

  10. The fisherman ___ to shore as soon as the storm clouds appeared on the horizon.
    a. road
    b. rode
    c. rowed

  11. He served as secretary in the student ___ during his senior year in high school.
    a. council
    b. counsel

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

  13. The wine ___ was located in a cool corner of an underground section of the house.
    a. cellar
    b. seller

  14. Many city buses expect riders to have the exact ___ ready when it is time to pay.
    a. fair
    b. fare

  15. The art of ___ arrangement takes many years of patient loving practice to master.
    a. flour
    b. flower

  16. Sometimes elderly people ___ food in their rooms when they live in nursing homes.
    a. hoard
    b. horde

  17. Grandmother made her own ___ jelly from berries that she picked from her own bush.
    a. currant
    b. current

  18. This interview will put equal ___ on the content of your responses and your poise.
    a. wait
    b. weight

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

  20. A shop that specializes in the sales of paper and office goods is called a ___ store.
    a. stationary
    b. stationery

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