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    • Thorough knowledge of the dictionary is a way to increase a student's ability to find the information that is needed for classwork as well as everyday living. Each dictionary skills test consists of 40 objective and short answer questions to be completed in 20 minutes. Students will use dictionaries during the competition, which may be tabbed and will be provided by the event coach.
       
      Contest questions cover word origins and histories, parts of speech, pronunciation, variant spellings, plurals, alphabetizing and other such elements. Test questions are also taken from charts, tables, and lists contained in the dictionary.