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How Well Will You Do On This 1877 Spelling Test?

This really is an "old school" spelling test.

Below are spelling words from an 1877 "Test-Spelling Book." Do you know how to spell them correctly? Let's find out!

  1. A token or item that you buy or keep to remember something is called a:

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    It's "souvenir"!

  2. This plant-eating mammal with horns native to Asia and Africa is called a:

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    It's "rhinoceros"!

  3. Getting queasy or sick to your stomach is also referred to as feeling:

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    It's "nauseous"!

  4. Every 1,000 years is also referred to as a:

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    It's "millennium"!

  5. When you continue through difficulty, you:

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    It's "persevere"!

  6. Something average, ordinary, or common can also be referred to as:

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    It's "mediocre"!

  7. Someone nameless or incognito is referred to as:

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    It's "anonymous"!

  8. A summons to court is a:

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    It's "subpoena"!

  9. A moral sense of right and wrong is a:

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    It's "conscience"!

  10. Movement back and forth at a consistent speed is known as:

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    It's "oscillation"!

  11. To require or demand is also to:

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    It's "necessitate"!

  12. Moving away from the center is also known as being:

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    It's "centrifugal"!

  13. To make someone happy or elated means to:

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    It's "exhilarate"!

  14. Something extremely small is:

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    It's "infinitesimal"!

  15. An oddity or peculiarity can also be seen as an:

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    It's "idiosyncrasy"!

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