Homonyms - Quiz 45

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  1. Salem is famous for its ___ hunts.
    a. which
    b. witch

  2. A ___ is a long, onion-like vegetable that has a milder aftertaste.
    a. leak
    b. leek

  3. It is important to ___ your children when they do good work.
    a. praise
    b. prays
    c. preys

  4. A popular grain for bread and whiskey making is ___.
    a. rye
    b. wry

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

  6. It is nice just to ___ around in the sun.
    a. lays
    b. laze

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

  8. The forecast is for stormy ___.
    a. weather
    b. whether

  9. She spread a ___ of cold cream on her face every night
    a. lair
    b. layer

  10. They are trying to locate the ___ that controls obesity.
    a. gene
    b. jean

  11. Sally shed a lot of ___ over her lost puppy.
    a. tears
    b. tiers

  12. A healthy pond should ___ with life.
    a. team
    b. teem

  13. When it ___, it pours.
    a. rains
    b. reigns
    b. reins

  14. Introduce me to your good-looking ___.
    a. beau
    b. bow

  15. There was a ___ wolf standing by the house.
    a. loan
    b. lone

  16. He was ___ to help the children read.
    a. scent
    b. sent
    c. cent

  17. Please type your password to ___ your account.
    a. excess
    b. access

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

  19. The receptionist put the call on ___.
    a. hold
    b. holed

  20. A single ___ dropped on to her cheek.
    a. tear
    b. tier

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