6th Grade Prefixes And Suffixes

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6th Grade Prefixes And Suffixes - Quiz

Tests student knowledge of tested 6th grade Kansas Assessment prefixes and suffixes. Includes grade-appropriate base words.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Knowing the meaning of the prefix auto- helps the reader understand that the word autonavigation means

    • A.

      Navigation again

    • B.

      The wrong navigation

    • C.

      Navigation by itsef

    • D.

      The study of navigation

    Correct Answer
    C. Navigation by itsef
    Explanation
    The prefix "auto-" means self or by itself. Therefore, knowing the meaning of the prefix helps the reader understand that "autonavigation" refers to navigation by itself or without human intervention.

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  • 2. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -ous helps the reader understand that the word nervous means:

    • A.

      Before nerves

    • B.

      Underneath nerves

    • C.

      Full of nerves

    • D.

      Without any nerves

    Correct Answer
    C. Full of nerves
    Explanation
    The suffix -ous is commonly used to form adjectives that describe the quality or state of being. In this case, adding -ous to the word "nerve" creates the adjective "nervous," which means full of nerves. This suggests that the person or thing described as nervous is experiencing anxiety, tension, or unease. Therefore, the correct answer is "full of nerves."

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  • 3. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word disposal means:

    • A.

      Disposed again

    • B.

      Relating to being disposed

    • C.

      Disposed before

    • D.

      Without being disposed

    Correct Answer
    B. Relating to being disposed
    Explanation
    The suffix -al is commonly used to form adjectives that describe a characteristic or quality of something. In this case, the word "disposal" is derived from the verb "dispose," which means to get rid of or arrange in a certain way. By understanding the meaning of the suffix -al, the reader can infer that "disposal" refers to something that is related to being disposed or the act of disposing.

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  • 4. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word occasional means:

    • A.

      Of occasion

    • B.

      Two occasions

    • C.

      Wrong occasion

    • D.

      Many occasions

    Correct Answer
    A. Of occasion
    Explanation
    The suffix -al is commonly used to form adjectives, and it indicates a relationship or pertaining to something. In this case, the suffix -al is added to the root word "occasion," which means a particular event or happening. Therefore, the word "occasional" means "of occasion," indicating that something happens or occurs on certain occasions or at specific times.

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  • 5. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -some helps the reader understand that the word awesome means:

    • A.

      Losing awe

    • B.

      Very little awe

    • C.

      Feeling awe again

    • D.

      Having the quality of awe

    Correct Answer
    D. Having the quality of awe
    Explanation
    The suffix -some is used to indicate a quality or characteristic. In this case, adding -some to the root word "awe" creates the word "awesome," which means having the quality of awe. Therefore, knowing the meaning of the suffix -some helps the reader understand that "awesome" means having the quality of awe.

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  • 6. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word magical means:

    • A.

      Before magic

    • B.

      The process of making magic

    • C.

      Relating to magic

    • D.

      Someone who makes magic

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to magic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "relating to magic". The suffix -al is commonly used to form adjectives that describe a characteristic or quality. In this case, adding -al to the word "magic" creates the adjective "magical", which means "relating to magic".

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  • 7. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word digital means:

    • A.

      Before digits

    • B.

      Against digits

    • C.

      Relating to digits

    • D.

      Having many digits

    Correct Answer
    C. Relating to digits
    Explanation
    The suffix -al is used to form adjectives that indicate a relationship or connection to the base word. In this case, the base word is "digit," which refers to a numerical symbol. Therefore, when we add the suffix -al to "digit," we get the adjective "digital," which means "relating to digits."

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  • 8. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -ize helps the reader understand that the word crystalize means:

    • A.

      Made of crystals

    • B.

      The study of crystals

    • C.

      Become like crystals

    • D.

      Underneath a crystal

    Correct Answer
    C. Become like crystals
    Explanation
    The suffix -ize is used to indicate the process of making something or causing something to become a certain way. In this case, the word crystalize is derived from the noun crystal and the suffix -ize, indicating that it means to become like crystals.

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  • 9. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word historical means:

    • A.

      Most historic things

    • B.

      Relating to historic things

    • C.

      Without historic things

    • D.

      Before historic things

    Correct Answer
    B. Relating to historic things
    Explanation
    The suffix -al is commonly used to form adjectives, indicating that the word historical is likely an adjective as well. By understanding the meaning of the suffix -al, the reader can deduce that the word historical means "relating to historic things."

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  • 10. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -ize helps the reader understand that the word socialize means:

    • A.

      The most social activity

    • B.

      Divide into social groups

    • C.

      Before becoming social

    • D.

      Participate in social activity

    Correct Answer
    D. Participate in social activity
    Explanation
    The suffix -ize is commonly used to form verbs that indicate the process or act of doing something. In this case, the word socialize is formed by adding the suffix -ize to the root word social. Therefore, the correct answer is "participate in social activity," as it reflects the meaning of the word socialize as engaging or taking part in social activities.

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  • 11. 

    Knowing the meaning of the prefix fore- helps the reader understand that the word foreground means:

    • A.

      Into the ground

    • B.

      The ground in front

    • C.

      After the ground

    • D.

      The study of ground

    Correct Answer
    B. The ground in front
    Explanation
    The prefix "fore-" means "in front" or "before." Therefore, knowing the meaning of this prefix helps the reader understand that the word "foreground" refers to the ground in front.

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  • 12. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word frontal means:

    • A.

      Only the front

    • B.

      Especially the front

    • C.

      Under the front

    • D.

      Relating to the front

    Correct Answer
    D. Relating to the front
    Explanation
    The suffix -al is commonly used to form adjectives that describe a characteristic or quality. In this case, knowing the meaning of the suffix -al helps the reader understand that the word frontal means "relating to the front." The suffix -al indicates that the word is describing something that is connected to or associated with the front.

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  • 13. 

    Knowing the meaning of the prefix multi- helps the reader understand that the word multisession means:

    • A.

      Many sessions

    • B.

      The same session

    • C.

      Sessions together

    • D.

      The session before

    Correct Answer
    A. Many sessions
    Explanation
    The prefix "multi-" means many or multiple. Therefore, knowing the meaning of the prefix helps us understand that the word "multisession" refers to having many sessions.

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  • 14. 

    Knowing that the meaning of the prefix auto- helps the reader understand that the word autonavigation means:

    • A.

      Navigation again

    • B.

      The wrong navigation

    • C.

      Navigation by itself

    • D.

      The study of navigation

    Correct Answer
    C. Navigation by itself
    Explanation
    The prefix "auto-" means "self" or "by itself." Therefore, when combined with the word "navigation," the term "autonavigation" implies that navigation is done independently or automatically, without the need for external assistance or input.

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  • 15. 

    Knowing the meaning of the suffix -ous helps the reader understand that the word fibrous means:

    • A.

      Before fibers

    • B.

      The most fibers

    • C.

      Containing fibers

    • D.

      The study of fibers

    Correct Answer
    C. Containing fibers
    Explanation
    The suffix -ous is used to form adjectives and means "full of" or "having the qualities of." Therefore, knowing the meaning of the suffix -ous helps the reader understand that the word fibrous means "containing fibers."

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