Homonyms - Quiz 15

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  1. A person who receives property from the estate of a person who has died is called an ___.
    a. air
    b. heir

  2. A favorite instrument in Elizabethan times was the ___, a stringed guitar-like instrument.
    a. loot
    b. lute

  3. The ___ and ice storms in Eastern Canada and the United States left many homes without power.
    a. hail
    b. hale

  4. Walking on a tightrope between two high rise buildings is an amazing, dangerous and stupid ___.
    a. feat
    b. feet

  5. In the huge yard there was a ___ pine tree in one corner but no other large plants to speak of.
    a. loan
    b. lone

  6. It is possible to make cookies taste good ___ using fresh butter, whole wheat and natural sugars.
    a. buy
    b. by
    c. bye

  7. If you paraphrase or quote the words of another it is important to ___ the reference information.
    a. sight
    b. site
    c. cite

  8. The child felt deep ___ when his mother found out that he had lied about how the plate was broken.
    a. gilt
    b. guilt

  9. The director was dissatisfied with the stage set so he made the crew ___ it to the ground and rebuild.
    a. raise
    b. rays
    c. raze

  10. The top three ___ on the wedding cake had pink rose buds but the bottom layer had red and white roses.
    a. tears
    b. tiers

  11. The secret to tightrope walking is to grasp the rope between the toes and distribute one's weight evenly on the soles of one's ___.
    a. feat
    b. feet

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Copyright (C) 1998 Donna Tatsuki (dtatsuki@gol.com)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.