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Prefixes And Suffixes

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  • 1. 
    A group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word is a
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

    • C. 

      Affix

    • D. 

      Root word

  • 2. 
    A _______ stands on its own as a word but can be made into a new word by adding beginnings and endings.
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Affix

    • C. 

      Suffix

    • D. 

      Root word

  • 3. 
    If you are uncertain whether a prefix you have used is correct, you should
    • A. 

      Ask your teacher

    • B. 

      Check a dictionary

    • C. 

      Remember the rules for prefixes

    • D. 

      Guess

  • 4. 
    The best way to learn your prefixes is to
    • A. 

      Learn the rules surrounding prefixes

    • B. 

      Use a dictionary

    • C. 

      Memorize the prefixes and their definitions

    • D. 

      Rely on your teachers to tell you what they mean

  • 5. 
    There are no rules to help you remember which prefix you should use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The prefix 'sub' means
    • A. 

      Under

    • B. 

      Over

    • C. 

      Next to

    • D. 

      Teacher

  • 7. 
    The prefix 'un' means
    • A. 

      Wrong

    • B. 

      Under

    • C. 

      Not

    • D. 

      In front of

  • 8. 
    There are several different prefixes that mean not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Hemi- means
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 10. 
    Uni- means
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

  • 11. 
    Bi- means
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 12. 
    A septuagenarian is a
    • A. 

      Fisherman

    • B. 

      A person in their seventies

    • C. 

      A person who loves September

    • D. 

      A type of fish that lives in the ocean

  • 13. 
    Magni- means
    • A. 

      Great

    • B. 

      Small

    • C. 

      From

    • D. 

      Hundred

  • 14. 
    Using what you know about prefixes, what does 'postdate' mean?
    • A. 

      Super hot date

    • B. 

      To date before

    • C. 

      To date after

    • D. 

      To date every day

  • 15. 
    Every prefix has a definition just like every word does.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The root word 'clear' means bright. When you add the prefix 'un' to clear you get the word
    • A. 

      Clearun

    • B. 

      Inclear

    • C. 

      Clearin

    • D. 

      Unclear

  • 17. 
    The definition of the word from #19 is
    • A. 

      Extra bright

    • B. 

      Easy to see

    • C. 

      Dim, or hard to see

    • D. 

      Clear

  • 18. 
    The prefix 'after' means
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      From

    • C. 

      After

    • D. 

      Again

  • 19. 
    You can make many different words with the same root word by adding different prefixes and suffixes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Learning the rules about prefixes and suffixes makes it easier to know how to properly use them when you are making new words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Learning prefixes and suffixes will help me out
    • A. 

      On the TAKS test

    • B. 

      With real life situations

    • C. 

      In college

    • D. 

      When I'm trying to figure out what a new word means

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    I know a prefix goes at the beginning of a word because the prefix 'pre' means before.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Micro- means
    • A. 

      Small

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Large

    • D. 

      Short

  • 24. 
    Tri- means
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 25. 
    BONUS: List 10 different prefixes that you have learned this week.
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