Homonyms - Quiz 23

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  1. The desk was made from a large ___ resting on two filing cabinets.
    a. board
    b. bored

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

  3. Soap is made from ___.
    a. lie
    b. lye

  4. Watch the hen ___ an egg!
    a. lay
    b. lei
    c. lea

  5. Hoist the ___ and head out to sea.
    a. sail
    b. sale

  6. The actor entered the stage right on ___.
    a. queue
    b. cue

  7. The artist made a ___ of a party scene.
    a. freeze
    b. frieze

  8. Herbert was a ___ old bachelor until he met Molly.
    a. staid
    b. stayed

  9. A great ___ burst from her lips as she realized that the child was dead.
    a. wail
    b. whale

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

  11. Are you a boy ___ a girl?
    a. oar
    b. ore
    c. or

  12. A famous brand of containers in the United States is called Tupper___.
    a. ware
    b. wear
    c. where

  13. Are you sure that ___ all right?
    a. yore
    b. your
    c. you're

  14. The movie ___ him so he slept through most of it.
    a. board
    b. bored

  15. Cathy was the ___ survivor of the plane crash.
    a. sole
    b. soul

  16. There was no room at the ___ so we went to a motel.
    a. in
    b. inn

  17. He showed his ___ by continuing despite an injury.
    a. metal
    b. mettle

  18. She always wanted to become a ___ rather than to marry.
    a. none
    b. nun

  19. Tolstoy was a ___ Russian writer.
    a. grate
    b. great

  20. I always look ___ to seeing you.
    a. foreword
    b. forward

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